Kunos Simulazioni has released a new update for its acclaimed sim Assetto Corsa Competizione today (22nd August 2022). The update, measuring 631.5MB on Steam, primarily adjusts the performance of several GT3 cars.
This means that the Balance of Performance (BoP) (the system by which the FIA equalises the performance of GT3 vehicles) of GT3 cars including the AMR Vantage, BMW M4, Audi R8 LMS Evo 2 and Porsche 911 991.2 has been altered – with the BMW facing particular attention.
In fact, the BMW M4 GT3 has undergone a significant overhaul of its gear ratios, oddly going against the real-world car’s FIA homologation specification. The reason for this is that sixth gear in the real and virtual car is exceptionally long, with many of ACC’s tracks using only five of the BMW’s six ratios. This is seen as a gentle balancing nudge by Kunos to make the car more competitive.
As well as BoP adjustments to seven GT3 cars, the v1.8.18 update reworks track-cutting criteria for certain tracks in wet weather. The new patch also introduces minor livery fixes.
Have you tried the new PC-only update for ACC? How do you feel about the new BoP arrangements? Let us know in the comments below.
Update, 24th August 2022: two additional fixes for the v1.8.18 patch have been released, which “… [fix] the sporadic lockups and resulting desktop crashes (sudden crash with exception code 0xc0000374 logged in the Windows Event Log)” and “…increases the online protocol version.”
This came after many reports of game crashes for ACC players after downloading and installing the v1.1.18 patch.
Assetto Corsa Competizione v1.8.18 changelog
- Revised wet track limits on various tracks.
- Minor livery sponsorship updates.
BOP tweaks for:
- Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3
- BMW M4 GT3
- Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2
- Bentley Continental GT3 2018
- Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO
- Porsche 991.2 GT3 R
- Mercedes AMG GT3 EVO
- -BMW M4 GT3 new gear ratios homologation