Dakar fans rejoice: after a four-year hiatus, an official Dakar game is just around the corner. A sequel to Dakar 18, Dakar Desert Rally is coming to PC and consoles in October, challenging players to conquer the ultimate off-road endurance race in a variety of vehicles. With the release date fast approaching, we have all the Dakar Desert Rally pre-order details you need to know about including pre-order bonuses and editions available.
Dakar Desert Rally will be available on a multitude of formats. These include PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. Dakar Desert Rally pre-orders are now live on the game’s official website. There’s a good reason to pre-order too because every platform comes with a pre-order bonus vehicle.
Pre-ordering Dakar Desert Rally on any format unlocks the Audi RS Q e-tron. With a dual electric motor system producing a combined 671 hp, this extreme electric off-roader made history at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, becoming the first electric vehicle to win a desert rally.
You’ll get to take it for a spin across challenging terrain from steep sand dunes to rocks and mud in Dakar Desert Rally’s open-world set in Saudi Arabia.
But which Dakar Desert Rally edition should you pre-order?
There are two versions available: the Standard and Deluxe Edition. The Standard Edition retails for £34.99/$39.99 and includes the pre-order bonus. If you’re a hardcore Dakar fan, you’ll want the Deluxe Edition, which comes with a swathe of extras.
Retailing for £49.99/$59.99, the Deluxe Edition includes a Season Pass in addition to the full game. With the Deluxe Edition, you can access the DAF Truck Turbo-Twin and Ari Vatanen's Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 on day one.
There’s also a Season Pass that includes five DLC packs with new vehicles, a new map, and two rally events at a discounted rate.
Dakar Desert Rally will be released on 4 October for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.