You can Play Sea of Thieves Now, Ahead of Official Release Date

You can Play Sea of Thieves Now, Ahead of Official Release Date

Can't wait to start your pirate fantasy? You don't have to.

According to Rare's official website for Sea of Thieves, we should see a gradual roll-out of the game. It starts with Australia and New Zealand, spreads across Asia and Europe, then concludes in North and South America. That's a grand schedule—for a game about following the rules. Sea of Thieves needs a little anarchy worthy of its protagonists, so its release schedule has seemingly been thrown into the wind. It's live now for most territories, if not all of them.

There are already several people across several earthly regions playing the game and communicating about it on Resetera. Hirun Cryer, one of our guide chaps, is based in Britain and he's been able to access the game for a while. Finally, our own Mike Williams did a test and discovered that he, too, can roam the seas.

You've heard of "Build-a-Bear," now you can "Build-a-Seadog."

Weigh anchor! Trim the sails! And all that jazz! Consult our hints, tips, and tricks about Sea of Thieves, including how to customize your ship and how to start your first quest. Don't forget to download that Day One patch, either. It's something else.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Related articles

Stardew Valley Just Got Beaches, Fish Tanks, Swimming Ducks, and a Whole Lot More

Nearly five years on, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone just pushed what he says is Stardew's "biggest update yet."

Alien: Isolation Is Free on Epic and Just As Good as It Was in 2014

Get the motion tracker and don't go in the vents.

Shigeru Miyamoto Expresses Confidence in the Younger Generation of Nintendo

The legendary creator says the spirit will stay alive.

You may also like

Press Start to Continue

A look back on what we tried to accomplish at USgamer, and the work still to be done.

Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.

Eric's Farewell | Off to Find a New Challenger

It's time for us to move on, but we'll carry USG with us wherever we go.