Porsche Carrera Cup GB skins included in the latest rFactor 2 update
Image credit: Studio-397

BOP Changes & Porsche Cup Liveries in latest rFactor 2 Update

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Today, rFactor 2 received a minor update overhauling Balance of Performance in many classes and introducing Porsche Carrera Cup GB liveries.

With development in full swing for the release of Le Mans Ultimate later this year, it’s clear to see that rFactor 2 is falling down the priority list. Indeed, the game’s developers, Studio 397 confirms this in their latest update post.

That being said, an update for the game has just released bringing a collection of minor improvements to the title. These include track optimisations, Balance of Performance overhauls in several classes and a collection of liveries for the Porsche 992 911 GT3 Cup. Alongside the livery release comes an equally interesting addition in the form of fully functional KERS for the Formula ISI, the not-at-all a circa 2012 Formula One racer.

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Liveries

The most evident addition featuring in this latest rFactor 2 update is surely a new collection of liveries for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. This model released for the sim late last year and has since become popular, as it is in every game.

Porsche Cup GB at Brands Hatch in rF2
Porsche Cup GB at Brands Hatch in rF2. Image credit: Studio 397

Upon its release, Stephen Haley, livery designer at Digital Motor Art began putting together full fields of Porsche Carrera Cup skins from the real world. This work has now become official as his 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain liveries are now standard rF2 skins.

This collection features every livery that has run in the series until this point. Allowing fans to race a correct field should heighten one’s immersion whilst behind the wheel of this racer. The series runs as a support category to the British Touring Car Championship at most rounds. Therefore, one can complete custom championships of both series simultaneously.

rFactor 2 BoP Update

Speaking of the British Touring Car Championship, fans of the series have seen a dramatic disparity in pace between the series’ front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive cars in rF2. With this latest update, Studio 397 has taken measures to level the playing field. Running a front-wheel drive car should now be less frustrating an experience. The likes of the Ford and Toyota should now be competitive against the BMW and Infiniti.

FWD BTCC cars now have a greater chance at victory in rF2
FWD BTCC cars now have a greater chance at victory in rF2. Image credit: Studio 397

Balance of Performance adjustments have also been made in both the GT3 and GTE categories. For the former, the Porsche 991, McLaren 720 and both iterations of the Bentley have lost weight whilst the Mercedes gains 10kg. In GTE, a mix of weight balancing, pit stop time adjustments and power changes should make the class more competitive on all tracks.

Content Refreshers

Whilst new immersion-improving liveries and race-altering BOP headline this rF2 update, a number of fixes also feature on the changelog. Both on the car front and track side of things, minor tweaks should improve the user experience.

Atlanta Motorsport Park gets a refresh
Atlanta Motorsport Park gets a refresh. Image credit: Studio 397

Toban Raceway, Mills Metro, NOLA Motorsport Park, Loch Drummond and Atlanta Motorsport Park all receive AI track limit improvements. This should help races feel believable and prevent opponents from clipping walls or high kerbs. A number of atmospheric improvements will make them look better, despite being some of the older circuits in the game.

A similar path of improvement comes to a selection of cars. The aforementioned Formula ISI will now feature a functioning KERS system. This addition is surely now available following hybrid push-to-pass overhauls for the BTCC models. Elsewhere, classic formula racers Brabham BT44, March 761 and McLaren M23 all get graphical and material improvements in this minor update.

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