In many parts of the world, choosing an off-road car to own is a lot like choosing a sports team to support. It’s more than a decision; it’s a pledge of allegiance. For decades, manufacturers like Ford, Jeep, Range Rover, Chrysler, Chevrolet, and more have raced on the roads and in the factories to earn the adoration of all-terrain drivers. Now, a legendary name in this battle has returned not just to the real world, but to video games, too – courtesy of Dirt 5.
A Joyride Down Memory Lane…
The Ford Bronco was a major contender in the 4×4 wars until the final model of the series left the showroom in 1996. After a quarter-century hiatus, the Bronco is back – a move that prompted instant delirium amongst off-roaders and gearheads. The early images of the revamped Bronco models sparked more excitement, and recent test drives have only fueled the hype further.
Forbes sat in shotgun at racing ace Vaughn Gittin Jr. tore up an off-road track in the Bronco: “Airborne just moments after the start, Gittin busted the bronc without mercy, launching it up, over and around a tight, twisting path through the kind of terrain generally reserved for mammals of the hooved variety.” Bloomberg, meanwhile, were stunned by the car’s agility, commenting how it “…was able to dart through traffic, rolling and diving on its 10-speed automatic transmission, squishy suspension, and sticky rubber wheels.”
Ford Bronco Wildtrak 2021: Drive It in Dirt 5
Those strong words and all that excitement make 2021’s most hotly-anticipated car a perfect fit for Dirt 5 – the award-winning off-road racer. Making its video game debut, the team here at Codemasters have specially-selected the Ford Bronco Wildtrak 2021 as part of the Wild Spirits Content Pack, available now the Xbox Store! Packing in 310bhp and 400 lb.-ft of torque, as well as innovative 4×4 and differential systems, this version of the Bronco is built to take on the kind of extreme terrain and challenges that Dirt 5 serves up – from boulder-conquering runs through Arizona, to surging through the ice and snow of Nepal.
Alongside the Bronco in this pack is another purpose-built off-road monster, the Prodrive Hunter, which took on the Dakar Rally recently with plenty of aplomb. These two machines can be used in 25 new Career events, and both feature multiple livery designs that can be unlocked through new sponsor objectives. All this comes in the Wild Spirits pack, which is included in Dirt 5 Amplified/Year One Edition, or purchasable separately on the Xbox Store.
More New Content Now Live in Dirt 5
That’s certainly not all when it comes to new Dirt 5 content launching today – no sir! Update 6.00, a free game update for all players, is now live, with the headline addition being two more brand-new tracks to tear up. Head to Morocco and discover Ait Ojana and Tinghir: a pair of challenging multi-surface circuits, with jumps, big elevation changes, and a village to wind your way through. A perfect location for the new Ford Bronco to show its potential, don’t you think?
All of this adds more thrills and variety to Dirt 5, which you can grab today from the Xbox Store, or play today with Xbox Game Pass and EA Play. We can’t wait to see how you handle the Bronco! Hold on tight…
DIRT 5 – Wild Spirits Content Pack