Rennsport’s Closed Beta phase has begun in earnest, with the developers revealing more details on how multiplayer racing will work in-game.
Competition Company has showcased how drivers will be ranked and split in Rennsport’s Closed Beta PvP races and the good news is it looks to be an effective way of controlling bad behaviour on-track.
Multiplayer is available to sample now for those lucky enough to hold a Rennsport Closed Beta key so we’ve collated a handy guide explaining the ins and outs of the sim’s emerging online racing mechanics.
How can I play Rennsport’s Closed Beta?
Only a select number of people currently have access to Rennsport’s Closed Beta, with around 60,000 players registering for the privilege of playing the game in its nascent stages.
You can still apply for access to Rennsport’s Closed Beta Waiting List via the Rennsport website.
What is Rennsport Rating (RR)?
Rennsport Rating (RR) is the score system that forms the backbone of Rennsport’s multiplayer ranking system. Each player starts with a RR of 1500 and this rating will increase or decrease based on a player’s race performance.
Placing well against higher-rated players will gain you more RR than facing less-skilled players, while finishing in lower positions, or even disconnecting, will result in a bigger decrease in RR.
Naturally, as the game is in beta, if there are any server-side technical mishaps the race results will be nullified and there will be no change in RR.
Rennsport also plans to hold unranked races in the latter stages of the sim’s Closed Beta cycle, allowing players to race without the risk of losing RR. It’s a bit like Race A in Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races.
What is Safety Rating (SR) in Rennsport?
Safety Rating (SR) will be instantly familiar to sim racers who’ve played iRacing. All Rennsport players begin their multiplayer careers on an SR of 1.0, with this increasing or decreasing based on their conduct during races.
Driving cleanly and avoiding contact will increase SR, while smashing the barriers or picking up penalties will decrease it. It’s a simple system that has worked well in both Assetto Corsa Competizione and iRacing.
How do I use the Race Calendar in Rennsport’s Closed Beta multiplayer?
The Race Calendar is where you access Rennsport’s Closed Beta multiplayer races. There are various official races available throughout the day, with a new batch of tracks and cars available every week.
Navigating the Race Calendar is straightforward, with players able to browse the available races by clicking on the calendar to the left of the screen. Clicking on a day will bring up the race details on the right-hand side of the screen, including the track and car details as well as race length.
Rennsport also allows players to filter races based on their favoured car and track combinations. You can sign up for future races or let Rennsport inform you when a race session is about to launch by selecting the ‘Notify Me’ button.
Players are then sorted into race splits based on their RR. The player with the highest RR is assigned the number one, the second highest is given number two and so on.
Players can also use the Rennsport phone app (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store) to search and select races to take part in.
In time, Competition Company promises it will be possible for players to set up their own private lobbies.
Which tracks are available in Rennsport’s Closed Beta multiplayer?
Tracks available currently in Rennsport’s Closed Beta include:
Which cars are available in Rennsport’s Closed Beta multiplayer?
Cars available currently in Rennsport’s Closed Beta include:
- Audi R8 LMS Evo II GT3
- Mercedes-AMG GT3
- Porsche 911 GT3R (992)
- BMW M4 GT3
What else can we expect from Rennsport’s Closed Beta?
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