Pickup with the star goes virtual: Off-road mission for Mercedes-Benz X-Class available in upcoming video game "The Crew 2"

May 2018
  • Strong showing by Mercedes-Benz X-Class in new video game "The Crew 2": the pickup with the star is the off-road highlight
  • Newest iteration of popular Open World driving franchise The Crew® from Ubisoft Ivory Tower will be released worldwide from 29 June 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
  • X-Class mission will be available to play in the exclusive Closed Beta of "The Crew 2" from May 31 to June 4 ahead of official release
  • Mercedes-Benz is making 5000 access codes exclusively available on its social media channels as of now

Stuttgart. Highways, dense forests, rocky tracks – in Ubisoft® upcoming video game "The Crew 2", players experience all kinds of adventures both on and off-road in a action-packed open world – and now also at the wheel of the new X-Class from Mercedes-Benz.

The world's first pickup from a premium manufacturer is part of the virtual Open World adventure of "The Crew 2", which will be released worldwide on 29 June 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The X-Class plays the lead in a tailored mission of the "Rally Raid" discipline, which takes place off-road. Once players have successfully completed this race, they will be rewarded with the exclusive vehicle. The X-Class is also available in "free roaming" mode, which allows the entire map of the racing game to be explored.

X-Class mission available to play as part of exclusive The Crew 2 Closed Beta period from May 31 to June 4 ahead of official release

The X-Class mission is also part of the free Closed Beta Version of the game, which will be available from May 31 to June 4. During this limited period, a pool of selected players will get their hands the game before its release and experience the X-Class. Mercedes-Benz Vans is making 5000 access codes exclusively available for this purpose. These will be published as of now on social media channels Facebook (@Mercedes-Benz) and Twitter (@Mercedes-Benz) and can be redeemed on a first come, first served basis.

After entering this code at www.thecrewgame.com/beta/mercedes, players can select their desired hardware platform. A platform-specific code then makes it possible to download the actual Closed Beta Version from PlayStation Network, for Xbox Live or the PC platform Uplay. To be able to download and play the closed beta version, an Ubisoft account is required.

Individualisation of the X-Class and numerous other models from Mercedes-Benz in "The Crew 2"

The developers of "The Crew 2" have given the virtual off-roader some extreme tuning touches that differ from the equipment options available in the real world: larger tyres, a winch on the front bumper and a loading area cover prepare the pickup for the racing missions in the video game. Players can also customize their X-Class using the game's configuration options and can, for example, select their desired colour and wheels.

Furthermore numerous other models from Mercedes-Benz can be choosen in "The Crew 2". Players can select e.g the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé (1955), the C 63 AMG Black Series, the AMG GT or the GLC Coupé.

The first car racing game to be designed as a massively multiplayer online game, "The Crew" so far has 14 million players worldwide. More information is available online at:


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    The Mercedes-Benz X-Class has its own mission in the new video game "The Crew 2" and is the off-road highlight of the game. "The Crew 2" goes on sale on 29 June 2018. The Closed Beta Version will be available from 31 May. For this purpose, Mercedes-Benz Vans is making 5000 access codes exclusively available on its social media channels as of now.