Since launching on PC in 2018, Assetto Corsa Competizione has received a wealth of updates, with update 1.8 introducing significant physics improvements to the GT racing simulation.
While update 1.8 has been available on PC for several months, PlayStation and Xbox players have had to wait a lot longer as the console update requires unique coding. Thankfully, the wait is nearly over.
Assetto Corsa Competizione console update 1.8 coming this month
Kunos Simulazioni has confirmed the Assetto Corsa Competizione console update 1.8 will be available to download later this month on 29 September for PS5 and Xbox Series X. The update will introduce an improved tyre model, a new 400hz physics engine and “extended gameplay.”
Improvements to the tyre physics will include more realistic tyre wear, grip levels, and temperature windows. There will also be improvements to the traction control simulation and suspension model, bringing the console games in-line with the PC version of ACC.
“We appreciate that this timeline requires patience and we want to thank you in advance for having that level of patience with us,” Kunos Simulazioni wrote in a blog post back in May about the console update.
“We want to deliver the best possible product to you and we believe this is the timeframe that allows us to do it.”
Assetto Corsa Competizione console update 1.8 release date
The Assetto Corsa Competizione console update 1.8 will roll out on 29 September as a free download for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
After the update arrives, the Challengers Pack DLC will be released on consoles “between November and the end of the year.”
Available on PC since March, the Challengers Pack adds five new cars: the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II, BMW M2 CS Racing, Ferrari 488 GT3 Challenge Evo, Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO 2, and Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 992).