Season 5 Episode 2 of The Crew 2 is right around the corner, and fans of the game will have quite of bit of new stuff to look forward to. Named American Legends, the new free update will introduce new never-before-seen Stories waiting for the players to discover, according to Ubisoft. It will also feature new cars as well as an all-new Motorpass.
Let’s have a look at everything that’s been included in the update.
Season 5 Episode 2 Overview in The Crew 2
There’s quite a few new stuff to look forward to in the American Legends update. First off, it features two new stories that come with their own adventures, rewards, and a couple of twists along the way.
These stories will be available every week, and each story will take you to the more contemporary eras throughout America.
Throughout your journey, you’ll meet the Archivist who will give you a handful of clues that will help you pursue your quest. Simply follow those clues and use your deduction skills in order to get your hands on the prize.
New Cars Up for Grabs
Each new episode that gets released will feature its own share of new cars. In Season 5 Episode 2, you’ll be able to obtain valuable cars like the 1966 Pontiac GTO or the Chevrolet Camaro SS Bend Edition.
Not only that, but you’ll also find a ton of new vanity items and a whole lot more.
There’s also the all-new Motorpass that will grant you amazing new cars the longer you progress. You can also find the new Kawasaki Z1000 ABS motorcycle in the shop starting May 25th onwards.
New LIVE Summits
If you possess a competitive spirit, then the latest batch of LIVE Summits will start on the 11th of May where a variety of amazing rewards will be up for grabs. Meanwhile, the very first Premium LIVE Summit will be held this May 18 which will offer the Dodge Challenger R/T Riff Edition as the main reward.
Apart from the LIVE Summit, players can also expect a new event called Flashback: Japan which will be an “all-pixel race” that has been inspired by the Japanese culture, according to Ubisoft.
Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?
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Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!
How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?
As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.
So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.
Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.
When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!
Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.
Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!
Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!
On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!
After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.
For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.
The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.
While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.
It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!