New Sea of Thieves scale test happening this weekend

Rare continues to ramp up for the Sea of Thieves launch on March 20.

This weekend, Rare will be conducting a new Sea of Thieves scale test in order to see how the game’s servers respond under heavy player load.

This weekend’s scale test will kick off tomorrow at 5 a.m. (EST) and will end on March 4 at 5 a.m. (EST). Rare has hosted several beta testing periods over the last few months, so this weekend’s test is pretty much standard procedure at this point.

Additionally, it’s good news if you missed out on previous beta testing periods, as you’ll have another chance to give Sea of Thieves a try this weekend.

Uncertain how to participate? Simply download the beta build of Sea of Thieves from the Microsoft Store and load up the game either on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC. 

Most of the game's features should be available to you during the beta test including grouping up with friends, hunting treasure, and sailing the seven seas.

Alternatively, those waiting on reviews prior to purchasing Sea of Thieves only have a few short weeks left before the game releases on March 20 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. 

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