Yesterday, Rare put out an update for all of their "Xbox Insider" members, inviting them to a technical alpha test for Sea of Thieves which will let fans of the game get their hands on an early build of the game.
The next session of the technical alpha runs during Gamescom, from August 22nd–27th.
For those with the invite, it should be pretty easy to install the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha onto your Xbox One. To download the game you'll need to access the Insider Hub, which is available from the Store. Please note you will not get a code to download the game; access is linked to your gamertag so the title will simply appear in the Insider Hub. You can follow the steps below to get everything installed now:
- On your Xbox One, head to the Store
- Search for and install the Xbox Insider Hub
- Launch the Hub and you'll find Sea of Thieves waiting for you
- Click the icon which will take you through to the Store page
- Install as you would any other game
The announcement also detailed the perks that come with the technical alpha.
Specifically, those perks are:
- Access the exclusive Technical Alpha Forum to share your hands-on tales with other fellow players.
- Enjoy membership of the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Xbox Live Club to crew up with other pirates and prepare to set sail.
- Use our Support site, where you can get help from our team should you have any issues installing or accessing the game.