Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers is a sequel to Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger, released in 2018. It is the first entry in the series with a retail release, though it remains a Nintendo eShop exclusive in North America. The game has a Mad Max-like style compared to the previous entries.
Like the previous games, the main gameplay consists of managing the town's defenses and rolling up as Dillon to defeat enemies. To earn more resources, the player has to compete in races and defeat dangerous monsters.
The player can hires Miis as gunners to help defend Dillon in fights and races. The Miis wear various animal costumes. Other Miis populate the town. The player can also help Dillon as their Mii, using their gear to defeat the rock monsters.