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The Crew 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: June 29, 2018

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'The Crew 2' (ALL) PC System Requirements, Controller Support

by Rainier on May 22, 2018 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT

The open-world racing game returns in The Crew 2, letting players experience the thrill of the American motorsports spirit inside a fully redesigned USA.

Welcome to Motornation, one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created. The Crew 2’s playground pushes physical boundaries to let driving and open-world fans test their skills, solo or with friends, in non-stop competition and exploration, featuring a variety of cars, bikes, boats and planes, and become the greatest motorsports champion.

From coast to coast, players will experience the thrill of a huge, varied and action-packed open world USA completely reshaped for motorsports. In The Crew 2, drivers will explore America and compete to be a champion of Motornation by collecting a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats and planes and dominating the motorsports scene on the land, on the water and in the air. They will find challenges and inspiration among four different motorsports families: street racing, off-road, pro-racing and freestyle, and are a given a deep set of options among a wide selection of vehicle types.

For the first time ever, The Crew 2 offers the Fast Fav feature, giving players the ability to seamlessly switch between their favorite ground, water and air vehicles with the push of a button. Players can race full throttle off the Golden Gate Bridge and transform instantly into a speedboat as they hit the Bay, catch a huge wave and seamlessly transition into a stunt plane and fly away into the sunset. Players enjoy total freedom to ride any way they want in the familiar landscapes of The Crew 2’s vast open world.

For those who prefer the thrill of the race, players will also put their racing skills to the test in the widest range of competitive disciplines. In addition to previously announced street racing, powerboat racing, aerobatics, jetsprint and rally raid, three more disciplines are being introduced this week at Gamescom. Drift will have street racing fans burn rubber and take every curve in style to score points with every glorious slide, while the Alpha Grand Prix single-seater is tailored for the pro-racers in search of the perfect line. Carved in the heart of nature, a Motocross muddy track is waiting for off-road specialists to master the dirt and own every bump.

To ensure the best experience to all our players, it was key to the development team to improve the game for all platforms. This is especially the case for PC players as the customization of all options and settings are critical to deliver a great gameplay experience to a variety of unique setups.

PC Version Key features

  • 4K (UHD) and Ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio support
  • Mouse and keyboard full support
  • Input device auto-switch and extended gamepad support (DirectInput/XInput)
  • Multi-monitor support (up to 3 monitors)
  • Auto-setting detection, video presets and custom options
  • Driving wheel support (see compatible devices below)

1. Detailed system specifications

We highly recommend you to check the following specs recommendations for best experience on PC.

  • MINIMUM CONFIGURATION – 30 FPS:

Resolution: 1080p
Video Preset: Low

OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6100 @ 3.3 GHz or equivalent*
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 8GB

  • RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION – 30 FPS:

Resolution: 1080p
Video Preset: High

OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.2 GHz or AMD FX 6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent*
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 270X (4GB / 2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 8GB

  • RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION – 60 FPS:

Resolution: 1080p
Video Preset: High

OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-4690k @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent*
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) or GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD RX 470 (4GB / 8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 8GB

*Please note that, in addition of being below minimum configuration, some processors may be incompatible with the game or some specific features as stated below:

- Processors without SSE 4.X Instruction Set (deployed in 2006)

- Processors without AVX Instruction Set

*Supported NVIDIA cards at time of release:
- GeForce GTX600 series: GeForce GTX 660 or better
- GeForce GTX700 series: GeForce GTX 760 or better
- GeForce GTX900 series: GeForce GTX 950 or better
- GeForce GTX10-Series: GeForce GTX 1050 or better

*Supported AMD cards at time of release:
- Radeon HD 7000 series: Radeon HD 7870 or better
- Radeon 200 series: Radeon R9 270x or better
- Radeon 300/Fury X series: Radeon R7 370 or better
- Radeon 400 series: Radeon RX 460 or better
- Radeon Vega series: any Radeon Vega series

2. Advanced video settings

In order to offer a customised experience to every PC players, we included a variety of settings to suit their unique setup. Of course, automatically detected presets also are available.

Key features:

  • Screen resolution selection with multi-aspect ratio support, including 21/9 screens
  • Window modes (exclusive full-screen, classic window, and borderless full-screen)
  • FPS limit, up to 60 FPS
  • V-Sync on/off
  • Video Presets & customized values:
    • Geometry: Set the view distance details.
    • Shadows: Set the resolution and quality of all shadows in the game.
    • Textures: Set the quality of in game textures. Game restart is required to apply changes.
    • Environment Mapping: Set the quality & the resolution of realtime reflection & indirect lighting.
    • Depth of field: Set the depth of field quality
    • Motion Blur: Set the strength and quality of in game Motion Blur while moving. A disable feature also is available
    • Grass: Set the density of grass in the game environments.
    • Volumetric FX: Set quality of clouds & fog
    • Anti-aliasing: Set the quality of edge sharpening and overall graphic fidelity.
    • Ambient occlusion: Set details of shadows based on two or more intersecting objects
    • Screen space reflection: SSR allows improving even more Environment Mapping by using some parts of the rendered image if possible. The player can choose SSR quality or disable it for low-end machine.
    • Weather: Set the quality of weather effects in the game
    • Terrain: Terrain quality settings can be used to have more details in medium and far view
    • 3 Monitor FOV scale factor: If the player uses a 3 monitors configuration, this value allows him to focus more or less the view on the monitor in the middle and corrects potential FOV deformation because of the unusual aspect ration.

3. Controls

To master the asphalt and other environments, it is first required to master the handling of your vehicles. To do so, The Crew 2 will support a variety of controllers to always adapt to your playstyle. Further customization also are available to fine-tune your experience (vibration, steering linearity, throttle break dead zone etc.)

If you want to go even further, mechanical customization also is available for each vehicles in the game!

The following controllers have been tested with the game:

Officially Supported
- Mouse + Keyboard
- Microsoft Xbox 360
- Microsoft Xbox One
- Microsoft Xbox One Elite
- Sony Playstation 4
- Steam Controller

Officially supported driving wheels:

Please note that additional devices may be compatible by default or with further setup.

- PC Wheels
[PC] Fanatec ClubSport Wheel
[PC] Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel
[PC] Thrustmaster T500 RS Racing wheel (with Ferrari GTE 458 Challenge Rim )
[PC] Thrustmaster T300RS Racing WHEEL
[PC] T500 RS Gear Shift
[PC] Thrustmaster T100 (Thrustmaster F430 Force Feedback)
[PC] Thrustmaster Ferrari Red Legend
[PC] Logitech Driving Force GT
[PC] Logitech G27
[PC] Twin Wheel F1 Combo Wheel
[PC] Simraceway SRW-S1
[PC] Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer

- Xbox One Wheels
[Xbox One] ThrustMaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel – Xbox One
[Xbox One, PC] Thrustmaster VG TX Racing Wheel Leather Edition Premium Official Xbox One Racing Wheel
[Xbox One, PC] Thrustmaster TS-XW Racer - P310 Competition Mod
[Xbox One, PC] Fanatec csl elite racing wheel Xbox One
[Xbox One, PC] Thrustmaster TMX Pro

- PS4 Wheels
[PS4/PC] Logitech G29 Driving Force Race Wheel + Logitech G Driving Force Shifter Bundle
[PS4/Xbox One] TH8A Add-On Shifter
[PS4/PC] Thrustmaster T-GT
[PS4/PC] Fanatec csl elite racing wheel PS4
[PS4/PC] Thrustmaster T500 RS Racing wheel
[PS4/PC] Thrustmaster T150

- Officially supported joysticks:
[PC] Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick for Windows
[PC] Thrustmaster T16000M FCS Flight Pack - PC
[Xbox One/PC] Thrustmaster,T.Filght Hotas One
[PS4/PC] Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4 Flight Stick for PS4 & PC
[PS4/PC] Thrustmaster TFRP Flight Rudder Pedals for PC & Playstation 4

The Crew 2 allows players, solo or with friends, to fully express their creativity and skills, sharing unique moments of fun and extreme sensations. On their way to becoming the greatest motorsport champion, players will be able to track their actions and spot every wow moment of their journey. With LIVE Replay, The Crew 2 provides them with a light and user-friendly tool that will automatically record every glorious feat into a fully staged video clip to share with the world or to brag with their friends.

Across the country, players will meet four different motorsports families: street racers, pro racers, off-road experts and freestylers, each with their own culture and set of disciplines. Each family has a unique HQ, where players can meet, buy, collect and customize vehicles. Through competitions and chance encounters, players will find and hone their personal style, collect and customize dream rides, show them off and make their mark on the US motorsports scene.

Players can start their The Crew 2 vehicle collection right now with The Crew Rewards Program. By completing a series of monthly challenges in the first installment of The Crew, they can unlock up to 18 vehicles in The Crew 2, including exclusive air and water vehicles.  

The Crew 2 will launch on June 29, 2018, for PS4, Xbox One and PC. 


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