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Sea of Thieves servers seeing longer wait times as PS5 closed beta gets underway

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Thanks to a “high volume” of brand-new gamers.

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It appears like PS5 gamers can’t wait to put on tricornes and raise anchor; Sea of Thieves is presently experiencing “longer wait times that regular”, according to designer Rare, thanks to a “high volume” of brand-new gamers signing up with the video game as part of today’s newly introduced PS5 Closed Beta.

Sea of Thieves’ Closed Beta is open to anybody that pre-orders the PlayStation 5 variation ahead of its launch later on this month, offering individuals the chance to experience the complete flamboyant multiplayer pirate experience – albeit just with fellow PlayStation plunderers for the time being – in between today, 12th April, and Monday, 15th April.

And a seeming rise of newly minted pirates is triggering a little bit of a server blip, with Rare having actually required to social networks to alert that the PS5 Closed Beta is “presently experiencing a high volume of brand-new gamers, which might lead to longer waiting times than regular as pirates go into the Sea of Thieves.” And, yes, the lengthier load times are impacting Xbox and PC gamers over in the complete video game too, as I simply went upstairs to support with my own eyes.

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When PS5 gamers do handle to cross the Devil’s Shroud for their first trip upon the Sea of Thieves, any development they make can be brought throughout to the complete release (where’ll they’ll likewise get to cruise with Xbox and PC gamers) on 30th April.

That’s the very same day Sea of Thieves will be introducing a brand-new season of fresh material, with Season 12 presenting a host of brand-new tools and toys. There are brand-new weapons in the kind of the double-barrelled flintlock handgun and tossing knife, brand-new Scattershot cannonballs, the brand-new Bone Caller throwable, and the mostly obvious Wind Caller. Which’s still not rather whatever; Season 12 likewise presents zip lines (initially seen in 2015’s fabulous Monkey Island Tall Tales) and a harpoon line overhaul, making it possible for pirates to tightrope throughout them.

Season 12 is simply a little part of what’s forming up to be a bumper year for Sea of Thieves. And as soon as you’ve done browsing its roadmap, you can find out more on the upcoming PS5 release, according to my current chat with imaginative director Mike Chapman and executive manufacturer Joe Neate.

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