Crash Team Rumble: Release date, closed beta, gameplay, trailer & more

Nathan Warby
Crash Team Rumble artwork

Crash Bandicoot is back in Crash Team Rumble, a new multiplayer title that sees the gaming icon square off against other heroes and villains. Here’s everything you need to know about Crash Team Rumble.

After years in the dark, Crash Bandicoot has enjoyed a return to popularity in recent years. His resurgence began with the remastered N. Sane Trilogy, before Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and Crash Bandicoot 4 cemented his place as a gaming icon once again.

Fans have spent years calling for the orange marsupial to appear in Super Smash Bros, but they’ll have to settle for Crash Team Rumble – a brand new 4v4 multiplayer title announced during The Game Awards 2022 and scheduled for release in 2023.

We’ve put together everything we know about Crash Team Rumble so far, from gameplay to release dates and how to access the closed beta.

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Crash Team Rumble characters fighting
Crash Team Rumble sees iconic characters battle it out in 4v4 matches.

Is there a Crash Team Rumble release date?

Crash Team Rumble is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, so there’s not long to wait until you can jump into the ring with Crash and friends.

How to access Crash Team Rumble closed beta

A Crash Team Rumble closed beta will take place on April 20-24. To get access you simply need to pre-order any version of the game before then.

The closed beta will feature three maps and five playable characters: Crash, Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex, Tawna, and Dingodile.

Crash Team Rumble platforms

Crash Team Rumble will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One and it will support cross-platform play.

There’s been no word on whether the game will eventually be released for Nintendo Switch, but we’ll keep this page updated if that ever gets announced.

A Crash Team Rumble screenshot
Wumpa fruits are the goal in Crash Team Rumble.

Crash Team Rumble gameplay

In a first for the series, Crash Team Rumble pits two teams of four classic characters against one another in a competition to collect the most Wumpa fruit and deposit it in their bank, while also preventing the opposing team from doing the same.

Players will be able to choose their favorite heroes and villains, including Coco, Dingodile, and, of course, Crash himself before doing battle on colorful maps. Each character comes with unique skills and abilities that will help them control the match, claim Wumpa, and protect their team’s bank.

For example, Dr. Neo Cortex can transform enemies into wild boars with a zap of his ray gun, while N. Brio can use his different potions to evolve into different monsters.

Crash Team Rumble trailer

The first and only official Crash Team Rumble trailer dropped during The Game Awards 2022, giving fans their first look at the unique abilities of each character. Check it out below:

Crash Team Rumble price and editions

There are two editions of Crash Team Rumble: Standard and Deluxe.

The Standard Edition costs $29.99 and includes the base game, the season one Premium Battle Pass, and access to the closed beta if you pre-order before the closed beta comes to an end.

The Deluxe Edition costs $39.99 and includes the above as well as a season two Premium Battle Pass, an instant 25-tier unlock for the season one Premium Battle Pass, and a Digital Proto Pack with skins and items.

Crash Team Rumble will have a premium Battle Pass

It’s been confirmed that Crash Team Rumble will have a Battle Pass, although there’s no word on what will be included or how much it will cost if you’re purchasing it separately each season.

We’ll be sure to update this page with all the latest Crash Team Rumble announcements as soon as they arrive. In the meantime, check out our pages for the biggest upcoming games:

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