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The Crew update stops cars from driving faster in reverse than forwards

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I don’t know much about cars but when I saw a video of a Bentley going over 550km/h in reverse on dirt my interest was piqued. After reading the Dummies Guide to Cars, interviewing my man at NSA, and sitting on a bench for an afternoon watching people through the holes I’d cut in my newspaper I had my answer: the video was of Ubisoft’s The Crew, not a real car.

What? It’s not supposed to go that fast in the game either? Oh, good thing Ubisoft have fixed that little bug in their most recent update.

They’ve also added a new PvP mode and four new faction missions? Huzzah.

The update even comes with its own trailer:

The Crew’s Speed live update adds a new elimination mode for PvP players and lets you play it on ten different circuits. There’s also four new faction missions to play through, too.

Less fun than the faster in reverse bug but no less important to fix is an issue where players were having all their stats reset. Unfortunately Ubisoft can’t restore the lost data, only assure players it won’t happen again.

Here’s that tricksy Bentley video:

That should no longer happen, unfortunately.

You can read the full patch notes on the next page.

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Fixed an issue related to unlocking and tracking the progress of certain awards.


  • Fixed an issue related to progression on challenges.

Frame rate

  • Improved frame rate in cockpit view.


  • Fixed an issue when applying certain parts.


  • Fixed an issue related to a friend’s presence in game – their status will be set to offline when they quit the game.


  • 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

      • 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.


  • 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.


  • Modifications applied to the friction on side barriers in order to avoid wall-riding exploit.