Looking to start racing ACC in VR?
I’ve been racing quite a lot on ACC recently. It’s one of my favorite racing games and I also really enjoy driving on VR.
I’ve been experimenting with different settings to try and get the best experience possible and I thought I would share my findings with you.
If you’re interested in trying Assetto Corsa Competizione in VR, or just want to hear about my experiences, keep reading!
So let’s first answer some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to the whole ACC VR environment.
Does ACC support VR?
Yes it does, you’ll be able to race in VR by using the Steam VR platform.
Just make sure that your PC meets the recommended requirements in order to be able to run ACC in VR. That’s because you want to avoid any possible performance issues or glitches.
It’s so annoying when that happens…
How does ACC VR work?
For the beginners out there, ACC VR basically puts you in the cockpit of your car, so you can experience the race track as if you were really driving, feeling, and seeing onboard from a real GT3 car.
It’s an amazing experience and it gets really addictive at times. It reminds me of my days racing in GT3 with the Mercedes AMG GT3 in 2020.
How do you set up and launch VR in ACC?
Here’s the step by step framework you’ll need to follow:
- Download and Install “Engine.ini”
- Go to Steam VR (Select 80 Hz refresh rates)
- Click “Video”
- Select Assetto Corsa Competizione on “Manage video settings”
- “Motion smoothing” to “Enabled”
- Set “FOV” to 97
- Launch ACC Video configuration
- Enable VR
- Disable Fullscreen, HDR Output and Triple screen
- Click Okay and launch the game
ACC VR Headset Compatibility
Assetto Corsa Competizione is compatible with most of the popular VR headsets on the market. That includes Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the Valve Index headsets.
I’ve been using my Oculus Rift for a while now, and it seems to work very well.
When it comes to racing in Virtual Reality though, it’s important to first verify that your PC meets the minimum requirements in order to have a flawless driving experience.
Here’s the full list of ACC supported VR headsets as of 2022:
- HTC Vive
- Oculus Rift
- Valve Index
- Windows Mixed Reality
Let’s now quickly have a look into each of these headsets.
1. HTC Vive
The HTC Vive is a great VR headset that’s been on the market for a while now. It’s popular among sim racers as it offers a great VR experience.
When it comes to Assetto Corsa Competizione, the Vive works very well and it seems like not many people had issues with it.
2. Oculus Rift
Racing in ACC with Oculus is really good, as most of you probably know.
I’ve been using my Oculus Rift for a while and it’s proven to be a great headset. Make sure that you run the proper graphics settings so that you can enjoy it even more.
3. Valve Index
The Valve Index is a relatively new VR headset that’s been getting a lot of hype lately.
I’ve had a chance to try it out and I have to say that the driving experience was really realistic. The tracking is really good and the resolution is superb.
4. Windows Mixed Reality
Windows Mixed Reality is Microsoft’s answer to VR, and it’s a great headset for the price.
Its got some great features and the eye-tracking is also really good.
Overall, it’s a great headset for those who are starting out with VR.
Now that we know a bit more about the different headsets that are compatible with ACC VR, let’s move on and talk about the actual PC requirements for running ACC in VR.
Assetto Corsa Competizione VR System Requirements
If you want to have a flawless VR racing experience when driving, make sure that your PC meets the following system requirements.
I’ve outlined both the minimum and recommended requirements so that you can have a better understanding.
- CPU Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-8120
- Memory: 4 GB di RAM
- Graphics card: GeForce GTX 750 4GB, Radeon RX 460 4GB
- DirectX: Version 11
- Disk space required: 50 GB disk space
- CPU Processor: Intel Core i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
- Memory: 16 GB di RAM
- GPU Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB, Radeon RX 580 8GB
As you can see in order for you to run VR at its maximum performance, you’ll want your PC to be high-end in terms of RAM with 14 GB as well as GPU performance.
ACC VR performance
When it comes to performance, ACC is probably the best sim racing game together with iRacing. I have a feeling that Kunos was specifically built ACC for VR since it offers such great graphics as well as a realistic driving experience.
Obviously, the performance will depend a lot on your headset graphics settings as well as your PC system efficiency, so you may have to tweak the settings a bit or even upgrade your PC to get the best out of it.
Is Assetto Corsa Competizione good in VR?
Absolutely yes, ACC is an amazing VR racing game. You really feel like driving inside the cockpit of a GT3 car with all the sound, graphics and feedback you get while driving in real-life scenarios.
It’s unbelievable how Kunos was able to recreate all the different cars and tracks with such great accuracy and detail.
I’ve been using my Oculus Rift for a while now, and I haven’t had any issues with ACC VR. In fact, I’d say that the VR experience is even better than when I play the game normally.
So there you have it, that’s all you need to know about ACC VR.
I hope that this guide was helpful and that you now have a better understanding of what to do in order to enjoy the amazing VR experience that ACC has to offer.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to let me know. 🙂
As always, happy sim racing! 🙂
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