Get in Dakar and drive!

Open-world rally game Dakar 18 is set to get its first bit of DLC soon, with developers Bigmoon recreating the Desafio Ruta 40 Rally. And the expansion will be free “for a limited amount of time” though we’re not sure just how long that will be.

The Desafio DLC will add a staggering 12,000 square kilometres to the already sizeable world in Dakar 18, and introduce five new stages as players race through the Argentinian countryside. And mostly because getting lost in Dakar’s vast wasteland is all too easy, the expansion will also give players access to all new roadmaps lifted from the exact event that took place earlier this year.

Bigmoon’s CEO, Paule J. Gomes, said that the DLC wasn’t just about expanding the gameplay that the new event will give players, but it’s also a “chance to honor all competitors facing the multiple harsh challenges of the Dakar Rallies every year, in particular to the heroes who didn’t have the chance to reach the finish line.”

There’s no specific date for when the Desafio DLC will arrive for Dakar 18 but we’ll update this article as soon as we know. Dakar 18 arrived on PS4, Xbox One, and PC back in September, when we reviewed the game we thought it was a bit of a mess though there were a few nice little features in there.