Ahoy matey! Final Sea of Thieves beta runs this weekend

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Sea of Thieves is set to sail on your console and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title on March 20th. But before it does, it’s set to have one last final Sea of Thieves beta this weekend, running now through 2 a.m. PST (10 a.m. GMT) on Sunday, March 11. It’s been quite the journey starting with the Insider Programme for the game back in December of 2016.

The closed and open Sea of Thieves betas have become more frequent as of late as Rare gears up with scale tests prior to launch. Anyone can take part in the final beta, and there is no restriction on streaming via Mixer or Twitch, sharing screenshots, or uploading game captures to show off on YouTube. While thi is a scale test, Rare is also introducing a couple new features 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. As well, we are now introducing an emergent, intense opportunity into the world, with the chance of a Skeleton Fort now being occupied. Watch out for that tell-tale Skull Cloud above a fort which indicates the chance of great rewards, but also great risk. Will other players have seen it? Or might they even be there already? Will you work together or against each other? We can’t wait to watch and find out.

In addition, we’re excited to announce that Sea of Thieves’ Xbox One X enhancements will be available during the Final Beta! We’re thrilled that players will be able to experience Sea of Thieves in 4K on the most powerful console ever made.

As mentioned above, the game is an Xbox Play Anywhere title which means you can purchase it once and play on both your Xbox One or Windows 10 gaming PC. You can download the final beta for Windows 10 or Xbox One now and jump right in to see what all the hype is about. In addition, Sea of Thieves will join the Xbox Game Pass on the day of launch. Xbox Game Pass members will be able to play the full version of the game for no additional cost.

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Have you been playing any of the Sea of Thieves betas? What do you think of the game so far? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Last Updated on March 9, 2018.


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