How to Get Sea of Thieves Free with Xbox Game Pass Trial

Xbox Game Pass offers players a means of playing Sea of Thieves for free for two weeks.

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While Sea of Thieves is currently full of adventuring pirates, there are still players who are a bit unsure about joining in on Rare’s latest and greatest title. If the price tag is making you feel a bit sea sick, Xbox Game Pass might be your solution. Thanks to the Xbox Game Pass trial, players can experience Sea of Thieves for free for two weeks.

How to Get Sea of Thieves for Free

Players on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC can both snap up Sea of Thieves for free while it is a part of the Xbox Game Pass catalogue. The process of signing up for Xbox Game Pass and downloading Sea of Thieves is an easy enough process.

On Xbox One:

  1. Sign-in to your Xbox Live account
  2. Navigate to the Store tab
  3. Scroll down and select Memberships
  4. Scroll down and select Xbox Game Pass
  5. Set the first box to Xbox Game Pass 14-Day Free Trial Free
  6. Select Join on the second box
  7. Input your credit card details
  8. Click Subscribe
  9. Search for Sea of Thieves in the Store
  10. Click Install

On Windows 10 PC:

  1. Sign-in to your Microsoft account
  2. Open the Microsoft Store
  3. Type Xbox Game Pass in the search bar and click the pop-up
  4. Set the first box to Xbox Game Pass 14-Day Free Trial Free
  5. Select Join on the second box
  6. Input your credit card details
  7. Click Subscribe
  8. Search for Sea of Thieves in the Microsoft Store
  9. Click Install

Before you get started, if you’re playing on Xbox One, you will definitely need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to be able to play Sea of Thieves online. Finding the Xbox Game Pass can be a bit odd, as it’s not a game so it can’t be easily searched in the Store. You will need to find the Membership section either through your Games & Apps or via the Store front. Despite it being a free trial, you will still need to input a credit card number, just remember to cancel it after the 2-week trial or you will be billed for the following month.

As for the Windows 10 PC gamers, finding the Xbox Game Pass is even more complicated thanks to the double-up of the Xbox App and Microsoft Store. However, you can easily find the Xbox Game Pass online by heading to the Microsoft Store.

After signing up for the Xbox Game Pass trial, you should be able to locate Sea of Thieves in the Store and install it, regardless of whether you’re on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC. And because Sea of Thieves is a Play Anywhere game, if you installed it on Xbox One, you can play it on PC, and vice versa.

In the event you’ve already used the 14-day trial of Xbox Game Pass, you will need to pay the full monthly price of $9.99 USD in order to download and play Sea of Thieves. However, if you’ve yet to redeem your trial, you’re one of the lucky gamers who get to experience Sea of Thieves for free! Be sure to check out our Sea of Thieves guide for more helpful tips and tricks.

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