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Calling all Xbox Insiders – Squads are coming to Crackdown 3: Wrecking Zone, help us test them!

Hello, Xbox Insiders!

Thanks again for all your help and feedback before Crackdown 3 released. We are calling on you once more to help us test the much-requested Squads feature for Wrecking Zone! That’s right, you can now officially team up with your friends to face off against other Agents and show off your skills! This playtest will be open to all Xbox Insiders regardless of whether you participated in the previous Technical Test. Keep reading for playtest details and how to participate.

There will be one playtest, on Thursday April 11th, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:30pm PST / 7:00pm – 8:30pm BST. To maximize the number of players matchmaking on our servers at the same time, we are keeping this playtest to a single 90-minute window, and focusing on Agent Hunter. This will maximize your experience, by guaranteeing as many of you and your friends can play together as possible, and will help test our servers to find any bugs that may be lurking.

How to participate:

If you participated in the Technical Test previously, simply be sure your “Wrecking Zone Technical Test” client is updated to the latest build before the playtest begins. If you’re not sure which client to launch or need to re-install:

  1. Launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
  2. Navigate to Insider content > Games > Wrecking Zone Technical Test.
  3. Select “See in Store” and install or launch Wrecking Zone from the Store page.

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the Technical Test previously, here’s how to join:

  1. On your Xbox One console or Windows 10 PC, sign in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app.
  2. Navigate to Insider content > Games > Wrecking Zone Technical Test.
  3. Select Join.
  4. Wait for the registration to complete (Pending will switch to Manage), and you’ll be redirected to the Store where you can install Crackdown 3: Wrecking Zone Technical Test.

How to Squad Up:

We realize many of you might not have friends in this Tech Test pool and that’s A-OK. Invite them to participate in the Tech test, or  help test the new Squad features by adding some players you’ve recently been teamed up with as friends. Here’s how:

  1. Launch ‘Wrecking Zone Technical Test.’
  2. Play a session of Agent Hunter as a single user. This will add players to your Recent Players list.
  3. Once you’re in a match, open the Gamercard of the other users in the lobby and add them as a friend.  This can also be done by opening the Guide >People >Recent Players option.
  4. When you’ve completed the match, return to the main game menu, invite others to your squad or join someone else’s. A squad supports a maximum of 5 players
  5. Queue up for Agent Hunter.
  6. Play the Agent Hunter match through to completion and return to the main menu with your squad after the match ends.
  7. Continue playing Agent Hunter with a squad until the playtest ends!


When reporting feedback, please make sure to include a general description of the issue. Any screenshots or video clips you can include would help. We also ask that you only use these channels for reporting issues to ensure our development team can ask questions or work with you on what specifically the issue may be.

  • On PC: Join the conversation on Discord and share your feedback with the team and the community:
  • On Xbox One: Submit issues on Xbox One by holding down the Xbox button on the controller and selecting “Report a Problem” from the power menu.

Thanks for being an Xbox Insider!