The second update and content drop in 2022 for rFactor 2 is now live on Steam, it includes an extensive changelog, graphical enhancements, and 5 new pieces of content.
Just like before the Q1 update in February, Studio 397 have been teasing and hinting towards updates, enhancements and releases over the last few feeks, then they've slowly been building up to the release with content announcement. The content is now on Steam, ready for purchase.
The content being released in the Q2 drop is mainly based around BTCC, with two cars from the 2021 British Touring Car Championship, a RWD Infinity and a FWD Toyota, finally bringing touring cars with different drivetrain-solutions to rFactor 2. Couple with the BTCC cars, we also find Donington Park and Brands Hatch. Keen followers of rFactor 2, and the Motorsport Games-saga, will probably recognize this as content made for the planned BTCC game. In addition to the BTCC content, Studio 397 have also added Laguna Seca to the Q2 pack, making it 2 cars, 3 tracks and a total of 5 different layouts.
In addition to the new DLC. rFactor 2 has also been given a new sound engine, with special care given to headphone and VR users.
There has also been an update to particles and sparks, to make the rooster-tails of water, sparks and debris look more realistic and better. They should now also behave in a more accurate way, and interact with the shape of the cars making them. Shift protection and refined engine and brake cooling has also been added with this update, and older content will get these updates in the coming weeks and months.
Wet Weather have also been given an overhaul, from how the rain falls and dries on the circuit, to how the grip changes in different conditions.
Many issues have also been patched, for an extensive list see the next page here
If you want to try out the new content in a fun and friendly race-setting, the RaceDepartment rFactor 2 Club will do like the real life British Touring Car Championship, and racing on Brands Hatch Indy this Friday. RaceDepartment Club Racing is open to all premium members of RaceDepartment. For more information, visit the Racing Club subforum.