On July 15th the GT4 Pack DLC will be released for Assetto Corsa Competizione, and we had the opportunity to sample the new cars and build ahead of release – here is our impressions from this exciting new content.
- Video review from the new DLC pack.
- 54 new liveries representing 11 new GT4 cars from the 2019 European GT4 season.
- Cars from Alpine, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Chevrolet, Ginetta, KTM, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche.
Assetto Corsa Competizione | Gameplay: Maserati MC GT4: Click Here.
As most of you will now be well aware, Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official simulation of the SRO organised GT World Challenge Europe GT3 championship – arguably the finest collection of GT3 teams and drivers in the world. Having started out life representing the main 2018 season, the simulation has been expanded in recent months to include the most recent 2019 season, and the very impressive Intercontinental GT Challenge teams and tracks.
In the latest DLC drop set to hit the public build of ACC this Wednesday 15th July, Kunos Simulazioni are set to release the 2019 GT4 European Series – a specification of car slightly below GT3 in both speed and technology, and an entirely different driving experience to the content already within the simulation.
Assetto Corsa Competizione GT4 Pack DLC Review:
- Online multiplayer features multiclass racing – no need to own GT4 cars to join server.
- Server split into Mixed (default), GT3, GT4, SuperTrofeo and Cup.
- Implementation of car electronics systems specific to certain GT4 cars.
Assetto Corsa Competizione | Watch again – Influencers vs Kunos livestream race: Click Here
As a new category is joining the simulation, Kunos have opened up the option to to race both the GT3 and GT4 together in online multiplayer lobbies, finally bringing multi-class racing to Assetto Corsa Competizione. As we now have a few different classifications represented within the simulation, the servers have been broken down into the following categories:
Mixed – Default setting, featuring all car combinations and multi-class.
GT3 – Only GT3 specification cars.
GT4 – Only GT4 specification cars.
ST – SuperTrofeo cars.
Cup – Cup series cars.
In a really nice move from the developers, players who don’t own the GT4 content can still join and race in a mixed server driving the GT3 cars, however it is to be noted that multi-class racing is not included in the offline single player portion of the simulation.
Assetto Corsa Competizione | Gameplay: Porsche 718 Cayman Clubsport: Click Here
Additionally, with the new pack comes a brand new V1.5 build of the simulation, and that has some interesting changes and improvements, of which the following may be of interest…
- Interactive track map on the garage screen and integration in game and on broadcast HUDs
- Rework of controller management to support multiple instances of the same controller device
- Rework of controller detection to better handle dis/reconnected devices in session
- Better implementation of caster physics
- Implementation of car electronics systems specific to certain GT4 cars
Assetto Corsa Competizione | Gameplay: Aston Martin Vantage GT4: Click Here.
So, what cars are included in the new pack? Well, we’ve got quite the selection of different design principles and stylings – one of the many reasons GT4 racing is absolutely incredible:
- Alpine A110 GT4 (7 liveries)
- Aston Martin Vantage GT4 (7 liveries)
- Audi R8 LMS GT4 (4 liveries)
- BMW M4 GT4 (8 liveries)
- Chevrolet Camaro GT4R (2 liveries)
- Ginetta G55 GT4 (1 liveries)
- KTM X-Bow GT4 (3 liveries)
- Maserati MC GT4 (1 liveries)
- Mclaren 570S GT4 (5 liveries)
- Mercedes AMG GT4 (10 liveries)
- Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport (4 liveries)
That’s 52 new liveries – making a rather nice collection of GT4 cars to race against on the various tracks within ACC!
- New singleplayer modes specific to GT4 regulations.
- Plenty of gameplay footage.
- Check out how I got on in the GT4 celebrity livestream race.
On Monday evening, myself, Kunos Developers and a who bunch of sim racing personalities took to the online servers in ACC to race against each other in these new GT4 cars in two 20 minute races on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix and Zolder Circuits, and it was a blast! We had plenty of action and some nice close looks at the GT4 cars for the first time. If you missed it, you can check out the race from my perspective over on the RaceDepartment Twitch channel, HERE.
Back to single player, the new pack also includes some new gameplay modes to accompany the GT4 cars. As part of V1.5, we now have the option to race in events offline that mirror the real world GT4 European Series – as such, in single race mode, we now have two 60-minute single-category sprint races per weekend with driver swap in a designated pit window but without tyre change and refuelling. This is replicated as the official single player game mode. In the real-life series, tyres can only be changed if the weather conditions change mid-session. Cool.
Of course, if you wish to race in custom mode, you can set the event settings to however you choose.
All in all – very exciting times!
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