After the main season pass for GT sim-racing game Assetto Corsa Competizione was complete, many where speculating if the title would receive any further content updates.
We even published an article just a few days ago speculating on the future direction of the game. Allow us to put on our best smug face, for just two minutes, please.
Today, it was announced that car liveries from the 2021 GT World Challenge Europe series will be added to the platform for free, via a v1.7.12 update.
To be clear, this is not new vehicles, but rather a roster update with the drivers, team and car designs updated to reflect the real-world championship.
The platform is being used for many esports series at present, including the Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series which takes place with GT World Series drivers during race weekends. Now they will be able to compete with updated liveries and those at home can now have a matching experience.
There is also a bonus BMW Sim Time Attack livery and one for the Logitech McLaren G Challenge series.
For now, this is just for the PC version of the game. Up until this update, the PS4 and Xbox One versions did have DLC parity – so we await word on when or if these skins will make it across too.
We’ve included the full changelog for you below, which also includes some minor changes:
Assetto Corsa Competizione PC v1.7.12 Changelog
- All 2021 GTWCH EU full-season liveries added as bonus content.
- Bonus livery for the “BMW Sim Time Attack” series.
- Bonus livery for the Logitech McLaren G Challenge.
- Option in menuSettings.json to change the preloading of cars in the UI:
“carsPreloadMode”: 0=always, 1=never, 2=auto (default)
“carsPreloadLimitMB”: used when carsPreloadMode=2 to compare it with available video memory (cars preload is disabled if video memory is lower than the value set here) (default = 5000)
Legacy behavior: “carsPreloadMode”: 0,
NOTE: this setting is to save memory on systems with very low video and system memory to prevent freezes on game launch.
- Revised View Settings menu with pages for groups and undo function.
- Mirror settings now exposed in the new View Settings menu.
- Revised Gear widget with separated fuel, gear and pedals sections – visibility setting added in HUD menu options.
- Physical steering input now displayed in Pedals widget.
- Max framerate cap increased.
- Minor fix on Oulton Park track map.
- A fix to an inaccurate pit entry/on-track status at Oulton Park.
- Fixed erroneously high default brake bias value in Wet setup presets of the Porsche 991II GT3 R at IGT tracks.
- Porsche 991II aeromap adjustment to allow for slightly higher top speed.
Balancing tweaks for the following cars and track categories:
- Honda NSX GT3 at EU B
- Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo at EU D – further adjustments
- Bentley Continental GT3 at EU D
- Fixed backlight on British GT numberplates.