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Flashbacks are a gameplay feature debuted in Colin McRae DiRT 2, and they have so far appeared in all subsequent titles except DiRT Rally.


Flashbacks can be used during a race as a means to turn back time and reset the effects of a crash or an unfavourable manouvre. They allow the player to reset to any time within the last ten seconds. There are a total of five Flashbacks available to use per race.


Colin McRae DiRT 2[]

The Flashback feature debuts in DiRT 2.

DiRT 3[]

Flashbacks can be used in all races, but cost "Reputation" points to use.

DiRT Showdown[]

Whereas in earlier titles, where Flashbacks appeared in every race event, they only appear in Hoonigan events.


  • In the Gymkhana/Hoonigan freerides of DiRT 3 and Showdown, the player is given an unlimited amount of Flashbacks to use.