Crackdown downloadables detailed

Pair of content packs (one free, one pay) to arrive in the next week with new achievements, vehicles, weapons, game types, and "the ultimate cheat mode."

There may be peace and quiet on the streets of Pacific City for now, but Microsoft is looking to bring chaos back to the Crackdown locale later this week with a game update and two downloadable content packs.

According to a posting on the site of Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, the game update will include a number of fixes and new features, including a jumping ground strike attack and tweaks to the autotargeting feature. And for gamers intent on hunting down every last orb, the range for the audio cue that means an orb is nearby will grow as the number of undiscovered orbs dwindles.

This week should also see the release of the Free-For-All Pack, a downloadable content assortment that is, appropriately enough, free to download. Among the pack's goodies is a "Keys to the City" mode the developers are calling "the ultimate cheat mode." When activated, players can spawn vehicles wherever they please, max out skills at will, go beyond the maxed-out range with superstrength and superagility cheats, and get all the weaponry (with unlimited ammo). Naturally, this mode disables leaderboards and achievements.

If that's not enough for some Crackdown fans, Microsoft is also going to sell the premium Getting Busy Bonus Pack. For 800 Microsoft Points ($10), players get three new vehicles (a buggy, a race car, and an armored tanklike vehicle), a street racing mode, and new weapons (including a minigun and a harpoon launcher). There are also new solo, competitive, and cooperative game types, including a two-player rocket tag game where one player is given a pistol and must survive for 60 seconds against a fellow agent equipped with a rocket launcher and infinite ammo.

Both content packs bring with them the opportunity to earn new achievements. The free pack has two extra achievements while the pay pack adds another five. However, three of those premium achievements can be earned for free during multiplayer sessions when playing with someone who has already purchased the Getting Busy Bonus Pack.

A full listing of each download's additions is available in Hryb's posting.

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redcj35
redcj35

Try harpooning as many gang members to a vehicle and driving around with them on, its hilarious.

Sandman100
Sandman100

Sound cool. Halo 3 BETA in a few days even better.

StylinLancer
StylinLancer

Well worth 800 points and thank god nothing got erased. Sucks to be those few that had their profiles reset. Gotta love MS!

conkertheduke88
conkertheduke88

looks like microsoft did keep their promise... crackdown ultimately came with 1000 points and a few more extra.... for a price im too busy with gears to get on crackdown so i wont be gettin it

wenbin09
wenbin09

gosh! i tink i will settle for the free for all package!

TimmyTwoTooth
TimmyTwoTooth

Cant you download the Halo 3 Beta through Crackdown if you have a code from Bungie?

fudgiebrown1
fudgiebrown1

Yea, today i got on Crackdown and I downloaded the free-for-all pack ( the free one) and agents skill went away. Then when i signed back on later it came back?? Has anyone else experienced this craziness?

HandsomeDead
HandsomeDead

Urgh. Thankfully, on mine, I seemed to retain all my maxed abilities and the orbs, but everything else has gone. Can't believe I even bought it as well, I know I was bored, but buying content that really should have been in there in the first place that never really made too much of a difference felt like such a con.

buruburu
buruburu

I resurected the gangs and maintained the abilities (jump, ect). I've read that a very very FEW are not maintaining their abilities of their agent (xbox/crackdown/forum); while ALL are resurecting the gangs. I've got one question of the players that loose agent abilities: Is agent maxed (4 star per ability)? or is there a number value(not maxed)? B4 loosing the ability what condition? after resurect? & Are yall PS fanboys? Achievements still there? The new vehicles are not as good as the maxed agent ones. The SUV is too fun, and the indestructible racer. No need for new ones.

Mstrchiefpwns
Mstrchiefpwns

darkangel494 you are wrong. It does not delete your save file, it only resets your mission status for the kingpins. I resurrected gang members and the only thing that changed was the fact that all the kingpins were brought back . My agent's stats were still maxed out, I still had 470 out of 500 agility orbs, and all the supply points were in my posession. So don't lie or just assume that it erases your save file without actually experiencing it, it only changes your MISSION STATUS. I think the dlc is awsum by the way, and anybody who likes Crackdown should buy it because it is definitely worth the money.

mrklorox
mrklorox

WTF? Isn't it wrong to require people to buy a pack to get all the achievement points? This game was already twice as expensive as it should be with all the player attracting things to do mysteriously missing. Now they expect us to pay more for turd polish? EDIT: The price is acceptable for the ammount of additional content. On the other hand, the game should have SHIPPED with content such as this to begin with.

DreFullCircle
DreFullCircle

is it just me or does the free pack sound better than the priced one?

Homsar13
Homsar13

huh. i don't think i'll be downloading the 800 point pack

darkangel494
darkangel494

f**k i lost my whole save file and i only needed 1 more agility marker Do not choose to ressurect gang members you will lose your whole save game damn u M$

buruburu
buruburu

xbox/crackdown forum, a very few (not many!) are having their profiles reset and losing all progress. (so they say) I've gotten both DLC (B4 work), but haven't had time to run it yet (tonight). Most are saying good things about it. Precautionary backup game save to memory card, might be in order.

fudgiebrown1
fudgiebrown1

o man this game keeps getting better and better!

drdavewatford
drdavewatford

Oh man - C&C3 just arrived, about to play it and then I find that there's a Forza 2 demo and all that Crackdown DLC - looks like the Tiberium wars will have to wait.... I would have LOVED a new Crackdown mission with some new crime bosses to defeat, but otherwise the DLC looks excellent. I can't believe people are criticizing it - if you don't want it, don't download it - the game's great without it for God's sake.

gagan21
gagan21

finally some good D.LC :wink:, it ll be worth those 10 $ ,

anime-2k3
anime-2k3

I can see paying $10 for this because it adds a lot of new stuff. But I would never pay for maps.

SpruceCaboose
SpruceCaboose

$10 for additional content (and it actually is a lot of content for $10) is well worth it. People are paying $6 for three songs in Guitar Hero. I mean come on! You get 5 Achievements, three new vehicles, a handful of new weapons, and new game modes, not to mention a free pack that adds even more content. I have no issue paying $10 when the content is much more than just a few new multiplayer maps. This pack will be mine, and so will the Body Armor Achievement! :) And for the record, the game was complete at retail. This is not "fixing" a broken game, it is fixing things fans didn't like (through the patch) and giving fans additional content that will extend the life of the game further while a sequel is being made. You people make it seem like this is the same junk EA is pulling. This is additional content! The game was fine without it. Its not trivial like alternate uniforms of cheat codes, it is more gameplay enhancing tools that will give the game more "legs" and allow fans more time to spend with a great game. If it was like what EA has been doing, I would be with you, but this is a good developer supporting their product after it has released.

Paceydre
Paceydre

800 points is too much for such a little content update. 400 would be great! I will skip this one...the more time to play other games

Kojo62
Kojo62

The Halo 3 Beta is only 3 weeks, after all, so I don't see how that will get in the way of enjoying this terrific DLC. It's just a Beta, not the final release. Some people act like you can't play both. Most of us will be enjoying both games, and most gamers probably usually play more titles than that on a regular basis anyway.

THEdjnme
THEdjnme

I'm with you Electrolight. Games developers are taking the P**s now. If it were 400 points then ok, that's acceptable I suppose, but $10....c'mon. And like you and soooo many other people are saying, all of this should have been included in the game at launch.

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

If this comes out at the same time as the H3 beta who will be playing Crackdown? They need to either get busy and quickly release this thing before the Halo 3 beta or get out of the train's way.

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

I would buy the "Getting Busy Bonus Pack" if it was cheaper but $10 is just too much. I have noticed that content recently added to the marketplace is $10. Extra content which should have been included in these broken or un-completed games were already too expensive and now they are charging more. It seem like the video game industry will go the way of the music industry if this kind of thing continues, modders and pirates will figure out how to steel and share this stuff for free. Crackdown is a good game but since it wasn't all it could have been, all extra content for it should be free. The only thing I would actually pay for, for Crackdown is a map editor, a map editor for Crackdown would be worth the $10.

OfficeLinebackr
OfficeLinebackr

too bad the God Mode disables cheats but i guess its to be expected...either way, i may spend 10 bucks for that dl and of course the free one!!!

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

Now this game will never leave my system!!!!

Nickolai1979
Nickolai1979

I'm there. I would like to find the rest of them orbs, yo.

buruburu
buruburu

the xboxforum for crackdown is absurd because the DLC ain't out yet. Maybe tomorrow, it'll be available.

SoralinkGS
SoralinkGS

very good news. Crackdown continues my "Halo what?" mind frame with these updates.

devilscry
devilscry

they better get it out soon, come Wednesday no ones going to be putting the Crackdown disc in their 360 to play crackdown i assure you. Halo3 next wednesday and these packs come out when, around the same time? now thats bad business.

comelstr
comelstr

holy cow batman im gunna get this damm that looked sick the harpoon is my favorite gun now

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

Because of content like this I'm proud to be a 360 owner. I just hope that we get more goodies like this in the future. And for $10 the Getting Busy Bonus Pack is worth the buy. This is awesome.

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Feel it's too little, too late. Attention will be focused on the upcoming Halo3 beta and nobody would be playing Crackdown.

darth-revan
darth-revan

Halo 3 beta and DLC for Crackdown, Kick @$$.

BullDogSquad
BullDogSquad

I can't wait!!! I thought crackdown was lots of fun!!! Im looking foward to the DLC.

runbmp
runbmp

The rendering engine and view distance is actually really amazing in this game, if anything, the graphics aren't the issue. Just wish this game would of had more in depth missions with more meaning. Otherwise it is truly a great game. Some fan boys just can't help themselves to bash a console which has a great game, oh we also get that in GTA flavor too. /hug xbox360 and wii.

skylerpwns
skylerpwns

Sounds like some pretty cool stuff.

Rainbowsix21
Rainbowsix21

Cool! Very good reasons to keep Crackdown pass the H3 beta. This might be my favorite game now.

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

I did not buy this game for the Halo 3 Beta that being said I have held off on finishing off the last gang for me that would be the Los Muertos because I've been playing Unreal Championship 2 The Liandri Conflict online and working on some of my ideas...

freerunner01
freerunner01

chaosmonkeys the difficulty si named psychotic...umm but the DLC is rpeatty nice...