Ivory Tower have announced that their open-world racer The Crew will be getting new leagues to spice up their player vs player (PvP) racing. The leagues are due to arrive on June 3 and will allow you to climb the PvP ladder which will grant you access to a variety of prizes ranging from bronze to platinum.
There are four leagues in total – platinum, gold, silver and bronze each with four divisions a piece. All players will start out in the bronze league with the goal of working their way up into higher divisions and leagues. Each league and division grants you specific rewards such as rims, stickers and colours, check out the gold league colour and rims below for example.
In order to get yourself promoted into higher divisions and leagues you'll need to finish in the top places in The Crew's PvP races. In a 8 player race you'll get 'plus points' for finishing in the top three places, 'neutral points' for a 4th or 5th place and 'negative points' for finishing in the bottom three places. In a 4 person race you'll only score plus points for the very top place, 2nd or 3rd will net you neutral and last place provides the negative points as expected. Take a look at the table below which displays the points for 8 player racers (extreme left) counting down to two player races (extreme right).
By default the game will try to match you with players of a similar skill, ofcourse this may not always be possible, however defeating a player from a much higher league will grant you a lot more points as an added bonus. A neat feature is the fact that if you take a break from PvP races you will not be demoted into lower divisions or leagues.
There's a livery for every league and division so you can show everyone how high up the ladder you are currently at, see the picture below for an example of a platinum division 4 car.
Every time you move up a division, a new category is unlocked giving you access to specific rewards, you can access your rewards through the new 'League Store' in the game's HQ. If you are unfortunate enough to get demoted, you'll still keep hold of your purchased items. This gives you the opportunity to wear your division 1 sticker even if you've since been relegated to division 2 for instance.
Every player in The Crew will have separate solo and crew leagues stats (see picture below).
In addition to the new leagues heading their way to The Crew, the open-world racer will also benefit from a number of new updates such as new specs for existing cars, new races, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray early access to season pass holders and much, much more all coming on June 3 also. You can see the full changelog of the update below.
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A new leaderboard system for PVP game modes has been added.
By earning points in PvP races, players will be able to progress in the Leagues.
There are 4 leagues: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum with each league having 4 divisions.
The players will progress or be demoted in the leagues based on their activity in PVP game modes.
The faction system has been rebalanced to give more chances to lesser populated factions in the monthly faction war.
The UI has also been modified and redesigned to help players track their progression inside their faction as well as the global activity on the map.
New car release
2014 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY: early access for Season Pass owners on June 3rd and to all players on June 10th.
The scoreboard for missions, skills and PvP races has been slightly redesigned to be easier to read.
The filter tabs now only show the relevant information (eg: only Skills, Faction Missions, PvP events..).
The Car Tuners, HQs and Car Dealers are now visible only through the Default Tab.
Track IR now also works with the third-person views.
3 new races have been added to the Eliminator mode
3 new races have been added to the Blitz Brawl mode
Fixed a bug where players could not fast travel to unlocked areas on the map from the “Challenges” menu.
The progression of several awards has been fixed.
Fixed a bug related to the daily salary and the ranking system in the faction war.
Improvements for the text chat feature.
Improvement of the navigation with the mouse on PC.
Several bug fixes related to AI behavior during missions.
Fixed the cockpit rear-view cam on Xbox One.
Fixed an issue linked to the network detection tool that was preventing some players from loading the game.
Fixed an issue related to the timer of certain faction missions when sending friends.
Changes applied to cars
Fixed wheel spin for ALFA ROMEO 8C Competizione FULL STOCK, PERF, RACING
Fixed wheel spin for HOTROD HuP ONE CIRCUIT
Fixed wheel spin on FERRARI 458 Speciale FULL STOCK, PERF
Fixed wheel spin issue on 2013 SRT Viper GTS FULL STOCK, PERF
Fixed wheel spin issue on 2015 FORD Mustang GT Fastback FULL STOCK, STREET, PERF
Improved downforce on LaFERRARI FULL STOCK and PERF