DIRT 5 Receives Day-One Patch on PC and Xbox

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Image: Codemasters

DIRT 5 was released for the PC yesterday, with the Xbox version coming out today. As is fairly normal for major game releases, a day-one patch was also released. OC3D has reported that patch 1.04 has improved both graphical quality and performance levels on the PC. We’ve copied the official patch notes from Codemasters’ website below.

Patch 1.04 PC Notes

  • Multiple general performance improvements across the board, reducing instances of crashes, gameplay stuttering, and FPS drops, further optimizing general gameplay
  • Fix for crash caused by signing out during a Gymkhana event
  • Visual improvements to rain effects on the windshield when using interior camera views
  • Display fix for rewards screen in the post-race menu 
  • Photo mode: minor fixes and optimizations 
  • Multiplayer: improvements in kicking players in the lobby who do not ready up for an event 
  • V-Sync added 
  • Added option to disable dynamic resolution

Patch 1.03 Xbox Notes

  • Further improvements to online matchmaking and connectivity 
  • Further performance improvements to split-screen functionality 
  • Fixed an issue with Gymkhana events not launching after the tutorial 
  • Fixed an issue causing crashes when switching between video quality settings 
  • Fix for screen tear instances 
  • Resolved issue causing a loss of audio when using some audio outputs 
  • General minor graphical, gameplay, and quality of life improvements across the board, including GPU and CPU performance improvements
DIRT 5 Rear View
Image: Codemasters

More Console Patches to Follow

Codemasters states that more patches will be coming soon for the Xbox One and PS4 versions. DIRT 5 is also launching for Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles. More than likely, they too will receive day-one patches at release. Fans of the game should definitely keep an eye out for the Xbox Series X version, as it was announced it would render the game up to 120 FPS. With any luck, that will not need any later patching to implement.

Peter Brosdahl
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