5 Things You Need to Know About WRC 7

WRC 7

As the release date approaches, World Rally Championship fans will be eager to know what the seventh chapter of the franchise is up to.

WRC 7 and new rules

To offer players a more up-to-date experience, WRC 7 will feature all the new rules of the Rally World Championship. New season cars will be more aggressive, as the new rules allow for more power (up to 380 HP, that is 60 more than last year).

The increase in the turbo flange (from 33mm to 36mm) and the decrease of the weight (minus 25kg) will give the users faster and snappier cars, harder to tame even for the most experienced virtual drivers. This should translate into a more punishing driving system and, in turn, more fought races.

WRC 7 and new numbers

WRC 7 will include all 13 rallies from the 2017 seasons, all built with even more details to get more rough stuff doing on (and more difficulties for the virtual drivers). WRC 7 will have a total of 52 competitions, from Finnish snow to Australian sands. You will have at your disposal a whopping 260 cars, as you will be able to drive all of the last year’s cars and some vintage ones. You will be able to enjoy cars like the Toyota Yaris, Citroën C3, Hyundai i20 Coupe and the snappy Ford Fiesta RS. A total of 55 teams will be available, and you can drive with top drivers like Sébastien Ogier, Kris Meeke, and Jari-Matti Latvala.

WRC 7 and updated look and feel

WRC 7 will feature Kylotonn’s proprietary engine. For this year’s chapter, the physics of roads and cars were improved, and the lighting system was re-built. You can easily spot that from reflections on cars and even more details on the chassis of the vehicles.

Backgrounds and sounds were improved too, and a particular attention was given to the vegetation around the rally tracks. New sounds are promising too, but this is a common claim of all racing titles, therefore it needs to be put on a test once the game is released.

WRC 7 and eSports: Third season about to start

With WRC 7 the Season 3 of the eSports league will also start. As it was with MotoGP 17, Gran Turismo Sport, and Project Cars 2, Kylotonn Games also is trying to build a franchise to entice even more players to compete in eSports league, which seems to be an activity that is getting more and more attention. If you don’t feel that competitive, however, there are a number of multiplayer options.

WRC 7 and Multiplayer

You can play multiplayer with WRC 7, even if you don’t want to try your luck in the official eSports league. Unfortunately, only eight players per session are allowed, but you will also be able to enjoy a local split screen and the classical HotSeat mode to challenge and defeat your friends and other drivers.


WRC 7 will be released on September 15 in Europe for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and worldwide for PC (Steam). The North American release date for consoles is September 26. You can preorder the game now to get the Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT of Romain Dumas.

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Alessandro Seren Rosso
An avid player of sports management games, Alessandro writes about hockey for several online outlets in all over the world. His work appeared, among the others, on The Hockey News, Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers and many other. His interest in sports gaming dates back to 1998 with Championship Manager. Today, most of his gaming engagement, much limited by his 3-years-old lovely time-killer, is dedicated to Eastside Hockey Manager.