Latest rFactor 2 update includes BMW M2 CS revamp
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BMW M2 CS gets rFactor 2 Revamp, Soon Available for Free

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In the latest rFactor 2 update, the BMW M2 CS gets a major revamp alongside other models. The German club racer will soon be available for free.

Today, rFactor 2 receives its latest update. A smaller refresh than previous rFactor 2 overhauls, this version 1.47 mainly focuses on the BMW M2 CS racer. This little club racing coupe often seen bombing around the Nordschleife in NLS ( formerly VLN) events gets a full overhaul today.

Alongside the refresh patch notes, Studio 397 hints that players will soon get the chance to claim this car for free. Elsewhere, the title’s historic F1 cars see some minor tweaks to level the playing field.

Refreshed BMW M2 CS

As aforementioned, the majority of the rF2 version 1.47 changelog focuses on the BMW M2 CS. In the game since 2019, this little model is popular among online racing communities for its close competition. Much like in real life, it is an easy to drive car that gives off a good toe, perfect for pack racing.

However, released nearly four years ago, it does not benefit from the developer’s more recent content quality. Therefore, those that enjoy driving this model will appreciate the time developers have put into elevating it.

The first major improvement to the car comes to its tyre model. In fact, more recent rF2 cars utilise a more stable model allowing for improved grip in longer turns. The car should no longer lose grip through sections like the Nürburgring Stadium section. This revamp also brings in electronic aid optimisation and gearbox electronic tweaks, for both easier and safer downshifts.

Visually, the car should look more realistic with additional animations coming to the M2 CS in rFactor 2. The cockpit will appear closer in quality to the likes of the BTCC racers. In addition, a collection of new liveries will be available to race from the get-go.

Aside from the substantial overhaul, rFactor 2 fans will be excited for what Studio 397 has to offer soon. In fact, the team behind this game hints that those that don’t yet own the car will be able to get their hands on it for free soon. Saying, “there will be an opportunity for users,” it seems a competition of some sorts is inbound.

With Le Mans Ultimate’s online Race Control feature being developed on rF2, could this be the sign of greater online organisation by the devs? Time will tell.

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