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The Crew Closed Beta access code giveaway (Update: Winners chosen)

The Crew
The closed beta for Ubisoft’s open-world racer The Crew kicks off on Monday, July 21, and we’ve got 30 codes to share. The game, which is the product of a collaboration between developers Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections, presents players with an open world United States (just the 48 contiguous states) to cruise around in with other drivers. There’s racing, there’s time trials, there’s some competitive battles… it’s a bit of everything.

Update: All the codes have been given out! Thanks everyone.

The beta runs until July 25, and it features a limited slice of the main game. You can find a full rundown of what’s included right here. Don’t forget that this is a test, so it’s not at all indicative of the final experience. You may run into bugs and the like. Don’t be alarmed. That’s why Ubi’s swinging open the doors on letting you play.

If you want to nab one of the 30 codes we’re sharing this weekend, keep watching @DigitalTrends on Twitter. We’ll be blasting out opportunities to win on Saturday and Sunday. They’re going in batches of five and we’ll be tweeting it out from the Digital Trends Twitter sometime between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT) each day. The first five to tweet “Racing with the #DTCrew” at @digitaltrends and @geminibros win.

Be sure to take note of the minimum and recommended hardware requirements, however. This is a PC beta, so make sure your machine is up for it. You find hardware requirements and code redemption instructions below.

Good luck!

How to Redeem Your Code on PC

1. Download Uplay™ PC installer here.
2. Install Uplay PC and log into your account.
3. Click on the cog icon in the upper-right corner to display the menu and then click ‘activate product’
4. Enter your Key in the input field and press OK.
5. The final confirmation will be displayed, showing the content you are about to activate.
6. Press OK, and it’s done! Enjoy your game!
Please contact Ubisoft® here (support at if you need assistance.

Hardware Requirements
Minimum system requirements (720p resolution, lowest video settings):

Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (64bit)

Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.5 GHz or better OR AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHz or better


Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or AMD Radeon HD4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)

Recommended system requirements (1080p resolution, medium-high video settings, but not ultra):

Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (64bit)

Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.66 GHz or better OR AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0 GHz or better


Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX580 or AMD Radeon HD6870 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or higher)

Supported video cards at the time of release:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 or better, GeForce 400, 500, 600, 700 series (only cards superior to GTX260, performance-wise);

AMD Radeon HD4870 or better, HD5000, HD6000, HD7000, R-series (only cards superior to HD4870, performance-wise)


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