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Skull and Bones can be played for free before launch; see how

Ubisoft announced that Skull and Bones, the highly anticipated pirate game, will have a second test open between February 8th and 11th, just a week before the official launch on February 16th. With this, players will be able to access the title for free before its debut.

This beta will be available to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players, allowing another opportunity to experience the game that will feature crossplay between all platforms and shared progression.

Year 1 of Skull and Bones will have four seasons and more

During the match, players will have crossplay between PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.Source: Ubisoft

Ubisoft also released the roadmap for the first year of Skull and Bones, which will feature four themed seasons with multiplayer content focused on PvP and PvE. Season 1, called “Raging Tides,” will introduce pirate Philippe La Peste, mastery events, and activity rewards.

Skull and Bones will offer an experience with combat, ship customization, adding pets and more.Skull and Bones will offer an experience with combat, ship customization, adding pets and more.Source: Reproduction/Ubisoft

Season 2, “Chorus of Havoc”, will bring the Hubac Twins and Megalodon, with new activities and mechanics. While Season 3, “Into the Dragon's Wake”, will allow you to defeat the legendary pirate Li Tian Ning.

In the final season, there will be a legendary battle against a mysterious rival and Lunar New Year events. Check out the news announced in the trailer below:

It is worth remembering that the beta will allow players to progress through the campaign up to the “Exterminate the Rat” level. All progress made in the beta period will carry over to the full version of the game.

How to participate in the open beta?

Among Ubisoft's new features for the first year of Skull and Bones are four distinct seasons, each offering unique challenges and rewards.Among Ubisoft's new features for the first year of Skull and Bones are four distinct seasons, each offering unique challenges and rewards.Source: Ubisoft

Testing will only take place on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, with pre-download available from February 6th. On this day, simply access the game's official page on your respective console. During the beta, players will explore areas such as the Red Island and the African Coast, facing factions via diplomatic or aggressive approaches.

New requirements to play Skull and Bones on PC

Skull and Bones will have a new open test from February 8th to 11th, a week before its scheduled release on February 16th.Skull and Bones will have a new open test from February 8th to 11th, a week before its scheduled release on February 16th.Source: Ubisoft

The company also adjusted the minimum requirements for the PC version, with a notable change in AMD's minimum GPU recommendation, moving from a Radeon RX 570 to the RX 5500 XT. Check out the list below:

Requirements to run in 1080p at 30 FPS

  • Details: Low
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790|AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) | AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (8 GB)
  • RAM: 8 GB in Dual Channel
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Storage: 65 GB of available space

Requirements to run in 1080p at 60 FPS

  • Details: High
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K|AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB) | AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB)
  • RAM: 16 GB in Dual Channel
  • OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11
  • Storage: 65 GB of available space

Requirements to run in 1440p at 60 FPS

  • Details: High
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB) | AMD Radeon RX 6800 (16 GB)
  • RAM: 16 GB in Dual Channel
  • OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11
  • Storage: 65 GB of available space

Requirements to run in 4K at 60 FPS

  • Details: High (DLSS/FSR balanced)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-11600K|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB) | AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (16 GB)
  • RAM: 16 GB in Dual Channel
  • OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11
  • Storage: 65 GB of available space

Skull and Bones Prices and Editions

Ubisoft+ subscription offers the game and more than 100 PC titles for R$59.99/month.Ubisoft+ subscription offers the game and more than 100 PC titles for R$59.99/month.Source: Ubisoft

The launch of Skull and Bones is scheduled for February 16th for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, but it can be played three days earlier by users who pre-order the Premium Edition of the game.

  • A Standard Edition includes the basic game and a bonus with Notorious Outfit and Coronation Fires for R$249.99.
  • A Premium Editionfor R$379.99, offers the basic game, as well as three days of early access, an extra package with two additional missions, an art book, soundtrack and a Smuggler's Pass token.
  • And the option Premium Edition with Ubisoft+ includes all the benefits of the Premium Edition, but for R$59.99/month players also receive access to Ubisoft+, which offers more than 100 PC games, including new releases.

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