Sea of Thieves is a pirate game made with friends in mind, so obviously it's more fun to play if you've got your best mates with you.
That's why the news that Sea of Thieves will be hosting a special event where "friends play free" next week is such great news. For the week between February 6 through February 13, anyone who owns Sea of Thieves or has played it via Xbox Game Pass will be able to invite up to three friends to try out the game for free.
All you need to do is visit this special website to gab your free codes and gift them to your friends. That's all you'll have to do to jump in with them. There's also a special content promotion going on that will give you and your friends a time-limited event to enjoy together. Find Duke in the tavern to kick it off, and you'll set sail on a fantastic voyage to find the treasure of the Rum Runner. If you complete the voyage, you'll be "handsomely rewarded" and get your grubby little pirate mitts on special Mercenary cosmetics.
Anyone who redeems a Friends Play Free code will also have access to a hefty 35% off discount when they purchase the game digitally in its full form on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC between February 6 through February 27. If you've never played before but have been wanting to, just looking for the best crew to do so with, this is a great option to support the game and spread the gospel of Sea of Thieves while doing it.
There's also something big coming by way of Sea of Thieves news on March 20, so make sure you pay attention and keep it locked on Shacknews so you can stay on top of all the latest Sea of Thieves news.