You won’t have to wait until February 15th to find out if Crackdown 3 is worth its overly long development process. Microsoft is launching a stress test for the game’s Wrecking Zone mode at 3PM Eastern on February 7th (installations are available at 12PM).
This will tell the developers how well its cloud-based destruction handles real-world conditions. Microsoft doesn’t like calling it a “beta”. They insist that this is about collecting data and feedback based on a slice of the finished game. You won’t get everything of course. You’ll be limited to the Agent Hunter mode on one map, but there will be multiple play sessions, including two on the 7th and others on the weekend.
What do you need to play it? You’ll need to be an Xbox Insider on an Xbox One or Windows 10 PC to participate, although that only requires downloading the Xbox Insider Hub app, signing up and joining the test. Microsoft wants as many people as it can handle so that they get lots and lots of data. The larger the test, the better it will be for the game when Crackdown 3 is available to everyone.
So if you can, check it out and see what the fuss is all about.
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