rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation that offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. It features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics.
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October 1

Roadmap Update September 2018

To say September was a busy month for us would probably be the understatement of the year. Last time we already hinted at some big news, and the release of no less than three free, iconic McLaren race cars has certainly been well received and confirms our commitment to adding high-quality free and paid content to the simulation. We’ve met many of you at SimRacing Expo at the Nurburgring mid September. The event was highly successful, and I am confident that we will be back next year.

Read all about it here:
https://www.studio-397.com/2018/10/roadmap-update-september-2018/
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September 18

McLaren Shadow rFactor 2 Qualifier Starts!

Hot on the tail of the three car pack we released yesterday is the start of one of the world’s most intense and demanding competitions for virtual racers. Last year, rFactor 2 winner Rudy van Buren won the overall prize. Now with the McLaren Shadow project, it’s your turn to compete with some of the best.

Read all about it here:
https://www.studio-397.com/2018/09/mclaren-shadow-qualifier/
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About This Game

Summary


rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation from Studio 397. It offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. rFactor 2 features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics, perfect for top-level esports and a rich single-player experience.

Race against a field of AI cars, or in multi-player mode against others. rFactor 2 supports a full day-night cycle as well as dynamically varying weather conditions such as rain which dynamically builds into puddles. Tracks feature "real-road" technology that changes the grip as more cars drive on it. You can run full 24 hour endurance events and in multi-player mode, driver swaps are also supported. Everything can be customized by the community, including adding new tracks and cars, and a wealth of add-ons are available on-line.Working with several partners, rFactor 2 has been used in hundreds of esport championships all over the world – in particular McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer and Formula E.

rFactor 2 is also an evolving product, which will be updated and added to for many years, so the list of features will expand!

Features


Physics

  • Updated to use multi-core CPU technology
  • Advanced physics engine
  • Newly updated tyre model
  • Driving surface construction, even painted line thickness, affects grip levels
  • Engine boost and Turbo modeling
  • Complex aerodynamics
  • Head physics, cockpit vibrations, detailed bump modeling

Dynamic Racing Experience

  • Real-time day/night lighting transitions
  • Realistic wet/dry weather transitions
  • Dynamically laid rubber increases grip throughout racing session(s)
  • Rubber chunks (“marbles”) roll off tyres and can affect grip
  • Tyres sustain damage from poor driving (such as "flatspotting" a tyre) or setups, affecting grip immediately and over time
  • Dynamically drying racing line after rain
  • Environments filled with animated events like planes, flag marshalls and more…

Graphics/Sound

  • Real-time day/night lighting transitions
  • Projected headlights for night time driving
  • Open VR support for multiple headsets
  • Look to apex and head motion tracking support
  • DX11 advanced graphics engine
  • Real-time day/night transitions
  • Adjust player and opponent volume ratio
  • See the apex with the Look Ahead slider
  • Adjust your seat and mirror while in the driver’s seat
  • Updating real-time scoring towers
  • Expanded and enhanced gauge and LCD features for vehicle cockpits
  • Improved loading times
  • Updated sound engine
  • Changing engine sounds based on upgraded vehicle performance

Gameplay

  • New AI who will race for and defend positions
  • Define AI opponent types, strength and aggression
  • Races can be lap based, time based or both
  • Vehicle upgrade system that affects both the appearance and performance of a vehicle

Camera/Replays

  • “Resume from Replay” allows you to resume a race from a saved replay
  • Full screen monitor and ability to rewind
  • Freely move camera from any position including the ever famous exclusive Swingman
  • Spectator mode

Multiplayer

  • Opponent car skins automatically transmitted
  • Completely new multiplayer engine
  • Dedicated server
  • Native voting system
  • Add AI to multiplayer games
  • Boot and ban player lists that can be passed around
  • Security checks to combat potential cheating

Open Architecture

  • Support for modder created car,track and plugin content
  • Fully adjustable Showroom, UI and HUD layouts
  • More Plugin Interfaces
  • Easy to use customizable multi-language support
  • Rules to simulate different types of racing
  • Completely customize your controller
  • Drop in new vehicle liveries

Cars and Tracks

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10, with latest Service Packs
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 3.0 GHz AMD Athlon II x2
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTS 450 or AMD Radeon 5750
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10, with latest Service Packs
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel i5 or 4.0 GHz AMD FX
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 760 or AMD 7870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 60 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

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