Assetto Corsa Competizione update alters BMW M4 GT3 aero

Kunos Simulazioni has just announced a hotfix for their popular GT3 simulator Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC). Update 1.8.10 includes fixes for a couple of minor bugs like the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo default setup asymmetry, but it is the car ‘balancing tweaks’ most players will be interested in.

The BMW M4 GT3 – added as free bonus DLC in November last year – is widely used by the ACC community to great effect, but its balance of performance (BoP) has come in for criticism from some quarters, leading to a performance reduction with this new update.

Additionally, it’s been confirmed that the McLaren 720S GT3 has also been adjusted, although it’s generally thought to be less effective than the M4 GT3. Exact details on what parameters have been changed are still to be revealed, but the BMW has definitely had its aero model tweaked. What we do know however, is that like the BMW the McLaren’s BoP has been adjusted across all of ACC’s circuits, so we must assume it will also face a performance hit.

The v 1.8.10 hotfix is for the PC version of ACC only, with details yet to be announced on PS4/Xbox One versions, with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S iterations of the game set to be released in February 2022.

Assetto Corsa Competizione update 1.8.10 changelog:

  • VR: TAA5 area mask optimization in stereo rendering now defaults off to remove artefacting.
  • Fixed asymmetry in some Audi R8 GT3 Evo setups.
  • Tweaks to the BMW M4 GT3 aero model.

Balancing tweaks for the following cars and track categories:

  • BMW M4 GT3 – all track groups.
  • McLaren 720S GT3 – all track groups.
  • Zolder regrouped as D1 for 2021/Open season for better overall balance

Have you tried out the latest BoP in ACC? Is the BMW still the car to beat? Let us know in the comments below.

Update: we originally shared ballast changes we thought were from the development team, but were actually from a community member.

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