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Assetto Corsa Competizione | GT4 Pack DLC Review (Video)

Paul Jeffrey

RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief
Staff
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On July 15th the GT4 Pack DLC will be released for Assetto Corsa Competizione, and we had the opportunity to sample the new cars and build ahead of release - here is our impressions from this exciting new content.
  • Video review from the new DLC pack.
  • 54 new liveries representing 11 new GT4 cars from the 2019 European GT4 season.
  • Cars from Alpine, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Chevrolet, Ginetta, KTM, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche.
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Assetto Corsa Competizione | Gameplay: Maserati MC GT4: Click Here.

As most of you will now be well aware, Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official simulation of the SRO organised GT World Challenge Europe GT3 championship - arguably the finest collection of GT3 teams and drivers in the world. Having started out life representing the main 2018 season, the simulation has been expanded in recent months to include the most recent 2019 season, and the very impressive Intercontinental GT Challenge teams and tracks.

In the latest DLC drop set to hit the public build of ACC this Wednesday 15th July, Kunos Simulazioni are set to release the 2019 GT4 European Series - a specification of car slightly below GT3 in both speed and technology, and an entirely different driving experience to the content already within the simulation.

Assetto Corsa Competizione GT4 Pack DLC Review:

  • Online multiplayer features multiclass racing - no need to own GT4 cars to join server.
  • Server split into Mixed (default), GT3, GT4, SuperTrofeo and Cup.
  • Implementation of car electronics systems specific to certain GT4 cars.
Assetto Corsa Competizione | Watch again - Influencers vs Kunos livestream race: Click Here

As a new category is joining the simulation, Kunos have opened up the option to to race both the GT3 and GT4 together in online multiplayer lobbies, finally bringing multi-class racing to Assetto Corsa Competizione. As we now have a few different classifications represented within the simulation, the servers have been broken down into the following categories:

Mixed - Default setting, featuring all car combinations and multi-class.
GT3 - Only GT3 specification cars.
GT4 - Only GT4 specification cars.
ST - SuperTrofeo cars.
Cup - Cup series cars.

In a really nice move from the developers, players who don't own the GT4 content can still join and race in a mixed server driving the GT3 cars, however it is to be noted that multi-class racing is not included in the offline single player portion of the simulation.


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Assetto Corsa Competizione | Gameplay: Porsche 718 Cayman Clubsport: Click Here

Additionally, with the new pack comes a brand new V1.5 build of the simulation, and that has some interesting changes and improvements, of which the following may be of interest...
  • Interactive track map on the garage screen and integration in game and on broadcast HUDs
  • Rework of controller management to support multiple instances of the same controller device
  • Rework of controller detection to better handle dis/reconnected devices in session
  • Better implementation of caster physics
  • Implementation of car electronics systems specific to certain GT4 cars

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Assetto Corsa Competizione | Gameplay: Aston Martin Vantage GT4: Click Here.

So, what cars are included in the new pack? Well, we've got quite the selection of different design principles and stylings - one of the many reasons GT4 racing is absolutely incredible:
  • Alpine A110 GT4 (7 liveries)
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT4 (7 liveries)
  • Audi R8 LMS GT4 (4 liveries)
  • BMW M4 GT4 (8 liveries)
  • Chevrolet Camaro GT4R (2 liveries)
  • Ginetta G55 GT4 (1 liveries)
  • KTM X-Bow GT4 (3 liveries)
  • Maserati MC GT4 (1 liveries)
  • Mclaren 570S GT4 (5 liveries)
  • Mercedes AMG GT4 (10 liveries)
  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport (4 liveries)
That's 52 new liveries - making a rather nice collection of GT4 cars to race against on the various tracks within ACC!


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  • New singleplayer modes specific to GT4 regulations.
  • Plenty of gameplay footage.
  • Check out how I got on in the GT4 celebrity livestream race.
On Monday evening, myself, Kunos Developers and a who bunch of sim racing personalities took to the online servers in ACC to race against each other in these new GT4 cars in two 20 minute races on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix and Zolder Circuits, and it was a blast! We had plenty of action and some nice close looks at the GT4 cars for the first time. If you missed it, you can check out the race from my perspective over on the RaceDepartment Twitch channel, HERE.

Back to single player, the new pack also includes some new gameplay modes to accompany the GT4 cars. As part of V1.5, we now have the option to race in events offline that mirror the real world GT4 European Series - as such, in single race mode, we now have two 60-minute single-category sprint races per weekend with driver swap in a designated pit window but without tyre change and refuelling. This is replicated as the official single player game mode. In the real-life series, tyres can only be changed if the weather conditions change mid-session. Cool.

Of course, if you wish to race in custom mode, you can set the event settings to however you choose.

All in all - very exciting times!


Assetto Corsa Competizione is available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Got questions? Head over to the Assetto Corsa Competizione sub forum here at RaceDepartment and let the community be your guide!

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  • Alpine: "It drives funny. Doesn't respond"
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT4 "Why doesn't it come in pink"
  • Audi R8 LMS GT4: "The tire model seems to be sluggish"
  • BMW M4 GT4: "The engine doesn't sound quite right"
  • Chevrolet Camaro: "I can't see out of the back window"
  • Ginetta G55 GT4: "This is not like the real car"
  • KTM X-Bow GT4: "I don't like any of the liveries"
  • Maserati MC GT4: "Looks awful in VR"
  • Mclaren 570S GT4: "The one on ( insert sim here) drives much better"
  • Mercedes AMG GT4: " Why can't I customize this car"
  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4: " They should have made a RUF instead"
"No VR, no buy"
" When do they release IMSA"
"When do they release BTCC"
" They should have more cars than this"
"It's too expensive"
" I prefer Iracing"

Ok, all of the whining is done. None after the release tomorrow please.


I was ready to say "any chance of having the Nissan370 ? or the american cars ? (Mustang, saleen, Panoz) ...but thanks to your smart post, I dont want to be "that guy" :)
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Wedge

Premium
Remember how much ACC got criticized for being just one series racing and how it's praised now because it is so tidy and well done in every aspect, from FFB to physics to graphics to series rules etc.

And we all saw this coming: we asked for this GT4 content since ACC was released.

Awesome stuff.

And the event with all the Youtubers was very very fun to watch. Haye, Broadbent, Jeffrey, Aris. Genious move by Kunos!

Yeah, great stuff!
 
Considered driving multiclass online instead? If not, why not?

Because I am not interested in driving online? I do not want to deal with fixed schedules, unpleasant players and the freedom to race where and what car I prefer at any time I can play.

Why is there is an obsession to keep pushing players to online? Is AI in racing games going out of fashion as shooters did in the early 2000s?
 
I looked into this game more seriously recently when I heard these are coming out but it is quite pricey if you are only interested in the GT4 cars. £45 for the game and tracks, it still leaves a lot to be desired on the track front but there are a few fun ones with the International DLC. Then however much the cars cost on top of that. I'll keep an eye on the price but it will have to drop a bit before I consider it, especially with the question mark over performance in VR with my gear.
You may already have some idea how I feel about GT3 but despite that can’t put ACC down, simulation value is > 9000
Can’t speak for VR tho!
 

Slapped

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I looked into this game more seriously recently when I heard these are coming out but it is quite pricey if you are only interested in the GT4 cars. £45 for the game and tracks, it still leaves a lot to be desired on the track front but there are a few fun ones with the International DLC. Then however much the cars cost on top of that. I'll keep an eye on the price but it will have to drop a bit before I consider it, especially with the question mark over performance in VR with my gear.

It's like everything else, you pay your money and take your choice. From my point of view it's excellent value for money. The fact that it concentrates purely on a single series has really benefited the game in terms of allowing the devs to concentrate on what matters most, rather than throw a ton of unfinished content at it.

The only other current complete single series is F1 2020 which costs more than ACC with the ICGT DLC combined for just the base version, and if the GT4 pack is priced as I expect then ACC + ICGT + GT4 will still be cheaper than F1 2020 with all the current DLC.

You should think yourself lucky that you're into driving sims, and not flight sims where a single plane or airport add-on can cost more that a complete AAA title with all DLC included.
 
Because I am not interested in driving online? I do not want to deal with fixed schedules, unpleasant players and the freedom to race where and what car I prefer at any time I can play.

Why is there is an obsession to keep pushing players to online? Is AI in racing games going out of fashion as shooters did in the early 2000s?

Shouldn't it?

As it eventually got boring trying to set the AI where you feel comfortable in FPS,it now does in sims.
I cant even remember the last time i sat to properly race offline. After a while online you get to know some (nick)names and measure yourself against the people you are close. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing you can reach people that used to be faster than you,or jumping splits in known leagues,and no AI can give you this satisfaction.


Edit to complete my point: I prefer they spend more time giving better online features than offline.
 
Insta-buy for me. I've been asking for GT4 since the early days, and they delivered, so thanks very much Kunos! Looks like it's up to the same quality levels as the GT3s, so I have no doubt that they'll be fantastic to drive.

Yes it's a shame that you can't (yet) have multi-class in single-player, but it's hardly a show stopper. You can, after all, just simulate the actual GT4 series where GT4s only race other GT4s. That's more than enough to be getting on with.
 
since the game gets british GT as well, there will be Multiclass down the road anyway.

As far as I'm aware, the British GT pack only really adds three new tracks to complete the roster of tracks that they use in the British series. Don't think that necessarily means that they'll add multi-class for single-player though. It would be great, but not a given I don't think.
 

Mike Smith

SimRacing 604
Staff
Premium
My brain tells me that it will be full of bugs
I was part of the testing team, along with other YouTubers and a number of pro drivers. Kunos encouraged us to be very honest and help them identify bugs and glitches throughout the ~2 weeks we had access to them. A few bugs were brought forward, but not many. These cars are very well done, and I think future updates for these cars will be more improvements than bug fixes.
 
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