The Crash Team Racing remake has been a big hit with fans and it seems Activision is ready to take further advantage of that success.
Arriving on August 2nd and running through August 25th, the Back N. Time Gran Prix will return featuring a new track and wealth of rewards for players to unlock (which is somewhat similar to a battle pass as we’ve seen in shooters).
“The Back N. Time Grand Prix will bring a whole new suite of rewards that players can earn by completing challenges and filling their Nitro Gauge. New items include the Nostalginator and Mammoth Karts, the “Dashing” Fake Crash skin, and Cave Painting stickers. Baby T. will also make his debut in CTR as a Grand Prix reward character for completing the Bronze Tier of the Nitro Gauge, with a “Fake” Baby T. skin being the final item in the Gold Tier.
With 18 new items to earn through your Nitro Gauge, be ready to complete those challenges and earn those Nitro Points.”
As part of the update, players will now be able to purchase Wumpa coins with real money on your platform of choice.
“As always, the Pit Stop will be stocked with new and returning characters and cosmetic items, which players can unlock using Wumpa Coins*. With all this content available, there will also now be a way for players to fast-track their Wumpa Coin collection if they like. Starting in early August, players will have the option to purchase Wumpa Coin bundles from their game console stores to supplement the Coins they earn by playing. This option won’t change the game’s core mechanics – players will still earn Wumpa Coins by playing the game in any mode, just as before. They will just able to purchase additional coins if they choose.”
You can find the full update from Activision via their blog here : Crash Team Racing Gran Prix Update
This isn’t necessarily surprising. Crash Team Racing has sold extremely well and is continuing to add new content for fans. While we don’t normally point fingers at specific companies, Activision makes billions annually off of microtransactions and so we weren’t surprised to see them added in Crash though it is disappointing.