What Do I Need For iRacing?

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iRacing is the most talked-about sim-racing game of our generation, and its reputation precedes it! Moreover, it's going to grab the attention of many racing fans out there.

Especially when it hosts official NASCAR tournaments.

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So if you're thinking to yourself, "what do I need for iRacing", you're at the right place.

The required specs

Starting off, as you may already know, iRacing is only available on PC. In order for you to know whether or not your system can run the game, Now if you don't have a PC, but you're looking to get one, we've previously covered how much that would cost. Here's a table of requirements for running iRacing, also found on their site:

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System Requirements Minimum Recommended
Operating SystemWindows 8.1, 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-BitWindows 10, 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
Processor (CPU)4 Core CPU6 Core CPU
Memory16 GB RAM32 GB RAM
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon AMD RX 550 or betterNvidia 2080Ti or AMD Radeon VII
Direct XDX version 11DX version 11
Storage16 GB32 GB

Requirements for iRacing

Accordingly, if you're not well versed in PC gaming and hardware, you might not be sure what all these mean. But that's okay because iRacing has a tool on their website that helps you check if your system can run the game. If you're still unsure, then a few google searches can help you get informed enough!

The membership

The next non-hardware requirement, for playing iRacing, is the membership subscription. iRacing requires you to subscribe monthly in order to have access to the game, among other features.

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How to get started in iRacing
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READY SET GO: Get your setup ready, get your membership set, and go!

The membership starts at $13.99 a month, and for a month, that is quite a lot. However, there are discounts and bundles on their subscriptions. For example, right now, new players have a discount on all subscriptions, a month for $7.80, and 2 years for $119.80!

All you need for iRacing

Finally, this is all you need for iRacing! Setup, subscription, and then you're ready to race! It's fairly easy for an experienced gamer ot get into the game. However, racing fans just getting into the game might find some difficulties.

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EVERYONE CAN PLAY: The famous iRacing slogan, as they provide access to virtually their whole fanbase!

We hope that this article can help guide you get started! There's more about the in-game mechanics and works that we've covered before. But getting started in the game is all about these 2 aforementioned requirements. Finally, best of luck on the tracks racers! Follow us for more news, updates and takes on iRacing!

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