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rFactor 2 – Open Beta Now Available

The open beta version of rFactor 2 is now available!

Image Space Incorporated has launched the open beta stage of their rFactor 2 simulation as interested sim racers can now give a content-limited version of the new title a try.

The beta version lets players sample most of the simulation’s features and several content items, including the historic Spa Francorchamps & Monaco Circuits as well as modern machinery and tracks.

The beta version also comes with modding capabilities, allowing the rFactor 2 modding community to get accustomed to the new features rFactor 2 offers to content creators.

Included Content

Historic

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  • 1966 Brabham BT20
  • Spa-Francorchamps ’66
  • Monte Carlo ’66
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Modern

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  • Formula Renault 3.5
  • Renault Megane Trophy
  • Mills Metropark
  • Sepang International
  • Aut√≥dromo do Estoril
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The beta version comes with most features of the finished version, ISI points out that some of the features are in different stages of completion, hence the beta status.

Features

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  • Single Player
  • Multi Player
  • Developer mode
  • Development Tools
  • What Documentation we have for those tools to date (in the WIP state)
  • Rain
  • Wet/Dry track transition
  • Dynamic track elements (Groove/Marbles)
  • New Tire Model
  • New physics
  • New Collision
  • HDR (with other Post FX to come)
  • Access to beta updates and new/updated content as they become available
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Helpful links:

rFactor 2 Installation Guide

Beta Version Preview by SimHQ

rFactor 2 FAQ Forums

To get access to the the beta, a full retail purchase of rFactor 2 is required. rFactor 2 sells for $43.99, including 18 months of online account membership instead of the 12 months buyers of the final version will receive. The licensing purchase happens within the rFactor 2 launcher as described in the installation guide.

Important: Make sure to download the content files below as well when purchasing the beta!

Download rFactor 2 Open Beta Here (ISI Forums)

Download rFactor 2 Open Beta Here (Direct Download Mirror)