Codemasters’ DiRT 5 has proven very popular since its launch in 2020. Arriving alongside the now current-generation consoles, DiRT 5 quickly took poll position in the racing genre. One of the highlights of the game is the ability to play the entirety of the Career mode in split-screen. However, accessing this mode has confused some players. So to help you all out, here’s how to play local multiplayer in DiRT 5!

DiRT 5 screenshot

Dirt 5 is the latest in Codemasters’ hugely popular DiRT racing game series. Available now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC, all versions of the game allow for split-screen co-op gameplay. So, how do you access this mode? Follow the simple steps below!

Local Multiplayer in DiRT 5

  1. Sign into your usual profile for player one (campaign progress will only be saved for player one, however distance driven and other records will be saved for player two).
  2. Start the Career mode.
  3. Choose any event except Time Trial, or Gymkhana.
  4. Progress to the screen wherein you select your vehicle.
  5. On Xbox consoles, the second player needs to press and hold the View button. On PlayStation, it’s the Touchpad.
  6. You will see a message confirming that a second player has joined the game!
DiRT 5 couch co-op

DiRT 5 Co-Op Limitations

As fantastic as the local multiplayer in Dirt 5 is, it’s not without limitations. Certain events, such as Time Trials and Gymkhana, can only be played by one player at a time. Furthermore, should the second player wish to start their own Career they will do so from the beginning (albeit with certain stats saved for Achievement/Trophy progress).

So there you have it! Everything you need to know about local multiplayer in DiRT 5! Time to hit the skids – but before you do be sure to let us know if this guide helped in the comments section below!

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