The Crew 2 open beta: start times, content, progression, how to get in – everything you need to know

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:30 GMT

The Crew 2 open beta offers players on all platforms a chance to try out the open-world racer all this weekend for free.

The Crew 2 open beta kicks off this weekend on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox One. Players will be treated to four days of racing fun through the entire open world.

In the final release of the open world title, players will unlock a large selection of cars, motorcycles, boats, and planes to use across four different types of motorsport challenges. These challenges include street racing, off-roading, pro racing, and freestyle.

Various disciplines are playable in the game, and open beta participants will be able to experience eight. Those playing the beta can also try co-op mode.

Languages supported in The Crew 2 open beta are the same supported by the final game. Expect full audio in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish Russian, Portuguese, and Japanese.

The game features subtitles in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Dutch, Polish, and Korean.

We’ve listed The Crew 2 open beta start and end times below. Live somewhere else? No worries. If you click the time links below, you’ll open a new tab showing the exact time in major cities in every time zone with daylight savings differences accounted for, making it easy to be certain you’ve got the correct information for your region.

Real quick: the open beta has been available for pre-load since June 11. You still have plenty of time to get the download started. You can pre-load The Crew 2 open beta through the official website.

The Crew 2 open beta start times – PC, PS4, Xbox One

The Crew 2 open beta end times – PC, PS4, Xbox One

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The Crew 2 open beta content

Ubisoft states the open beta for The Crew 2 features a “work-in-progress” section of content. As mentioned above, players will be able to explore the entire open world in Freedrive and discover the first eight disciplines outlined below.

  • Aerobatics
  • Drift
  • Jetsprint
  • Motocross
  • Powerboat
  • Rally Raid
  • Street Racing
  • Touring Car

While the beta can be completed solo, the publisher encourages players to try out co-op play.

How to participate in The Crew 2 open beta

Unlike the closed beta which ran from May 31-June 4, the tester will be open to all players. Those who wish to participate in The Crew 2 open beta will need a Ubisoft account. If you don’t have one already, you can create a Ubisoft account through here.

Playing solo in the beta, just like the full game upon release, will not require an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership. Those planning to play with friend or join a crew will need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus in order to access these online features.

Characters and progressions from the open beta will not carry over to the final game.

 

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The Crew 2 open beta download size, installation

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro

  • Size: 15GB – requires 30GB of free space
  • Where to download: go to the PlayStation Store and search for The Crew 2 open beta.

Xbox One, Xbox One X

  • Size: 13GB -requires 13GB of free space
  • Where to download: reach the Games Menu and search for The Crew 2 open beta

 PC Uplay

  • Size: requires 30GB of free space
  • Where to download: fire up the Uplay PC launcher and you’ll find The Crew 2 open beta in your free games list.

PC Steam

  • Size: requires 30GB of free space
  • Where to download: launch Steam, search for The Crew 2 open beta page and click “play now”.

PC minimum and recommended specs

Below you will find the minimum and recommended specs for PC, which covers both The Crew 2 open beta and the final product. For more advanced systems, and for a list of various features and configurations, give the PC requirements page a read.

Minimum PC requirements

  • Requires: 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6100 @ 3.3 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • Additional Notes: Game contains BattleEye anti-cheat technology and VMProtect anti-piracy technology.

Recommended PC specs

  • Requires:  64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690k @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) or GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD RX 470 (8GB) or better
  • Additional Notes: Game contains BattleEye anti-cheat technology and VMProtect anti-piracy technology.

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Streaming The Crew 2 open beta and rewards

The open beta for The Crew 2 features all photo and video editing tools available in the full game. The Live Replay menu allows participants to create screenshots and short movies directly from the game.

Beta participants part of the UClub will also unlock a special reward for the final game: an exclusive gold helmet. The gift will be made available through the in-game inventory from release. If you aren’t a member, you can join UClub through the official website.

The Crew 2 will be released on June 29 , and supports The Crew Rewards Program. The program features a series of monthly challenges  allowing players to unlock 19 unique vehicles, including exclusive water vehicles.

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