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Ubisoft has detailed The Crew’s third major patch, which will add a new PvP mode and new faction missions when it goes live next week.

The patch will go live on February 12 and adds an elimination race with 10 new tracks available, as well as four new faction missions for players to undertake. On top of this, the patch also introduces a number of fixes and updates for online, statistics, awards, challenges, missions, and the UI.

You can check out the full patch notes below:

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 C spec – Toned down the nitro and grip for MINI Cooper S
  • Lamborghini Murcielago C 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.

Streaming

  • The game will no longer use 100% of the CPU at the launch on PC. This was preventing players from streaming in smooth conditions.

“Despite delivering an impressive playground that captures the spirit of America, The Crew struggles to build out a worthwhile game experience around it, resorting to frustrating missions, insipid storytelling, and off-putting microtransactions,” Josh wrote in our review, which you can read in full here.

Source: Ubisoft

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The Crew gets a new PvP mode and faction missions next week

Ubisoft has detailed The Crew's third major patch, which will add a new PvP mode and new faction missions when it goes live next week.

By Matthew Bennett | 02/5/2015 09:52 AM PT

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Ubisoft has detailed The Crew’s third major patch, which will add a new PvP mode and new faction missions when it goes live next week.

The patch will go live on February 12 and adds an elimination race with 10 new tracks available, as well as four new faction missions for players to undertake. On top of this, the patch also introduces a number of fixes and updates for online, statistics, awards, challenges, missions, and the UI.

You can check out the full patch notes below:

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 C spec – Toned down the nitro and grip for MINI Cooper S
  • Lamborghini Murcielago C 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.

Streaming

  • The game will no longer use 100% of the CPU at the launch on PC. This was preventing players from streaming in smooth conditions.

“Despite delivering an impressive playground that captures the spirit of America, The Crew struggles to build out a worthwhile game experience around it, resorting to frustrating missions, insipid storytelling, and off-putting microtransactions,” Josh wrote in our review, which you can read in full here.

Source: Ubisoft

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89