EA Sports WRC Career fix update v1.4.1
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EA Sports WRC Career Fix Update Releases On January 18

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Issues rooted in the Central European Rally being added will be addressed when the EA Sports WRC career fix update to v1.4.1 is available on January 18. Console performance is also addressed.

As a brand-new event to the real-life World Rally Championship calendar, the Central European Rally was only added to EA Sports WRC in December 2023. Many rally fans were looking forward to the new location – but it also introduced some grave issues to the game.

For some players, this resulted in their career mode saves becoming unplayable, potentially even losing their saved data altogether. This unfolded right before the holidays as well, so players were not exactly happy about EA Sports announcing that the EA Sports WRC career fix update would not be available until mid-January 2024. Many had planned to continue their career modes over the Christmas break, but could not to so as a result.

EA Sports WRC Career Fix Update: Console Performance Improved

Now, update v1.4.1 is in the starting blocks. Set for release on January 18, 11 am UTC, it fixes the career mode issue and a few more bugs. Several stages of Rally Chile had track limit detection issues, resulting in players being reset for allegedly cutting the course in certain hairpins even though they stayed within the limits. Update 1.4.1 resolves these issues.

Furthermore, the bug of the AI becoming extremely slow after resuming career or championship events will also be solved. Additionally, console performance has been addressed, particularly concerning the excessive screen tearing players faced.

EA Sports WRC v1.4.1 Patch Notes

Crash Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in which some players would experience a game crash when resuming Career.

AI

  • Fixed an issue in which AI performance would dramatically decrease when resuming an in-progress Career or Championship Event.

Locations

  • Chile – Bio Bio – Fixed an issue in which a penalty reset line was placed too close to a specific hairpin’s apex.
  • Chile – Pulpería – Fixed an issue in which a penalty reset line was placed too close to a specific hairpin’s apex.
  • Chile – María Las Cruces – Fixed an issue in which a penalty reset line was placed too close to a specific hairpin’s apex.
  • Chile – Las Pataguas – Fixed an issue in which a penalty reset line was placed too close to a specific hairpin’s apex.
  • Chile – Chivilingo – Fixed an issue in which a penalty reset line was placed too close to a specific hairpin’s apex.

Performance

  • Addressed an issue on console that was causing additional screen tearing in frontend menus after the v1.4.0 update.
  • Addressed an issue on console that was causing additional screen tearing after excessive use of the pause menu.
  • Performance on console should now be similar to before v1.4.0. We will continue to investigate and address performance issues on console and PC in future updates.

Version 1.4.1 is a comparatively small update then, but extremely important for the title. For the next bigger update to v1.5, only VR implementation is left as a confirmed feature. An important element to many sim racers, VR did not carry over from DiRT Rally 2.0, where it was also added after launch.

What do you make of the EA Sports WRC career fix update and the other bug fixes? Let us know on Twitter @OverTake_gg or in the comments below!

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