Answering the top RaceRoom Racing Experience questions
Image credit: KW Studios

RaceRoom Racing Experience: Answering The Big Questions

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RaceRoom Racing Experience may not be the most popular sim, but we often hear questions about this seemingly free-to-play game. Here are some of the most-needed answers about the title.

Perhaps one of the lesser-known games, RaceRoom Racing Experience does stew up many questions. Is it a free title? Can you play RaceRoom on console? How good is its VR? These are all some of the most common queries across the internet concerning the game.

If you are one of those looking for answers about this sim racing game, we are here to help. Below, find solutions, responses and fixes to all the most-searched for questions for RaceRoom Racing Experience. If you have other issues with the game, make sure to let us know and community members will surely get back to you.

Is RaceRoom Free to Play?

Yes, on Steam RaceRoom presents as a free-to-play racing game. One can install the title and put in considerable hours without getting a credit card out. However, like most free-to-play games, base content is meagre. It is only after spending money on additional packs that one truly flushes out the car and track list.

RaceRoom is free-to-play. But much of the content costs.
RaceRoom is free-to-play. But much of the content costs. Image credit: KW Studios

RaceRoom Content Available for Free

That being said, one can easily have fun with the existing free cars and tracks in RaceRoom. In total, five circuits – two being fictional – are available before purchasing any additional content.

  • Portimao
  • Sepang
  • Silverstone Stowe Circuit
  • Raceroom Raceway
  • Lakeview Hillclimb

The free car list in RaceRoom is somewhat larger. Players get access to 12 models, covering prototypes, GT, touring cars and junior formula racers.

  • Formula RaceRoom Junior
  • 134 Judd V8
  • Aquila CR1 SportsGT
  • Saleen S7R
  • Canhard R51
  • Canhard R52
  • Cougar C14-1
  • Cougar C14-2
  • DMD P20
  • DMD P21
  • Mistral M530
  • Mistral M531

RaceRoom Racing Experience Car List

An ever-expanding game, RaceRoom Racing Experience is growing its car list all the time. Not only does this include the usual sim racing culprits of GT3 cars. It also features a wide variety of historic touring cars to dive into. Furthermore, it is the official DTM and WTCC/WTCR title, allowing for full seasons worth of content to explore. Make sure to check out the cars available for R3E in the game store.

RaceRoom Racing Experience Track List

Much like its car list, RaceRoom Racing Experience is constantly gaining new tracks. Whilst the standard five-circuit selection is enough for some entertainment, purchasing more for between $3-$5 per venue will dramatically increase enjoyment. Here is the full list of additional tracks in R3E.

Full RaceRoom Racing Experience track list
  • Autodrom Most
  • Bathurst Circuit
  • Bilster Berg
  • Brands Hatch (Brands Hatch Indy sold separately)
  • Brno
  • Chang International Circuit
  • Circuit Zandvoort
  • Circuit Zolder
  • Circuit de Charade
  • Lausitzring
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Donnington Park
  • Dubai Autodrome
  • Falkenberg Motorbana
  • Gellarasen Arena
  • Hockenheimring
  • Hungaroring
  • Imola
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Interlagos
  • Knutstorp Ring
  • Laguna Seca
  • Macau
  • Mantorp Park
  • Mid Ohio
  • Monza
  • Moskow Raceway
  • Motorland Aragon
  • Oschersleben
  • Ningbo International Speedway
  • Nogaro Circuit Paul Armagnac
  • Nordschleife, with Nürburgring
  • Norisring
  • Paul Ricard
  • RaceRoom Hillclimb
  • Red Bull Ring
  • Road America
  • Sachsenring
  • Salzburgring
  • Scandinavian Raceway
  • Shanghai
  • Silverstone
  • Slovakia Ring
  • Sonoma Raceway
  • Spa-Francorchamps
  • Suzuka
  • TT Circuit Assen
  • Twin Ring Motegi
  • Valerbanen
  • Watkins Glen
  • Zhejiang Circuit
  • Zhuhai

Are RaceRoom Tracks Laser Scanned?

For those adept at sim racing, it is quite clear that RaceRoom Racing Experience tracks are not laser scanned for the most part. At times, circuit elevation can look off in side-by-side comparisons. Meanwhile, details such as bumps and camber may not be accurate in places. However, to the untrained eye, these differences are negligible. Furthermore, once you are driving, you will not notice that one bump located 0.5mm from its true position.

Is RaceRoom Any Good?

An older title running on seemingly vintage foundations, RaceRoom manages to hold its own among the more popular racing games. Many praise its weighted Force Feedback as well as its sound engine. Certainly as a free-to-play game in its most basic form, there is no harm in trying RaceRoom Racing Experience.

Can I Run RaceRoom?

Being built upon an older base and having released all the way back on 12 February 2013, RaceRoom Racing Experience is far from a burden on most modern systems. In fact, some players even manage correct performance from laptops. Find the game’s system requirements here.

System RequirementsMinimumRecommended
Operating SystemWindows 7Windows 11 64b
ProcessorDual Core 2.4 GHzQuad Core 3.0 GHz
Memory4 GB RAM16 GB RAM
Graphics CardVRAM 512MBVRAM 8GB
Storage70 GB available space70 GB available space

Can You Play RaceRoom on PS4 and Xbox?

Unfortunately, RaceRoom Racing Experience is only available for PC. Therefore, you cannot play RaceRoom on PS4, PS5 or Xbox One or Series S/X. It is available to download from the Steam Store.

Can You Play RaceRoom on a Controller?

Just like every sim racing game, one can certainly play RaceRoom Racing Experience on a controller. However, speed and comfort will no doubt come from a force feedback racing wheel. You can find our guide on cheap and second hand sim racing wheels here.

Can You Play RaceRoom Offline?

Much like iRacing, RaceRoom Racing Experience requires a permanent internet connection to play. As a result, it cannot be played offline. However, one can nonetheless run single player races and sessions without the hassle of online players.

You cannot play RaceRoom offline, so keep the ethernet plugged in.
You cannot play RaceRoom offline, so keep the ethernet plugged in. Image credit: KW Studios

R3E features a nifty Adaptive AI system that bases its strength on your previous results. Furthermore, large grids of over 100 cars on certain tracks like Dubai and the Nordschleife make for immersive situations.

How to Play RaceRoom in VR?

Less demanding on systems than other modern racing games, RaceRoom Racing Experience is fantastic in VR. To launch RaceRoom in Virtual Reality, simply open Steam and click the Play button for the game. A pop-up window should appear, here select ‘Launch in SteamVR’.

RaceRoom: How to get Reputation?

Whilst the single player game modes will provide plenty of fun, RaceRoom also offers an online competition system akin to that of iRacing or rFactor 2. When first starting out, drivers are restricted to rookie races. But as time goes on, higher echelons will become available.

To unlock these advanced series, one must earn Reputation points. These are acquired by simply running clean laps and minimising mid-race incidents. Make sure to stay on-track and avoid coming into contact with other cars.

Can’t Connect to RaceRoom Servers

Questions of being unable to connect to the RaceRoom servers are not rare. However, in most cases these are easily solved. If you are unable to connect to RaceRoom servers, make sure to verify your internet connection. If that is fine, ensure your firewall and antivirus are not preventing the game from connecting to the internet.

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