Microsoft Details Free Crackdown 2 DLC 'Toy Box,' Additional Content Priced at 560 Microsoft Points

[Update] This post was updated to clarify the content available for free versus the content that will be available for purchase.

[Original] Although it was already spoiled by its own Avatar Awards listing and in a recent interview, Microsoft has reveled a full list of features included in the first downloadable content pack for Crackdown 2.

As expected, the previously revealed "Toy Box" DLC will also launch alongside the original Crackdown's popular "Keys to the City" mode. The "ultimate cheat mode" in Crackdown 2 will give players the ability to play with the freak-infested world of Pacific City as well as activate infinite ammo and "God" modes. Players will also be able to spawn weapons, gadgets and freeze the time of day.

Level Six players will be rewarded with a new "Thruster Ability," allowing Agents to propel themselves into the air to activate the unlockable Wingsuit "no matter where [they] are in the game." The "Thurster Ability," "Keys to the City" mode and new multiplayer mode dubbed "Vehicle Tag," will be available for free to owners of Crackdown 2. "Toy Box" itself adds new achievements and Avatar Awards along with two new vehicles and five new gadgets, including a "turreted gravity bending weapon." The content is priced at 560 Microsoft Points ($7). Each piece of content is said to be "coming soon."

Complete details on the first DLC pack for Crackdown 2 are available after the break.
    "Toy Box" offers explosive free Game Add-on content to all "Crackdown 2" owning fans:
  • Keys to the City: Made notorious in the first "Crackdown" expansion as the ultimate cheat mode, Keys to the City returns to "Crackdown 2" and puts an even bigger set of tools at your disposal, including God Mode, Infinite Ammo, Fly Cam, spawning of weapons, gadgets and more, the ability to freeze the time of day, and pushing all skills to the maximum to become faster, stronger and more lethal.
  • Level 6 Reward: Fans who reach Level 6 on all Agent skills will be rewarded with the new Thruster Ability. Thruster Ability is like having jetpacks for your boots, giving Agents built-in vertical propulsion to activate flying with the Wingsuit no matter where you are in the game.
  • Vehicle Tag*: Once you're done taking down the Freaks and the Cell, join your friends for a thrilling new multiplayer mode where up to eight Agents can compete in these six arenas: Speed is the Quay, Industrial Action, Maim Street, Skid Row, Beachhead and The Sum of Human Knowledge.
    If that's not enough to get your heart racing, fans can purchase additional in-game content to extend their gaming experience for 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace:
  • Two New Vehicles*: Access two new vehicles: the wall climbing aquatic mini-tank called the Agency ATV and the Squad Chopper, which allows four players to jump in and man their own weapon, including the proximity mine launcher, precision rocket launcher, twin machine guns and nose machine gun.
  • Five New Toys*: Whether you're soaring to greater heights or orchestrating a massive explosion, get creative with the following new toys: The Mass Driver (turreted gravity bending weapon), Portable Launch Pads (allows Agents to create their own launch pad jumps), Stickler Grenade (bouncing grenade that sets off smaller explosive charges as it bounces), Thrusters (allow vertical thrust), and Mags on Characters (allow Mag Grenades to be attached to characters).
  • Two Avatar Awards: Deck your Agent in the latest gear. "Toy Box" offers two Avatar Awards to customize your Xbox LIVE Avatar with the Xbox Green Suit (must complete the Rocketeer Achievement) and Green Helmet.

      10 New Achievements: Pacific City never sleeps and neither do the exploits. Industrious Agents will be rewarded with 10 new Achievements and 250 Gamerscore:
    1. Beyond the Infinite
    2. Run Get to the Chopper
    3. Rocketeer
    4. Tac Loc Takedown
    5. Burnt Offerings
    6. Mile High Club
    7. Never Give It Up
    8. One Careful Driver
    9. Wing a Ding Ding
    10. Hung Out To Dry

      Eight Agent Suit Colors: Pick up eight new shades of in-game armor for your Agent:
    1. Peacekeeper
    2. Terror Firma
    3. Agent Orange
    4. May Contain Nuts
    5. Minti-Sting
    6. Mega Agent
    7. Haz Mat
    8. Dem Apples

    *Players who have not purchased the premium "Toy Box" content will only have access to the new vehicles and gadgets during multiplayer games if a friend who has purchased the premium content joins. Downloading "Toy Box" is not required to continue engaging in other multiplayer gameplay modes with those who have downloaded it.
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    August 23, 2010 10:07 AM

    It is a sad day when cheat codes are sold for $7. :(

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      August 23, 2010 10:17 AM

      EA says, "Sup?"

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      August 23, 2010 10:23 AM

      I know the headline makes it sound like it's $7, but the cheat mode is part of the free stuff.

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        August 23, 2010 11:16 AM

        What he said. The cheats are free - the new content is gonna cost you.

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          August 23, 2010 3:44 PM

          Oh, huh. I'm confused now...

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            August 24, 2010 12:32 PM

            The Kotaku article was a lot more clear. The content will be released as two packs; one free, one for money/points/whatever.

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        August 23, 2010 1:29 PM

        The article certainly reads that way. If true, the headline is horribly misleading.

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