WRC 9 adds new co-driver mode, car and stages

WRC 9 adds new co-driver mode, car and stages


Ever wanted to get the full rally experience with a friend reading out the pacenotes alongside you? Now WRC 9 gives you the chance!

Photo credit: KT Racing

KT Racing has delivered another substantial, free content update to WRC 9 – the officially licensed video game of the 2020 World Rally Championship season. The pack contains a range of new additions to the game, all free of charge and available now to gamers on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Among the features is the long-awaited online co-driver game mode. This is where you find another racer online – public or private lobbies – and work together to set the fastest time through a stage. One player drives the car and the other reads the pacenotes for the stage.

More maps, modes and cars

There are three options within the game mode. A quick search which lets you automatically join another lobby online is the first option. The second allows you to specifically browse for a lobby within your preferred parameters. In the last option, you can create your own lobby and invite a friend to join you.

KT Racing has added the Toyota GR Yaris WRC concept car to WRC 9. This car was in development and set to make its WRC debut in 2021, before the Japanese manufacturer scrapped it in June earlier this year.

They’ve also added three new stages for Rally Portugal – Felgueiras, Arganil and Cabeceiras de Basto. You can also compete on these three stages in the reverse direction.

The final new feature is the addition of Andreas Mikkelsen’s Citroën C3 WRC livery, which he – along with 2003 World Rally Champion Petter Solberg – used to showcase Pirelli’s 2021 tires on the final stage of Rally Italy in October.

There’s also a range of bug fixes included in the update, which will be available to those on next-generation consoles “at a later date.”

Are you going to go on rally adventures with a friend? Share your thoughts on the update on Twitter at @overtake_gg!

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