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We were rather fond of The Crew. Yes it wasn’t as good as Forza Horizon 2 but it did bring something a little different to the racing genre. And thankfully Ubisoft haven’t given up on it as the latest patch has now been detailed.

Coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on the 12th Feb, the latest patch for The Crew aims to fix a few issues that still afflict the game. It will however also bring some new content, namely a new PvP mode with 10 new tracks and some new faction missions added into the bargain.

If you haven’t yet checked out The Crew, then you really should give it a go. It’s available now for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PC. Our review is right here.

Never drive alone!

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.

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