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No Pirates of the Caribbean DLC for Sea of Thieves

No Pirates of the Caribbean DLC for Sea of Thieves

"What we will say is there will never be loot crates in Sea of Thieves". After the problems that occurred during the game's latest closed beta, the company wants to make sure that any problems that may be caused by high player count can be solved by the upcoming Sea of Thieves Scale Test. One of the reasons for this is that Sea of Thieves will be part of Xbox Play Anywhere, Microsoft's program that allows console gamers to play that title on either their Xbox or their PC.

Rare added that during the test, it'll be purposefully throttling performance at certain times and simulating other scenarios the network could run into at launch. This can lead to issues during play, with sessions being interrupted, issues using the shops, and possibly not being able to join the game. AMD is hoping to get more Radeon cards up and out there customers, but if you didn't pick up a GTX 1080Ti last year, you're going to have a really hard time getting your hands on one this year. No additional content will be included in this test, and Rare isn't looking for gameplay feedback.

The test should supply some important data to Rare as it prepares for the game's launch.




The release date for Rare's Sea of Thieves is finally starting to wind down and come into view.

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. If you're an Insider, simply grab the Sea of Thieves test build from the Insider Hub on your console.