BeamNG.drive is a wide-open sandbox with lots to do. We want to know: What are your favourite activities in the soft body crash-a-lot game?
Each month, BeamNG.drive is one of if not the most popular games on Steam. In fact at OverTake, we keep a regular eye on the charts. This sandbox title always appears at the top end of most-played list. But why exactly is it so popular?
Well, the simple answer is that there is just so much to do in the game. Offering a variety of open-world maps, each with their own challenges, races and easter eggs, there is a lot to explore. Furthermore, the car list is vast, with each model featuring a plethora of modifications and unique characteristics. Finally, third party mods available for the game provide a whole other dimension to the title.
With so much to do, it sometimes seems difficult knowing where to start. So we are asking you, the community, what you enjoy doing most in BeamNG.drive. You can get in touch via the comments section, on our social media channels, or in our Discord community. Let us know what you enjoy doing. Tell us what your favourite maps, car and mods are. Above all, let us know why you keep coming back to this hidden gem of a title.
What I Do in BeamNG.Drive
Personally, I was always intrigued by this sandbox crash-tastic title. However, it was only recently that I made the plunge and purchased it. In fact, I believe I got it for a reduced price in the last Spring Steam sale – that certainly felt like a good deal.
In fact, that good deal felt even greater as time went on, and I discovered what the title truly offers. Originally seeing BeamNG as a simple soft-body crashing title in which all you do is spend a few hours pretending to crash, I soon found out it is so much more. Upon loading it up, I realised that several maps are available to explore freely, each with different activities.
Rock climbing, top speed runs, rallying, circuit racing and deliveries. I have spent a lot of time taking part in these challenges, always trying to improve my time. What is so great about the title is that these challenges are far from easy. Unlike other games releasing in recent times, one must work hard to get even achieve one out of three stars, let alone get a full bag.
The off-road driving challenges and rally courses are certainly my favourites. In fact, I see the game as a brilliant rallying simulator. A few months ago, I even pointed out that BeamNG.drive is the perfect base for a Dakar Rally simulator; far better than the actual title, Dakar Desert Rally. The off-road physics feel very understandable whilst the tarmac feel is very smooth.
My favourite map of the game has to be the most recent Johnson Valley location. A wide open desert with very few tarmac roads, it is what inspired the Dakar motivation. This is a map that provides many surface types from deep sand to bolder-filled rock fields and gravel paths.
However, the thrill of diving through the narrow roads of Italy is also very fun. In fact, simply driving around any area of any map in BeamNG.drive is enjoyable. The driving physics are very pliable and make you want to keep going. Any time I can treat a road like a rally stage, I will continue driving that same stretch for hours.
I am yet to dive into the third party content. However, that is certainly something I will have a look at soon.
I know there is so much I am missing out on in this game. But with the shear size of it, it is impossible to truly touch everything. Therefore, what would you advise I focus on next time I boot up the game?
What do you do most in BeamNG.Drive? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!