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  • Writer's pictureCourt Lalonde

Get Ready to Set Sail: Skull and Bones Open Beta Announced Before Launch


Skull and Bones

Players will be setting sail on February 16th when Skull and Bones launches. If you want to play it before launch, players are in luck as Ubisoft will have an open cross-play enabled beta from February 8th to the 11th. Cross-play and cross-progression are available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X | S, and Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store.


In a press release today, Ubisoft also detailed the post-launch content coming to Skull and Bones.


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Players will embark on a perilous journey facing Legendary Pirate Lords like Philippe La Peste and the Hubac Twins. Stirred into a feeding frenzy, players must strategize and defeat these new threats, each escalating in difficulty. Strategic ship load-outs, seasonal ships, and gear will be key to taking them down in the final showdown at the end of each season. Prepare to expand and defend your empire by looting more robust equipment and valuable resources through new world events introduced each season: Face Merchant Convoys, Elite Warships, and other predators on the high seas. More considerable challenges bring greater rewards as you navigate these dynamic and unpredictable waters.



Discover the intense endgame of Skull and Bones, where you'll face more dangerous challenges, higher stakes, and alliances that can transform into rivalries. The transition from working with Kingpins to becoming their rivals, facing the perilous consequences of the treacherous pirate life. Seize control of The Helm, an unrivalled smuggling colossus, and build your smuggling empire. Control manufactories across the Indian Ocean, increase profits through strategic control of trade routes and invest in upgrades for your operations. On top of these, Legendary Heists and Hostile Takeovers activities also add thrilling twists to empire-building, with new endgame features introduced each season.



Engage in precarious PvP activities with high-risk, high-reward Helm Wagers and Cutthroat Cargo. Accept challenges and legendary treasure maps, which will put a literal target on your head until you reach the target outpost. Rise to the top and solidify your reputation amongst Kingpins, earning rewards based on your leaderboard placement. Participate in free time-limited events each season, collaborate with fellow pirates, complete exclusive community events, and claim treasure troves of loot. The leaderboard resets each season with new rewards, continually encouraging players to strive for the top.


Let us know in the comments if you will be sailing into the open beta from Feb 8th to the 11th.

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