Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Extended Following 'Too Early' Bug

Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Extended Following 'Too Early' Bug Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Extended Following 'Too Early' Bug
Sherri Watson | 28 January, 2018, 05:03

The main reason cited for the extended beta was to make sure "anyone who has missed out on any time sailing the seas still gets to enjoy the Closed Beta to its fullest". Gamers who bought digital pre-orders were met with a "Too Early" message when they tried to access the beta, prompting Rare to get to work with Microsoft to get this issue sorted out. After some teething problems last week with Dragon Ball FighterZ, this time it's Sea of Thieves that's lengthening its voyage of discovery with two additional days of beta testing.

First off, we've loved seeing the streams, videos, screenshots and messages from players. Be sure to make the most of it, because it'll be almost two months before you can play the full game. "Should you still be experiencing issues, please raise a support ticket".

The decision to extend the beta comes after reports by multiple players that a bug kept them from accessing it. We have been working with our partners across Xbox to get this resolved as smoothly and as quickly as possible. While an update has now been rolled out, the studio notes that it has been taking longer than anticipated to reach all those affected by the issue. This means the Closed Beta will now end on Wednesday, January 31st at 8am GMT.

In response, Rare have today confirmed that the closed beta will be extended for two days to compensate for the lost time. We're sorry that this is the case.