The Crackdown 3 multiplayer technical test begins tomorrow for PC. This marks the first time members of the public are getting their hands on the game since it was hit with multiple delays over the course of development. So if you can get access, and you want to get your hands on the game, this is your chance.
You will need to be an Xbox Insider if you want to join. For either PC or Xbox One players, you’ll have to sign in and download the Xbox Insider Hub app. Once you’ve finished that, you can download and install the game starting at 9:00 AM PST. There will be two testing periods tomorrow. The first runs from noon to 2:00 PM PST, and the second goes from 7:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST.
This new test, primarily focused on the server stability and netcode aspects of the mutliplayer, is called the Wrecking Zone Technical Test. And no the name seems to bare little relevance to the content of the test. There will be one game mode, called Agent Hunter. Players will have to hunt down the opposing team and score kills on them, picking up kill markers along the way. Turning these in will confirm the points for each kill. Players can even prevent points from being scored by the other team by scooping up the markers for their downed teammates.
To make it very clear, this is not a beta, it’s a technical test. Microsoft wants to put the multiplayer servers and other architecture under some pressure ahead of the full launch of Crackdown 3 to make sure they’re stable on launch day. Don’t go in expecting the level of polish of a full open beta or other early access period. There are bound to be issues with connectivity and lag.
So if you manage to get into the test, have fun and enjoy the game.
Crackdown 3 launches for PC and Xbox One on February 15.