The hangout has been adjusted to the new style and reflects the new matchmaking system, making it easy to switch between cars. A button will change the view?from Hangout view to Garage view and there will also be a toggle allowing a grid view of 6cars or a detailed view of one car.
Lap time matchmaking: Multiplayer match making is now based on lap times rather than car VPR levels and races are no longer car restricted. This means that when searching for a multiplayer race, matches will be populated using a player’s lap times for tracks. Match making races will be displayed in three ways:
????????? Green: You can join the race
????????? Blue: You can join the race but with a different car
????????? Red: your current lap time is outside the race parameter
New players who have not set any lap times will use the AI car lap times to populate races, until they set their own lap times for tracks.
New lighting effects on tracks: The lighting on all tracks has been updated, meaning that street lights will be reflected off wet surfaces and brake pads will glow when overheating.
Car locking: Some players leave a race early which can be frustrating to others, so we have introduced penalties for quitting. Now if a player chooses to quit a race early, their car will be locked until that race is over. They can race another race in a different car, but why not keep racing until the last second?
a) Car stats for each car will now be displayed as a tab in the achievement window.
b) The car window will no longer show VPR and car class, and Cornering has been removed?from the VPR box. If you own the car but it isn't fully upgraded, there will be an Upgrade button. It also shows you cars?that you can buy with a link to the showroom.
c) Personal information space has moved down to allow for advertising space?
Restart race: Single-player races can be restarted from the pause menu.
Race again: Also known as "persistent lobbies", this will enable players to keep the group together and start a new race without having?to go back to the hangout.
F1 style gear change indicator: We now have a gear change indicator right under the rear mirror to reflect real-life motorsports and to make sure you do not loose attention when checking your revs.
2 new assist options:? Players can now switch off two more assists. One is the steering support which so far could only be switched off for wheels. Now gamepad users and keyboard users can switch it off, too,?in the settings section of the homepage, and in the pause menu of the client.
The second one is Rev Matching. This is (and always has been) on by default. Advanced users can switch it off. They will then experience a greater breaking effect when switching to a lower gear, but will also encounter a jerking effect when it happens.