Sea of Thieves will be undergoing a few stress tests this month leading up to the game’s March 20th release date, according to the latest news from Rare.
The first of these scale tests begins February 16th at 2 a.m. PT and concludes on February 19th at 2 a.m. PT. Xbox Insiders and and closed beta participants can partake in the stress tests, which Rare will use to get feedback on the game’s server capabilities and identify areas for improvement ahead of launch.
As such, the tests won’t be reflective of the final product and will most likely contain bugs and issues like interrupted sessions, problems with using shops, and the inability to join the game at certain times throughout the weekend. Content will be identical to the closed beta, and gameplay will be restricted to the Gold Hoarders trading company and accompanying Voyages. This will keep us all packed in to one area of the game, which should put some decent stress on the servers.
And in case you missed the last beta, you’ll get another chance to play Sea of Thieves before it launches, as Rare has promised us another beta period.
In other recent Sea of Thieves news, we got the PC recommended specs yesterday, which will allow you to check out each component of your rig before the game launches. In addition, Sea of Thieves will be micro-transaction free for the first three months of service. We also got some details about end-game additions earlier today.
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