CSR Racing 2 offers plenty of small life hacks that, if you know them, will make your life in the game a lot easier. I thought it might be helpful for you guys, especially those of you who do not play CSR2 for a long time, if I wrap them up here in my ultimate life hack guide 🙂
What do we got here?
We have a life hack that will help you managing your fuel and doing more races, we have a nice tip for stripping parts out of unwanted/doublette cars, an extermely helpful tip to get a perfect start every time (yes, perfect start, every time, not kidding) and also a very helpful tip that will reset your opponents in Live Races if you don’t like the ones the game offers to race against 🙂
I think here’s something for every one of you. Let’s get started.
In the first part of this page, you’ll see some life hacks that you can use in CSR2 and that are perfectly fine to use as they are inside the game and anyone can use them (if they know about it) – in the second chapter you will find some hacks that are not inside the game and that are against fair play and might even get your account into trouble.
Life Hacks in CSR2 – Make Sure To Use Them
Here are only the hacks that use the game mechanics and are completely legal to use – I call them “life hacks”
With that being clarified, we can start.
Life Hack #1 – (Almost) Unlimited Fuel for CSR 2 Racing
Fuel is limited in CSR Racing 2 and takes some time to recover, but you can’t race without it. That’s no surprise, I know 🙂
Well, here comes the life hack part that will help you out and that’s the message that will pop up when you’re out of fuel that makes you watch a 30-second video in exchange for 2 fuel points – a great deal as it takes a lot of time to let the fuel recover.
But the best thing here is that this message will show up many times so you can practically play almost non-stop before you have to wait. Take care when the message pop up, when you do it in the fuel menu, you will only get 1 fuel for the video – but when Jess will show it, you will get 2 fuel pips for the same ad. This happens often enough between races when you’re getting low on fuel, so watch out for it.
Did you know you can extend your actual maximum fuel with these extra pips you get from watching the videos in CSR2?
It will go from blue to orange to purple and store up to 30 fuel pips at the same time. The regeneration is paused when you exceeded your first 10 pips (blue bar) but that’s not a problem.
If you have a run with the video popups simply use as many as you can and fill your fuel as much as you can and enjoy a nice session of races 🙂
One thing is there as well that you need to keep in mind… when watching a video the countdown for the fuel regeneration gets reset – let’s say you have 1 minute left until you would get a new fuel pip and watch a video, the timer for that regenerated fuel pip resets to 8 minutes again!
In this case you can leave the popup untouched and wait until the timer ticks down and restores your normal fuel pip and then watch the video for the extra fuel pip.
This life hack basically made me enjoy CSR2 like 10 times more because I can do a longer session whenever I want to with 20-30 races in a row.
Life Hack #2 – The A Perfect Start (Every Time)
When starting playing CSR2, I was simply bunny-pressing the pedal and hoped for the best to hit a good or perfect start.
Then I learned about this life hack and improved my results sooooooo much, I’m telling you. Now you can actually plan to win instead of hoping to win as the start is in close matches the key to success.
Ready for it?
Next to the timer there are 3 dots that count down before every race – so all you need to do is hitting the pedal to the max and know at which point one you will need to release it so the needle walks down and hits the perfect spot every time. For example, you remember Second 2, 1st dot or Second 1, 3rd dot… etc.
Maybe it gets easier if you take a look at this animation:
Sorry for the quality but gif files are just very large 🙁
But I guess you got the point, right? Practice a couple of times and you will get the technique and start a race off in the right way.
Life Hack #3 – Perfect Time For Nitro
When do you use your nitro? It’s an ongoing battle in the community and most of the time the answer is a very not-satisfying “it depends”.
Yes, it depends. It depends on your car, your tuning, your setup and if you are on a 1/4 or 1/2 mile race.
If you use it too soon, your wheels will spin making you lose traktion and if you use it too late you might waste some of the nitro potentials.
The best is to try around and always look at the red wheel icon at the bottom that tells you if your wheels are spinning or not. They will often spin with nitro, but if you see it flashing from the beginning to the end of your nitro duration, you’re hitting it too early.
Life Hack #4 – Reset Opponents
Here and there you will simply not see an opponent Live Races or Daily Challenges that you can’t beat due to some setup problem.
Don’t waste your time trying countless times, simply
Go back to the garage, close the game, load it new and then go to the map again and you should see a new opponent. In some cases you need to do that 2 times to work, but still better than racing and losing over and over again.
Reset Live Race Opponents
In Live Races, your win streak and more will determine your opponents so resetting is not that easy but still no problem. Open the tuning setup of your car and change one value around a little bit and run the dyno.
Now you close and do one normal race with the car and then go back to the tuning and change the value back and run the dyno. Your streak very likely will get reset and your opponents will be matched according to your dyno time.
Life Hack #5 – The Extra Shift
This is a nice one that I learned recently and it will give you some more money.
Every perfect shift will give you, depending what tier, some nice extra cash. So, with a well-upgraded car you will win many races comfortably enough to get in some extra shifts.
If you see that you’re in a huge lead, you can shift down and up again at the end of the race several times net giving you a couple hundred extra cash each race, adding easily up with the hundreds of races you do every week.
Cheats & Hacks in CSR2 – Caution
One word of caution first, these here are against all kinds of fair play and using 3rd party tools that are not allowed in CSR2. For educational uses only.
Hack #1 – Gold & Key Generators
These generators are all over the place and you can find them pretty much anywhere out there (e.g. here is one generator). They will ask you to insert your player name and how many Gold, Cash, Keys etc. you want. Then they apparently establish a connection and in the last step you need to download a free app or sign up with your email to show them you’re not a bot.
They look all pretty promising and often times come with videos that show proof that they’re working. I personally wasn’t able to actually get them to work.
If you want keys, you also might want to check out my key farming guide here:
Hack #2 – Auto-Shift & Perfect Start
This hack will perform shifts automatically at the perfect time so your races will always be done with the perfect performance of your car. In my experience it will not be that big of an impact because shifting at the perfect time is something not too hard in CSR2 and you can also do it on your own – with this hack it just gets easier and you can watch the race.
With the above-mentioned life hacks, you can also get the perfect start and perfect shift every time yourself, more like a lazy people hack for me 😆
Hack #3 – Auto Collect Bot
Every few hours you get a free Bronze Crate, there are Daily Races and much more – with a bot that will just collect all of them in time in your absence you will get a small boost on your progress in CSR2.
However, there’s one thing that you need to understand – you need to run the game the whole time. This means you will need a secondary device that is open and running all the time for this bot to work, you can’t just have it running in the background of your phone while it’s in your pocket (well, you could but that would drain your battery in no-time…)