New “Classics Vehicle Pack #1” DLC Is Out Now!

Dakar Desert Rally’s New “Classics Vehicle Pack” DLC Is Out Now, Featuring the Legendary Porsche 959 & Tatra 815

The latest update for Dakar Desert Rally, the largest open-world rally racing game from Saber Interactive, introduces legendary classic vehicles from the Paris-Dakar Rally today in the new “Classics Vehicle Pack #1DLC, available as a free download on all platforms for owners of the Dakar Desert Rally Season Pass. It is also available to purchase standalone for $9.99.

Race across the desert with both the all-wheel-drive Porsche 959 as well as the powerful six-wheel Tatra 815 truck. Today also marks the release of Patch 1.9, which adds an overall performance boost for the game, as well as new voice-over support for a variety of languages. Here are the complete patch notes:

Classics Vehicle Pack #1

  • Paris-Dakar classics arrive to Dakar Desert Rally!
  • Get ready for the new off-road rally experience with the classic champions from Paris-Dakar 1986!
    • Porsche 959 (1986):
      Drive the powerful all-wheel-drive Porsche 959, as René Metge + Dominique Lemoyne and Jacky Ickx + Claude Brasseur did in the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally!
    • Tatra 815 (1986):
      Experience the amazing 6-wheel Tatra 815, with Karel Loprais, Krpec, and Stachura as in the original Paris-Dakar Rally.

New Features

  • Performance Improvements:
    • Improved overall framerate performance and stability across all platforms.
    • Performance mode added to Xbox One X and Xbox Series S.
  • Quality improvements:
    • Multiple visual improvements and tweaks, including headlight shadows, increased terrain texture resolution, improved cockpit mirror quality on next-gen consoles and PC, enhanced shadow quality and resolution scaling on consoles. 
  • New Language Packs: This includes voice-overs for the following languages:
    • Italian. 
    • German. 
    • Portuguese. 
    • Portuguese-Brazilian.


  • Fuel consumption has been adjusted in Trucks to give them a wider range of travel.


  • Resolved the issue of crashing in the garage.    
  • Resolved issues with cloud save issues. 
  • Improved Steering Wheel Wizard’s compatibility for brands without official support.


  • Trophies “We all stand together” and “Sheikh’en not stirred” can now be unlocked.

New “SnowRunner Trucks” DLC Is Out Now!

The largest open-world rally racing game adds new vehicles and challenges from the hit off-road simulation franchise

Two amazing Saber Interactive games are coming together for one high-octane off-roading experience. Dakar Desert Rally, the biggest open-world racing game based on the largest rally race on the planet, is introducing a new fleet of vehicles and challenges inspired by the blockbuster off-road game, SnowRunner.

The “SnowRunner Trucks” DLC is free to download now on all platforms for owners of the Dakar Desert Rally Season Pass. It is also available to purchase standalone for $9.99.

Get behind the wheel of five of SnowRunner’s most massively mighty trucks, capable of taking on any challenge: the TUZ 16, TUZ 108, TUZ 420, ZiKZ 605R, and YAR 87.

Overcome extreme open-world environments in either Free Roam mode or Rally Raid competition. Put your skills to the test against the elements with nine new stages and two events exclusive to the “SnowRunner Trucks” DLC.

The release of Patch 1.7 for Dakar Desert Rally is rolling out a number of general game fixes, improvements, and simulation tools like the new steering wheel wizard. Here are the complete patch notes:

New Premium Content

  • SnowRunner Trucks DLC: test your resolve against the scorching sands with NEW SnowRunner Trucks, stages, and events in this Premium DLC.
    • New Trucks:
      – TUZ 16
      – TUZ 108
      – TUZ 420
      – ZiKZ 605R
      – YAR 87
  • New Stages and Events. 
    • Sports Mode – 6 Stages and 1 Event:
      – 01 Bisha
      – 02 Jeddah
      – 03 Alsharaf
      – 04 Gayal
      – 05 Al Ula
      – 06 Shigry
    • Professional Mode – 3 Stages and 1 Event:
      – 01 Jeddah
      – 02 Gayal
      – 03 Shigry

New Features

  • Steering Wheel Wizard: An easy step-by-step solution for players to configure their connected steering wheels and peripherals.
  • Camera FOV lets you configure your FOV for the cockpit, dashboard, hood, and front cameras.
  • Added “Handling Style” to allow players to activate a more challenging experience under Gameplay Options.
  • The steering wheel angle can now be set up to 2,520º if supported by the Steering Wheel Hardware.
  • Cockpit Camera now simulates the wheel rotation of an actual steering wheel when a player is using Steering Wheel hardware.

Additional Steering Wheels Supported

  • SIMUCUBE 2 Pro Wheel Base (PC). 
  • FANATEC GT DD Pro (PC – PS4 – PS5). 
  • LOGITECH PRO Racing Wheel (PC – PS4 – PS5 – X1 – XSX – XSS). 
  • HORI Racing Wheel APEX (PS4 – PS5). 
  • HORI FF Racing Wheel DLX (Xbox One – XSX – XSS). 
  • HORI Racing Wheel Overdrive (Xbox One – XSX – XSS). 


  • Added more classes of AI vehicles during Professional and Simulation modes to make them feel more realistic.
  • For Professional and Simulation game modes, all vehicles will now be included in the ranking to make these modes feel more realistic.
  • Removed auto-driving in the DSS when playing in Professional and Simulation game modes.
  • Players can configure the Steering wheel angle up to 2,520 degrees on supported hardware.
  • In Simulation Mode with Bikes or Quades when the player doesn’t have a co-pilot, the odometer will only be adjusted automatically on Waypoints. 
  • In Simulation Mode, the Waypoint radius opening distances were adjusted to increase the sim navigation experience.
  • Reduced repetition from the Navigator AI when they speak.
  • Adjusted wheels’ life so flat tires occur more realistically.
  • Added a button to refresh leaderboard information.

Free Roam driving is now available

We appreciate your patience while our team has been hard at work hard on patches and updates to Dakar Desert Rally. We know this has taken longer than expected, so we wanted to say thank you for all of your feedback and support since the launch. We’re granting all pilots 100,000 Experience Points and 10,000 Dakar Points with our 1.6 patch release.

This patch is just the first of many great content updates we have planned. Stay tuned for more info soon!

Please keep your feedback coming! This patch is just the first of many great content updates we have planned. Stay tuned for more info soon!
– The Dakar Desert Rally Team

New Features

  • Free Roam allows players to experience the full off-road experience across Saudi Arabia.
  • Treasure Hunting is now available in Free Roam Mode. You can find hidden treasures throughout the desert as you explore Saudi Arabia.
  • Reposition has been added to Simulation Mode.


  • Fixed Save Game Management issues.
  • Removed waypoint auto-saves.
  • Fixed when some events on the Saudi Arabia Extended Map are not appearing in Professional and Simulation Modes for Epic Games Store.
  • Fixed Warehouse Management issues.

Steering Wheels

  • Fixed Logitech steering wheel crash on Xbox consoles.
  • Fixed Thrustmaster wheels having no Force Feedback on the PC.
  • Fixed title crashing when connecting Steering Wheels.
  • Fixed G29 key bindings (reverse) Bug fixing Crashes.

Update 1.5 is out now on all platforms

Update 1.5 is now available on all platforms (Playstation, Xbox, and PC)! It includes the Saudi Arabia Extended Map DLC, improvements for Steering Wheel Angle detection, the Navigator, and much more!
Crossplay between Steam and Epic Games Store was also added with Update 1.5 for PC.

You can follow Dakar Desert Rally’s updates, by checking the “Updates” section on our game’s official website, and by visiting the Saber Support website.

Full Patch Notes here:


  • Implemented Steering Wheel Angle detection
  • Improved Navigator speed and accuracy
  • Removed the “Top 8” rule from the Professional and Simulation game modes
  • Implemented cross-play between Steam and Epic Games Store (PC)
  • Implemented DLSS 3 (PC)

New Content

  • 14 new Sport and Professional events (35 New Stages) using the DLC “Saudi Arabia Extended Map”
  • Saudi Arabia Extended Map DLC simulation events (Dakar Rally 2020, Dakar Rally 2021, Dakar Rally 2022).

7 New Sport Events

  • EVENT #1 – “Empty Quarter Raid”:
     STAGE #1 – Shubaytah
     STAGE #2 – Haradh
     STAGE #3 – Al Ahsa Oasis
  • EVENT #2 – “Dawasir Valley Run”:
     STAGE #1 – Bisha
     STAGE #2 – Wadi Al Dawasir
     STAGE #3 – Haradh
  • EVENT #3 – “Haradh Twist”:
     STAGE #1 – Riyadh
     STAGE #2 – Qiddiya
     STAGE #3 – Haradh
  • EVENT #4 – “Buraydah Rocky Rally”:
     STAGE #1 – Buraydah
     STAGE #2 – Al Artawiyah
     STAGE #3 – Ha’il
  • EVENT #5– “Ha’il Excursion”
     STAGE #1 – Al Ula
     STAGE #2 – Sakaka
     STAGE #3 – Ha’il
  • EVENT #6 – “Al Alrtawiyah Tour”
     STAGE #1 – Ha’il
     STAGE #2 – Al Qaisumah
     STAGE #3 – Al Artawiyah
  • EVENT #7 – “Jeddah Full Throttle”
     STAGE #1 – Yanbu
     STAGE #2 – Bisha
     STAGE #3 – Jeddah

7 New Professional Events

  • EVENT #1 – “Empty Quarter Raid”
     STAGE #1 – Haradh
     STAGE #2 – Al Ahsa Oasis
  • EVENT #2 – “Dawasir Valley Run”
     STAGE #1 – Bisha
     STAGE #2 – Wadi Al Dawasir
  • EVENT #3 – “Haradh Twist”
     STAGE #1 – Haradh
     STAGE #2 – Riyadh
  • EVENT #4 – “Buraydah Rocky Rally”
     STAGE #1 – Buraydah
     STAGE #2 – Al Artawiyah
  • EVENT #5 – “Al Artawaiyah Tour”
     STAGE #1 – Al Qaisumah
     STAGE #2 – Al Artawiyah
  • EVENT #6 – “Ha’il Excursion”
     STAGE #1 – Sakaka
     STAGE #2 – Ha’il
  • EVENT #7 – “Jeddah Full Throttle”
     STAGE #1 – Yanbu
     STAGE #2 – Jeddah

3 New Simulation Events


  • Stage 1 – JEDDAH – AL WAJH
  • Stage 2 – AL WAJH – NEOM
  • Stage 3 – NEOM – NEOM
  • Stage 4 – NEOM – AL-ULA
  • Stage 5 – AL-ULA – HA’IL
  • Stage 6 – HA’IL – RIYADH
  • Stage 10 – HARADH – SHUBAYTAH
  • Stage 11 – SHUBAYTAH – HARADH
  • Stage 12 – HARADH – QIDDIYA


  • Stage 1 – JEDDAH – BISHA
  • Stage 5 – RIYADH – BURAYDAH
  • Stage 6 – BURAYDAH – HA’IL
  • Stage 7 – HA’IL – SAKAKA
  • Stage 8 – SAKAKA – NEOM
  • Stage 9 – NEOM – NEOM
  • Stage 10 – NEOM – AL ULA
  • Stage 11 – AL ULA – YANBU
  • Stage 12 – YANBU – JEDDAH


  • Stage 1 – HA’IL – HA’IL
  • Stage 2 – HA’IL – AL ARTAWIYAH
  • Stage 4 – AL QAISUMAH – RIYADH
  • Stage 5 – RIYADH – RIYADH
  • Stage 6 – RIYADH – RIYADH
  • Stage 7 – RIYADH – AL-DAWADIMI
  • Stage 10 – WADI AD-DAWASIR – BISHA
  • Stage 11 – BISHA – BISHA
  • Stage 12 – BISHA – JEDDAH

Dakar Desert Rally is out now!

Saber Interactive has launched Dakar Desert Rally, the biggest open-world, off-road racing game ever featuring the intense competitive thrill of the largest rally race on the planet. Developed by Saber Porto, Dakar Desert Rally is out now on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC for $39.99.

The Deluxe Edition of Dakar Desert Rally, available for $59.99, includes the full base game plus the Dakar Desert Rally Season Pass, delivering the DAF Truck Turbo-Twin and Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 as day one vehicle unlocks, along with five upcoming DLC packs featuring a new map, new vehicles, and two new rally events, all at a discounted price.

Dakar Desert Rally authentically captures the full scale of one of the world’s most challenging off-road events across over 20,000 square kilometers of diverse terrain with dynamic weather. Choose from some of the sport’s most renowned racing teams, or create your own and build up your garage with a long line of cars, bikes, trucks, quads and SSVs from the world’s top manufacturers. Forge your path to victory across a variety of game modes, including an arcade-style Sport mode for quick pick-up-and-play action, Professional and Simulation modes for a true rally experience, and online multiplayer for up to four players for the ultimate competitive challenge.


Key Features:

The Real Dakar Rally Experience: Discover more than 30 stages of authentic rally racing from the legendary Dakar Rally, fully captured with officially licensed vehicles, teams and pilots.

Immense Open-World Action: Compete at high speeds across sprawling open-world environments that let you explore and forge your own path to victory. But be careful not to break down in the wild…

Dynamic Seasons & Weather: Endure hazardous weather from all four seasons with a full day-night cycle. From blistering sandstorms and blazing desert sunlight to grueling rain, snow and mud, you’ll need to overcome both the elements and the competition to win.

Single-Player & Online Multiplayer: Supercharge your single-player career with a variety of hardcore and arcade game modes, and compete in online multiplayer for up to four players.

Create Your Own Rally Events: Make and share your own intensely challenging race events and stages with the world with Dakar Desert Rally’s custom roadbook editor (available in a free post-launch update).


For more information, check out the game’s official website, and #DaretoDrive by following Dakar Desert Rally on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, and Facebook.

Give us your feedback:
Let us know what you like, dislike, what you think should be tweaked, tuned, or changed, and what you might like to see in future updates and patches. You can voice your opinions and suggestions on the game’s feedback website.

Report your technical issues:
If you are experiencing any sort of issue or think you’ve found a bug, you can visit Saber Support for assistance.

Keep track of the known issues
You can keep track of the status of the reported issues we’ve identified and are currently investigating here.