Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate has  announced the commencement of the second weekend Scale Test for XBox Insiders. Players can expect to “see issues” so the team “can learn from and address”. The goal is to manage traffic of high player counts trying to connect to the game.

The Scale Test is open for XBox Insiders who’ve had previous closed beta access and will end on Sunday, February 25.

What features are in this?

This will purposefully be a similar feature set to the Closed Beta, again restricted to the Gold Hoarders trading company and accompanying Voyages. The purpose of this test is to drive scale and test issues at a high scale of player concurrency. We will not be seeking feedback on the game experience itself.

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