rFactor 2’s Steam Workshop is a depository of mods, cars and tracks for Studio 397’s racing sim. We give you a rundown of all the details.
WHAT IS THE RFACTOR 2 STEAM WORKSHOP?
The Steam Workshop is a depository of community-made content, which in rFactor 2’s case allows players to download extra tracks, cars, skin packs and revised HUD graphics.
How to download Steam Workshop items for rFactor 2
To download any of these items you must click on the ‘Subscribe’ button within the Steam Store workshop area and the content will be added to your Steam client’s download queue.
The next time rFactor 2 is started, the content will be installed and ready to use.
HOW MUCH DOES rFACTOR 2 STEAM WORKSHOP CONTENT COST?
All mods, tracks and cars from rFactor 2’s Steam Workshop are free to download and use.
IS ANY rFACTOR 2 STEAM WORKSHOP CONTENT OFFICIALLY ENDORSED BY STUDIO 397?
Yes, Studio 397 and Image Space Incorporated have released many official cars and tracks for rFactor 2 via the rFactor 2 Steam Workshop. These include the likes of Silverstone, Renault Clio Cup cars and a range of officially licensed Tatuus single-seaters.
ARE THE COMMUNITY MODS FROM rFACTOR 2’S STEAM WORKSHOP GOOD QUALITY?
Like any collection of mods, quality can vary. For the most part, however, the standard is high. For example, the Alpine A110 mod by the EnduRacers modding team has been officially sanctioned by the French manufacturer and been absorbed into rFactor 2’s Competition System.
In terms of tracks, community-made venues like Longford 1967 have been added to Studio 397’s list of official Steam Workshop content. The track was originally created by community member woochoo, but due to the high quality of his work Longford 1967 now slots seamlessly into rFactor 2’s track roster.
CAN I ADD MY OWN CONTENT TO rFACTOR 2’S STEAM WORKSHOP?
That is not to say the process of uploading mods to the Workshop is easy, however, as users will need a degree of modding skill and knowledge of the Workshop system in order to present their mods to the public.
On the other hand, though, the Steam Workshop is a great place for modding teams to showcase their talents. It is also a user-friendly experience for rFactor 2 players too, as they can install cars, tracks and other mods with one single mouse click. If you go crazy adding items to your download list, however, expect a long installation process the next time your boot the platform.
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