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The Crew 2 Open Beta: Release Date, How to Download, Free Weekend

Want to get behind the wheel this weekend in The Crew 2 Open Beta? Well, you can! And it’s easier than you might think to get involved and put some pedal to the metal. Below, we rundown everything you need to know about The Crew 2 Open Beta, including release date, how to download, and what might be included in the sneak peek of the driving game before its full release on June 29.

The Crew 2 Open Beta: Release Date

The Crew 2 Open Beta will go live on June 21 at roughly 1am PST. It is not yet known if that will mean 3am EST and 9am BST or, rather, every time zone goes live at 1am.

The Crew 2 Open Beta: How to Download

You can pre-load The Crew 2 Open Beta right now. Simply head to the PSN store, Xbox One storefront or through the Ubisoft site for PC (click here to do just that). You can then download it to your hard drive in time for June 21.

The Crew 2 Open Beta: Download Size

You may need to get a headstart on that pre-loading, however, as the download size for The Crew Open Beta is considerably hefty. On PS4 it weighs in at 26.97 GB and slightly less on Xbox One at 23.95 GB.

The Crew 2 Open Beta: Free Weekend

Ivory Tower aims for everyone to get a free taste of what the game has to offer this weekend. Running from June 21 until June 25, you can explore the US landscape from coast-to-coast in the online multiplayer open beta. It’s worth mentioning, for the avoidance of doubt, that a PSN+ or Xbox Live Gold subscription will be required.

The Crew 2 Open Beta: What’s Included?

While it’s unclear what exactly will/won’t make the cut when it comes to The Crew 2 Open Beta, the description for the preview seems to indicate we’ll be able to get our hands on planes and boats, as well as cars, plus ‘a variety of motorsport disciplines.’ Basically, expect a considerable chunk of gameplay to (hopefully) tempt you into parting with your hard-earned cash when the game launches for realsies.