Hey there, pirates. We’re on day 2 of our Closed Beta and we wanted to reach out to address a few things.
First off, we’ve loved seeing the streams, videos, screenshots and messages from players. Seeing player content and reactions is the best reward for the work we’ve put into building Sea of Thieves!

However, we know that a number of you are still unable to get into the game to play. Our Community and Customer Support teams are working hard to keep you all updated with information as we get it, but we’re also taking what you’re telling us back to the other teams here at Rare.

Some players who pre-ordered the game digitally are seeing a “too early” message. We have been working with our partners across Xbox to get this resolved as smoothly and as quickly as possible. The fix for the issue began rolling out last night (UK time) and is unfortunately taking longer than anticipated to reach all affected players. We’re sorry that this is the case. We’ve set up a dedicated article for this issue on our Support site.

We know your gaming hours are precious and our number one goal is to get everyone with Closed Beta access into the game as soon as possible. Whilst we work on making this happen, we’d like to announce that we’re extending the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta by two days. This means the Closed Beta will now end on Wednesday, January 31st at 8am GMT. We want to ensure that anyone who has missed out on any time sailing the seas still gets to enjoy the Closed Beta to its fullest.

We’ll also be extending the closing date of our Design an Achievement contest to coincide with the new end of the Closed Beta. We love what you’ve come up with so far!

We’ll continue to post all updates to our social media channels and the Forums. Not sure where to find us? You can get all the links below.