Posted July 25, 2019 by David Latham in Feature

WRC 8 Career Mode Explained

With just two months to go, BigBen Interactive and Kylotonn Games today has detailed what to expect in the WRC 8 career mode. While WRC 7 had a more basic career, in WRC 8 you will need to consider many aspects of the game to perform and win.

There are three pillars in the WRC 8 career mode: the calendar, team and a skill tree. There will be WRC 1, 2 and junior categories as well as a bonus category filled with unique events.

Fans will be happy to learn that the game now features dynamic weather too, meaning a sunny atmosphere can soon turn in to a rainy wet slop of a track as you complete a stage. Some stages will take as long as 20 minutes to complete, meaning there’s plenty of time for the weather to change.

Watch the official WRC 8 Career Mode trailer below:


The new Career Mode in WRC 8 mimics the real world and allows players to become a driver for a WRC team for the first time. Players must progress from season to season to compete in the WRC category and ultimately become world champion. By following several teams in different rallies, the developers managed to capture the key aspects of a successful season. Players must excel in three major areas that have been included in the game:

• Planning the calendar to decide which events to do in between rallies: training, manufacturer challenges, rest, classic events, etc.

• Managing a whole crew comprising six different and interconnected job roles. Players must consider each of their unique characteristics and use them strategically in each rally.

• Upgrading the crew through R&D and a skill tree, which evolves depending on player choices. Every decision has an impact on progression and on the morale of the crew (performance, reliability, etc.).

The statistics available at the end of each rally also help players to refine their strategy, compare themselves to competitors and adjust their set-ups as necessary to climb the rankings, upgrade their car and recruit the right people for their team.

WRC 8 launches in September 2019 on Windows PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch platforms. Stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw for more on WRC 8 and for more information head to the official website.

David Latham

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