Ubisoft is kicking off the final day of May with the launch of the closed beta for The Crew 2. It’s a four-day taster of the upcoming open-world arcade racer, and we’re along for the ride.
The beta opened up this morning after invites went out earlier in the week. Weighing in at roughly 27GB on PS4, it’s also available on XB1 and PC platforms, and players are encouraged to invite up to three friends to join in the fun.
Racers will once again be exploring a shrunken-down version of the continental US. Developer Ivory Tower promised the world would be lusher and more detailed — from our brief first impressions, that certainly checks out.
The first game was all about racing on land. The Crew 2 adds sea and air to the mix, and the beta offers tastes of both. Street Racing and Rally Raid round out the discipline offerings in the beta — you’ll have to wait to drive that Red Bull RB13.
A revamped photo mode is also available, as well as the franchise debut of a livery editor.
Unfortunately, progress from the beta will not transfer over to the final game. However, Ubisoft is offering a gift to those that take part. Beta players will get an exclusive reward for the final game: a unique leather jacket.
Didn’t get access? You can still apply here, though now that the beta has begun, there’s no guarantee it’ll help.
As you can see, we’ve started our experience with the Audi TT-RS, one of a handful of new cars in the game (including the new Renault Sport Megane). What car did you start off with? Let us know in the comments.
The Crew 2 launches June 29 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.