[Xbox One/Windows 10] Sea of Thieves Scale Test III - Free - Microsoft
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[Xbox One/Windows 10] Sea of Thieves Scale Test III - Free - Microsoft

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Found 2nd Mar
There's a third Sea of Thieve scale test this weekend.

It will run (assumingly from the last) from 10am this morning until 10am Sunday morning and is accessible on both Windows 10 and Xbox One.



Xbox Installation for Xbox Insiders + Xbox store preorders


There are three stages from start to finish: Install the Insider Hub, find Sea of Thieves in the Hub and finally install the game from the Hub and Store. Follow the steps below:

  • On your Xbox One, head to the Store
  • Search for and install the Xbox Insider Hub
  • Launch the Hub and you'll find Sea of Thieves Scale Test waiting for you, select it.
  • Select Join
  • Select Install on the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta

If the game does not appear in the Insider Hub, check the prerequisites above. If the game is still not showing, or is failing to install, try these steps:

  • Launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
  • Navigate to Sea of Thieves.
  • Select Manage.
  • Select Unenroll.
  • Return to the Sea of Thieves page in the Xbox Insider Hub, and select Join.
  • Try the installation again.



PC installation for players who are redeeming a 'Black Dog Pack code'

  • On PC press the Windows key and type in 'Microsoft Store' and press 'ENTER'
  • Verify the account you wish to have access is logged in. This should be evident at the top right of the screen.
  • Select 'Redeem a code' from the drop down found at the top right.



  • Enter your code and Select 'Next'
  • On success you should get a window like below. Select 'Confirm' to add the Black Dog Pack + the Closed Beta access to your account.


  • Once redeemed go to 'My library' available from the drop down at the top right hand corner.
  • Select 'Sea of Thieves Closed Beta'
  • Game not appearing? Try this link: microsoft.com/sto…98G
  • Select 'Install'
  • Follow install process

In the Browser

  • In a browser, go to Redeem code, and then select Sign In.
  • Enter the 25-character prepaid code, and then select Redeem.
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Thanks very much, Buzz
Can you only play if you have pre order?
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pavementpoop2 m ago

Can you only play if you have pre order?


It's available to pre-orders and the Xbox Insider programme, the latter is detailed above.

I think if it was exclusive to pre-orders, they'd have about 10 testers
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Thanks Buzz for the heads up.
great except i still cant get the microsoft store to work
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kamikazilucas43 s ago

great except i still cant get the microsoft store to work


Yeah, I was having issues with EA Access last night.
BuzzDuraband1 m ago

Yeah, I was having issues with EA Access last night.


keeps saying that i should check my internet connection when everything else works fine
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kamikazilucas2nd Mar

keeps saying that i should check my internet connection when everything …keeps saying that i should check my internet connection when everything else works fine


There were reports of Xbox Live being down last night, I'm not sure if there are still issues.

The Xbox Live was working OK for me (Fortnite, etc) I just had issues getting anything in the EA Access app to show.
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kamikazilucas2 m ago

keeps saying that i should check my internet connection when everything …keeps saying that i should check my internet connection when everything else works fine


There only showing issues with Street Fighter and Monster Hunter, though : support.xbox.com/en-…tus
BuzzDuraband3 m ago

There were reports of Xbox Live being down last night, I'm not sure if …There were reports of Xbox Live being down last night, I'm not sure if there are still issues. The Xbox Live was working OK for me (Fortnite, etc) I just had issues getting anything in the EA Access app to show.


its been like this for weeks, completely different issue
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kamikazilucas33 s ago

its been like this for weeks, completely different issue


Oh. Is it just the Microsoft Store you have issue with?
BuzzDuraband53 s ago

Oh. Is it just the Microsoft Store you have issue with?


yes
Nice one OP, i have been curious about SOT and also that Xbox insider, so i am going to give both a whirl here thanks to your easy and simply instructions, thanks.

Heat.
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kamikazilucas2 m ago

yes


Hmmm. I've never heard of this issue It might be worth looking into a hard reset to reset network settings, see if that resolves the issue.
BuzzDuraband48 m ago

It's available to pre-orders and the Xbox Insider programme, the latter is …It's available to pre-orders and the Xbox Insider programme, the latter is detailed above. I think if it was exclusive to pre-orders, they'd have about 10 testers


Thank you so much downloading now
Excellent news, really liking this game.
When is the open beta meant to be happening
Pepz3471 m ago

When is the open beta meant to be happening


They never said there would be. In an interview I listend to last week with the Rare studio head he said they were considering it but probably wont.
Thanks works for me.
This is such good fun. What a cool game so far
Just played with a random matchmade crew for 5 hours straight. So much fun and so many stories. Possibly my new favourite game and only the beta
Thanks OP.

Does this need a microphone (voice)?
LotusJas53 m ago

Thanks OP.Does this need a microphone (voice)?


It did last beta. Probably the same case this time
I'm absolutely crap at this. I played a few hours until I found a crew who were just as crap as me. Much more fun that way!

I don't have a headset/mic but it would definitely be beneficial. I kept steering the ship to an island and one of my crew kept turning me back around the doofus.

Now to invest in a headset... what are the better ones? I don't trust Amazon ratings anymore...
LotusJas3 h, 45 m ago

Thanks OP.Does this need a microphone (voice)?


I think that is the only way, perhaps. But it seemed really, really, boring, when I tried it without.

WTF is it about? Sail around, boringly, land on an island, boringly - oh sorry, shot from a cannon maybe, oh that's exciting - not; dig for treasure, boringly; fight some skeletons, boringly; get back to boat, boringly; sail to hideout; boringly; stash treasure; boringly; etc etc. It seems terrible. Not for me at all, seems like day to do day existence. Dull
dan66617 h, 4 m ago

They never said there would be. In an interview I listend to last week …They never said there would be. In an interview I listend to last week with the Rare studio head he said they were considering it but probably wont.


Thought it was mentioned in data mined game data ?
BuzzDuraband18 h, 4 m ago

It's available to pre-orders and the Xbox Insider programme, the latter is …It's available to pre-orders and the Xbox Insider programme, the latter is detailed above. I think if it was exclusive to pre-orders, they'd have about 10 testers


Was going to pre order but got 4 months free game pass from 3 (we have 3 err 3 phone contracts in the house)and got a free month for leaving auto renew on so will play for a few months for nothing (assuming they keep it in that long)
Sony have killed Microsoft this gen as we all know, but I have to say I’ve been loving playing this game!
The atmosphere in this game is top notch, Sailing around last night on my own just admiring the scenery. Especially love the storms in the distance with the lighting in the clouds and the beautiful sunsets. Yes, there is not much to do at the moment, but it's a beta.
dan6661 h, 6 m ago

The atmosphere in this game is top notch, Sailing around last night on my …The atmosphere in this game is top notch, Sailing around last night on my own just admiring the scenery. Especially love the storms in the distance with the lighting in the clouds and the beautiful sunsets. Yes, there is not much to do at the moment, but it's a beta.



I have to agree the scenery, particularly the sea, looks great. And maybe if the gameplay gets fleshed out, and with headsets, and with a group of friends, then perhaps it would be fun. But my initial impression is it's not for me.
Edited by: "VDisillusioned" 3rd Mar
VDisillusioned19 m ago

I have to agree the scenery, particularly the sea, looks great. And maybe …I have to agree the scenery, particularly the sea, looks great. And maybe if the gameplay gets fleshed out, and with headsets, and with a group of friends, then perhaps it would be fun. But my initial impression is it's not for me. I might


I can see what you mean, it's definitely not going to be for everyone. I'm pretty happy just pottering around on my own, chilling out, winding up the bigger boats. I'm pretty sure there will be a load more things to do in the final release, this stress test is very limited. I know some people that are picking this up so I can jump on with them for some multiplayer fun.
Edited by: "dan666" 3rd Mar
dan6661 h, 38 m ago

The atmosphere in this game is top notch, Sailing around last night on my …The atmosphere in this game is top notch, Sailing around last night on my own just admiring the scenery. Especially love the storms in the distance with the lighting in the clouds and the beautiful sunsets. Yes, there is not much to do at the moment, but it's a beta.


Played it for the first time last night, sailed into a storm, the boat was struck by lightning, I got threw off by the strikeand had to swim back whilst my mate furiously tried to repair the boat by himself. Great fun game.
i'm playing this on PC, plays really nice

Problem is that none of my friends are playing it i tried getting into a group but i just got swore at (in many languages) & i didnt even get to leave the tavern.

i tried solo & after defeating many Skellies i found a Captains Chest. it appears that when playing solo, these chests render you helpless as i couldn't fight the skellies or other players whilst holding the chest & i couldn't drop it:(
At least i was rich when i arrived at Davy Jones Locker

TL;DR: i'm looking for a crew, not sure if its cross play with console, but send me a message if you want to add me as a friend.
epic.mushroom32 m ago

i'm playing this on PC, plays really nice Problem is that none of my …i'm playing this on PC, plays really nice Problem is that none of my friends are playing it i tried getting into a group but i just got swore at (in many languages) & i didnt even get to leave the tavern.i tried solo & after defeating many Skellies i found a Captains Chest. it appears that when playing solo, these chests render you helpless as i couldn't fight the skellies or other players whilst holding the chest & i couldn't drop it:( At least i was rich when i arrived at Davy Jones Locker TL;DR: i'm looking for a crew, not sure if its cross play with console, but send me a message if you want to add me as a friend.


B button drops the chest on Xbox, can't help with the pc.
Edited by: "dan666" 3rd Mar
epic.mushroom52 m ago

i'm playing this on PC, plays really nice Problem is that none of my …i'm playing this on PC, plays really nice Problem is that none of my friends are playing it i tried getting into a group but i just got swore at (in many languages) & i didnt even get to leave the tavern.i tried solo & after defeating many Skellies i found a Captains Chest. it appears that when playing solo, these chests render you helpless as i couldn't fight the skellies or other players whilst holding the chest & i couldn't drop it:( At least i was rich when i arrived at Davy Jones Locker TL;DR: i'm looking for a crew, not sure if its cross play with console, but send me a message if you want to add me as a friend.



Think it is cross play because a guy on the ship I was on said he was on PC, I was on Xbox, so was one other at least.
Going to give this a whirl later, cheers OP. Will happily play with anyone once I get to grips with it in solo mode.
Trying to play atm from Xbox, no luck, matchmaking is always failing
fab49ers18 m ago

Trying to play atm from Xbox, no luck, matchmaking is always failing



Same here (now that I've found out how to matchmake!) I keep getting 'bronzebeard' error
jamie01517 h, 14 m ago

It did last beta. Probably the same case this time


Thanks. Pity

Bought a Corsair Void headset last year, but the mic barely picked up voice so I returned it.
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