If you get your first 4-Star or maybe even 5-Star car in CSR2 you might have just thought “now it’s time to dominate”, but without Stage 6 Upgrades the car is not really worth that much – and getting Stage 6 Upgrades is harder than you think.
You need to think about maxing out a car in CSR2 as a long-time project that will take weeks or maybe months.
So, waht I wanted to do is pulling together all the things you should mind when farming for Stage 6 Upgrade parts for a certain car to really get the full potential and not waste anything.
Getting Stage 6 Upgrade Parts
Getting upgrades until Stage 5 only costs cash and time in CSR2, can be frustrating sometimes if you’re low on cash or not a patient person but that’s it. You can farm several races and events and max Stage 5 upgrade out within days.
Then you will face the fusion parts, they are a little harder to get but only limited to car brand – so if your favorite car has a brand where there are plenty of cars in the game you have good chances to get them over time.
Stage 6 Upgrades, however, are limited to the position and the exact car model – that’s horrible and with more and more cars getting added to the game the chances to randomly get the part you want is just so low. Even if you have, let’s say, an Audi R8 V10 you can get a Stage 6 part for an Audi R8 2014 and can’t use it on your car…
But lift your head, there’s help around and here are some nice tactics that will help you out getting Stage 6 parts faster.
Stripping For Stage 6 Parts
The best way is to strip duplicates of your car (which can be hard if your car is a 5-Star car), but when you strip a exact duplicate of your car you will get a Stage 6 part if there’s any dropping.
But stripping a car doesn’t equal stripping a car!
I don’t have a stroke right now, no worries. I have been discussing with many people if there’s an impact of how and when you strip your cars and if that has an influence on the items you will get from stripping, especially in terms of Stage 6 parts.
So I had this discussion and also did try it out several times with actually a clear result:
- If you strip a car from the inventory view and not the garage view, the chances for a Stage 6 Upgrade part is lower
- If you strip a car at the top of an hour, you will more likely get a Stage 6 upgrade
Sounds crazy, right?
Well, it does. But there’s always been a lot of theories that time has an influence on the drop rate in CSR2 when it comes to cars (read here more) and having the same effect in fusion parts and Stage 6 parts just makes sense.
The time allows the developers to equal out how much parts there are given out to prevent everyone from maxing out too easily.
And what has this to do with where you strip them, inventory or garage view? Well I think most people that do stripping frequently tend to do that from the inventory so the developers limited that down.
So but just stating is nothing else than fairy tale, so here’s how I run my personal tests:
- I was stripping the exact same cars (let’s not talk how long it took to gather 2 duplicated of the same car for the test)
- I did strip one duplicate from the inventory view and the other one from the garage view
- I did strip one duplicate at the top of the hour and the other one at half the hour
In total I did this with 20 cars (10 tests on the strip location, 10 on the time) and the results speak for themselves:
Stripped from inventory: 5x Stage 6 Upgrades
Stripped from garage view: 2x Stage 6 Upgrades
Stripped on top of the hour: 4x Stage 6 Upgrades
Stripped at around half of the hour: 1x Stage 6 Upgrade
Again, for each test there was a 4-Star car duplicate used!
Normally I would have thought that there are small differences due to variance in randomness, but these results are so much apart that it’s heavily unlikely that this is just a random test outcome, not to speak of the other people I talked to that have been experiencing the similar thing.
My only conclusion here can be that you should ALWAYS strip duplicates from the garage view and not the inventory and also strip on top of the hour!