EA SPORTS WRC is described as the biggest rally game Codemasters has made to date, promising an authentic experience with cars, drivers, teams, and liveries from the 2023 season. The game features 17 locations with over 200 stages at launch, providing a wide variety of terrains and challenges for players. The game also includes a variety of 68 authentically recreated historic vehicles. Sadly, this game has some issues and It’s not working on Steam Deck right of the bat. You can find here how to fix EA SPORTS WRC and set the best settings for smooth performance,
Gameplay and Features
The game boasts a dynamic handling system, allowing players to tailor their driving experience to match their skill level across different surfaces. A new feature, the Builder mode, lets players design and drive their dream rally car. Additionally, the Moments feature allows players to tackle recent events, real-world scenarios, and nostalgic throwbacks.
Various game modes are available, including Career, Championship, Time Trial, Cross-platform Multiplayer, and Regularity Rally. The game also features a detailed livery editor and asynchronous, cross-platform multiplayer events through Clubs.
How to fix EA SPORTS WRC on Steam Deck
When you start EA SPORTS WRC on Steam Deck, you will get error: Running on Steam Deck is not supported.
Right now, all you need to do is set this launch command in game propherties on Steam: SteamDeck=0 %command%
EA SPORTS WRC on Steam Deck – best settings
First of all, I do not recommend playing at 30 FPS, because the lag is very high. EA SPORTS WRC runs much better at 40Hz with SteamOS limiter disabled and V-Sync enabled in the game settings.
In BASIC GRAPHICS set:
Anisotropic Filtering: 8x
Upscaler Quality: Balanced
In ADVANCED GRAPHICS set:
Quality Preset: Low
and change Shadows and Textures to Medium
Battery life is about 1.5h, but much more can’t be drawn. I do not recommend setting textures and shadows to low, because they look very bad.