It’s the holiday season racers! While most people are now taking the time to wind down and prepare for some time off with family and friends, we still have a couple of things left to do with RENNSPORT before we’re ready to touch gra… snow. Today we will go through the next patch, Beta Update 1.7, and just to look back on what happened this year. We’re also getting ready to show you the road map for 2024, but that will be early next year, so just be a little more patient. 

Alright, on to the important stuff first.

Beta Update 1.7

In normal fashion, a beta update comes with new content, improvements across the board and new features. Today we’ll have a look at some of it, but you’ll have to wait until Monday, December 18th for full patch notes. That’s right, Beta Update 1.7 comes out in just a few days!

So, what are the highlights of the update?

  • New Track: First ever community featured content with Orchard Road Street Circuit
  • Leagues 
  • New earnable livery 

Obviously enough, the track, what is this? 

We’ve teamed up with the very fine people over at Legion of Racers, known for their very cool tracks and together with them we’ve crafted the street circuit Orchard Road Street Circuit into RENNSPORT. This goes back to the conversations we started to have earlier in the year at the Summit about opening up the platform for user-created content and for us, this is a huge milestone. Our partnership with Legion of Racers is a very exciting one, so expect content to be a result of this. Please also check them out over here

The track itself is a tight street circuit with a lot of blind corners, begging for close-to-the-wall driving and lots of action. 3.2km long and part of the inaugural HyperDrive Cities Championship and now it’s the first street circuit in RENNSPORT, and we can’t wait for you to try it on December 18. 

We’re also launching our League system, starting with the Holiday Leagues. We have a full explanation of the Leagues and what you can expect in December and January here

New Earnable Livery

We know it is important to celebrate your victories. With Beta Update 1.7, we’re adding two new liveries that you can earn by participating in races. 

The first one, called the Beta Livery you simply earn by participating in one online race. The Beta Winner Livery is earned by winning an online race. You get the livery for the car you own (the one you picked when creating an account). There is no notification system in place just yet, so check your garage after a race or a win to have a look. Get in there and earn them as when the Beta is over, these liveries can’t be earned again. 

Keep an eye out for the full patch notes coming together with the update on December 18th.

Looking back at 2023

It’s been a very eventful year in our world, to say the least. 

  • Launched ESL R1
  • Did the first 8 online rounds of ESL R1
  • Held the RENNSPORT Summit 2023 + ESL R1 Spring Major in Munich
  • Launched the Closed Beta of RENNSPORT
  • RENNSPORT went to Gamers8 as the only sim racing title, on the stage with Fortnite, PUBG, DOTA 2 and more
  • Did 8 online rounds of the ESL R1 fall season
  • Launched the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland on RENNSPORT
  • Did the ESL R1 Fall Major at DreamHack Winter
  • Did 4 major updates to the beta, adding new cars, classes, tracks and features. 

Next year, our main focus will be the game. The experience. The driving. The fun. We are working very hard to add new features, more content and refinements and of course, moving from Closed to Open Beta. We’ve also stated that we would have a new car released before the end of the year, but we’re holding that one to make it a bit more special in 2024. More news on all of this will come in due time but for now, have a great holiday season and a very happy new year. Don’t forget to join the Holiday Leagues in RENNSPORT!

Be brave. Brake last.