With a mindset of no rest for the weary, the Italian-based developer Kunos Simulazion, who just released the acclaimed racer Assetto Corsa Competizione on console, has now delivered the Assetto Corsa Competizione GT4 DLC with the same namesake. Along with patch 1.5, fans on PC can now purchase the GT4 season pack, which will also be available for console this Fall.
I had a chance to spend some time with the most recent DLC for ACC and came away impressed.
Assetto Corsa Competizione GT4 DLC Review
- Alpine A110 GT4 (7 new liveries)
- Aston Martin Vantage GT4 (7 new liveries)
- Audi R8 LMS GT4 (4 new liveries)
- BMW M4 GT4 (8 new liveries)
- Chevrolet Camaro GT4R (2 new liveries)
- Ginetta G55 GT4 (1 new livery)
- KTM X-Bow GT4 (3 new liveries)
- Maserati MC GT4 (1 new livery)
- Mclaren 570S GT4 (5 new liveries)
- Mercedes AMG GT4 (10 new liveries)
- Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport (4 new liveries)
For those who are worried that this is simply an add-on for the “race now” mode, no concern necessary as the GT4 vehicle category will be fully integrated into Assetto Corsa Competizione for the DLC owners. This means you can race the GT4 series in race now, championship mode and multiplayer. If you’re curious how this will work, Kunos provided a full breakdown.
“Multiplayer: the relative game update allows players to assign their vehicle to default category slots. So, it will be possible to have a preferred vehicle for GT3 only races, one for the mixed class racing, one for GT4 racing, one for Cup, and one for SuperTrofeo. This allows everyone to have their preferred racing car and livery selected prior to Quick Join matchmaking and entering Competition Servers.”
Anyway, how does it perform on the track? I can safely say that after hours of time on the track with the new GT4 DLC pack, the cars look, sound and drive beautifully. The GT4 car is not as powerful as its professional sister, the GT3, but make no mistake, once I hit the track on some of the world’s most famous road courses that are included in ACC, in no way did I feel like the car was underpowered or lacked acceleration.
On top of the power of each car, the handling felt as precise as ever within an ACC game. I tested both with an F1 Elite setup from Fanatec and an Xbox One Elite controller, and both delivered a solid feel around the track, with an edge going to the wheel.
I also took the new DLC pack into season mode and found the AI, when tuned to my liking, was a blast to race against week in and week out. Depending on the track, I was lucky to crack the top 10, while at others a podium finish came my way. The AI was fair but aggressive, and the game allows you to tune the AI throughout the season both on skill and aggressiveness.
As previously mentioned, the GT4 pack is available now on PC for $19.99 (USD) and will drop on consoles later this fall with matching content.