Assetto Corsa Competizione: Console Hotfix Addresses Traction Bug

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Console sim racers were delighted when Assetto Corsa Competizione was updated to v1.9 just three months after the PC version, but a major bug has plagued some players since. A hotfix has been deployed to fix the issue and also address smaller problems tied to the specific consoles.

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While the update brought a major physics overhaul to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, it also introduced a bug that caused the player's car to lose traction and seemed to lessen aerodynamic drag considerably at the same time, resulting in excessive top speeds and little to no grip in the corners. Spontaneously exploding tires or engines that would suddenly rev to ludicrous rpm caused unexpected accidents.

The developers have reacted relatively quickly deployed the hotfix to v1.9.1 just over a week after the big update had been released. In addition to the speed, traction and mechanical issues bugs, random freezes for users of Thrustmaster T150 wheels have also been eliminated, as well as a problem that caused race information to disappear. You can find the full changelog including the console-specific fixes below.

Assetto Corsa Competizione - v1.9.1 Console Patch Notes​

General Fixes
  • Fixed an issue while driving using the T150 Thrustmaster wheel causes the title to freeze intermittently for periods of time.
  • Fixed an issue where player’s cars lose all traction and continue accelerating to excessive speed
  • Fixed an issue where race information disappears
Xbox Specific Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the Force Feedback on the BMW M2 is too heavy/stiff and clipping occurs when turning the wheel.
  • Fixed an issue with the UI occasionally missing a cursor focus on “CONTINUE” on the results screen of Championship races
PlayStation 5 Specific Fixes
  • Updated the McLaren 720S Evo Car model images in the setup menu are from the non-Evo model of the 720S.
  • Fixed an issue where the Nürburgring pit wall fencing loads in with bright pink colors.
  • Fixed an issue in Valencia, the player’s car may suddenly become non-functional in Free Practice on track after multiple setup changes.
  • Fixed an issue in which loading a save game affects active Controls Locked penalties.
  • Fixed an issue when an incorrect car spawn in various sessions.
  • Fixed an issue where the Force Feedback on the BMW M2 is too heavy/stiff, and clipping occurs when turning the wheel.

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