Sign up for the Issue #2 Playtest and Play from May 10–12!

Calling all Renegades! With Issue #2 rounding the corner on May 23, be among the first to glimpse what’s coming next for HAWKED in the Issue #2 Playtest, active from May 10 until May 12. Test out new content, give feedback, and help shape the future of the ultimate treasure hunt!

Issue #2 Playtest Dates & Times

  • Start: Friday, May 10 at 16:00 CEST (15:00 BST / 07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT)
  • End: Sunday, May 12 at 10:00 CEST (09:00 BST / 01:00 PDT / 04:00 EDT)
  • Recommended Matchmaking Times: Daily between 16:00 CEST (15:00 BST / 07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT) and 18:00 CEST (17:00 BST / 09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT)

Issue #2 Playtest Platforms

Renegades can join the playtest for free via MY.GAMES Launcher, Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S

Xbox One players can also join the party this time around! 

Featured Content

  • Ranked Mode: PvP in HAWKED gets a level-up. Match up against Renegades of similar skill on the hunt, and loot your way up the ranks!
  • Map Changes to X-Isle: There’s an invasion going on, and the island’s changed with new POI (points of interest) to discover.
  • New Enemies & Encounters: Take the battle to VEKTR! Tackle new traps, solve new puzzles, and get that loot.
  • New Gear & Artifacts: Try out more Loadout combinations than ever before. Equip a bunch of new Gear and Artifacts, bringing all-new unique abilities to the fore. Artifacts from previous Issues can also be purchased for Hawks.
  • Class Cards System: Try out the newly revamped and reimagined Class system! Collect hero cards by securing different Loadouts and hone your playstyle to perfection to earn unique buffs.
  • New Weapons: Lock and load with new additions to your arsenal. Try out the FARpoint 15, Satyr, Twin Eclipse, Solar Flare, and more at the Shooting Range and on the hunt.
  • Additional Contracts: Chat with Nellie to try out a variety of new challenges and see how high up the League you can climb!
  • Enhanced Progression: We’re testing new ways to reward you for your play and ensure you see tangible progress faster, even if you’re not the sharpest shooter on X-Isle. Look out for changes to GRAIL Loyalty, Artifact drops, and more!

Lots more quality-of-life changes are available, with more content and improvements coming with the launch of Issue #2 on May 23.

IMPORTANT: Progress will not carry over to the full game.

Playtest Rewards

GRAIL will line your pockets for exploring these brave new shores. All Playtesters will receive 10,000 Hawks, 750 Wonderium, and an exclusive Rowdy Recon Banner on the HAWKED live server when Issue #2 lands.

Feedback, Bugs & Discussion

We’ve also opened a special Playtesters channel on our Discord to discuss what’s on its way in Issue #2. Help us make HAWKED even more awesome by leaving feedback and reporting bugs as you play and discover!

How to Download the HAWKED Issue #2 Playtest

Choose your platform, follow the instructions to set up the Playtest server, and get ready to go!


  • Open MY.GAMES Launcher (download it here if you don’t already have it installed).
  • Find the Issue #2 Playtest page through this link. Click to download and install it.
  • Play from May 10.


  • Go to the HAWKED game page on Steam.
  • Scroll down and find the HAWKED Issue #2 Playtest.
  • Select ‘Add to Library’.
  • Download and play from May 10.


Start up your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4.

  • Go to the PlayStation Store.
  • Select Search, and enter ‘HAWKED.’
  • Select the ‘HAWKED - Issue #2 Playtest’ and add the game to your Library.
  • Download and play from May 10.


  • Sign in on your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One console and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app (install the Xbox Insider Hub from the Store first if necessary).
  • Navigate to Previews > HAWKED – Playtest.
  • Select Join.
  • Wait for the registration to complete, and you should be directed to the Store page to install it.
  • Play while the Playtest is active.

Get ready to experience the future of HAWKED!