RaceRoom is the premier free-to-play racing simulation on PC and home to official race series like DTM, WTCR, the WTCC and ADAC GT Masters. Enter RaceRoom and enter the world of a professional race car driver.Game is awesome. Physics are very good, FFB is strong.
The aim of this guide is to provide you information concerning all the prices in R3E, with its rather difficult-to-understand pricing model.
Any player is free to try out the game as long as he wishes. You’re not left with one car either, as a new player you will have access to the following content:
This should be enough to help the newcomers appreciate the game and decide whether they want more or no. And there’s many more to wish actually.
- ADAC GT Masters 2013
- ADAC GT Masters 2014
- ADAC GT Masters 2015
- ADAC GT Masters 2018
- Audi Sport TT Cup 2015
- Audi Sport TT Cup 2016
- Audi TT RS cup
- BMW M235i Racing Cup
- C-Klasse DTM 1995
- C-Klasse DTM 2005
- CLK DTM 2003
- Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing
- DTM 1992
- DTM 2013
- DTM 2014
- DTM 2015
- DTM 2016
- FR US Cup
- FR X-17 Cup
- FR2 Cup
- FR3 Cup
- GTO Classics
- GTR 1
- GTR 2
- GTR 3
- GTR 4
- German Nationals
- Group 4
- Group 5
- Hillclimb Icons
- KTM X-Bow RR Cup
- NSU TTS Cup
- Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
- Tatuus F4 Cup
- Touring Classics
- WTCC 2013
- WTCC 2014
- WTCC 2015
- WTCC 2016
- WTCC 2017
- WTCR 2018
- Zonda R Cup
The circuit list:
- Autodrom Most
- Bathurst Circuit
- Brands Hatch
- Chang International Circuit
- Circuit Zandvoort
- Circuit Zolder
- EuroSpeedway Lausitz
- Falkenberg Motorbana
- Gelleråsen – Karlskoga Motorstadion
- Knutstorp Ring
- Mantorp Park
- Mazda Laguna Seca
- Mid Ohio
- Monza Circuit
- Moscow Raceway
- Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
- Paul Ricard
- RaceRoom Hillclimb
- Red Bull Ring Spielberg
- Road America
- Shanghai Circuit
- Silverstone Circuit
- Slovakia Ring
- Sonoma Raceway
- Suzuka Circuit
- Twin Ring Motegi
- Zhuhai Circuit
There are two ways of buying content, either with the funds from your Steam wallet, or with the VRP. The differences between the usage of these two methods is explained in the appropriate section of the guide.
To start with, one car can be found in several packs, which could make you think that you’ll have to purchase one car twice, but that’s not the case. You will have discounts based on the content you have already purchased. Sounds good in theory, but let me show you with an example:
Secondly, when you buy a car, you have to choose between a single livery, or purchasing a car with all liveries in a pack. The standard price for any livery is 0,29 € or 29 VRP. Please note, that when you buy a car, the livery that you choose is included in the price of a car. So if you buy a car with 7 liveries, you will have to buy only 6, be it a separate purchase or within a livery pack.
When you opt for the livery pack on a car, the price of each livery gets discounted to 0,20 € or 20 VRP.
It should be noted that the exchange rate is roughly 1 € = 100 VRP.
Also, when you make rather big purchases, you will eventually get small discounts. For example, here you can see, what it looks like when you add a car and 23 liveries separately:
The biggest problem for the newcomers is to find the most efficient plan of purchases to get all the content and save money at the same time. Getting back to our BMW Z4 GT3 from ADAC GT Masters 2013, should you buy it separately or inside a ADAC GT Masters 2013 car pack? How about getting it with the ADAC GT MASTERS EXPERIENCE pack? Or maybe you should skip it and opt for a Premium pack, which costs around 100 €? But hey, you just need one BMW, wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy the car separately after all? And the answer to this question is no!
The game gives you an illusion that you are free to choose what you want, race the cars you want on the tracks you want, but the sad truth is that by buying content separately, you are increasing the overall cost of the game significantly.
In the next section you will find a link to a comparative table I made in order to make it clear, how much you are saving by buying content in packs.
NB: I did not take into account the small discounts you get, when you purchase big amounts of content, because I find it rather unimportant. As a result, the prices of packs may have a small inaccuracies in final results.
In this table you have 4 tabs: Packs, Circuits, Car packs, Cars.
The most important is the Packs one, the rest is mainly used for calculating the differences in prices, nevertheless make sure to check them out to see, how separate purchases affect the prices.
But when you will open the store website, you will notice that all the packs usually have discount percentage on the green background, like this:
Is it really so? Let’s quickly check it out, if all content costs 916 € (rounded) and then a 89 % discount is applied, we get 916 € * 0,11 = 100,76 €. The Premium Pack on the store costs, 99,79 €, so the calculations are mostly correct. As I explained earlier, I didn’t take into account the small discounts on big purchases, hence the small difference of one euro.
So, ok, now you now that the most efficient way of buying all the content is to purchase the Premium Pack. The question is now, where do you find those 100 €?
Well, not 100 actually, but rather 65 €. Prior to this point I didn’t mention the way you obtain VRP, because obviously you won’t be able to purchase it on the game’s website: http://game.raceroom.com , in game or even in Steam.
For this you need to go to another RaceRoom website: , which also sells RaceRoom merchandise.
Please note, that the accounts for these two sites are not the same! The first one is accessible via Steam login, while the other requires you to make a new account.
As you can see in the link to RaceRoom Store, 10 000 VRP will cost you 65 €.
Furthermore, the price of the Premium Pack can drop to 7500 VRP during discounts, and 7500 VRP can be purchased for 50 €.
See the next section for information on discounts.
Just a showcase of 2 announcements from 2018 regarding discounts:
Keep the track on the game’s news section for the upcoming sales.
The idea behind all this story with VRPs is very simple, Steam takes 30 % from the selling of DLC content in the game. Naturally, willing to avoid that tax, developpers encourage you to make purchases on their own site, so they’re getting 100 % of your money, instead of 70 %.
To sum it all up:
- If you decide that you like the game, buy the Premium Pack, you will save a lot of money on the long run, the content you already own, won’t have to be bought twice.
- Buy content with VRP, because it will be cheaper, than buying content with Steam wallet funds.
- Wait for discounts in RaceRoom, which usually occur during Steam Summer Sale and Black Friday sale at the end of November.
- Avoid buying content from Steam store, it will be more expensive.
This guide was written by StepUnique