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Here’s your First Taste of ACC Update 1.9

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Last night, our very own Champion Joe tested out the new Assetto Corsa Competizione 1.9 Update on stream. Here’s what he thought.

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Today is the day that Assetto Corsa Competizione supposedly transforms itself with update 1.9. Prior to release day however, our very own Champion Joe got a first glimpse at the changes and new content in a live stream.

Content creators from the sim racing world came together last night to trial the update. Various races on the new-to-the-sim Ricardo Tormo Valencia track made for excellent viewing and gave fans a great insight into the new update. But what does Jonas really think of the supposedly revolutionary changes?

Excellent Racing

Over a two hour stream, Jonas took part in a pair of races, both with their own practice and qualifying sessions. Whilst both events took place on the Valencia circuit, they featured drastically different weather forecasts making for significantly different results and action.

In the first race, Champion Joe lived up to his name by putting on a brilliant show. A three-car battle between YouTuber Mr Git, Joe and Wild Things Racing’s Denise Pope provided great entertainment. If you want to check out another perspective of the Valencian dog fight, check out Mr Git’s view of it all here.

Watching the racing and how Jonas handles his Ferrari 296 GT3, it’s clear to see that the changes included in Update 1.9 for Assetto Corsa Competizione are working well. The car looks more manageable on power and you see less of the understeer that traditionally plagued the title.

In Race 2, our man on the ground takes on the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 2. Reportedly, the car is easier to drive for the common simracer at the expense of a lack of overall speed. Can Jonas keep up with the pack in the raging bull for a 30-minute race in changeable conditions? Watch the stream to find out.

Assetto Corsa Competizione Update 1.9: Jonas’ Thoughts

Overall, Jonas really enjoyed his time testing out the new update forACC. Not only is the racing fun, but he says that the game in its new state feels great.

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 2 joins Assetto Corsa Competizione in Update
The new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 2 joins ACC in the 2023 GT World Challenge DLC. Image Credit: Kunos Simulazioni

As he explains, you still have to be careful with inputs and not over drive the car, but it feels fun. That being said, he also points out that he has recently changed wheels and never tried his new wheel on the old version of the game. He admits that may cloud his judgement of the new physics changes. But if he feels the game is fun, surely the majority of sim racers will also notice the improved handling.

When it comes to the new content, it’s easy to see how much he enjoys the new Valencia track. Both races featured great battles that the track only enhanced. From the cars, it’s also clear that the new Lamborghini isn’t at the top of Joe’s wish list. The Ferrari, however, certainly is.

You can check out Jonas’ full thoughts in a video review later on today. Meanwhile, I will be jotting down my first impressions of version 1.9 tomorrow.

Has this stream whetted your appetite for Assetto Corsa Competizione Update 1.9? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

A petrol head and motorsports fan since the early days, sim racing has been a passion of mine for a number of years. The perfect way to immerse myself in my true dream job; racing driver. With lots of experience jotting down words about the car industry, I am happy to share my passion for pretend race cars here on Overtake!