Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Kicks Off on January 24th; Content Included Detailed

Rare Games’ highly-anticipated pirate-themed online multiplayer title, Sea of Thieves, is finally entering its closed beta phase.

Sea of Thieves’ closed beta kicks off on Wednesday 24th January. The closed beta’s participants are whoever “joined the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme before December 1st, 2017 or who has pre-ordered the game.” As expected, the closed beta won’t feature all the content of the full game, but will offer players “a taste of the pirate life” they should expect at release.

When will the Closed Beta be running?

The Closed Beta will open at 12pm GMT on Wednesday 24th January and will run until 8am GMT on Monday 29thJanuary. For those in other time zones, this works out as:

· Eastern Standard Time (EST):
7am on Wednesday 24th January to 3am on Monday 29th January

· Central Standard Time (CST):
6am on Wednesday 24th January to 2am on Monday 29th January

· Pacific Standard Time (PST):
5am on Wednesday 24th January to 12am on Monday 29th January

· Central European Time (CET):
8am on Wednesday 24th January to 9am on Monday 29th January

How can I get access to the Closed Beta?

The Closed Beta will be accessible to eligible players who joined the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme before December 1st2017 or who has pre-ordered the game.

If you pre-ordered the game through the Xbox or Windows Store, the game will appear in your games library 24 hours before the Closed Beta begins. You will need to download and install it.

If you have pre-ordered a physical version of the game through a retailer, you will need to redeem the code for the Black Dog cosmetic pack. Once you have done this, the game will appear in your games library 24 hours before the Closed Beta begins. You will need to download and install the game.

If you haven’t pre-ordered the game and want to get into the Closed Beta, you can pre-order Sea of Thieves here.

What content will be available in the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta?

We’ve crafted a bespoke experience for Closed Beta players that has been designed to give everyone a taste of the pirate life that they can expect in the full version of the game at release. We won’t be testing the full game during the Closed Beta phase: we want to keep a good selection of things up our sleeves for players to discover at launch.

Sea of Thieves releases on March 20 for PC and Xbox One.