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The Crew Motorfest: 5 Best Tips for Making Money



In order to get a leg up on the competition in The Crew Motorfest, you’re going to need a bit of cash. Scratch that — you’re going to need a lot of cash, which will, in turn, help you build on your vehicle collection and flesh out that all-important livery of yours. But to make that sort of coin, you’re also going to need to throw yourself into the thick of the competition—a venture that won’t necessarily grant you slew of consecutive wins, but will provide you with enough money to get the ball rolling, so to speak.

So, how exactly do you make money out on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu? Well, if by chance you have just started your adventure in Ubisoft Ivory Tower’s latest open world racing game, then be sure to read on for a few quick pointers. Here are the five quickest ways to make money in The Crew Motorfest.

5. Run the Right Playlists

Without a doubt, the easiest and most efficient way to make money in The Crew Motorfest is to run the prefigured Playlists, which essentially serve as short series that contain a set amount of events, rewards, and XP. To make a serious amount of cash as early on as possible, you’ll want to aim for the Hawaii Scenic Tour Playlist, as this not only pumps out some of the most XP—an in-game currency that aids your gradual ascension and overall popularity, but also offers a significant amount of cash on completion, too. And the best part is, you needn’t worry about finishing it in first place, either, as taking part rewards you with cash and XP all the same.

It is worth pointing out now, as strange as it may seem, that learning how to fly will help you out a lot in the long run, as the higher-paying Playlists often include an aircraft event of some sort. Sounds odd, for sure, but the fact is, flying is slightly more complex than bog-standard street racing — so it pays to know how to pull off a solid barrel roll, after all. And if you simply can’t wrap your head around the whole flying gig, then simply settle for another race in the same Playlist. Either way, just run the same gauntlet several times over, and you should walk away with upwards of $150,000 per set, and a sweet 86,000 XP to boot.

4. Grind the Liberty Walk Playlist

The Liberty Walk Playlist consists of just two tracks: Elite Nation, and Liberty Territory—the latter being billed as the longest race in the entire game. Much like Forza Horizon’s Goliath course, the track stretches across the entire island of O’ahu, and is made up of one enormous circuit over all shades of terrain. If you can beat this track, then you’ll waltz away with a grand total of $62,625, and a complimentary 33,400 XP to boot.

Of course, there are plenty of quality Playlists to compete in on the side, such as the Motorsports Playlist, and the Bike Lovers Playlist. If you can help it, aim to cycle between these three Playlists as often as possible, as they are, all things considered, the best of the bunch, and the most likely to line your pockets with coin.

3. Take on Photo Ops

Another way to gain a bit of extra income on the side is to locate Photo Ops—snapshot locations that not only net you a bit of XP, but a little bit of pocket money, too. And while they aren’t exactly a means to an end, they can provide you with a bit of spare change to make some pretty important upgrades and purchases on the side. They can also be completed during a Playlist, which means you can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.

There are several Photo Ops in each of the available Playlists, so be sure to keep an extra eye out for the completion criteria whenever you’re tying up loose ends in any of the local events. Note that there are currently 90 Photo Ops to find in The Crew Motorfest, with an average of five dedicated to each of the prefigured Playlists. You will need to capture at least 20 of these in order to claim the achievement or trophy connected to the task. It isn’t essential — but it’s an added bonus for those after a bit more than a bag of spare change, for sure.

2. Just Explore Hawaii

Believe it or not, there’s a great deal of money that just floats about in The Crew Motorfest. Perhaps not in the literal sense, but as a reward for just getting behind the wheel and exploring the Hawaiian island and all it has to offer. And seeing as you’ll be spending a lot of time cruising between events and other activities, there’s a good chance that you’ll encounter a significant sum of such funds, anyway.

In addition to the Playlists and Photo Ops, there’s also the Live Competitions tab—a multiplayer-based scenario that essentially rewards its participants just for being involved. If you can help it, aim to take part in your fair share of online events, if not for the sake of being one with a team, then for the perks that tie in with the victories.

1. Play Online!

One of the biggest perks of playing online is the Crew Bucks that come with it—the in-game currency that can purchase additional vehicles, car parts, and vanities for your garage. Luckily for you, playing as part of a team can mean earning double the rewards, which includes XP and other types of bonuses to spend in other parts of the world. So, do yourself a favor and buddy up as often as possible; the bigger your Crew — the better the perks. Simple.


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