WRC Generations is the ideal love letter to just about every great rallying game that's released over the past decade or so. As such, it sets an admirable benchmark for others to look up to, and not to mention that it also sets the stage perfectly for Codemasters to assume the reins moving forward, too.
Although it's a sorrowful sight, to see the fan favorite developer part ways with the franchise after seven long and fruitful years, we can still safely say that, for its final performance, it came up trumps, delivering one of the best and most immersive rallying experiences of all time. And if you've recently picked it up yourself and aren't overly sure where to begin with it, then rest assured that we've accumulated all the essential starter tips to slide your career into ignition.
5. Quick Play Over Career, Always
Unless you've spent the best part of the last decade slugging through every WRC game while also taking the top of every podium and leaderboard, WRC Generations' Career Mode is sure to feel a little overwhelming. And what makes it worse is that, if you dive right into it without any previous experience, you're only going to shoot yourself in the foot before you even get a chance to prove your worth. To avoid this, you're going to want to back straight out of the Career, and focus on Quick Play for a while, if only to whet your appetite for what's to eventually come.
One of the many perks of favoring Quick Play over Career is the cars that you can access without having to jump through any unwanted hoops. With a wide selection of vehicles, both old and new, at your disposal, you can get a feel for just about every class type without the added risk of jeopardizing your career along the way. So, before you throw yourself into the dirt without any form of buoy to keep you afloat, be sure to brush up on the basics with a few offline tournaments in Quick Play. You'll thank yourself later, for sure.
4. Don't Be Afraid of the Optional Test
As patronizing as it may sound, you should definitely consider enrolling in the optional driving test that WRC Generations rolls out for you in the opening stages. It isn't a laughing matter, taking an additional course to help you learn your strengths and weakness before plunging into the career, nor is it a waste of time, either. In fact, taking the test will actually allow the game to adjust the appropriate settings for you, making your time in the driver's seat a little less taxing on the brain and nerves.
Of course, you can also manually adjust the settings for yourself. An option that's definitely worth toying around with here is the steering sensitivity, which can grant you the opportunity to navigate tougher terrains without onboarding any unwanted collisions. Again, you'll want to experiment with your newly implemented settings in the Quick Play mode before applying them to the Career counterpart. Once you've found your rhythm, then you should boot up your career and apply the knowledge that you've developed.
3. Don't Ignore Your Navigator
Rallying isn't exactly a one-person sport, as you'll quickly come to learn as you get your career off the ground and the competition starts rolling out the red carpet for what can feel like an army of crew members. One of the most important roles in one of these crews, of course, is the navigator, an elite map reader that will serve as your co-pilot as you work through the courses.
It goes without saying that, your navigator knows the course you're attending like the back of their hand. Because of this, you're going to want to listen to every comment, instruction, or general piece of advice that they have to give you, even if it means having to learn the lingo along the way. If you can listen to your navigator, then you won't ever have to wing it. Simple.
2. Choosing the Right Tyres Is Ridiculously Important
As the weather changes in WRC Generations, so does your car's needs for fresh upgrades, swaps, and general spit shines. Something that you'll need to take into account is the tyre that you're using for the weather conditions you're tackling. Bottom line is, if you don't service your car with the right tyres, then you'll soon find yourself spun out and at the bottom of a ditch somewhere.
The good news is, WRC Generations lets you select up to ten different tyres for a rally. Generally speaking, you will need to pick and choose the right sets for the right western conditions. That said, you can still play it safe by bringing a set of each variant, so long as it makes sense to do so. If, however, the course is all tarmac with pure sunshine, then you wouldn't exactly put wet tyres on the list. Play it by ear, that's all we're saying.
1. Upgrade Your Team
As easy as it is to get wrapped up in the thought of being the best driver in the sport, to make it a reality you will of course need to devote a fair amount of time to your crew, as these companions of yours will be what takes you to new and aspiring heights. And if you fail to meet their needs on your way to the top, then you'll eventually hit a fork in the road, which will in turn stop you from progressing any further.
The idea here is to spend your Skill Points on your crew members as much as possible, which will allow you to get a clearer picture of the courses before actually signing up to compete in them. Do yourself a favor and distribute your points fairly and evenly, leaving no stone unturned as you build the A-team that will carry you through to everlasting stardom.
So, what's your take? Do you have any additional tips for WRC Generations' newcomers? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.