What a coincidence!
Just before the crowd-pleasing Forza Horizon 4 whisks us away to Britain next week, Ubisoft is holding a free weekend for its all-across-the-USA multiplayer racing game. From now until Sunday, September 30 at 1:00pm Pacific, you can play The Crew 2 for free via Uplay. It’s not a terrible idea!
The Crew is definitely not as popular as the Horizon series around these parts, but I still have a soft spot for it. It’s particularly worth checking out if you have an affection for photo modes. There’s this excellent photo hunt component to the game with challenges like flying upside down under the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas or jumping with a bike while the moon shines behind you like in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
A couple of days of unrestricted access to The Crew 2 is enough time to get a feel for its land/sea/air style. Ubisoft recently retuned the pesky AI drivers and added a hovercraft racing discipline.
As for current players, I think most are just trying to patiently wait for December’s PvP update.