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Rennsport Beta 1.6: What Is New In The Update?


A new update is here: Rennsport Beta 1.6 releases on November 24 – but what can sim racers expect, aside from a 15.000 new keys being sent out?

Common criticism about Rennsport focuses on the fact that it is still in Closed Beta and not everyone has access. But 15,000 new beta access keys are releasing with update 1.6. So if you signed up, check your inboxes – you may just be able to play Rennsport!

But of course, that is not all. Along with the key drop, there is an update with new features, new tracks and even a brand new car class.

Rennsport Beta 1.6: All Content

With the two final ESL R1 Fall Season’s online rounds come two new tracks. Road Atlanta – home of Petit Le Mans – and the Daytona Road Course, both icons in American sportscar racing, are joining the title. Both will be available in this new update, potentially with Daytona in its pure speedway configuration as well.

A causality of Daytona’s inclusion, though, is the lack of an appropriate area for standings starts. You can do that at Daytona, but unfortunately, it is not ideal, and you just end up with not so great traction whilst stationary on the banking. As a result of that, rolling starts have been added to Rennsport.

Also with this update are two brand new additions in the shape of TCR cars. We knew two were being added, but not which ones exactly yet. Until now: The Audi RS 3 LMS and Hyundai Elantra N TC, both of which are front-wheel drive and also in iRacing, are new to Rennsport.

Both cars compete in the TCR World Tour, with this year’s champion Norbert Michelisz driving an Elantra. 2012 World Touring Car champion Robert Huff raced an RS 3 and ended up third in the final standings.

All of this plus updated physics are available in the latest update to Rennsport.

When will the update release?

At the time of writing, the ESL R1 Fall Major’s Group Stages are ongoing. The final race is set to wrap up before 18:30 CET, so that is perhaps the most likely time for the update to be available on the Epic Game Store.

Plus, if you want to quickly snag a key code, they are displayed on the broadcast. So head over to the ESL R1 Twitch and YouTube streams to try and quickly redeem a code in record time. Have the Epic launcher open if you do not want to be beaten to the code being redeemed!

What new car or track are you most keen to drive first in Rennsport beta update 1.6? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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