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ACC: How Far Off is the Next DLC?

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Assetto Corsa Competizione continues to be one of the most popular SimRacing titles for both esports and casual racing. However, it has recently gotten quiet regarding big updates to the sim – while Kunos Simulazioni keeps improving ACC with numerous hotfixes, the last big update including new content that was not just car liveries has dropped over half a year ago. Is it about time for the next one?

After its release in May of 2019, ACC has seen frequent updates all the way to the end of 2020, where four of them were released. In both years that followed, the sim has seen two landmark updates respectively, usually tied to DLC releases. In 2022, those were the Challengers Pack released in March, and the American Track Pack released in June – meaning the next big update should not be too far off.

Some patience is likely going to be still needed, however. After the leak of the planned content in development at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps by SRO President Stephane Ratel, ACC fans are most excited for three new GT3 competitors that will be on the grid in the 2023 season, namely the Ferrari 296 GT3, as well as evo versions of the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 and the Porsche 911 GT3 R 992. Additionally, GT2 vehicles should be on the way as well. Additionally, GT2 vehicles should be on the way as well.

© Ferrari

The real-life endurance racing season kicks off on January 28th with IMSA’s 24 Hours of Daytona, which also includes GT3 vehicles and will see the on-track debuts of the Ferrari and Lamborghini – the Porsche has seen competition in October’s NLS 7 race at the Nürburgring already. ACC portrays the GT World Challenge series, and its European season gets underway at Monza on April 22nd after a test session at Paul Ricard from March 7th to 8th. It is possible that the cars will find their way into Assetto Corsa Competizione just in time for the GTWC Europe season.

© GT World Challenge

Interestingly, ACC has seen the addition of the BMW M4 GT3 over a month before it actually turned a wheel in competition in early 2022, so Kunos surprising SimRacers sooner rather than later might not be out of the question either. In addition to the aforementioned cars, three tracks (Magny-Cours, Hockenheim and Valencia) that GTWC Europe raced at in 2022 are not in the sim yet – and Zandvoort is still in its 2019 configuration. Lots of possibilities for 2023…