Ubisoft has announced that its first major content expansion for The Crew 2 will arrive on September 26th as a free update to all players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The ‘Gator Rush’ expansion introduces a new motorsports discipline into The Crew 2, which comes in the form of Hovercrafts. This update also features fresh events tailored to the three new air-cushioned vehicles it adds into the game. Hovercrafts are capable of sliding across terrain, coasting over water, and bumping opponents out of the way.
Because these Hovercrafts introduce new ways to play, race and compete, developer Ivory Tower has had to revamp several locations and bayous across The Crew 2’s map of the United States of America to create steeper slopes and banked curves, specifically tailor-made for Hovercraft runs. Ubisoft has also introduced new skills into the open-world, giving players additional spots to explore whilst enabling fast and fun progression.
In addition to the Hovercrafts and their associated events, the Gator Rush update for The Crew 2 welcomes more than 20 new activities to the game, including new Jetsprint, Hypercar, and Touring Car events, as well as a new episode in the ‘Live Xtrem Series.’ This exhilarating threefold race will see players racing in Rallycross, Hypercar and of course, Hovercraft sessions. There’s also a new difficulty option coming to The Crew 2 dubbed ‘Ace’ mode. This increased difficulty level will be available across all 130+ events available in the game, rewarding the most determined players with ‘Legendary Loot’ that can be used for customizing their vehicles with better performance and exclusive affix bonuses.
The Gator Rush expansion isn’t the only thing coming to The Crew 2 on September 26th. Season Pass owners can also look forward to seven-day early access to the two new vehicles included in the game’s monhtly vehicle drop – the buggy-style Ariel Nomad Rally Raid car, and a fourth unspecified hovercraft. Ubisoft says that all players will receive access to these new rides from October 3rd.
The launch of the Gator Rush update officially kicks off Ubisoft’s post-launch content rollout plan for The Crew 2, which will introduce PvP online action to the game this December, as well as other new feature and content additions in the months to come. For more on The Crew 2, be sure to check out our full in-depth review, which says “The Crew 2 delivers an open-world USA like no other with a vast line-up of vehicles and motorsport-focused disciplines, but it’s held back by weak progression, missed opportunities and lacklustre racing.”
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