Assetto Corsa Competizione | Challengers Pack DLC and Game Update Released

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Kunos Simulazioni has released the fifth DLC pack for Assetto Corsa Competizione on PC, the Challengers Pack.

ACC’s latest DLC pack is the Challengers Pack DLC, composed mostly of spec series race cars.

This is the fifth DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione, following the release of the GT4 Pack, Intercontinental GT Pack, British GT Pack, and 2020 GT World Challenge Pack.

Here is an overview about what is included in the new DLC:

Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II – The only true GT3 car to be released here is the newest Audi GT3 car. ACC already has the R8 LMS and LMS Evo, and this is another step forward for the Audi. Improvements to the aero and suspension aren’t major, but enough to soften the edge of a car known for its narrow effective tire window. It remains generally nimble, with good overall handling.

BMW M2 CS Racing – The newest BMW to be added to this sim is the M2 CS Racing. A sub-400 horsepower spec series car that drives unlike anything in the sim to date. This car is designed for wheel-to-wheel racing, where the advantage goes to the driver that can conserve momentum effectively. The car will tend to understeer if pushed too hard through a corner, so a well-trained left foot that can slow the car just enough to allow efficient cornering is a must.

Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo – Kunos has given players the most powerful car in ACC to date as part of this pack. Ferrari’s 488 Challenge Evo effectively a 488 GT3 without compliance to GT3 regulations. The twin-turbo charged, mid-mounted 3.9L V8 engine produces an impressive 670 horsepower and 760 Newton-meters of torque. It’s heavier than its GT3 counterpart, so the incredible power figures and resulting straight line speeds are balanced with longer braking zones. The Challenge Evo drives as an absolute blast in ACC, with huge top speeds and enough torque to seldom warrant using 1st or 2nd gear.

Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo2 – The Super Trofeo is nothing new to Assetto Corsa Competizione, but this new version outperforms its predecessor by almost any metric. While the old Super Trofeo in ACC was nervous, the new Evo2 is a confident, fast monster on the track. Its 5.2L V10 engine maintains the roar we’ve come to expect from the Lambo and Audi models in this title, and the striking looks of the Super Trofeo may help make this a popular choice for one-make races very soon.

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Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) - Porsche Cup cars hold the distinction of being the biggest selling race car in the world, and it might also be the most popular sim car as well, with its presence in nearly all modern racing sims. Porsche’s newest Cup car, based on the 992 version of the 911, potentially shaves seconds off the lap times of its predecessors while retaining the challenging driving style we have come to associate with the Porsche Cup car. Aerodynamics have changed with the new Cup car, including a larger, gooseneck mounted rear wing. It’s a fun, fast spec series car that should prove as popular as the previous Cup car.

The spec series focus is an unexpected direction for the sim known as the go-to GT3 and GT4 sim, but the new car lineup opens up driving options. One of these options could be a three-make race, since the Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche cars are somewhat balanced in overall lap times but possessing different strengths.

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Let us know in the comments if you are interested to run an online series with us for one of the these cup cars. Which of the single-make series would you prefer?
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Buy, isn`t free?
However, nice addition to ACC.
Only thing I hope for to be upgraded, is the intermediate weather conditions from dry with ruberized track to wet.
 
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All of them look amazing. I would like a BMW M2 CS champioship and another one with the other 3 cup cars. As their performace is not so different, depending on the track one or other car would be faster. Can be interesting.
 
About the same price as a packet of 20 cigarettes these days, and the challenge pack is guaranteed not to give you cancer. :)

An absolute bargain at £9.99, I was expecting it to be a lot more expensive. Not sure how much I will use the new cars, but have bought it to support the continued development of this awesome sim. The more we buy the greater the chance of them continuing the development of more tracks and series.

I am hoping to see new tracks from the American/Asian/Australian series soon, and maybe the missing Magny-Cours from the 2021 season, which I think they were going to do once Covid Restrictions eased so they could gain access to the track to do the laser scanning.
 
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0 mention of any price or if they updated anything, you download 2.1GB and open the game only to find out that you can pay 11 euros for 5 cars.

I bought the game for 25 euros in early-access, got the game + 10 cars + 10 tracks.
Nowadays, you can buy the finished game (without DLCs) for 20 euros and you pay 10 euros for 5 cars and no extra content, kind of a joke no?
 
Im going to buy it, however, Kunoz, we really don't need slightly newer versions of the same cars each year, we need WAY more tracks, if you released nothing but tracks for the next two years and did not update the cars noone would complain.
 
Buy, isn`t free?
However, nice addition to ACC.
Only thing I hope for to be upgraded, is the intermediate weather conditions from dry with ruberized track to wet.
Throughout the life of ACC a lot of content has been provided for free that could have been charged for.

I have no problem with DLC costing, especially when it really does something to extend the original game.

As for this DLC I personally don‘t see it as particually compelling for me, but I will buy it to support Kunos, and for the new Porsche cup car.

The truth is, is that if you already enjoy ACC as it is, then this DLC is not essential - it‘s a nice to have, but not necessary to enjoy the game.
 
0 mention of any price or if they updated anything, you download 2.1GB and open the game only to find out that you can pay 11 euros for 5 cars.

I bought the game for 25 euros in early-access, got the game + 10 cars + 10 tracks.
Nowadays, you can buy the finished game (without DLCs) for 20 euros and you pay 10 euros for 5 cars and no extra content, kind of a joke no?
You are right. At the current rate of inflation I'm really surprised about that cheap bargain. I had exspected something like 15€, or the equivalent of 7 liters of Super fuel.
 
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0 mention of any price or if they updated anything, you download 2.1GB and open the game only to find out that you can pay 11 euros for 5 cars.

I bought the game for 25 euros in early-access, got the game + 10 cars + 10 tracks.
Nowadays, you can buy the finished game (without DLCs) for 20 euros and you pay 10 euros for 5 cars and no extra content, kind of a joke no?
No. Buy a single car on iRacing and it costs more plus no real world liveries. You can't compare to early access or a 3 or 4 year old sim price. Pretty much any game goes down in price over that time period. And why people are surprised by pay DLCs is beyond me. At least they aren't micro-transactioning you to death like GT7.
 
1.8.12
GENERAL:
- Added Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II as DLC content.
- Added BMW M2 CS Racing as DLC content.
- Added Ferrari 488 GT3 Challenge Evo as DLC content.
- Added Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 as DLC content.
- Added Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 992) as DLC content.

GAMEPLAY:
- Added UI and gameplay and Multiplayer support for new car groups introduced in the DLC.
Grid mixing is now compatible with all car groups.
- Next lap invalidation added for a number of tracks when extending the final corner.
- Fixed a game crash in full-season 2021 championship when selecting a specific AMG entry.

PHYSICS:
- Fixed an issue with the automatic setup feature erroneously compensating for water film.
- Fixed an erroneous behaviour in bumpstop simulation.
- Fixed reversed fast bump damper slider and new fast damping values for all cars.
- Improved steering axis and relative FFB forces and tweaks in all cars FFB values.
(might need slight adjustments from the user, we also remind that you can change FFB gain while driving with numerical pad keys 8 and 2)
- Tweaks in camber gain and toe angle influence on tyre forces.
- Tweaks in tyres rolling resistance.
- Tweaks in tyre heating generation.
Balancing tweaks for the following cars and track categories:
- BMW M4 GT3 - all track groups.
- McLaren 720S GT3 - all track groups.
- Honda NSX GT3 Evo - all track groups.
- Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO - all track groups.

GRAPHICS:
- Fixed Ferrari 488 GT3 offset body shadow.
- Fixed Nissan GT-R GT3 rear light emitter clipping with bodywork.
 
Im going to buy it, however, Kunoz, we really don't need slightly newer versions of the same cars each year, we need WAY more tracks, if you released nothing but tracks for the next two years and did not update the cars noone would complain.
I would. That would mean whinny a$$ Assetto Corsa mopes would have convinced Kunos to turn ACC into AC. Boo Hiss.
 
1.8.12
GENERAL:
- Added Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II as DLC content.
- Added BMW M2 CS Racing as DLC content.
- Added Ferrari 488 GT3 Challenge Evo as DLC content.
- Added Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 as DLC content.
- Added Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 992) as DLC content.

GAMEPLAY:
- Added UI and gameplay and Multiplayer support for new car groups introduced in the DLC.
Grid mixing is now compatible with all car groups.
- Next lap invalidation added for a number of tracks when extending the final corner.
- Fixed a game crash in full-season 2021 championship when selecting a specific AMG entry.

PHYSICS:
- Fixed an issue with the automatic setup feature erroneously compensating for water film.
- Fixed an erroneous behaviour in bumpstop simulation.
- Fixed reversed fast bump damper slider and new fast damping values for all cars.
- Improved steering axis and relative FFB forces and tweaks in all cars FFB values.
(might need slight adjustments from the user, we also remind that you can change FFB gain while driving with numerical pad keys 8 and 2)
- Tweaks in camber gain and toe angle influence on tyre forces.
- Tweaks in tyres rolling resistance.
- Tweaks in tyre heating generation.
Balancing tweaks for the following cars and track categories:
- BMW M4 GT3 - all track groups.
- McLaren 720S GT3 - all track groups.
- Honda NSX GT3 Evo - all track groups.
- Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO - all track groups.

GRAPHICS:
- Fixed Ferrari 488 GT3 offset body shadow.
- Fixed Nissan GT-R GT3 rear light emitter clipping with bodywork.
Did the Honda get a buff then finally?
 
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Weird it doesn't show up on the store page "Content for this game" where I can see all my other dlc

It does open the right web page if you click the ad in the game on startup
 
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I'm always interested to read everything written about ACC content, so I've been paying very close attention to the Challengers Pack DLC announcements to build some personal hype seeing as I've drifted away from the SIM recently.

For less than £10 it's a good deal IMO, five cars for much less than a single iRacing car, plus superior graphics and sounds - result!

Porsche and BMW are pick of the bunch based on my testing yesterday, can definitely see potential for those in single make leagues!
 
0 mention of any price or if they updated anything, you download 2.1GB and open the game only to find out that you can pay 11 euros for 5 cars.

I bought the game for 25 euros in early-access, got the game + 10 cars + 10 tracks.
Nowadays, you can buy the finished game (without DLCs) for 20 euros and you pay 10 euros for 5 cars and no extra content, kind of a joke no?
I understand what you mean, but it depends...is 5€ for new fifa game too much? IMHO yes....is 12€ for couple of cars with physical model too much? IMHO no, for few reasons...
1.) time it takes to develop "correct" model
2.) time it takes to test this model on every frakin track on every frakin condition
3.) exspertise and resources neccessary to do 1. And 2.
4.) most important... I reaaally want ac2
 

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