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Posted: Jan 15, 2024 @ 08:22 am GMT-0600
Updated: Jan 15, 2024 @ 08:27 am GMT-0600
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Saber Interactive have released v2.1 and the USA Tour DLC for Dakar Desert Rally, adding a massive USA based map that brings locations like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and the Nevada Desert to the title. The 2.1 update itself fixes some crashing issues (both software crashes and AI).

The USA Map Navigation: Explore landscapes inspired by iconic North American landmarks, from the Grand Canyon to the Nevada Desert to Yellowstone, in Rally Raid competitions and Free Roam mode, throughout a 256 km2 map size.

Sport Game Mode:
USA Tour Qualifications (3x Stages)
Yellowstone Rally (4x Stages)
Nevada Desert Rally (4x Stages)
Grand Canyon Rally (4x Stages)
USA Tour (5x Stages)

Professional Game Mode:
Yellowstone Rally (3x Stages)
Nevada Desert Rally (3x Stages)
Grand Canyon Rally (3x Stages)
USA Tour (3x Stages)

USA Free Roam & Treasure Hunt Events:
Grand Canyon I (20 Treasures)
Grand Canyon II (20 Treasures)
Yellowstone I (25 Treasures)
Yellowstone II (20 Treasures)
Nevada Desert I (20 Treasures)
Nevada Desert II (15 Treasures)
USA Tour (20 Treasures)

Here are some still images captured from the trailer:

Trailer:

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Press release:

Embark on New Off-Roading Adventures Across the Great American West in Dakar Desert Rally’s USA Tour Update
The open-world rally racing game’s latest premium DLC, out now on PC and consoles, introduces a sprawling new map, rally raids and treasure hunt events

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jan. 15, 2024 – Get ready to cross the finish line! Just in time for the epic finale of the real-world 2024 Dakar Rally, today’s USA Tour Update for Dakar Desert Rally, the largest open-world rally racing title from Saber Interactive, marks the final installment of the game’s Season Pass DLC. Delivering a massive new map with tons of content, Dakar Desert Rally’s USA Tour DLC is available now for Season Pass owners. It can also be purchased separately for 9.99 USD|9.99 EUR|8.99 GBP.

The premium USA Tour DLC introduces a vast, 256-square-kilometer map spanning the Great American West and Southwest, letting drivers explore incredible locations inspired by renowned landmarks like the Grand Canyon, Nevada desert, and Yellowstone National Park! Experience the thrill of 20 new stages in Sport game mode and 12 stages in Professional game mode in competitive rally raids. With 140 new treasures out there to discover, are you up for the challenge?

Patch 2.1 also rolls out today, introducing new game enhancements and fixes. You can check out the full list of patch notes here.

Dakar Desert Rally captures the genuine scale and thrill of one of the world’s most challenging off-road events across over 20,000 square kilometers of diverse terrain with dynamic weather. Choose from some of the sport’s most renowned racing teams and build up your garage with a long line of cars, bikes, trucks, quads and SSVs from the world’s top manufacturers. Forge your path to victory across a variety of game modes, including an arcade-style Sport mode for quick pick-up-and-play action, Professional and Simulation modes for a true rally experience, online multiplayer for up to four players, and the Custom Roadbook Editor for creating your own intense off-road race events.

Dakar Desert Rally is available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. For more info, check out www.DakarTheGame.com, and #DaretoDrive by following the game on Twitter, Instagram, Discord and Facebook.

The 2024 Dakar Rally is going on now and comes to its thrilling conclusion on January 19. You can follow all the action and keep up with the latest live race coverage and highlights at www.Dakar.com.

About Saber Interactive
An Embracer Group company headquartered in the U.S., Saber Interactive is a worldwide publisher and developer consisting of over 20 studios in the Americas and Europe. Creating games for all major platforms based on original and licensed IPs, Saber’s titles include Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando, Jurassic Park: Survival, World War Z, Expeditions: A MudRunner Game and Evil Dead: The Game. Founded in 2001, Saber is known for two decades of development partnerships with AAA publishers, producing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Nintendo Switch, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Crysis Remastered, and many others.

Patch changelog:

Fixed an issue where the Roadbook image glitched and flashed on vehicles when using the cockpit camera.
Fixed an issue where the AI was unable to complete the track due to poor driving, especially in tight offroad curves.
Fixed the inability to validate very long roadbooks due to AI losing track of the path after a set distance.
Fixed an issue where the AI got lost during world shift while validating the path in Roadbook Editor.
Fixed an issue where the game did not support sending a game invitation via in-title functionality after joining a pre-game lobby hosted by another user.
Fixed crash issues between WP005 and WP006 at Red Sea Rally – Stage 03 (Sport).
Fixed a soft-lock on the loading screen into the race at some events.
Fixed a crash on some loading screens.

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