WRC Generations Cheats and Tips
Start in WRC3 Junior or WRC2
WRC Generations introduces the new Rally1 cars that debuted in the 2022 WRC championship. New regulations mean these Rally1 cars are equipped with hybrid powertrains for the first time.
Not only are they more efficient, but they are also much more powerful than last year’s cars thanks to electrical assistance providing an extra 100kW of power.
Initially, the Rally1 cars aren’t unlocked at the start of the Career and Season modes, but you can try them in Quick Play. These cars are fun and exhilarating to drive and will test your skills even if you’re an experienced player. However, they are intimidating for beginners.
Instead, we recommend honing your skills with the WRC3 Junior and WRC2 cars. With 220hp coming from a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine and four-wheel drive, the WRC3 Junior Ford Fiesta cars are light and nimble, making them easier and more predictable to drive than the Rally1 cars.
Rally driving is very different to traditional track driving. Loose surfaces have less grip than tarmac so you need to transfer the weight of the car. Hitting the brakes will transfer weight to the front tyres, giving more traction.
Getting sideways slows you down in track racing. In rallying, however, this is the fastest way to get around a corner.
Counter steering and balancing the throttle to slide around corners without losing too much speed takes practice, but you soon develop a rhythm. Starting with the WRC3 Junior and WRC2 cars will help you practice these techniques before advancing to the Rally1 class.
When you first start WRC Generations, we recommend taking the optional driving test if you’re new to the series. This will assess your skill level and adjust the driving assists accordingly based on your performance. After the driving test, you can change other settings to suit your preference.
If you’re using a controller, we suggest turning down the steering sensitivity. To do this, go to Options and select Controls. In the gameplay menu, scroll down to steer left and steer right and turn down the sensitivity.
Rally driving requires smooth and precise inputs, so reducing the steering sensitivity will make WRC Generations easier to play with a controller.
Driving without assists gives you a better feeling of the car but applying driving assists will improve the car’s stability if you’re new to rally games. To toggle driving assists, go to Options > Gameplay Settings > Configure.
Here you can enable assists like ABS and traction control. Switching ABS on will prevent the wheels from locking up under hard braking while traction control will prevent the tyres from losing grip.
You’ll also want to switch the gears to automatic so you don’t need to worry about shifting gears manually initially. As you gain more experience and confidence, gradually disable the assists.
Listen to your co-driver
In rallying, your co-driver is your friend. As you navigate a stage, your helpful companion sits alongside you and shouts out pace notes describing the route of the stage to help guide you.
Pay close attention to your co-driver’s pace notes because this will help you avoid hazards, adjust your speed to prepare for approaching corners, and post faster stage times.
Each corner type has a corresponding number between 1 and 6. These numbers indicate the severity of the corner.
For example, a “left/right one” means you need to slow down for a sharp corner, while a “Square left” indicate a 90-degree turn. On the other hand, a “left/right six” signifies a slight right corner you can tackle at high speed without lifting off.
Your co-driver will also warn you of upcoming hazards. If you hear “don’t cut,” it literally means don’t cut the corner unless you want to crash into a protruding rock or tree.
You can also change how early or late your co-driver delivers a pace note before a corner. To do this, go to Options then Gameplay Settings and select Co-driver.
We recommend changing the co-driver timing to early if you’re new to rally games. This will make your co-driver deliver commands a few seconds before the corner giving you plenty of time to react and avoid making mistakes.