We describe how to join Assetto Corsa Competizione’s multiplayer Competition Servers and explain the type and format of their races.
Although Assetto Corsa Competizione has several single-player championships to play through; including the British GT Championship, multiple GT World Challenge Europe seasons and the GT4 European Series, most players will spend the majority of their game time in online servers.
What is Assetto Corsa Competizione’s Competition Server?
One major online feature of Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) is the Competition Server. This gives ACC players a chance to race competitively against other players online on servers operated by the game’s developer – Kunos Simulazioni.
The Competition Server helps matchmaker players into races with similarly skilled opponents, ensuring close and competitive racing.
What type of races are on Assetto Corsa Competiizone’s Competition Server?
Generally, ACC’s Competition Server races occur every hour and consist of a single, 30-minute race. The race is preceded by a three-minute practice session and a seven-minute qualifying session.
The race can run with or without pit stops – this information will be shown on the Competition Server registration screen alongside track details, region and other pertinent information.
Races can also have inclement weather – rain is possible.
How often do new races appear on Assetto Corsa Competizione’s Competition Server?
Races appear every hour of the day – it’s possible to participate in each new race. Races are regio-specific, however, to help minimise lag and improve the user experience.
Doing well in Competition Server races increases your Competition (CP) rating
How high does my safety rating need to be to join an Assetto Corsa Competizione Competition Server?
To join one of Assetto Corsa Competizione’s Competition Servers you need to have a Safety Rating (SA) of more than 80 (check out our guide on gaining SA in ACC for more details). You also need to have all three track medals of the circuit being used, which can be obtained by driving four clean laps consecutively in any game mode.
How to join Assetto Corsa Competizione’s Competition Server
On ACC’s main menu, head to ‘Multiplayer’ then you’ll see the Competition Server on the far right of the screen. Here, the day’s Competition Server race will be displayed with a countdown telling you how long you have until you can register for the next race.
After the countdown, click to register and there will be another five-minute countdown until the practice session starts. You will then have three minutes in which to join the Competition Server.
You will be assigned a server within your region – in my case, Europe.
How to improve your CP rating in Assetto Corsa Competizione
The best way to improve your CP rating as quickly as possible is to perform well and avoid incidents in Competition Server races.
Naturally, racing well in ACC’s Competition Server will also help boost your Safety Rating (SA), Racecraft (RC) and Consistency (CN) stats.
ACC’s in-game description of the CP rating states: “in contrast to the Racecraft Rating, this one (CO) is focusing on the end result – as merciless as real motorsports is”.
Pretty conclusive stuff there, then!