Play as Crash, Dingodile, and a host of other heroes and villains from the Crash universe and strategically leverage each character’s distinct personality and playstyle. Rumbles will take place across wild and varied arenas in 4v4, team-based, online multiplayer action. Players slide, smash, bump, and bash their way to victory against the other teams to battle it out to drop off the most Wumpa fruit in their team’s bank.
Preorders are available now in two editions: Standard and Deluxe. Players who purchase the Standard Edition will receive access to the Closed Beta plus a Premium Battle Pass Unlock for Season 1. Get the Deluxe Edition to additionally earn a Premium Battle Pass Unlock for Season 2, along with access to the Digital Proto Pack, which includes:
● 8 “Blocky” hero skins
● “Pixelated” Shadow
● “Get On My Level” in-game Victory Music
● “Blocky” Hat
● “Blocky” Backpack
● “Blocky” Score FX
● Unique Banner
Purchasing the Deluxe Edition also awards a 25 Tier Instant Unlock for the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass.
Cross-Platform, Pick Up, and Play
What an N. Sane week it has been for Crash Bandicoot and his crew!
Players who want to jump into the fun and get access to the Closed Beta next month, don’t forget to pre-order Crash Team Rumble! Purchases can be made digitally for the Standard and Deluxe Editions for Xbox and PlayStation consoles – and fans can now pre-order the physical copy of the Deluxe Edition at participating retail stores!
While the Standard Edition comes with access to the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass**, the Deluxe Edition includes access to both Season 1 and Season 2 Premium Battle Passes**. Each season lasts roughly 3 months, so players have ample time to conquer seasonal challenges and progress the Battle Pass to earn exclusive rewards. Fans can expect seasons to include unique events, fur-ious challenges, new magnificent modes, new marvelous maps, new playable characters, new powers, and a brand new 100-tier Battle Pass.
Customize the experience with unique skins, emotes, cosmetic attachments, banners, victory music, and more – all of which can be earned through completing challenges, leveling heroes, and progressing the Battle Pass. As a reminder, players who own the Standard and Deluxe Editions will have access to the first season’s Premium Battle Pass, giving all players the opportunity to plus-up their rumbles.
We want a balanced experience for every player to enjoy the N. Sane fun that Crash Team Rumble has to offer, which is why new heroes and powers will be earned through in-game challenges and NOT tied to the Battle Pass. Battle Passes will only reward cosmetic items for those who want to get a WUMP on the season’s latest looks, however cosmetics will also be earnable through seasonal event participation.
So what can players expect from the Closed Beta? In the Closed Beta, running April 20-24 players can compete against other players in public lobbies or duke it out with friends in private matches. Need some practice? Players can perfect their skills against bots before heading into the arena. Player drops out of a match? Don’t worry – the bots have their back there, too! The empty slot on a team will be back-filled with a bot to ensure their team still has a shot at sweet victory. Worried about getting stomped by strong players? We’ve kept that in mind too; new players will be matched with other new players to avoid being matched with veteran Rumblers – letting new players learn the ins and outs of the game at their own pace (even if they jump in near the end of the Closed Beta).
Throughout the Closed Beta, we’ll be testing hero balance, cross-progression, and cross-platform matchmaking to prepare for the big launch in June. While progress won’t carry over from Closed Beta into launch, the early feedback we’ll receive from the Closed Beta participants will be instrumental in creating a more polished experience for all players on June 20th. We are excited to hear from the community and share this all-new spin on Crash!
Need some help with the lingo? Let’s go over the fundamentals:
Scorers: Scorers like Crash excel at moving around the map to collect and bank Wumpa Fruit.
Blockers: Blockers like Dingodile use their might to prevent enemy players from depositing Wumpa at their bank.
Boosters: Boosters like Neo Cortex support their team by collecting Relics to trigger Relic Stations and by activating Gem Pads to gain vital Wumpa multipliers.
Relic Stations: Relic Stations trigger map-specific, game-changing events and abilities that can swing the match, like healing your team or raining hot lava on your foes. Maps feature regular Relic Stations and a central Epic Relic Station, providing even more power for a greater Relic cost.
Gem Pads: Capture a set of Gem Pads to boost your team’s scoring potential, adding a time-limited multiplier to your Wumpa deposits. Boosts are stackable, so capture as many Gem Pads as possible.
Wumpa Fruit: Mmmmm, tasty. You can never have enough. A staple item in the Crash universe and the very thing you’re battling over. Deposit at your team’s Wumpa Bank to score.
More on the Way: Postlaunch Content
Experience the brawling fun of the all-new spin on Crash Bandicoot, Crash Team Rumble this upcoming weekend, via a limited time free trial*. The team at Toys for Bob is excited for players everywhere to have a chance to jump into the fun from August 11 – August 14! Download for free on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, or PlayStation 4, and drop into competitive matches featuring some of your favorite Crash Bandicoot heroes and villains. Race to be the first team to bank enough Wumpa fruit to take home the win, and earn progress towards the free Season 1 Battle Pass! Unlock exciting new skins and cosmetics when you upgrade to the Standard or Deluxe Edition, available now!
Play as Iconic Heroes and Villains on Every Map
During the Free Trial, play as fan-favorites Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot, or Dingodile. Each hero fulfills one of the three roles on your team – scorer, booster, blocker – a balance of each type of hero is key to victory! Crash is a scorer, a hero perfect for snatching up Wumpa fruit around the map and delivering them to your team’s Wumpa Bank, the key to winning each round. Coco is a booster, who supports the team by capturing Gem Pads that boost your team’s scoring potential, and by activating Relic Stations on each map that have wild and unique effects. Finally, there’s Dingodile, a bulky powerhouse blocker who prevents the enemy team from scoring with his powerful tail attacks.
Each character can be further customized with two equippable powers in the Free Trial. Choose from either the Flytrap Spitter, which fires projectiles at your opponents, or the Healing Fridge, which recovers allies’ health if they stand nearby.
In addition to the above, every map, including the recently released Bogged Down, is playable during the Free Trial.
Unlock Cosmetics and Customize your Look
Season 1 is still going strong for Crash Team Rumble, and access to the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass is free for all players with the full version of Crash Team Rumble! Drop in today and start unlocking amazing rewards, from skins, cosmetics, music, and more. There are many more heroes and powers available in the full version of Crash Team Rumble, which can be unlocked by playing the game and earning badges. While you won’t be able to select them in the Free Trial, any progression you make towards unlocking new heroes and powers is carried over upon upgrading to the Standard, or Deluxe Edition!
Recruit Your Friends and Go Head-to-Head
Play cross-platform and compete with friends in Private Matches, or group up and rumble in Public Competitive Matches. No matter how you choose to play Crash Team Rumble, you’ll be able to download and play for free this weekend with friends and foes alike!
The Crash Team Rumble Free Trial is available on August 11 at 10 AM PT for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 and ends on August 14 at approximately 10 AM PT. For more information, head to the official Crash Bandicoot site and be sure to follow @CrashBandicoot on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok for more news and updates.
*Free Trial dates and times subject to change. Activision account and internet connection required. PlayStation®Plus subscription on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 not required. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One may be required (subscription sold separately). Some content not available in free trial. Visit www.crashbandicoot.com for more information.
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Party Mode Brings Fast Paced Co-op to Crash Team Rumble
For players looking to take a breather from competitive matches, Season 2 delivers with Party Mode! Assemble a team of 4 and unwind in 5 distinct mini-game rounds, each with their own challenges. You’ll need to work together as a team to accomplish each task, while simultaneously collecting clocks that increase your remaining time! Master each Party Mode Wave and you may even unlock a secret Boss Wave, the ultimate test of skill for Crash veterans. Every round, your team’s score is calculated based on how quickly you complete each goal, so you’ll need to practice minimizing your time, and maximizing your score!
Party Mode Rounds come in 5 different types:
· Speed Run – Race through speed pads with your teammates while dodging hazards like bumpers and nitro crates. Players are connected by a tether that increases their speed, but breaks if players move too far apart from their teammates. Don’t leave anyone behind, and race as a group to achieve the best times!
· What’s Cookin? – Work together to collect specific ingredients and add them to a huge pot that travels around the map. Make sure to communicate with your teammates to ensure you aren’t grabbing the wrong ingredients, and always keep an eye on the pot!
· Get Lit – Players must use a candle to light lanterns scattered around a massive tower before time runs out. Your candle will burn out, so you’ll need to rely on your teammates to re-light it to keep up the pace. Careful timing and coordination are the keys to success!
· Dig It – Search across the map for buried bones and reassemble them in the center to uncover a full skeleton! Some bones are larger than others and need multiple players to carry them. Make good use of the ping system, and time your jumps in tandem to ensure the best times.
· Bounce Balloons (releasing later during Season 2) – Leap high in the sky above Calamity Canyon, and bounce across huge balloons to score points. Each wave generates different sets of balloons; your team will need to bounce on a certain number of each shape to claim victory. Bounce carefully, as multiple players leaping at the same balloon may find themselves plummeting back to earth!