Do you want to be one of the first gamers to rule the seas? Then you will have to join the Skull and Bones Closed Beta or get a Friend Invite to experience all the pirating content!
This guide explains how you can possibly join the Skull and Bones Closed Beta, which platforms it is available on, the content you will get to experience, and how Friend Invites work, so let's hoist those sails and get started.
Skull and Bones Closed Beta: How To Join & Platforms
Gamers prepared to face the dangers hidden among the waves in Skull and Bones should know that this is a PC-only test via Ubisoft Connect. The test runs from 25 to 28 August 2023, so check out our Skull and Bones Closed Beta dates and times countdown article for exact details.
Access to the Skull and Bones Closed Beta is not guaranteed. Instead, you will have to sign up for a free Ubisoft Connect account. If you are selected to participate in the Skull and Bones Closed Beta, you'll receive an invitation from Ubisoft on your registered Ubisoft Connect email address. It is important to check your spam folder in case the mail is redirected there.
The Closed Beta is available worldwide, except for Russia, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Japan, Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. Furthermore, Ubisoft Plus subscribers do not get a guaranteed access to the Skull and Bones Closed Beta.
How Skull and Bones Friend Invites Work
Everyone who has access to the Skull and Bones Closed Beta will receive two Friend Invites. Those you wish to invite will also need to register with Ubisoft Connect, and their gaming rigs should meet the minimum PC specs required. Follow the steps below to invite friends to the Skull and Bones Closed Beta:
- In the confirmation email you received, select Invite My Friends.
- Select Invite in the Ubisoft Connect friends list, next to your friend's username.
- Your friend will receive the invitation to the email address associated with their Ubisoft account.
Remember, this is a PC-only Closed Beta, so use the Invite Friends feature only on those who have a capable gaming PC.
Skull and Bones Closed Beta Content
In the Skull and Bones Closed Beta, players will be able to test a portion of the game's campaign, explore the Coast of Africa and the Red Isles, gain Infamy, and complete contracts along the way. There's a whole lot of content in the Skull and Bones Closed Beta. You will be able to complete campaign contracts up to "Exterminate the Rat."
Furthermore, players can rise all the way to the Buccaneer Infamy Tier by completing various contracts and activities in the massive open world. Ubisoft explains (with some lore and fun details) what you can do in the Skull and Bones Closed Beta.
Located within the Red Isle is the pirate den of Sainte Anne. Ruled by John Scurlock, the local Kingpin you'll deal with as you start your rise to the top of the pirate world. This den is a safe zone where you can interact with other players, craft your ships, weapons, and equipment with the help of the skilled artisans who have made their home here. You'll be able to access a warehouse to store your loot, repair your ship, sell the commodities you liberated from rich merchants, and more.
Explore this part of the world as well as the Coast of Africa during the Closed Beta, as you meet the different factions present in-game and face them peacefully or turn against them in-combat. As you explore, keep a lookout for opportunities to grow your infamy and riches, as well as hidden areas where you can drop your anchor to stock up on ammunition or interact with vendors to fulfil contracts or buy rare items. Be sure to plot your course wisely though, or you'll face mutiny from your crew if you try to get out of bounds.
Learn more about the Skull and Bones Closed Beta thanks to an official trailer from Ubisoft below, and get ready for some pirating action!
So there you have it, everything you need to know about the Skull and Bones Closed Beta, from how you can join, and get Friend Invites and the content you can complete during the three-day window. If anything changes, we will endeavor to update this article swiftly.