PC racers get the new Assetto Corsa Competizione update 1.4 to download now, which includes a lot of fine tuning for tyre wear, various car improvements, and other fixes. Meanwhile as we near the June 23rd 2020 console release of ACC, there’s a new trailer to promote the versions for the PS4 and Xbox One.
There’s quite a lot included in the Update 1.4 patch notes. And it’s worth remembering that there may be a free ACC weekend coming up, along with a current 40% off sale via Humble Bundle for a few more days. So between game improvements, new versions, and promotions, it must be a busy time for developers Kunos Simulazioni.
Assetto Corsa Competizione Update 1.4 Notes:
- New special event system allowing the creation and management of special events independently from client updates.
- Adjusted track limit penalty tolerances for straight-away DT and SG penalties.
- Post-time DT and SG conversions revised.
- Fixed crash in the last round of the official IGT championship when playing with the Walkenhorst entry.
- Removed invalid lap message for outlap.
- Brand-new special events page with leaderboard history.
- Brand-new driver customization UI page. Accessible from the Driver page and by pressing on the driver tile in the car showroom when viewing a custom car.
- Allows player to customize player outfit and also fictional team mates for Single Player game modes.
- Player outfits are also applied in Multiplayer.
- Added rating summary on MP pages.
- Updated track status and weather status indicators to provide a better indication of track conditions and weather forecast.
- Added communication message for track limits without further action.
- Improved automatic Setup UI system.
- Fixed wrong pressures and consequent wrong rod lengths and ride heights when returning to the setup after a long wait in the classification screen.
- Fixed excessive suspension oscillation while performing setup changes.
- Front Aero Variation values are now more stable and reliable.
- Fine tuning of slick tyres wear.
- Fine tuning of slick tyres tearing/graining.
- Fine tuning of wet tyres wear.
- Improvements in Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO suspension.
- Improvements in BMW M6 GT3 aero.
- Fine tuning in Lexus RC-F GT3 aero yaw sensibility.
- Improvements in Bentley GT3 2018 inertia and engine values.
- Improvements in Aston Martin GT3 V8 turbo lag.
- Core engine work.
- Fixed potential hang issue with Thrustmaster wheels.
- Keyboard-controlled gear shift bindings now pass through while using a DirectInput device.
- Fixed missing spark generation on certain cars.
- Re-added opponent sparks to MP gameplay.
- FMod Studio: random offset for exterior idle sounds (removes phase shifting).
- FMod Studio: fixed idle pitch reference for Lexus RC-F.
So there are plenty of useful improvements, tweaks and fixes to enjoy in Assetto Corsa Competizione right now. But what about console players?
Assetto Corsa Console Cars and Tracks Trailer
There’s nothing new or surprising in the trailer, but it’ll help to build excitement as the release date of June 23rd, 2020 rapidly approaches. And if you’re looking to buy the game, it’s well worth pre-ordering it, as you’ll get the Intercontinental GT DLC pack for free as a reward.
That DLC will cost you £12.49 if you buy it through Steam for the PC, so it’s likely to be a similar cost for consoles. And it includes four circuits (Kyalami Grand Prix, Suzuka, Laguna Seca and Mount Panorama), along with new car liveries, teams, drivers and more to let you emulate the real-life Intercontinental GT Challenge. So it’s definitely worth having.
You can pre-order the console editions of Assetto Corsa Competizione right now. It’s available from the Microsoft Store for the Xbox One, but not on the PlayStation Store yet.
And there’s plenty more to look forward to, with the GT4 DLC pack, adding 10 GT4 cars, coming to the PC in summer and consoles in Autumn, plus the British Pack DLC to let you compete the 7-race calendar of the British GT Championship coming to all platforms in Winter.
You can keep up with all the latest Assetto Corsa news, updates and eSports, here. And you can keep up with everything included in the game via our Assetto Corsa Competizione car list, and Assetto Corsa Competizione track list.