Many in the sim community believe that rFactor 2 offers the most authentic virtual race driving experience of any sim, however there is increasing evidence of setup hacks.
rFactor 2 big fan, Ermin Hamidovic does not beat around the bush as he tackles and highlights the physics flaws that can be exploited through setups and driving style, where a second or two can be found by ‘breaking’ the sim.
Ermin explains in the intro to this video: “rF2 is quite dated now. When we compare its physics engine to other modern simulators such as Assetto Corsa Competizione – is it found lacking?
“We dive into an eSports-inspired setup for the brand new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, and see what sort of unreal shortcuts are used to improve lap times in rFactor 2.”
This is essential viewing as what he demonstrates applies on setups across the board on the platform. Add to that the fact that tyre pressures don’t work – always set to minimum in rF2 – and it is patently clear that only fixed setup racing will level the playing field.
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About rFACTOR 2
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!