Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Another Sea Of Thieves Beta Begins Tomorrow On Xbox One And PC

Another Sea Of Thieves Beta Begins Tomorrow On Xbox One And PC

They'll intentionally stress the servers out and cause problems, in order to deliver a well-rounded game. "What we will say is there will never be loot crates in Sea of Thieves". There's only a little more than a month until we all get the chance to sail the seven seas. Rare hasn't specified whether it will be an open beta for everyone to try out or a closed beta like before, but did mention it would give players "a taste of the wider Sea of Thieves experience". Among other things, the sheer amount of players has unveiled some issues with data bottlenecks.

The Scale Test will begin on Friday, February 16 at 10am GMT (2am PST) and end on Sunday, February 18 at 10am GMT (2am PST). 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. The Kraken will play differently each time you fight it. Rare will also purposefully throttle performance at times to simulate outages. That means service interruptions, issues with in-game shops, and an inability to join the game at certain times during the weekend will be inevitable. It's all for the greater good. "As a result of the Closed Beta, we are planning on running a couple of Scale Tests between now and launch". They went on to detail how the game would play on a variety of different set ups, from very basic to the most tricked out of gaming computers. In the future, there will be another closed beta, but for now, it's all about the scale tests.

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