Rally is one of the most dangerous and challenging motorsports in the world. This can make it difficult for newcomers. But with our top beginner tips for WRC Generations, you too can become a pro!
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First starting out in rally simulators is a daunting experience. Crashes are frequent and pace feels impossibly far away. If you are new to WRC Generations, do not worry! In this latest video, Marvin shows you seven common beginner mistakes that you should avoid in the rally game by KT Racing. Pace and success will come in an instant!
WRC Generations Beginner mistakes
When players start playing a new racing game, they often focus on their car instead of the road ahead. In most cases, that is not too much of a problem. But in the hectic sport of rally, where the road can twist and turn at any moment, misjudging the track can end your race quickly.
In WRC Generations, it is important to look ahead and watch out for possible dangers. Try to spot reference points from afar that can help you understand where the course is heading. For example, trees can be a huge help. They can give you an idea of where the road is heading and whether a sudden change in elevation is around the next corner. Barriers can also be used as a warning of a tricky section ahead.
We all want our racing games to be as immersive as possible. But there are some features that can manipulate your race quite heavily while not offering too much more realism.
One perfect example in WRC Generations is the camera shake. It is supposed to increase the intensity of the game by making the driving more action-packed. But, what the shaky camera also does is take away the steadiness of your line of sight. That results in you being less able to scan the road ahead and spot those important landmarks. Also, the feature has some clunky interactions with other camera settings, making things even more difficult for you as a beginner.
To deactivate the setting, go to ‘gameplay settings’, then ‘cameras’ and switch ‘camera shake’ to off.
There are even more quick tips that help to improve your experience in WRC Generations instantly. Make sure to watch our YouTube video on the topic to learn them all!
What is the best car in WRC Generations?
One of the best ways of finding speed in WRC Generations is certainly by driving the right car. In fact, there are many models in the game available for racers to choose from. But there are definitely more desirable options than others.
For beginners, it’s a good idea to start out with the lower class cars. In fact, jumping into the hybrid Rally 1 cars straight away is not the smartest route. Instead, for your first hours in the game, race the slower WRC2 cars. The Skoda Fabia is very user friendly whilst the Hyundai i20 will provide good pace for its class.
When you’re finally feeling confident enough to make the jump to the top WRC class, there are three cars to choose from; the Hyundai i20N, the Toyota GR Yaris and Ford Puma. Overall, the three models are very well balanced and provide good parity across the board. As a result, one should simply drive the car they prefer visually and audibly.
How to understand pace notes
In rallying, one rarely knows a course off by heart. In fact, stages are long and combine hundreds of unique turns. Therefore, it’s important to listen to your co-driver in order to anticipate what is coming up next. Here are some beginner tips to pace notes in not only WRC Generations, but rally games in general.
The first thing to focus on is understanding what each call means as it isn’t always simple to look up at the HUD display translating the calls. Starting from the basics, corner tightness is rated from 1-6 with 1 being the tightest turns and 6 being flat-out kinks. One might also hear ‘hairpin’, ‘square’ or ‘flat’ to describe turns. They do what it says on the tin with hairpins being 180° switchbacks, square turns being 90° tight kicks and flat corners are barely noticeable.
Next, after a corner call, the co-driver may say ‘cut’ or ‘don’t cut’. Once again very self-explanatory, this refers to how much one can cut the corner on the apex. ‘Wide out’ means the car can run wide on exit to build speed. ‘Tree, bank or kerb outside’ means you probably don’t want to go wide at the exit of said corner.
Finally, even on straights, it is likely you will hear pace notes. If you hear ‘crest’, be prepared for a blind hill. Usually, this will not require any input unless the co-driver precedes the call with ‘caution’ or ‘danger’. In this case, try slowing down a bit before the crest, just in case. ‘Dip’ can be heard when passing through a compression which may destabilise the car. Finally, distance calls such as ’70’, ‘100’ or even sometimes ‘500’ refers to the straight-line, flat-out distance before the next major event or corner.
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