We all know how frustrating it is not to be able to take part in ACC esports races due to a low safety rating (SA).
That’s why we’ve taken the time to walk you through some of the best ways to improve your SA rating in Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Remember, if you want to join the the online esports gaming scene for Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC), then attaining a high Safety Rating (SA) is paramount.
Having said that, being ACC one of the most competitive sim racing games out there (if not the most competitive), it’s crucial to get the most out of it in order to keep up with the competition.
The first step is understanding how SA works.
What is the SA rating in ACC and how does it work?
The SA rating system takes into account various online racing behaviors that could be deemed dangerous.
It looks at incidents such as excessive corner cutting, blocking other drivers, driving into the back of them, and getting a certain amount of penalties.
In practice, the SA (safety rating) is a numerical representation of an Assetto Corsa Competizione driver’s conduct and aptitude for racing against other players or AI cars.
SA is determined by both ‘Trust Points’ and ‘Online Behavioral Warning Points’ (OBWP). If you drive close to other cars without contact, your Trust points will increase; however, being involved in incidents will result in an OBWP hike.
Thus, it’s all about behaving as you would do in real racing conditions, trying not to crash into other cars or get penalized for bad behavior.
Where can you find the SA rating in ACC?
You can find your SA rating by navigating to Assetto Corsa Competizione’s main menu and selecting the ‘Driver’ tile.
Next, click on the upper-left corner of the screen labeled as ‘Rating’ to unveil a list of all your in-game ratings such as Pace, Car Control and Track Competence.
This is where you can find your Safety Rating (SA).
Moreover, to get detailed insights, you can click on each rating to see a breakdown of the points gained and lost in recent sessions.
Your ratings will be conveniently visible on the top right corner of your screen throughout gameplay, indicating any sudden rises or drops in performance.
How to increase your SA in ACC?
There’s no way around it.
To boost your Assetto Corsa Competizione SA rating, you’ll have to race very close to other drivers while avoiding contact.
Quick Races in single-player mode are probably the best way to do this – particularly on wide tracks like Silverstone where there is enough space to stay out of trouble.
But why is it so important to keep a high SA in ACC?
That’s because some online servers will set an SA limit to ensure only the most careful drivers can participate, so it’s best to keep your SA level above 95 at all times.
Therefore racing offline could be a smart way to start training and improving your SA rating before taking part in online events.
One of the benefits of taking part in offline races is that you can set your AI to a level where it won’t push you beyond what you’re capable of.
Perfectly timed overtakes and clean racing are essential if you’re looking to progress with your driving skills and take them up a notch!
How to turn off SA in ACC?
Unfortunately, the Driver Rating system in Assetto Corsa Competizione can’t be disabled for online sessions. Nevertheless, you have the option to deactivate it while playing offline through the “General gameplay settings” in the “Options” section.
There you have it, everything you needed to know about Safety Rating in Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Understanding how SA works and keeping it high is a sure way to increase your chances of success in the game, so don’t forget to review your rating after each session and make the necessary adjustments in your driving.