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RaceRoom Racing Experience Summer Sale Launched

Sector 3 Studios have launched their annual RaceRoom Racing Experience Summer Sale as content items for their free to play racer are now reduced up to 50%.

Running until the 9th of July, all cars and tracks will sell for 50% off while content packs are reduced by 25% in the RaceRoom Store.

Alongside the sale announcement, the Studio also released a new hotfix update for R3E:


  • Dedicated server – Added UI elements to API controls for restarting current session and send out penalties to players. These currently have some known issues such as not resetting incident points on a race restart, or skipping the garage phase and restarting straight to the grid.
  • Dedicated server – Potential fix for some users getting kicked for high latency after a session switch.
  • Dedicated server – Fixed an issue where a penalty received by a player in the first race session would still be applied in the second race session.
  • Shared Memory – Added incident points data. Updated minor version to 7. (retrocompatible)
  • Controllers – Some Thrustmaster wheels were reportedly acting up with flatspot effects after a recent firmware update (30). Default profiles have it turned off as a consequence until resolved.
  • Physics – Fixed an issue with friction heat calculations where you could see tire temperatures rise unexpectedly at low speeds
  • Physics – Changed Ignition / Starter logic so that if you have those controls bount to buttons, you now have to press and maintain the Starter button until the engine is fully started.
  • Sounds – Road noise volume slider range now properly offers 0-100% range
  • Sounds – Fixed the last occurrences of hearing sudden high revs / hitting limiter from other cars while watching replays or spectating multiplayer races
  • Gameplay – “Position Bar Relative” setting caused some position bar issue in multiplayer where the same name would be repeated in all the boxes when that option was enabled. As a quick fix, we temporarily disabled this feature and forced it to be disabled.

Content Updates

  • AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse DTM 1995 – Tuned high-speed damping
  • Audi TT RS VLN – Tuned high-speed damping
  • BMW 320 Turbo (Gr. 5) – Increased radiator cooling
  • BMW M1 (Procar & Group 4) – Added onboard cameras (accessible through pressing Home key or through the broadcast overlay controls when spectating a race)
  • Cougar C14-2 – Fixed a typo that made this car use default damage values instead of specific ones.
  • DTM 13/14/15/16 – AI behaviour improvements & updates to their fuel predictions. Increased differential locking and drivetrain oscillations to stop rev dropping due to wheel speed differences.
  • Formula RaceRoom Junior – Tune high-speed damping
  • Group C – Tuned high-speed damping, increased front view swing arm length and decreased the rear.
  • GTR1 – AI behaviour improvements
  • GTR3 – Reduced peak camber angles, reduced tyre heating. Old generation GT3 cars are now more closely BOP’d with the more recent models. Updated AI tyre wear to match player’s better.
  • GTR4 – Tweaks to brake cooling, tuned dampers, further BOP adjustments and improvements to default car setups.
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) – Improved default car setup and equalised front/rear tyre heating
  • Porsche 911 RSR 2019 – Improved default car setup and reduced tyre heating. AI behaviour improvements. Softer anti-roll bars, tuned dampers, reduced rear braking power slightly. Increased downshift blipping. 
  • Porsche 934 Turbo RSR – AI behaviour improvements
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Tweaks to brake cooling, tuned dampers, reduced tyre heating and tweaks to tyre camber behaviours (rear tyre now require less)
  • Touring Classics – Updated tyres, suspension adjustments (softer overall), balance of performance adjustments, and AI behaviour improvements
  • Tracks – tweaked initial fuel consumption estimates to improve/fix some questionable AI strategic decisions.
  • Tweaked fuel consumption estimates for various cars. (reminder that once a lap has been completed, the estimates are replaced with actual recorded values) 
  • WTCR – smoothed rev limiters and pit limiters, AI behaviour improvements (calmed them down in fast turns)
  • Hungaroring – New additions to the real track are now implemented: a new pitbuilding, updated runoff areas, new curbs, pitwall paint, medical building.

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