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

It looks like PS5 players can't wait to don tricornes and raise anchor; Sea of Thieves is currently experiencing "longer wait times that normal", according to developer Rare, thanks to a "high volume" of new players joining the game as part of today's freshly launched PS5 Closed Beta. Sea of Thieves' Closed Beta is open to anyone that pre-orders the PlayStation 5 version ahead of its launch later this month, giving participants the opportunity to experience the full swashbuckling multiplayer pirate adventure - albeit only with fellow PlayStation plunderers for the time being - between today, 12th April, and Monday, 15th April. And a seeming surge of freshly minted pirates is causing a bit of a server blip, with Rare having taken to social media to warn that the PS5 Closed Beta is "currently experiencing a high volume of new players, which may result in longer waiting times than normal as pirates enter the Sea of Thieves." And, yes, the lengthier load times are affecting Xbox and PC players over in the full game too, as I just went upstairs to corroborate with my own eyes. Read more

Apr 12, 2024 - 18:50
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Sea of Thieves servers seeing longer wait times as PS5 closed beta gets underway

It looks like PS5 players can't wait to don tricornes and raise anchor; Sea of Thieves is currently experiencing "longer wait times that normal", according to developer Rare, thanks to a "high volume" of new players joining the game as part of today's freshly launched PS5 Closed Beta.

Sea of Thieves' Closed Beta is open to anyone that pre-orders the PlayStation 5 version ahead of its launch later this month, giving participants the opportunity to experience the full swashbuckling multiplayer pirate adventure - albeit only with fellow PlayStation plunderers for the time being - between today, 12th April, and Monday, 15th April.

And a seeming surge of freshly minted pirates is causing a bit of a server blip, with Rare having taken to social media to warn that the PS5 Closed Beta is "currently experiencing a high volume of new players, which may result in longer waiting times than normal as pirates enter the Sea of Thieves." And, yes, the lengthier load times are affecting Xbox and PC players over in the full game too, as I just went upstairs to corroborate with my own eyes.

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