Today during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, Codemasters revealed their brand-new Playgrounds mode for DIRT 5.
Playgrounds mode will let players design, create, edit, and race on custom arenas and share them with the world. It looks like a lot of fun so check it out in the new trailer below. DIRT 5 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 16 and comes to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this holiday. Players will get a free upgrade to the next-gen versions if they buy it on current-gen.
Playgrounds allows players to design, create, edit and race on custom arenas and instantly share with the world. Using a vast suite of objects from bumps, kickers and ramps, to loops, tunnels and rings of fire, players can get creative with endless possibilities. Start with a blank canvas inside the iconic Cape Town Stadium in South Africa or take to the open space of the Arizona desert. From there, players can choose from three exciting game modes:
Gate Crasher – A high-speed checkpoint dash through strategically placed gates. While it sounds simple, after adding loops and other obstacles, the challenge increases ten-fold.
Gymkhana – Create a high-skill, fast-thrills arena peppered with drifts, donuts, and trick objects placed with precision for the perfect challenge. Players are rewarded for speed and style.
Smash Attack – The ultimate four-wheeled hide and seek. Strategically position smashable objects and define a target score. Players must find and collect all objects in the fastest time possible.
Once happy with the design, choose a vehicle, complete the event, create a thumbnail using the in-game Photo mode, and upload. Players from around the world can download the Playground and post their best scores to the leaderboard. The only limit to a player’s creativity is their imagination.
For those who want to get straight to the action, the Discover menu is the place to go. The Featured category hosts ever-changing arenas that the studio recommends and curates. The Top option gives players instant access to the highest-rated challenges from the community. For players who can’t decide, Lucky Dip serves a menu from all three game modes.