Sea of Thieves PS5: Eary Access Release Date, Times, Pre-Load, and How to Play

Sea of Thieves is charting a course for PlayStation 5, and here’s everything you need to know to join the high seas adventure in the upcoming closed beta.

About Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is a multiplayer action-adventure game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios. Released in 2018, the game puts you in the shoes of a pirate sailing the open seas on a first-person perspective. Players can explore the vast world, complete voyages for trading companies, engage in epic ship battles, and fight monstrous sea creatures.

Sea of Thieves PS5 Early Access Release Date

Mark your calendars and set your alarms! Sea of Thieves early access for PS5 launches on Thursday, April 25th, 2024. Here’s a quick countdown to set sail by:

  • 2:00 AM PT
  • 5:00 AM ET
  • 10:00 AM BST

This launch time is confirmed by the official countdown on the PlayStation Store, so you can be sure to be among the first to embark on your swashbuckling adventure!

Editions & Price

To prepare for your voyage, you can choose from three exciting editions, each offering unique pre-order bonuses:

Standard Edition (£39.99):

  • Closed beta access
  • Exclusive pre-order weapons and pet
    • Ruby Viper Weapon Set
    • Scarlet Storm Parakeet
    • Parakeet Kraken Outfit
    • Parakeet Sea Dog Outfit
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Image via Xbox Game Studios

Deluxe Edition (£49.99):

  • All Standard Edition bonuses
  • Ocean Crawler cosmetics
  • Collector’s Thunderous Fury ship items
  • Shrouded Ghost Hunter Blunderbuss
  • 10,000 Gold

Premium Edition (£59.99):

  • All Deluxe Edition bonuses
  • Dark Warsmith Ship Set and Costume
  • Season 12 Plunder Pass
  • 5-day early access
  • Diabolical Dog Pet

How to Preload

According to the official Sea of Thieves Twitter account, those who have pre-ordered the Premium Edition can now preload the early access version on their PS5s. While the official download size hasn’t been confirmed, the closed beta earlier this month weighed in at 76.86 GB. So, make sure you have enough free space on your console to accommodate this piratey adventure!

So, raise the anchor, hoist the sails, and prepare to set course for an unforgettable adventure on the high seas! Sea of Thieves early access arrives on PS5 on April 25th – are you ready to answer the call of the pirate life?