Published: Sun, January 28, 2018
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Closed Beta Extended For Two More Days

Closed Beta Extended For Two More Days

It appears that even after yesterday's Sea of Thieves update to fix the "too early" bug, there are still some players are still locked out of the closed beta.

Pirate booty-'em-up Sea of Thieves has had its closed beta extended by two days, developer Rare announced on the game's official website. To prevent any further disruption to your Closed Beta access, we advise all customers who have pre-ordered digitally to enrol into the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta through this app.

Betas typically come with their fair share of issues, whether it's bugs, crashes, and sometimes weird-sounding errors, and Sea of Thieves is no different.


There have been issues with the game mistakenly saying it's "too early" to play and locking folks out, and I've had (probably Windows 10-related) problems with the app crashing as soon as I launch it.

The Closed Beta will now end on Wednesday, January 31st at 8am GMT. In addition, the Design an Achievement Contest has also been extended to reflect this. The bugs did not affect codes specifically providing a download of the closed beta version of the game - we were able to get it running via such means and can report that it was every bit as much fun as we had hoped it would be. As expected, this left some people frustrated and with less time to enjoy the closed beta.

In simple terms, you progress in Sea of Thieves by levelling up Trading Companies - which are basically quest and reward vendors - through a system of reputation.

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