After enduring years of development challenges, Ubisoft is finally granting players the opportunity to dive into its pirate action-adventure game Skull and Bones through an open beta.
This open beta is available for free, regardless of whether you pre-order Skull and Bones or not. Running for just four days, from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, it’s crucial to preload it to maximize your in-game time.
Preloading Skull and Bones
Can you preload Skull and Bones?
You can preload the Skull and Bones beta right now, starting from Feb. 6. Preloading is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Connect.
If you intend to play the open beta on PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, navigate to the PSN or Microsoft store, search for Skull and Bones, and initiate the download. This allows you to start playing the beta immediately upon release, without requiring PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live.
For PC users, locate the open beta in the launcher on the Epic Games Store or Ubisoft Connect under the “free games” section.
When can I play the Skull and Bones open beta?
Now that you know how to preload the Skull and Bones game file to begin when the beta launches, you might be wondering about the specific start times. The beta begins at different times based on your location.
|Beta Start Time
|Wednesday, Feb.7th at 9pm
|Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 6pm
|Thursday, Feb. 8th at 3am
|Oceania and Asia
|Thursday, Feb. 8th at 1pm
|Thursday, Feb 8th at 2am
These details cover how to preload the Skull and Bones beta and the various start times depending on your location. Given the extensive development period of Skull and Bones, some gamers remain skeptical about its outcome. Let’s hope the beta provides reassurance.