Scale Test Install Instructions (PC and Xbox)


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Played before? Read below

If you have played before you can run the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta client already installed on your system. Providing this has been checked for updates it will allow you into the scale test.

If you have removed the game from your system please follow the instructions below for your desired platform.

 

PC Installation for Xbox Insiders + Microsoft Store preorders

There are three stages from start to finish: Install the Insider Hub, find Sea of Thieves in the Hub and finally install the game from the Hub and Store. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press the Start key and open the Store
  2. Search for and install the Xbox Insider Hub
  3. Launch the Hub and you'll find Sea of Thieves PC
  4. Select Manage
  5. Select Done after ticking 'Sea of Thieves Scale Test - Windows 10'
  6. Select Show in Store
  7. Select Install on the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta

If the game does not appear in the Insider Hub, check the prerequisites above. If the game is still not showing, or is failing to install, try these steps:

  1. Launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
  2. Navigate to Sea of Thieves.
  3. Select Manage.
  4. Select Unenroll.
  5. Return to the Sea of Thieves page in the Xbox Insider Hub, and select Join.
  6. Try the installation again.

If you are still experiencing issues, please follow the steps Here to create a new local administrator account. Once created, sign into the Store and the Insider Hub with your Gamertag and try the installation again.

If these steps do not work, raise a ticket with our Customer Services Team

 

Xbox Installation for Xbox Insiders + Xbox store preorders

There are three stages from start to finish: Install the Insider Hub, find Sea of Thieves in the Hub and finally install the game from the Hub and Store. Follow the steps below:

  1. On your Xbox One, head to the Store
  2. Search for and install the Xbox Insider Hub
  3. Launch the Hub and you'll find Sea of Thieves Scale Test waiting for you, select it.
  4. Select Join
  5. Select Install on the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta

If the game does not appear in the Insider Hub, check the prerequisites above. If the game is still not showing, or is failing to install, try these steps:

  1. Launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
  2. Navigate to Sea of Thieves.
  3. Select Manage.
  4. Select Unenroll.
  5. Return to the Sea of Thieves page in the Xbox Insider Hub, and select Join.
  6. Try the installation again.

 

 

PC installation for players who are redeeming a 'Black Dog Pack code'

1) On PC press the Windows key and type in 'Microsoft Store' and press 'ENTER'

2) Verify the account you wish to have access is logged in. This should be evident at the top right of the screen.

3) Select 'Redeem a code' from the drop down found at the top right.

 

4) Enter your code and Select 'Next'

5) On success you should get a window like below. Select 'Confirm' to add the Black Dog Pack + the Closed Beta access to your account.

6) Once redeemed go to 'My library' available from the drop down at the top right hand corner.

7) Select 'Sea of Thieves Closed Beta'

Game not appearing? Try this link:

https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P54WFHG498G

8) Select 'Install'

9) Follow install process

In the Browser

  1. In a browser, go to Redeem code, and then select Sign In.
  2. Enter the 25-character prepaid code, and then select Redeem.

The scale test will run from Friday, February 16th at 10am GMT (2am PST) and end on Sunday, February 18th at 10am GMT (2am PST).

Xbox installation for players who are redeeming a 'Black Dog Pack code'

1) On the Xbox Console

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide, and then select Home. Make sure you’re signed in to the Microsoft account for which you want to redeem the code.
  2. On the Home screen, scroll right and select Store.
  3. Select Use a code.
  4. Use the onscreen keyboard to enter your 25-character code on the Redeem your code or gift card screen, and then select Next to finalize your redemption. Don’t worry about hyphens, the system takes care of those for you.

2) In the Browser

  1. In a browser, go to Redeem code, and then select Sign In.
  2. Enter the 25-character prepaid code, and then select Redeem.

Once the code has been redeemed by any of the two methods above you will see the 'Sea of Thieves Closed Beta' in the 'Ready to Install' section within 'My Games and Apps' on the Xbox Console ready for install. Select it to begin the install process.

Preorder problems?

Still having problems after following the preorder instructions? Please follow the instructions at the top of the page to install the game via the Xbox Insider hub.

 

The scale test will run from Friday, February 16th at 10am GMT (2am PST) and end on Sunday, February 18th at 10am GMT (2am PST).

 

 


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