Best NASCAR Heat 5 Difficulty Settings

Looking for the best and most realistic settings to race on Nascar Heat 5?

As you can imagine, having proper difficulty settings is vital for getting the best driving experience out of the game.

In fact you’ll be able to match your current racing and driving skills to the AI opponents, making the game much more fun and less frustrating.

You’ll also want to make sure that all of the driving assists are set according to your skills level, so that you won’t struggle to keep your car on the track.

Those assists include ABS, traction control, driving line, automatic gear shifting and so on.

NASCAR Heat 5 difficulty settings

Having said that, even though we realize that everyone’s skill level and preferences are different, we still believe that there’s a pretty nice sweet spot where everyone could benefit from very similar settings.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best NASCAR Heat 5 difficulty settings for you to try out.

How do you change the difficulty in NASCAR Heat 5?

To change your NASCAR Heat 5 difficulty settings you’ll have to head over to the “Options” menu, then go to “Gameplay” and scroll down to “Quick Race” settings.

From there you’ll be able to adjust the AI custom. difficulty settings as desired

What are the best NASCAR Heat 5 difficulty settings?

The best difficulty settings for NASCAR Heat 5 are:

  • Transmission = Manual
  • Brake smoothing = Off
  • Car identifiers = Off
  • Hide cockpit wheel = On
  • Disable rivals in career = Off

Race settings

  • AI Difficulty = Custom
  • Custom difficulty = 105
  • Damage = Full damage
  • Race length = 100%
  • Tire wear / Fuel consumption = Normal
  • Player tyre wear rate = Normal
  • Player tyre grip falloff = Normal
  • Flags = No flags
  • Stages = Multiple race stages
  • Quick race qualify settings = Quick qualify
  • Championship mode qualify settings = Quick qualify
  • Career mode qualify settings = Quick qualify
  • Preset = Expert
  • Driving assist = 0
  • Stability help = 0
  • Steering help = 0
  • Off throttle oversteer = 0
  • Braking oversteer = 0
  • Wall avoidance = 0

Draft effects

  • Super speedways = High
  • Other tracks = High

AI Settings

  • Skill range = Narrow
  • Stability = Normal
  • Recovery skills = Normal
  • Starting spread = Expanded
  • Mechanical failures = Infrequent
  • Tire wear effect = Normal
  • Fuel consumption = Normal
  • Impact forces = Normal
  • Draft Partners = Ennabled

As you can see there are quite a lot of difficulty settings that you can adjust to find your perfect sweet spot in NASCAR Heat 5.

NASCAR Heat 5 assist settings

However, we believe that the settings listed above are a great starting point for anyone looking to get the most out of their gameplay.

In terms of driver assists remember to set them all to 0 (off) if you consider yourself an experienced driver.

If you’re a beginner or intermediate level player we recommend keeping 1-2 assists on, depending on your confidence and skill level.

We hope that you found this guide helpful and that you enjoy your time on the track!

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