A Porsche GT3 car getting serviced in the pit area.

5 Settings Mistakes Holding you Back in ACC!

Assetto Corsa Competizione

Assetto Corsa Competizione‘s setup presets are setting you up to fail! At least if you are still making one of these five mistakes in your ACC settings. ChampionJoe explains how to fix it!

Image credit: Kunos Simulazioni

Since 2018, Assetto Corsa Competizione has provided one of the most solid platforms for dedicated and immersive GT3 racing. As the officially licensed game of the GT World Challenge, it is the go-to sim for many wanting to race GT3 cars.

It has other classes of course. GT4 and even a few spec series from the likes of Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari are present. It may lack the widespread content in terms of cars and tracks. But where ACC lacks content diversity, it makes up by providing as refined a driving experience as possible.

An Audi R8 racing car with Valentino Rossi's yellow number 46 on the side.
There are plenty of cars to choose from in ACC. Image credit: Kunos Simulazioni

But to any novice coming into ACC, there are plenty of settings that could be holding you back. ChampionJoe has identified five that can help you go that little bit quicker.

Another ACC Tip

Changing the setup and settings can be quite daunting to the casual racing game player. But along with some of the suggestions from Jonas, we have some for you as well.

ACC has timed races, so it’s difficult to know how much fuel to put in. You can never be sure how many laps you will be doing in any race. The best idea is to take the amount of seconds it took the player who got the fastest time (for example: 1 minute 40 seconds is 100 seconds), and then divide it by the amount of seconds the race will be (25 minutes is 1,500 seconds).

1,500 divided by 100 means the race is 15 laps. You can then give the car the amount of fuel it needs. Take the number that the game claims your car uses in fuel per lap (for example: 3 litres per lap) and multiply that by the estimated distance of the race. 3 times 15 equals 45 litres. No, nobody wants to do quick maths before a race.

The Fuel & Strategy setup menu from Assetto Corsa Competizione.
It may be tedious but it can help you perform better in races. Image credit: Kunos Simulazioni

But it’s better than losing performance by having too much fuel. We do recommend adding a bit extra just in case you have miscalculated by the tiniest of margins and run out of fuel just before the end.

Alternatively, if a race runs to more laps than your car can do on the one tank, you face a decision. You can either save fuel or you do a mandatory stop and fill up half way through. This allows you to utilise as much performance as you can, since carrying too much fuel will only slow you down with no advantage.

What’s your best setup tip for ACC? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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