Dirt 5 Update 2.00 Launches Today Enabling Wheel Support

Dirt 5

Game studio Codemasters has recently confirmed the first major update for racing video game Dirt 5.

This new update adds wheel-support across all platforms, improves online matchmaking and other bug fixes and optimizations. Update 2.00 is now available on PC with PlayStation and Xbox consoles coming later this week.

Most modern wheel devices are supported, including the latest range from Logitech and Thrustmaster. Alongside PC, the update adds wheel support for console, and all compatible Xbox One and PS4 peripherals now work across their next-generation counterpart.

UPDATE 2.00 – PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Patch Notes for DIRT 5 Update 2.00 are below, which is available from December 15 on PC via Steam, followed by PlayStation and Xbox platforms in the coming days.

‘SNOW LIMITS’ FREE CONTENT PACK – New Playgrounds items, new liveries, new Ice Breaker circuit, new customisation items and the option for Snowy conditions in Playgrounds all added, for free to all players

WHEEL SUPPORT – Extensive selection of wheels supported for DIRT 5 across each platform, including Thrustmaster, Logitech and some Fanatec devices

Visual

• Further general visual and performance improvements across the board, including visual updates to the ‘Prioritise Frame Rate’/120hz mode on Xbox Series X
• Further FPS improvements when using Image Quality mode on Xbox One and PS4
• Fixed issues causing flickering lights during night-time events  
• PC: Further fixes for reports of crashes and startup issues
• Fixed issue causing game freezes in the Career – Sponsors tab when selecting an Amplified Edition sponsor 

CAREER 
• Fixes for crashes occurring at the beginning of some Career events for some players
• Added option to listen back to previous podcast episodes from a playlist 
• Fixed visual bug in Career mode that shows the player earning more than the maximum amount of Stamps after completing Throwdowns 

ONLINE 
• Technical changes made to the matchmaking process; search times for lobbies have been increased to improve the likelihood of live lobbies being found
• Friends lobby size increased to eight players 
• Fixes for crashes occurring when exiting active multiplayer events

SPLIT-SCREEN 
• Fixed multiple bugs causing crashes and performances issues in split-screen play
• Audio fixes for low volume in split-screen mode

PLAYGROUNDS 
• Leaderboard display adjusted to show faster target times
• Resolves occurrences of objects being available for the wrong event type

GENERAL
• Amplified Edition entitlements fully unlocked for Amplified Edition pre-order players 
• PS5: Fixed issue with Trophies not unlocking. Any Trophies earned during this issue should unlock for players after completing one event
• Further improvements made to AI behaviour, particularly in races with large grids 
• Fixed instance of cars triggering a track reset incorrectly on Arizona – Merrick Butte location
• Fixed issues causing crashes in the post-race menus
• Sprint cars: changes made to handling model following community feedback 
• Display fixes for PS4/PS5 Trophy images and text
• General stability and quality of life improvements across each platform to improve your experience

Dirt 5 is now available on PC, PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.

Source: Press Release