Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled goes Back N. Time with next Grand Prix!

Activision’s Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled debuted as the second-best-selling game in its launch month this past June. On August 2nd, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is going prehistoric with the release of the game’s second free Grand Prix season: Back N. Time for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch players, introducing the new track Prehistoric Playground, as well as a host of other new items for players to earn for free.

Following in the footsteps of the first Grand Prix, CTR’s post-launch content seasons that add new drivers, courses, karts, and more. Back N. Time will launch across all consoles, and you can watch the video for a first look at the Prehistoric Playground track.

As well as the new track, two new playable characters will be showing up at the Pit Stop this season! Baby versions of Crash and Coco—adorable! But don’t let their cute faces fool you — the Back-N. Time Grand Prix is also packing some major bedrock flair with the ability to unlock the kart turned time-machine Probulot 2000 in the Pit Stop, the beloved kart from Crash Tag Team Racing. Players will have 18 new items to earn by completing challenges and filling their Nitro Gauge. Highlighting these rewards is a new racer to CTR, Baby T., the beloved character from Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.

screenshot of two racing vehicles in Crash Bandicoot Nitro

 New items will be available in the Pit Stop as well, like the Mad Scientist Crash, Sabertooth Pura, and Stone Age N. Trophy character skins, Lava Rock wheels, and more.

Last but not least, Beenox has really outdone themselves with the new Prehistoric Playground track. Prehistoric Playground will immerse racers in an epic world with Jurassic-sized flora, violent geysers bursting from the ground, caves with mysterious wall-paintings, and of course, giant dinosaurs roaming the land! With the introduction of the Grand Prix, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has created a new lane for the delivery of content and the framework surrounding kart racers to come.

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.

Grand Prix Roadmap Crash Bandicoot

In this Grand Prix, the Quick, Daily, Weekly, Themed, and Pro challenge sets will return, with many of the same challenges that fans remember from the Nitro Tour Grand Prix. There will also be new challenges scattered throughout for players to face. There will be more straightforward new challenges like Power Slide Master where players have to power slide for a certain duration of time. There are also new challenges that will test players’ mettle, like Backward Compatible, where the player must complete a lap with the reverse camera on the entire time.

It’s no secret that Spyro is crashing the Crash Bandicoot party in Grand Prix Season 3, but fans can also expect more of their favorite characters from the Crash Bandicoot universe to join in on the Nitro-Fueled fun in the seasons after. Get ready for characters like N. Brio, Nina Cortex, and Komodo Moe to start shredding up the racetrack soon!

A dinosaur on the track in Crash Bandicoot

The Back N. Time Grand Prix starts this Friday, August 2nd at 7:00 AM PDT (2:00 PM UTC). The Grand Prix is free for anyone who has purchased the game and who has an internet connection.

Laura Stewart

Written by Laura Stewart

Laura is the Editor-In-Chief at 25YL and she runs the Music Department. She has been part of the team since May 2017 when she began writing about her favourite TV show of all time: Twin Peaks. 25YL is her passion project and is constantly delighted at how big and beautiful it has grown.

Laura lives by the sea in Gower, Wales, with her husband and a very special little boy.

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