The Crew Patch Improves Frame Rate, Adds New PvP Mode

The Crew's next patch introduces major gameplay fixes and new content.

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Ubisoft has released new patch notes for its racing game The Crew, which outline significant changes and additions to the game.

Ubisoft said that its development team has been working "on several changes and updates to tune and fix major gameplay elements."

Notable fixes include improvements to the game's co-op and matchmaking, improved frame rate in cockpit view, and several improvements to some of the cars' handling and speed.

In terms of new content, the patch will add a new PvP mode with 10 new tracks and new faction missions.

Here's the list of the main changes that will be applied to The Crew in this next update:

New Content

New PvP mode

  • The new PvP mode is an elimination race with 10 new tracks available.

New faction missions

  • Four new faction missions will be released with the patch on Thursday, February 12.

Fixes and Updates

Online

  • The quick co-op feature has been improved, and several bugs related to joining sessions have been fixed.
  • PvP lobby improvements
    • Enabled browsing of players after selecting cars.
  • PvP session improvements
    • Matchmaking should now allow players to find more players quicker.

Statistics

  • Fixed the issue that was causing statistics to display incorrect data and/or simply reset the data. Previous data will not be restored, but new statistics should not be lost anymore.

Awards

  • Fixed an issue related to unlocking and tracking the progress of certain awards.

Challenges

  • Fixed an issue related to progression on challenges.

Frame rate

  • Improved frame rate in cockpit view.

UI

  • Fixed an issue when applying certain parts.

Friends

  • Fixed an issue related to a friend’s presence in game – their status will be set to offline when they quit the game.

Cars

  • Improvements and tweaking of several cars’ handling and speed.
    • Buggy’s grip has been improved in order for it to be able to climb hills as other Raid cars.
    • Fixed a bug where some cars were able to reach an extreme off-road top speed in reverse gear for:
      • Bentley Continental GT
      • Cadillac Escalade
      • Abarth 500
      • Alfa Romeo 4C
      • Hummer H1 Alpha
    • MINI Cooper S in Circuit Spec:
      • Toned down the nitro and grip for MINI Cooper S.
    • Lamborghini Murcielago in Circuit Spec:
      • Grip slightly improved when using nitro.

Missions

  • AI behavior in some missions improved.
  • AI and police car behavior in chase missions improved:
    • Opponent cars are now less aggressive, and they try more to follow players instead of taking them down.

Gameplay

  • Modifications applied to the friction on side barriers in order to avoid wall-riding exploit.

Ubisoft will release the patch on February 12. The game's second DLC pack, the Speed Car Pack, should release by the end of the month. For more on The Crew, check out GameSpot's review.

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