Sea of Thieves will have a third scale test this weekend, here is what to expect

Michael Cottuli

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Sea of Thieves is going to have another scale test this weekend, following up two very successful tests that gamers have been having a blast with. The game, which found surprise success across platforms like Twitch and YouTube through key influencers, is looking to get its servers working as well as possible for Insiders and beta testers before they unleash it onto the general public on March 20th.

The test kicked off today at 10am GMT (2am PST) and will end on Sunday March 4th at 10am GMT (2am PST).Here’s a look at what issues you can expect during the scale test, via Rare’s blog:

With this added scale we expect – and plan – to see issues, that we can learn from and address. Not only are we looking to hit scale, we will also purposefully be stressing our services by throttling performance at certain times, testing the game in different data centres around the world, and simulating deliberate outages.

Some examples of the issues we expect to see are:

  • · Sessions being interrupted
  • · An inability to join the game at certain times during the weekend
  • · Issues when using shops in-game

The test is available to anybody who has previously tested Sea of Thieves, as well as anyone who is an Xbox Insider. If you’re an Xbox Insider who will be joining Sea of Thieves for the first time, you’ll be able to find Sea of Thieves in the Insider Hub on your dashboard.