BY ROSS McGREGOR, JUSTIN MELILLO AND THOMAS HARRISON-LORD
Black Friday is here. Or nearly here, depending on when you read this article. Either way, the 25th November 2022 will be filled with savings across sim racing equipment and racing game content.
Here’s not every item reduced, but the Traxion.GG team’s hot picks from the offers available. Steering wheels, cockpits and software, across PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch – here are our Black Friday 2022 selections.
This is an evolving article that we’ll keep updated when we see more deals. Predominately, these offers apply to the UK and USA markets only. If you purchase something from a Traxion.GG link, we may earn a commission. See our affiliate statement.
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Games and sim racing platforms
EA SPORTS’ F1 22 has continued the good work of Codemasters’ previous entries in the series, albeit with the slightly unpopular addition of F1 Life and supercars. However, the game mechanics remain solid enough and it’s well worth spending time with if you’re a fan of F1.
And it gets better – F1 22 is currently half-price on PC via Steam, PlayStation and Xbox.
- F1 22 – PC Steam –
- F1 22 PS4/Xbox One –
£59.99 / $59.99£29.99 / $29.99
- F1 22 PS5/Xbox Series X|S –
£69.99 / $69.99£34.99 / $34.99
- F1 22 Champions Edition Xbox –
Gran Turismo 7
The big dog in the PlayStation-exclusive family of racing games has got to be Gran Turismo 7 this year, and sure enough, it’ll be on sale directly from the PlayStation store this Black Friday sale season. There are three different versions of the title at three different pricing points, but the discount is up to 43 per cent off.
- Gran Turismo 7 PS4 –
£59.99 / $59.99£34.19 / $29.99
- Gran Turismo 7 PS5 –
£69.99 / $69.99£43.39 / $38.89
- Gran Turismo 7 Digital Deluxe Edition PS4 and PS5 –
£89.99 / $89.99£62.99 / $53.39
While the base software for iRacing is technically free, it also needs a subscription to access the numerous pieces of content. As usual, iRacing has its annual Black Friday sale again this year with 50 per cent off ALL new memberships and 25 per cent off renewals and reactivations for the 12 or 24-month tiers. The sale excludes paid cars and tracks.
This discount started a couple of weeks ago, but it runs through the entirety of November through the end of the day on 1st December.
- iRacing PC – One-year membership for new sign-ups – $
- iRacing PC – Two-year membership for new sign-ups –
Forza Horizon 5
Similar to Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation, the big exclusive title for Xbox players has to be the Forza series, and right now the top game is Forza Horizon 5. Coming directly from the Microsoft store, all three editions of Forza Horizon 5 will be on sale this Black Friday.
- Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition –
- Forza Horizon 5 Deluxe Edition –
- Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition –
If you want to get a Horizon experience for a cheaper price, Forza Horizon 4 is still on the market as well, and those prices have been discounted even further.
- Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition –
- Forza Horizon 4 Deluxe Edition –
- Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition –
There’s also another option out there and it’s definitely the best deal possible. Shoppers can own both Forza Horizon titles in their top form for a HEAVILY discounted rate.
- Forza Horizon 5 / Forza Horizon 4 Premium Editions Bundle –
Sector 3 Studios’ RaceRoom may be entering its tenth year, but it still provides some of the best esports racing around. With officially licensed content from the DTM and WTCR championships, plus a stack of modern GT3 cars, RaceRoom likely has something for everyone – including the recent brilliantly bonkers RaceRoom MF-Truck.
From 23rd November to 7th December the sim is running a ‘Black Week Sale’ with 50% off all individual cars and tracks and huge discounts on car and track packs. As an added bonus, the Premium Pack containing all of RaceRoom’s content is available for just €49,99.
Note: to take advantage of this offer you must purchase 7500 vRP (virtual Race Points) from the RaceRoom store (separate to the RaceRoom sim site).
World of Outlaws Dirt Racing
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series returned to console after a long break and we loved its snappy gameplay and authentic take on an American institution. The Monster Games and iRacing collaboration is on sale just now for as much as 50% off at Amazon and BestBuy ($24.99 from $49.99).
This applies to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One and Series X|S physical editions.
Wheel bases and steering wheels
Fanatec wheel base deals
Fanatec has a range of Black Friday bargains on offer, starting on the 25th of November. This includes its Xbox and PC Premium bundles (20% off). If you’re looking for something a little more high-end, though, Fanatec is offering its direct drive Podium Wheel Base DD2 wheelbase for €/$1199.95 from €/$1499.95.
10% off all Fanatec Steering Wheels
As a neat feature, Fanatec is offering all its Steering Wheels with a 10% discount for the duration of its Black Friday Sale. The wheelrim sale includes firm favourites such as the rally-themed CSL Elite Steering Wheel WRC and the feature-laden CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2 (both (£179.99 from €/$199.99).
Thrustmaster is currently offering Black Friday deals on its T248 ($269.99 from $399.99), T300 Racing Wheel Servo Base ($179.99 from $229.99) TS-XW Servo Base ($279.99 from $449.99) and T-GT II Servo Base ($409.99 from $499.99).
In terms of wheel rims to add to these wheelbases, the French gaming peripheral manufacturer has discounted its TM Open Wheel rim ($149.99 from $179.99) and its Sparco R383 Rally Wheel ($194.99 from £229.99).
One of the newest upstarts, Moza Racing is offering set reductions across three products between the 25th and 28th November.
Gomez Sim Racing (GSI)
GSI has announced a huge blanket discount of 15% across all its products for Black Friday. This means you can pick up its unbelievably detailed Formula Pro Elite “Alpha” rim with a saving of $187 ($1,063 down from $1250).
The offer excludes its collaborations with Simucube, including the Formula Pro Elite “Simucube” edition wheel, as well as its GT-MAX32 rims, however.
Fanatec is also offering its premium ClubSport Pedals V3 with a 25% discount (€/$299.95 from €/$399.95), with the inverted version receiving a hefty 33% off (€/$399.95 from €/$599.95).
Fanatec’s entry-level pedal set – the CSL Pedals – also get some love, with 30% off the CSL Pedals Clutch Kit, Load Cell Kit and Tuning Kit (€/$27.95/7.95/23.95 respectively).
Thrustmaster’s first venture into the world of load cell pedals, the T-LCMs, are available at a sweet 20% off for Black Friday, down from $249.99 to $199.99. Well worth it if you’re looking to upgrade from your entry level set.
Asetek SimSports Pagani
Asetek’s Simsports Pagani Huayra R Sim Racing Pedals enjoy a huge 50% discount for Black Friday, with the Danish firm’s attractive-looking pedal set reduced from €1,680.66 to €840.33.
Its design is based on the actual Pagani Huaya R supercar’s pedal box and features a hydraulic braking system. However, the Huayra R Sim Racing Pedals only feature gas and brake pedals, with a clutch available separately.
One of the more put-together models from Playseat, the Playseat Sensation Pro FIA, has a massive discount this year for Black Friday. Usually marked at €/£/$1,899, the rig is only €/£/$1,199 through 28th November. The only catch is that all deals for Playseat this year are limited to customers in Europe only.
If you’re looking for something a little less expensive, the Playseat Evolution system is only €/£/$249 through 28th November when it is normally €/£/$299. Again, it’s a Europe-only deal.
An assortment of sim rigs from Trak Racer are on sale already for Black Friday. The website shows that most items are 15 per cent off, all the way up from the new Alpine Racing TRX (was $1,400, now $1,190) down to the FS3 Steering Wheel Stand (was $199, now $152), and most other cockpits in between.
Thanks to its licencing deal with Ferrari, Thrustmaster has a decent selection of Prancing Horse-adorned products, including its T.Racing Scuderia Ferrari Edition-DTS gaming headset, compatible with PlayStation/Xbox/Nintendo Switch/PC. Hopefully wearing them won’t lead to a pit-stop disaster in your next race…($79.99 from $99.99)