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Sea of Thieves players can invite friends to play free for a week

Sea of Thieves seems to have found its second wind recently, climbing to the top of Twitch and seducing back players who previously gave up a life at sea, including myself. And now players can start bringing friends with them. From today, between February 6 and February 13, players can invite up to three friends to join their crew for a week of free nautical misadventures. 

Rare has put together a video taking you through the simple steps required to put together this crew of ne'er-do-wells. Give it a watch below.

Getting your crew ready to go is mercifully easy. If you have a physical copy, digital copy or play using the Xbox Game Pass, you'll be able to click on the Friends Play Free section of the website, sign in with your Microsoft account and then receive three codes that you can give to your mates. And then your work is done. At least until you're all on the high seas together, working very hard to fill your ship with treasure chests. 

I've found Sea of Thieves quite a bit improved since I last played, and I think I'm finding myself now in agreement with Tyler. Sea of Thieves is still full of potential

You can start inviting your friends today. 

Fraser is the sole inhabitant of PC Gamer's mythical Scottish office, conveniently located in his flat. He spends most of his time wrangling the news, but sometimes he sneaks off to write lots of words about strategy games.