We’re just a little over a week away from the launch of Crackdown 3, and we couldn’t be more excited for fans to dive back in to the over-the-top world of Crackdown that is coming to Xbox Game Pass on February 15. As the team moves full steam toward launch, we will be conducting a technical test of Wrecking Zone, the fully-destructible Azure cloud-powered multiplayer mode, to ensure a smooth experience for everyone on February 15.
Wrecking Zone is built on brand-new technology that utilizes the cloud in ways never been done before, enabling players the ability to destroy entire buildings and cause mayhem on an unprecedented scale. We’ve been playing and simulating games internally every day, but nothing beats real-world data and feedback from you.
That’s why we’re opening-up Wrecking Zone for a Technical Test with the Xbox Insider community, who have been at the forefront of helping us make sure everything clicks together. This is not a beta – we’re looking to gather as much information, feedback and bug reports as possible.
The Wrecking Zone Technical Test will begin Thursday, February 7 with installation beginning at 9 a.m. PST/5 p.m. UTC and the first playtests beginning at 12 p.m. PST/8 p.m. UTC, exclusively for Xbox Insiders. Members of the Xbox Insider Program will play the Agent Hunter game mode on the Blackout Zone map, where combatants score points by taking out opposing Agents and collecting their Badges. Additional playtest sessions for the weekend will be announced in the Xbox Insider Hub, Discord and on the Crackdown 3 Facebook and Twitter!
If you’re interested in becoming an Xbox Insider to participate in the Wrecking Zone Technical Test, simply download the Xbox Insider Hub from the Store on your dashboard. From there, launch the app, head to the Insider Content section and download the Wrecking Zone: Technical Test. Don’t forget to give us your feedback and report issues you may encounter during the Technical Test and take the survey in the Insider Hub once it’s over! For more detailed instructions, head to the Xbox Insider hub on Xbox Wire.