EA Sports WRC

EA SPORTS WRC - the all-new official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship is coming 3 November!

Electronic Arts is excited to introduce EA SPORTS™ WRC, the official game of the FIA World Rally Championship coming to PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via EA App, Epic Store, and Steam on November 3, 2023.

We’ve known that Codemasters, and subsequently, EA, secured the rights to the WRC games for over three years now (Codemasters secures WRC license). And the assumption from then has been that our dream of seeing Dirt Rally 3 would be replaced by the hope that we would be seeing the best bits of our beloved but dated DR2.0 being incorporated into a brand new game. And that new game would have the added benefit of being an officially licensed WRC game.

Flash forwards a few months from that announcement to another: EA acquiring Codemasters. (Codemasters Bought by Electronic Arts). Suddenly the worry that the plucky and fiercely independent studio being swallowed by the corporate behemoth that is Electronic Arts would negatively impact the new game.

We’ll need to wait until 03 November to find out exactly what real impact EA has had on the game. And to decide if it’ll become the MEWRL replacement for Dirt Rally 2.0 - a hard act to follow!


  • MAKE YOUR OWN: Design and drive your dream rally car with the debut of Builder mode.
  • REWRITE HEADLINES: Get behind the wheel and overcome recent events alongside real-world highlights and nostalgic throwbacks in Moments mode.
  • DYNAMIC HANDLING SYSTEM: Codemasters’ renowned multi-surface handling model is improved for WRC. Tailor it to match your skill level and put it to the test on surface degradation.
  • IMMERSIVE: Revel in euphoric moments as you battle the elements across dirt, snow and asphalt in the pursuit of the perfect run.

  • AUTHENTICITY: Built on the foundations of over 25 years of rally-game heritage, drive the WRC, WRC2, and Junior WRC cars, with drivers, teams, and liveries from the 2023 season.
  • JOURNEY THROUGH WRC HISTORY: Challenge yourself behind the wheel of epic WRC cars and travel through rallying history with a variety of 70 authentically recreated historic vehicles.
  • AROUND THE WORLD: From Monte Carlo and Portugal to Kenya and Japan, battle 17 current and former WRC locations with over 200 stages at launch.
  • THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE: Career, Championship, Time Trial, Cross-platform Multiplayer, Regularity Rally, a detailed livery editor, and more.

There is a fair bit of “Not Actual Gameplay” tagging in the Reveal Trailer, but the bits in between look decent:

Official Site:


EA WRC Car List

Here is the car list for EA SPORTS WRC.

Compete across 18 classes in 78 of the greatest rally machines ever made, covering the entire history of the sport. Take on the toughest roads with world-famous manufacturers, or forge a new path by building your very own rally car.


  • Ford Puma Rally1 HYBRID
  • Hyundai i20 N Rally1 HYBRID
  • Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 HYBRID

WRC2 *

  • Citroën C3 Rally2
  • Ford Fiesta Rally2
  • Hyundai i20 N Rally2
  • ŠKODA Fabia Rally2 Evo
  • ŠKODA Fabia RS Rally2
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI R5

Junior WRC

  • Ford Fiesta Rally3

World Rally 2017-2021

  • Ford Fiesta WRC
  • Volkswagen Polo 2017

World Rally1997-2011

  • Citroën C4 WRC
  • Citroën Xsara WRC
  • Ford Focus RS Rally 2001
  • Ford Focus RS Rally 2008
  • MINI Countryman Rally Edition
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
  • Peugeot 206 Rally
  • Seat Córdoba WRC
  • ŠKODA Fabia WRC
  • SUBARU Impreza 1998
  • SUBARU Impreza 2001
  • SUBARU Impreza 2008

Rally2 *

  • Ford Fiesta R5 MK7 Evo 2
  • Peugeot 208 T16 R5


  • Ford Fiesta MK8 Rally4
  • Opel Adam R2
  • Peugeot 208 Rally4
  • Renault Twingo II


  • McRae R4
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X


  • Fiat Grande Punto Abarth S2000
  • Opel Corsa S2000
  • Peugeot 207 S2000


  • Citroën C2 Super 1600
  • Citroën Saxo Super 1600
  • Ford Puma S1600
  • Renault Clio S1600

F2 Kit

  • Ford Escort Mk 6 Maxi
  • Peugeot 306 Maxi
  • Renault Maxi Mégane
  • Seat Ibiza Kit Car
  • Vauxhall Astra Rally Car
  • Volkswagen Golf IV Kit Car

Group A

  • Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale
  • Mitsubishi Galant VR4
  • SUBARU Impreza 1995
  • SUBARU Legacy RS

Group B (4WD)

  • Audi Sport quattro S1 (E2)
  • Ford RS200
  • Lancia Delta S4
  • MG Metro 6R4
  • Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2

Group B (RWD)

  • BMW M1 Procar Rally
  • Lancia 037 Evo 2
  • Opel Manta 400
  • Porsche 911 SC RS

H3 (RWD)

  • BMW M3 Evo Rally
  • Ford Escort MK2 McRae Motorsport
  • Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
  • Lancia Stratos
  • Opel Ascona 400
  • Renault 5 Turbo

H2 (RWD)

  • Alpine Renault A110 1600 S
  • Fiat 131 Abarth Rally
  • Ford Escort MK2
  • Hillman Avenger
  • Opel Kadett C GT/E
  • Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

H2 (FWD)

  • Peugeot 205 GTI
  • Peugeot 309 GTI
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI

H1 (FWD)

  • Lancia Fulvia HF
  • MINI Cooper S
  • Vauxhall Nova Sport

Builder Cars

  • WRC Builder Car
  • WRC2 Builder Car *
  • Junior WRC Builder Car

* All WRC2 cars can compete in the Rally2 car class.

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Pre-order for Early Access

Pre-order EA SPORTS WRC to receive five VIP passes, each containing additional post-launch content, three vanity packs consisting of liveries and apparel, and up to three days of early access starting October 31, 2023.

PC - EA App


  • 10-hour trial with EA Play
  • Unlimited access with EA Play Pro

PC - Steam

R799.95 / -10% Loyalty Discount = R719.95

PC - Epic Games Store


PlayStation 5


Xbox Series X|S


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I am not too mad at the price or R800… But still not sure we need another Rally game :wink:

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Hype! The reveal trailer is a bit sparse but Greg’s writeup has me excited! Glad that we are getting another rally game. This was absolutely needed!


Ahh, but that’s the thing though… Once WRC is out, all other rally games will become redundant, obsolete, and irrelevant. It will be the One Rally Game to Rule Them All!


If the league and club system is solid, I can see a Championship using player-made Builder Cars being a lot of fun.


Unreal engine 5, this is going to look amazing


Rallisport challenge 2, cmr 2005 and dirt 2 i always go back to, they all have just have something that alot of the later rally games lack


One thing I’ve always wanted in Dirt 2.0 is a proper practice mode. Imagine being able to endlessly loop a tricky corner. Even a rewind mode would help. I haven’t seen anything like that mentioned here.


With the MEW Dirt Rally season coming to an end, and this new game destined to replace the now aging Dirt Rally 2.0, I’ve started digging around for any info on how the new game will deal with clubs and leagues. So far not too much has been revealed, and very little seen.

All that has been said so far is in the original press release announcement:

Greater Multiplayer Connections

EA SPORTS™ WRC brings our fans together with 32 player cross-platform multiplayer, allowing for competition between friends and the wider rally community. Using EA Racenet, EA’s racing companion app, Clubs serve as community-built hubs offering custom multi-surface tournaments with racing at any location and time of year.

If nothing else, that at least does confirm that we should be able to keep our existing club friends links making it a little easier to establish a new club in the new game. For the rest, we’ll have to wait a little longer to confirm.


The full list of cars has been released. I’ve updated the EA WRC Car List post up there :point_up:t2:. Some interesting new cars on the lists, and some new screenshots to go with the reveal too.

Also found this list of Rally Locations on the Insider Gaming site. It is not confirmed officially yet, so apply a suitable number of salt pinches. (Tom Henderson is a pretty reliable source though.)

Described behind-the-scenes as “the biggest rally game we’ve [EA] ever made”, EA Sports WRC is set to bring 18 global locations and 78 different vehicles.

EA Sports WRC Locations

Each of the locations in WRC will have 35 km of unique track, taking the total playable track length within the game to over 600 km. Each of the non-snow locations will also be available to play in four seasons throughout the year.


  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Iberia
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Mediterraneo
  • Mexico
  • Monte Carlo
  • Oceania
  • Pacifico
  • Portugal
  • Sardinia
  • Scandia
  • Sweden
  • Central Europe (as a free update post-launch)

Curious about why four of them have generic names (Mediterraneo, Oceania, Pacifico, and Scandia). Also notice there’s nothing listed for the UK which seems odd. No Scotland or Wales?

For reference, here’s the official 2023 WRC calendar of 13 events:

Round Start Finish Rally Rally HQ Surface Stages Distance
1 19 January 22 January Monaco Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo Monte Carlo, Monaco Mixed[a] 18 325.02 km
2 9 February 12 February Sweden Rally Sweden Umeå, Västerbotten County, Sweden Snow 18 301.18 km
3 16 March 19 March Mexico Rally Guanajuato México León, Guanajuato, Mexico Gravel 23 315.69 km
4 20 April 23 April Croatia Croatia Rally Zagreb, Croatia Tarmac 20 301.26 km
5 11 May 14 May Portugal Rally de Portugal Matosinhos, Porto, Portugal Gravel 19 329.06 km
6 1 June 4 June Italy Rally Italia Sardegna Olbia, Sardinia, Italy Gravel 19 322.88 km
7 22 June 25 June Kenya Safari Rally Kenya Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya Gravel 19 355.92 km
8 20 July 23 July Estonia Rally Estonia Tartu, Tartu County, Estonia Gravel 21 300.70 km
9 3 August 6 August Finland Rally Finland Jyväskylä, Central Finland, Finland Gravel 22 320.56 km
10 7 September 10 September Greece Acropolis Rally Greece Lamia, Central Greece, Greece Gravel 15 270.89 km
11 28 September 1 October Chile Rally Chile Concepción, Biobío, Chile Gravel 16 321.06 km
12 26 October 29 October Europe Central European Rally Passau, Bavaria, Germany Tarmac 18 312.80 km
13 16 November 19 November Japan Rally Japan Toyota, Chūbu region, Japan Tarmac 22 304.66 km

Gameplay Deep Dive scheduled for tomorrow (20 September) at 17:00.


Looking really good, this could be the next benchmark for Rally Games.


Next deep dive video is out on Wednesday at 17:00

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This video is live and contains more details about SP and MP events!

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I’m going to need my “wealthy benefactor” to loosen those purse strings a whole lot!


I see that there will be a 5 hour trial with EA play. Not sure why they are being stingy and not allowing the usual 10 hours but at least it will be enough to test it out and then wait for the discount to come eventually.

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Some new screenshots to ogle over. These are all from the Rally Chile event by the looks of the door stickers.


The next Wednesday video is a Gameplay First Look - it’ll be live at 17:00 on Wednesday:

Stay tuned for the EA SPORTS™ WRC Gameplay First Look video, where rally driver and game designer @JonArmstrongRallying takes the wheel to tackle three of the game’s locations.