Sea of Thieves is Free to Play Through this Weekend

Posted March 10, 2018

On top of that, Sea of Thieves' Xbox One X enhancements will be available during the final beta as well. Rare has spent the last few weekends performing scale tests with a limited number of players, but has opened the high seas pirate co-op game to everyone and thrown in plenty of new content as well.

In the Final Beta, alongside the Gold Hoarders, we will be testing Merchant Alliance voyages for the first time, giving players an entirely new way to play.

The final beta version of Sea of Thieves-an upcoming Xbox Play Anywhere title-is free to play for the next three days.

As well, we are now introducing an emergent, intense opportunity into the world, with the chance of a Skeleton Fort now being occupied. And, they've so far managed to attract some serious plaudits for their action-adventure multiplayer game, Sea Of Thieves. The final beta kicked off this morning and is now active, but will wrap up for good on Sunday, March 11th at 6 AM ET. The version of the game for that upgraded console is almost 10GB larger than the OG Xbox One download, and that includes the 4K textures. These special forts offer greater rewards for those who clear them out, but they're signified by large clouds hovering above them that are visible to all players. Or might they even be there already? Will you work together or against each other to get the treasure? Just like the previous Closed Beta, there are no restrictions on streaming, sharing and uploading gameplay footage. "We can't wait to watch and find out".

Since this is the most players Sea of Thieves has had to handle, Rare warns that you should expect some hiccups, and it might block new players getting into the game intermittently, when problems occur.

Those participating in the beta should keep in mind that Rare might put a hold on other players joining sessions during peak play hours. The goal of this is because Rare wants to ensure everyone receives the best possible experience while playing through the Final Beta.