Rare announced a final beta for Sea of Thieves today, giv­ing all play­ers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to get their hands on the game before its launch on March 20th. The stu­dio stat­ed, “This gives us an oppor­tu­ni­ty to grow our scale test­ing to our largest num­ber yet, it allows us to test a broad­er range of fea­tures than ever before.” 

 

It is an open beta, so any­one who has an Xbox One or One X are allowed to test it out this week­end. It start­ed ear­li­er today and will end on 2 a.m. PST (10 a.m. GMT) on Sun­day, March 11. You can down­load this beta, here

Content in the Beta

There will be plen­ty more dur­ing this beta than pre­vi­ous closed betas. Along­side the Gold Hoard­ers, play­ers will be test­ing Mer­chant Alliance voy­ages for the first time. Play­ers should also expect to see Skele­ton Forts, which are occu­pied by…well skele­tons. These forts will have “tell-tale” clouds above them, which is a mark­ing for great rewards. How­ev­er, there may be oth­er play­ers who will see it, or already be there. 

In addi­tion to more avail­able con­tent, Xbox One X enhance­ments will also be includ­ed in the final beta. 

What to Expect

This is Rare’s biggest test for Sea of Thieves and they are plan­ning on quite a bit of peo­ple attend­ing this beta. So if you can’t get in right away at a peak time peri­od, don’t freak out. You’ll be put in a queue while they man­age play­er load. 

Play­ers are also allowed to stream dur­ing the beta, so feel free to use Twitch, Mix­er or upload your videos to YouTube. 

Source: Xbox