WRC 9 Update Features 120Hz Performance Mode on PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X

WRC 9 Update Features 120Hz Performance Mode

French video game developer Kylotonn/KT Racing and Publisher NACON have deployed a new update across all platforms for WRC9 the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship.

PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can download the Esports WRC Update, preparing for the Season 6 of the Esports WRC Championship.

Also the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions receive the new update, alongside the content from the December Update that includes the Toyota GR Yaris WRC concept, New Rally Portugal Stages, Co-Driver Mode, Steering Wheels compatibility fixes, and more.

The most noticeable update for the next-gen consoles is the awaited 120 Hz High Visual Quality Mode. The Xbox Series S consoles can now run at 1440p/30fps, or the regular 1080p/60fps mode. Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X now supports the dynamic 4K/60fps mode or you can select a High Quality 4K/30fps mode.

Note: Also the dreaded error 4:12 should now be fixed via a new hotfix (v.1.0.42.8) witch is downloadable from the Epic Games Store.

Check out the full changelog below for more details.


The PC version of the WRC 9 game is available as a Digital Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and a Physical Standard Edition. The digital edition is available via the Epic Game Store for €49.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition is available for €59.99.


Changelog:

New Content

  • Added support of the Arabic language
  • Esports WRC season 6 groundwork

General Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with archs wrongly branded on Portugal stages
  • Fixed an issue where both players could control the gears of each other in split screen mode
  • Fixed an issue when controller’s vibration could stop after restarting a stage
  • Copilot mode can now be played with Dashboard camera.
  • Fixed an issue where you could see out of the world with the photo mode
  • Fixed an issue where switching user while in spectator mode reset the camera to mode 1
  • Fixed an issue where the copilot couldn’t control the wipers
  • Fixed issue where the progression bar could be stuck while playing on SSS tracks
  • Added several languages for copilot lobby.
  • Fixed issue where additional headlights would not produce any light
  • Fixed various translation issues
  • Fixed several collision issues with the environment
  • Fixed various SFX related issue

PC specific fixes

  • Fixed various mouse / keyboard navigation issues

PlayStation 4 specific fixes

  • Various steering wheel support fixes

Xbox One specific fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a connection error message appeared every few minutes while not connected to the internet

PlayStation 5 specific fixes

  • December Update Content
  • Added steering wheels support
  • Added 120 Hz performance modes and High Visual Quality mode
  • Fixed crashes after changing the type of tire in tutorial
  • Fixed various online lobby related crashes
  • Fixed an issue where tires and car setup selection were reset when a new player joined an online lobby
  • Added clearer message when failing to write on leaderboards
  • Fixed an issue where both players could control the gears in split-screen
  • Changed unclear text message when leaving photo mode
  • Fixed various collision issues with the Proton Iriz R5
  • Fixed several respawn issues
  • Fixed various issues that could prevent the game to access WRC9 servers
  • Fixed issue where dust didn’t apply on the Ford Fiesta WRC’s windshield
  • Fixed camera placement issue in show room
  • Fixed other various performance issues
  • Improved haptic feedbacks on grass
  • Resolved an issue where vibration and sounds coming out from the controller’s speaker could stop when going off road
  • Controller now vibrates correctly when testing the vibration in the settings
  • Fixed issue where odd visual effects were present on a split-screen race with the Threatening weather
  • Fixed issue where the game would softlock when trying to access online features without a PlayStation plus subscription

Xbox Series X|S specific fixes

  • December Update Content
  • Added steering wheels support
  • Added 120 Hz performance modes and High Visual Quality mode
  • Fixed crashes after changing the type of tire in tutorial
  • Fixed various online lobby related crashes
  • Fixed an issue where tires and car setup selection were reset when a new player joined an online lobby
  • Added clearer message when failing to write on leaderboards
  • Fixed an issue where both players could control the gears in split-screen
  • Changed unclear text message when leaving photo mode
  • Fixed various collision issues with the Proton Iriz R5
  • Fixed several respawn issues
  • Fixed various issues that could prevent the game to access WRC9 servers
  • Fixed issue where dust didn’t apply on the Ford Fiesta WRC’s windshield
  • Fixed camera placement issue in show room
  • Fixed other various performance issues
  • Fixed crash when attempting to exit a Replay in specific conditions
  • Fixed crash when trying to resume whilst in an online lobby
  • Fixed issue where players could lose control in the menu after playing in split-screen mode
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