After a wait of over a year, Kunos Simulazioni have released a new Challengers DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione. But is it any good?
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Recently, a new content pack for Assetto Corsa Competizione was dropped by Kunos Simulazioni, the game’s developers. With over a year having passed between the release of the previous DLC, the British GT Pack, and this new Challengers Pack, expectations were high. They were increased when Kunos put out a teaser trailer in the build up to the DLC’s release, which got fans abuzz with intrigue. But now that the DLC has actually released, how is it being received?
What’s in the ACC Challengers Pack?
As one might expect for a top end racing simulation, the DLC features five real life cars which have been faithfully recreated in Assetto Corsa Competizione. They are: the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II, the BMW M2 CS Racing, the Ferrari 488 GT3 Challenge Evo, the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO 2 and last but by no means least the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 992).
We here at OverTake got the chance to try out the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 992) early, and Porsche junior driver Laurin Heinrich, a man who is already very familiar with the real life equivalent of the GT3 Cup car, gave his thoughts on how accurate it was when compared to the real thing. Check out the video here.
Bang for your Buck
One of the most important aspects of any DLC is the perceived content to price ratio. If a DLC features only one car, while charging upwards of £10 for the privilege, chances are it won’t be well received at all. However, companies still need to make money, so it can be hard to find the right balance. But were Kunos able to strike such a balance?
The early reaction to this question is a resounding chorus of the word ‘yes’. Fans are complimenting the £9.99/ €10.99 price point and comparing it favourably to the DLC and microtransactions that are often seen in other top of the market games such as iRacing and Gran Turismo 7. If you want to read more about the recent controversy caused by the pricing of content for Gran Turismo 7, click on the article below.
But, back to this new DLC. Given that it includes five cars, people are generally accepting of the price. However, some slight criticisms have been made regarding the fact that four of the five vehicles, all but the Audi, are only usable in certain circumstances. This is because they compete in single make series, rather than in standard GT3 competition. Nevertheless, that fact doesn’t detract from the quality of the machines themselves.
Overall, the community reaction to the new Challengers DLC has been almost universally positive. The steam user review score for the pack is currently sitting at 96% positive reviews, which is very high indeed by the standards of the platform.
On twitter the reactions have been much the same, with fans extolling the virtues of each of the five cars which have been added to the game. It may have taken a year of waiting, but it seems that Kunos Simulazioni have hit a home run with their latest DLC.
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