RaceRoom Buyer's Guide: What and when to purchase

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RaceRoom's content structure can be intimidating for new players. Here's a little guide to help you get started!
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RaceRoom is something of a hidden gem in the world of esports racing. It is a quality simulator created by Swedish developers Sector3 Studios which is well known for its attention to detail and excellent realism. However, there is one big issue with the game that many players, both new and old alike, struggle with. This is the pricing structure, the way in which new content can be obtained and downloaded. In this guide, we’ll try and help you out with that process!

Use vRP Wisely



First things first, you should probably invest in some vRP. This is RaceRoom’s in-game currency which can be used to purchase DLC packs as well as individual cars and circuits. You don’t technically need vRP to buy extra content, but it's certainly cheaper if you do. In order to get vRP, you need to head to the website raceroomstore.com and purchase it there.



Once you’ve got your vRP, that’s when you can start to look at the tracks and cars which you want to buy. However, when buying vRP, be careful. You can only get vRP in certain increments, so make sure you aren’t buying so much vRP that you’ll have some spare leftover once you’ve got what you want. That spare vRP won’t be very useful to you, apart from for future content.

Watch Out for Deals and Packs



This one is a bit of a no-brainer, but make sure you keep an eye out for special deals when picking up your content. This can come in multiple forms, such as sales and package deals. Regarding sales, take a look and see if any content is on sale. If there is a holiday coming up, it might be best to wait a few days and see if anything goes on sale. Black Friday is certainly one to watch, for instance.

As for package deals, RaceRoom offers plenty. Regional track packs, starter packs, car class packs, you name it, there’s probably a pack for it. However, these packs can potentially be a false friend. If you only play on driving one or two of the American circuits for instance, picking up the entire American track pack isn’t advisable, even if it feels like a better deal due to the discount. Always remain focused on how much total money you are spending, rather than how much you are ‘saving’. That being said, some packs really will help you to spend less money, just make sure you know what you’re getting.

Strategise your Purchases



One thing that you should definitely do is scout out your options before buying anything. Make sure you know everything that is on offer, and also make sure you know what you want to get out of the game. If you want an enjoyable multiplayer experience, for example, it’s a good idea to see which classes of cars and which tracks are frequently played online. That way, you’ll be able to get into more races more often. Perhaps a GT3 car would allow you entry to plenty of online races, for instance.



Also, if you want to participate in GT3 races, you only need one GT3 car to do so. The same is true of any class, you only need one car from that class to be allowed into the race. There’s no need to buy up every single GT3 car unless you really want to use all of them.

Also, to help you make your choice, make sure you test drive the cars in-game before buying. You might love the idea of a certain car, but find that when you get behind the wheel you just can’t feel comfortable. Most importantly, remember not to go too wild. It can be easy to lose track of your spending in-game.

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