rFactor 2 | Nürburgring Nordschleife PBR Update, GT3 AI BOP And New Build Released

Studio 397 released an array of new updates to rFactor 2 yesterday, with considerable improvements having been brought to the Nürburgring Nordschleife among other changes.
  • Nürburgring Nordschleife PBR Update.
  • GT3 AI Balance of Performance.
  • New Build Release.
Busy times for rFactor 2 fans! New build updates to the core simulation, the epic Nürburgring Nordschleife and Grand Prix Circuit and GT3 AI BOP changes were all released to the simulation yesterday.

nurburgring_2020_october_screen_01.jpg


The new build.

Latest Build Update Notes:
  • Fixed some cars showing all white in the showroom
  • Fixed cars showing in the list that shouldn't be there at server join
  • Fixed chrome material not working in the showroom
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a client to load an old version of a track when joining at server join
NEW UI Only
  • Added real descriptions for cars and tracks in the content selection list
nurburgring_2020_october_screen_08.jpg


The Nürburgring update.

Nürburgring Nordschleife Update Notes:
  • Comprehensive & Extensive PBR Update to the entire Circuit
  • New Textures for Roads & Terrain
  • New Features on Roads such as dust and improved real road dynamics
  • Reworked outer terrain materials
  • Reviewed trees and treeline objects, materials and placement
  • All new crowds
  • Reviewed night-lighting
  • Further optimisation pass
  • Added "Grand Prix No Chicane" Layout
  • Added Support for up to 90 vehicles on Nords layouts using GP pits.
  • Added New Support Vehicles
  • Various General Fixes
  • Extended white line on layouts using the GP pit exit so cars can merge safely further down
  • Moved tire barriers in that slightly blocked pit entry transition on 24H layout
nurburgring_2020_october_screen_07.jpg


The GT3 AI BOP Update

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 2019 v1.77
  • AI: More forward downforce
Audi R8LMS GT3 2019 v1.51
  • AI: Added slightly more grip
Bentley Continental GT3 2020 v1.11
  • Adjustments to aerodynamics to reduce excessive front lift.
  • Fine tuned to ride height sensitivity.
  • Fixed cams
  • Updated brake disc materials
  • Adjusted cokcpit AO
  • Fixed shadow in showroom
  • AI: Added grip, especially front end
Callaway Corvette GT3 2017 v2.91
  • Fixed wet tires starting temp
  • Adjusted collision mesh
  • Adjusted lower LODs (removed endurance light covers)
Ferrari 488 GT3 2020 v1.29
  • Fixed onboard cam clipping the curbs
  • Adjusted bonnet cam
  • Fixed clipping TV cams
  • Adjusted rev lights on the rev limiter
Ferrari 488 GTE 2020 v1.83
  • Fixed onboard cam clipping the curbs
  • Adjusted bonnet cam
  • Fixed clipping TV cams
  • Adjusted rev lights on the rev limiter
  • AI: Slightly improved pace
McLaren 650S GT3 2017 v2.77
  • AI: Reduced understeer
Mercedes AMG GT3 2017 v2.87
  • AI: Reduced spinning in certain situations
  • AI: Reduced understeer
  • Adjusted collsion mesh
Porsche 911 GT3 R v1.69
  • Added speedo to dash
Radical RXC GT3 2017 v2.77
  • AI: Slightly slowed down


Original Source: Studio 397

rFactor 2 is available now exclusively on PC.

Want to know how to get the best from the simulation? Head over to the RaceDepartment rF2 sub forum and open up a new thread today - let our epic community be your guide!

nurburgring_2020_october_screen_09.jpg

nurburgring_2020_october_screen_04.jpg
 
Last edited:
RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief, occasional YouTuber, commentator and broadcaster, with a passion for motorsport on both the real and virtual racetrack.

jhimlahey

10RPM
Apr 24, 2019
18
15
37
Am I crazy or curbs are so much different?
Kinda feels it’s less bumpy in some places as well. Is this how nordsleife looks like in 2020, changed some curbs and fixed bumps on some places?

Oh and yes, looks so much better than before! Just missing some curbs. It actually changes my driving in some crucial places.
 
  • Like
Reactions: atomed

GOV47

100RPM
Premium
Oct 13, 2019
164
271
40
Load times for Nords seemed significantly longer in my few sessions last night. Almost took 5 minutes to load the track each time. It has always taken longer in the past, but not like this. Track looks very nice tho.

I agree on the updated cockpits for the DLC stuff. Some of the older stuff looks really bad compared to the Ferrari and Bentley 2020.
 

RaceNut

1000RPM
Premium
Oct 5, 2009
1,609
872
Load times for Nords seemed significantly longer in my few sessions last night. Almost took 5 minutes to load the track each time. It has always taken longer in the past, but not like this. Track looks very nice tho.

I agree on the updated cockpits for the DLC stuff. Some of the older stuff looks really bad compared to the Ferrari and Bentley 2020.
Subsequent loading (post-initial load) should be considerably faster to load. The initial track-load of the updated one took quite some time even on my system using SSD / NVMe drives.
 

sentry87

75RPM
Jun 29, 2019
83
180
33
Appreciate the update. Hoping the amg AI no longer spin out constantly. Hopefully this is the last gt3 update for a while. I think modders are getting annoyed having to fix their mods every other week.
 
Last edited: