The latest installment in Codemasters’ famed arcade off-road racing series is confirmed to be free-to-play on Steam. From March 4 to March 8, PC gamers have the chance to experience a full version of Dirt 5 for a limited time. This means those looking to kick the tires on Dirt 5 can try out modes like career and custom arena.
News: #DIRT5 will be free to play on Steam from March 4-8!
Take the full version of our boldest ever off-road racer for a test drive from tomorrow 🖐️
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The offer went live as of this morning and includes the latest game update (3.00). This update, which launched last week, showcases a free Junkyard Playground. Throughout the duration of this offer, anyone who decides to purchase Dirt 5 will receive 50% off either the Standard or Year One Edition.
Dirt 5‘s Year One Edition includes access to all 2021-released content for the game. The latest pack, the Energy Content Pack includes 25 new career mode events, four new cars, and more. The standard edition of the racer features over 70 routes across 10 locations highlighted by Brazil, China, Italy, and Norway.
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Dirt 5 launched on November 6, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Next-gen versions of the game subsequently dropped on November 10 and 12 for the Xbox Series S/X and PS5 respectively.
Dirt 5 is just one of the latest sports-related games available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Yesterday, it was announced that NBA 2K21, NHL 21, Madden 21, and Football Manager 21 are also coming to Xbox Game Pass starting March 4.
Time will tell what the future has in store for Codemasters and its off-road racing title. Electronic Arts’ $1.2 billion acquisition of the company puts it behind the wheel of the Dirt series going forward. Some would argue that the series drove off of a cliff years ago, but it still appears to have a passionate fan base.