Studio 397 continues to announce improvements for its rFactor 2 racing simulator, with big tyre model and Balance of Performance (BoP) improvements scheduled for its GT3 cars next week as well as a revamp of the sim’s recalcitrant package system.
However, the development team has today (31st January 2023) declared they will implement the ability to enter online races without needing to own all the server’s installed vehicles.
Although this feature is available in other sims like iRacing and RaceRoom – and has been for some time now – rFactor 2 has often frustrated players thanks to its absence.
In the past, if you wanted to join a GT3 race online with the McLaren 720S GT3 you’d just purchased, you’d also have to buy the other 13 GT3 cars. And if you were in a multi-class endurance race – you guessed it – you’d have to buy the other classes too. It was expensive and frustrating and frequently put players off the sim (including myself, admittedly).
In other Q1 2023 update news, the new GT3 tyre model and BoP changes will arrive on the 7th of February but the full Q1 drop will now be delayed by two weeks and release on the 21st of February. Studio 397 cites the “sheer volume” of planned fixes and content as the reason for the delay.
Are you happy this long-frustrating feature will now be a thing of the past in rFactor 2? Let us know in the comments below.
Featured image courtesy of Studio 397
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