rFactor 2 – New Hotfix Focussing On AI Improvements

rFactor 2 - New Hotfix Focussing On AI Improvements
rFactor 2 AI Hotfix

Studio 397 has deployed a new hotfix for the rFactor 2 racing simulator, mainly focussing on AI improvements. Check out the full changelog below.

Build: 11731633
Server: 11731638


  • Fixed cars rolling over
  • Introduced behavior to deal with understeer and oversteer
  • Fixed various issues related to AI limits:
    AI no longer ignores walls to attempt an overtake
    AI won’t deliberately leave the track anymore to overtake
    AI only leave the track if they get pushed off, rather than going into the grass to keep their safety distance from other cars
  • Fixed AI attempting to overtake when the laws of physics would not allow them to leave their line without crashing
  • Fixed an issue where cars would refuse to pit because other cars already requested a pit stop, causing them to run out of fuel in Qualifying
  • Fixed AI randomly starting to shake and getting confused when overtaking another car, falling back, or crashing
  • Fixed cars running off the racing line and sometimes even into walls for a few seconds after spinning
  • Fixed AI sometimes not braking enough for their pit boxes
  • Added a warning to moddev when pit boxes don’t have waypoints, making them inaccessible to AI
  • AI no longer moves off the racing line into the middle of the track when shown blue flags, which caused traffic jams
  • In addition to the previous fix, AI no longer lifts off in corners when shown the blue flag – They will not fight back and stay predictable, following multiclass rules
  • AI no longer incorrectly interprets the player car’s deceleration and change of direction as acceleration – This fixes AI cars rear-ending the player
  • Various fixes and improvements for AI pedal inputs, including improved draft behavior
  • Fixed waypoint lapdist inaccuracies completely disabling AI braking, causing cars to run flat out into walls especially in or near the pits
  • Fixed various issues with obstacle evasion, improving AI behavior around cars out of control. Known issue: AI still occasionally fail to move off the racing line if they encounter an obstacle on the racing line mid-corner
  • Added emergency state for AI allowing them to overdrive the car if necessary to avoid hitting walls or obstacles
  • Improved safety car physics in wet conditions
  • Fixed AI moving off their lines instantly, causing them to spin frequently if other cars are around – This fixes their behavior to change lines just enough to get to where they need to be as efficiently as possible
  • Fixed “Finish Session” and “Next Session” to actually finish the session, simulating the rest of it. When the player chooses to skip Qualifying, this will still ensure a reasonable starting grid

Official Webpage – www.studio-397.com – The rFactor 2 Racing Simulator is available via Steam for €29,99.