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Sea of Thieves is getting one more beta to stress its servers

Sea of Thieves Sea of Thieves is running a 'scale test' this weekend
Troy Mann | 15 February, 2018, 16:13

The test is due to begin on February 16 at 10 a.m. GMT (2 a.m. PST) and run through February 18 at 10 a.m GMT (2 a.m. PST). While not an official "beta", players are encouraged to log in and help stress test the game's servers before launch on March 20.

This scale test's goal is to try out the work that has been done on the game since the popular beta ended in January.

The Sea of Thieves closed beta left a lot of players hankering for more open world pirate adventures, so it will come as good news that the beta is making a return this weekend in the form of a server "scale test".

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When we went to see Rare a couple of weeks ago, we were shown, in an atmosphere of strict secrecy, a minute-long video of a kraken appearing in Sea Of Thieves.

Rare are expecting to see issues from the test, and at times will "purposefully be stressing our services by throttling performance at certain times", and "simulating deliberate outages".

If you missed out on the Sea of Thieves closed beta last month, you might have a second chance to set sail. "Issues may include sessions getting interrupted, inability to join the game at certain times during the weekend, and hiccups when using shops in-game". Another will be scheduled prior to the game's launch After the initial beta event, the team has been working on better network optimization to ensure it can handle a great number of players. In the future, there will be another closed beta, but for now, it's all about the scale tests.

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