Skull and Bones is having another test run for a final game polish before launch – and you could be in.
Since it was first announced at E3 2017, we’ve been impatiently waiting for the release of Skull and Bones. Scheduled for release on November 8, select groups of players have already had some hands-on time thanks to the game’s Insider program and the Skull and Bones beta. The Insider Program is exclusive to PC, but the beta is open to all platforms. And you might be sitting on an invite to this weekend’s playtest.
The Skull and Bones playtest starts today, September 16th, and went live in the early hours of this morning. Ends Sunday, September 18 at 7pm PT / 10pm ET, which is Monday, September 19 at 3am BST / 12pm AEST. If you want to get in, here’s what you need to do.
How to enter the Skull and Bones playtest
Unless you have discovered the secret of time travel, you may have already fallen for the first hurdle. And that was registering his interest in the Skull and Bones live test site (opens in new tab). Of course, there’s still time for more testing between now and November 8th, but that’s not a guarantee. Twitter leaker Tom Henderson it says (opens in new tab) this test “is to help developers ‘finish the game’s polish’.” And you can never have too much polish.
Check your email
If you’ve already signed up and forgotten everything, like me, go check your email! My inbox had an email from Skull and Bones with the subject line “confirmation: technical test”. So do a search in your own inbox to see if you’ve made the cut.
accept the NDA
Before you can go to the high seas, you need to sign an NDA. A strict NDA, the email says. Click the link to find the NDA, read it, and if all is well with you, go ahead and accept! You also have the opportunity to reconfirm your platform of choice or change it if necessary. I registered for the PS5 Skull and Bones playtest and he remembered my choice so it was all very simple.
Get your download code
You can either sit still and wait for your code to arrive via email or follow the link in your email again to find the code on the website. Then just redeem it in your platform’s showcase and wait for the download. Once you’re done, you can jump.
Hopefully the playtest will give you enough of an idea of what’s in store to decide if you want to pick up Skull and Bones when it releases in November. Of course, there is the price to consider.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot dropped the bombshell that Skull and Bones — along with the publisher’s other AAA titles — will cost $70. axios (opens in new tab)Guillemot said that “some of the games will be the same price as the competition. The big AAA games will be $70.”
Sony is currently being sued for charging similar prices on its games, although the circumstances are different. But if everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, regardless of how the case plays out, we’ll pay higher prices anyway.