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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 Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.