As we’ve been documenting, Sea of Thieves’ closed beta test has proved to be both incredibly popular and incredibly unreliable since starting earlier this week. The biggest issue that’s kept players from accessing the multiplayer pirate title is a “too early” error that seems to be widespread. While the developers worked on it, players figured out a very awkward workaround for the meantime.
Because of the difficulty that some have had accessing the beta, Rare decided that it will be extending the test two more days to conclude on January 31st. The studio also assured players that a fix for the “too early” error is forthcoming.
“We know your gaming hours are precious and our number one goal is to get everyone with closed beta access into the game as soon as possible,” Rare posted. “Whilst we work on making this happen, we’d like to announce that we’re extending the Sea of Thieves closed beta by two days. This means the closed beta will now end on Wednesday, January 31st at 8:00 a.m. GMT. We want to ensure that anyone who has missed out on any time sailing the seas still gets to enjoy the closed beta to its fullest.”