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Hit Squads are made up of highly trained soldiers specifically chosen to take you down. Kill enough gang members and a hit squad will be issued at your most recent location. Their weapons and accuracy are much greater than a normal gang squad, so be prepared to get your hands filled should you choose to fight them.


When your actions as an Agent start undermining the effectiveness of gang operations, the gang kingpins will deploy Hit Squads to aggressively track you down and take you out. If, on the other hand, an Agent malfunctions and starts killing innocent civilians and Agency Peacekeepers, the Agent will be flagged as rogue and hunted down by all available Agency Enforcers in the area. Gang Hit Squad and Enforcer warnings are displayed on your HUD to warn you when Hit Squads from either side are incoming. The locations of Hit Squads and Enforcers are also displayed on your Tracker. Hit squads are sent after the meter of the gang (including Peacekeepers) in question is completely full. When full, the gang will stop at nothing to kill you. During this time, it is recommended to seek cover until the Hit Squad is gone. A way to cause a hit squad to appear is killing a notable gang leader.


Los Muertos[]

The Volk[]

Shai-Gen Corporation[]

Crackdown 2[]

On Crackdown 2 there is no meter. The only way to tell them apart is the Cell symbol over their heads. This can cause confusion as the symbol can become hard to see due to the red health bar that appears when targeting someone. Because of this players have died without knowing that the hit squad was there in the first place. Peacekeepers still obtain the hit squad ability, so its best to be very careful while driving around in Pacific city as killing too many Peacekeepers will cause them to become hit squads. Peacekeeper hit squads will eventually begin using tanks.