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The Crew PC closed beta re-opens August 25

Previous participants guaranteed access to beta

Part two of The Crew's PC closed beta will begin on August 25, Ubisoft announced Friday.

Owing to the first beta's "resounding success", players will be able to jump back into a pre-release version of the open-world online racer through August 29.


Users who participated in the first beta event, including those who redeemed keys without ever playing, are guaranteed access to the second event. Player progress will not be retained between events.

Those who pre-order the game before August 25 will also receive access, and Ubisoft plans to distribute a "limited number" of keys to users who register their interest on Uplay.

Here's Ubisoft summarizing the beta's contents:

The Map

Explore the entire United States with no loading screen and complete a variety of exciting challenges:

  • Midwest: All missions and skill challenges
  • East Coast: All skill challenges
  • West Coast, Mountain States, South: Open for free-roaming!
For the purposes of this Closed Beta, we will have missions and skill challenges available only in the Midwest and challenges in the East Coast. The final game will, of course, have missions and skill challenges throughout the entire US map!

You will also have access to two PvP lobbies, one in the Midwest and the other on the East Coast, where several races will be waiting for you to prove your skills against other players!

The Cars

Expect to discover new vehicles that, in order to drive across a variety of terrains, you'll be able to customize in the following specs:

  • The Street Spec: You'll get this one in Detroit!
  • The Dirt Spec: This spec will be available in New York!
Remember that there are three other specs in the game - Perf, Raid and Circuit - and you'll have a glimpse of those during this Closed Beta!

Playing with your friends

The Crew was built from the ground up as a breathing, living world, meaning that in this Closed Beta you will be able to play with your friends at any time - or challenge rivals from all around the world.

Ubisoft has announced a The Crew release date of November 11 on PC, Xbox One and PS4.