One of the biggest reasons that Assetto Corsa remains one of the top sims almost 6 years after it was originally released is largely in part due to the outstanding amount of high-quality mods available.
Whether you want to race Formula 1 around the Red Bull Ring in Austria, cruise the highways of Tokyo in iconic JDM cars, adventure into the LA canyons in exotics, or just about anything in between, then the chances are that there is a mod out there to let you do it.
Finding good quality mods for Asseto Corsa can be a bit of a process, especially when there are so many of them of varying quality to sort through.
The best places to find mods for Assetto Corsa are:
AssettoCorsa.Club is super simple. Go to the site, find the car/track you want, and install it. Currently, there are just over 350 unique mods on the site, but the quality of almost all of these remains very high.
I like to go to either the cars or tracks section, sort by rating, and go from the top down. There are plenty of different cars and styles to choose from so I like to try out whatever has a good rating.
Whilst you’re on AssettoCorsa.Club you should have a look at Content Manager. Content Manager is an improved custom launcher over the default Assetto Corsa launcher which offers a huge amount of extra options, customizations, and the ability to download and install mods with the click of a button. It’s extremely useful and is the only way that I’ve used Assetto Corsa for the last couple of years.
Not all mods are equal, and the ones from RaceSimStudio sit at the pinnacle of Assetto Corsa mods in terms of quality.
Although not free, these mods offer some of the most realistic simulation experiences for Assetto Corsa that are currently available.
Take the Formula Hybrid 2020 for example. Whilst it may cost you a few dollars, you are not going to find a better mod for Assetto Corsa when it comes to Formula 1. They offer an abundance of other Formula and GT cars alike, all ranging in prices but generally remaining in that couple of dollars range.
RaceDepartment is one of the most well-known sites for sourcing mods for Assetto Corsa. With over 14,000 mods currently available, you are almost certainly going to be able to find something that you’re interested in.
It can be a bit tedious sorting through so many mods so I recommend that you navigate to the type of mod you want (car, track, skin, etc) and use their filtering feature to sort by most popular and go from there.
You might notice that RaceDepartment also provides mods for many other sim racing titles so it’s a useful website to keep handy if you ever want to look into adding mods to other sims that you play.
Believe it or not, some of the more popular mods for Assetto Corsa are run from small Discord and Facebook communities.
One of my favorites is the Shutoko Revival Project. Cruising through the streets of Tokyo in Japanese cars with a group of 20+ other sim racers was a fantastic experience, and this was one of the mods that really opened my eyes into what was possible with Assetto Corsa.
A quick google of ‘Shutoko Revival Project’ will get you pointed to their Facebook page with all the information that you need.
If you’re a drifter then you should check our ACDrifting Pro.
ACDrifting Pro offers an edge for drifters as it specializes in drifting mods. As the Assetto Corsa drifting scene is so large, you are able to find some really good quality, specialized mods without having to force other mods to do something that they weren’t made for.
Like many of the other sites in this article, ACDrifitng Pro makes use of Content Manager to aid sim racers in installing their mods. If I haven’t made it clear yet, Content Manager is almost mandatory at this stage. Once you learn how to use it you will wonder how you lived without it.
Finding mods on Assetto Corsa isn’t all that hard, but finding good quality mods can be a bit tricky.
There are a few good places that you can go to if you’re after high quality mods, those include:
When it comes to smaller community-driven mods, a bit of searching on the various forums and subreddits may be required, but they are some of the best mod packs available if you’re willing to look and take a few extra steps to get them installed.