Crackdown 3 multiplayer technical tests begin tomorrow for Xbox Insiders

Crackdown 3
Crackdown 3 (Image credit: Microsoft)

Crackdown 3 was supposed to launch many months ago, but was pushed back to February 15, 2019 to polish up the experience. Luckily, it looks like this release date will stick because it's available for digital preorder now through the Xbox Store. You can buy it for $59.99, or you can grab it with Xbox Game Pass, for $9.99 per month.

Today, Microsoft announced that a multiplayer technical test will occur on February 7. Additional sessions will also be scheduled for the weekend to iron out the last remaining issues. You can read part of the statement from the company below.

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... The Wrecking Zone Technical Test will begin Thursday, February 7 with installation beginning at 9 AM PST... and the first playtests beginning at 12 PM PST, 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.

Hopefully Crackdown 3 will be a polished experience when it launches in roughly a week. However, only time will tell.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.