E3 2018: The Crew 2 Open Beta Sign-up & More Revealed

June 12, 2018

At the E3 2018 Ubisoft Press Conference this morning, Ubisoft and developer Ivory Tower announced The Crew 2 open beta ahead of its launch at the end of the month, as well as some other titbits for the highly anticipated open-world racing game.

The new E3 2018 trailer shows off some of the vehicles in The Crew 2, as well as how different vehicles may cross over as you explore The United States of America. The map this time around takes around 45 minutes to fly in a plane from east coast to west, and includes larger cities and far more expansive wilderness environments than the original.

The Crew 2 Open Beta will run from June 21 to June 24 on all platforms, and you can pre-load the beta by following this link. Rocket Chainsaw expects it to be the same content as the closed beta which ran for a few days last week, as Ivory Tower fine tunes a few more features ahead of the game’s launch.

Ubisoft recently revealed that you do not need to buy the Season Pass for The Crew 2, as all new content will only be timed exclusives for season pass owners, with everyone else being able to enjoy the content a few days after its initial release.

Watch the official The Crew 2 Open Beta “Start Your Story” Gameplay Trailer below:


The newest iteration in the revolutionary franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created. Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, action-packed, and beautiful playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A. Enjoy unrestrained exploration on ground, sea, and sky. From coast to coast, street and pro racers, off-road explorers, and freestylers gather and compete in all kinds of disciplines. Join them in high-octane contests and share every glorious moment with the world.


Push boundaries and take on new experiences in iconic locations. Fly and spin through fog and clouds above the snowcapped Rocky Mountains, burn rubber in the backstreets of New York City, sweep through the Mississippi River, and explore every inch of the Grand Canyon. Driving your dream hypercar, riding some of the most iconic American bikes, and taking control of the swiftest aerobatic planes and powerboats: opportunities for fun and challenges are limitless in a fully redesigned USA.


Join four different motorsports families from around the country: street and pro racers, off-road experts, and freestylers. They’ll hook you up with new rides, and they’ll introduce you to their own unique motorsports culture and set of disciplines. Through competitions and chance encounters, find and hone your personal style, collect and customize your dream rides, show them off in your HQ, and make your mark on the entire US motorsports scene.


The world of The Crew® 2 is fueled by the need to share your personal accomplishments and unique moments with friends and others – break records and be a pioneer! Every time you achieve something, it will be saved as a new challenge for other players, while you will be encouraged to surpass the feats of others. Capture and share all of your best moments with the press of a button.

Rocket Chainsaw went hands-on with The Crew 2 beta last weekend, finding issues with draw distances and stating, “it will be great to see how The Crew 2 performs on the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro at launch, and whether Ubisoft can fix some of the overbearing issues that are already probably affecting early reviews and their respected scores.

The Crew 2 will launch on June 29, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms. For more information, head to the official website here.