Ubisoft has dropped the launch trailer for the upcoming Skull and Bones naval pirate game. The game is expected to launch on 16 February but starting tomorrow, 8 February you can download and play the open beta without any time limit attached to it. However, you can only reach Tier 6 Rank 1 in progression.
If you do jump into the Skull and Bones open beta, you’ll also be able to carry all progress over from the beta to the main game. So technically speaking, this open beta is sort of like an early access launch. Keep in mind that the beta only runs until 11 February. So there is a break between the beta close date and the game’s official launch.
The Skull and Bones launch trailer, while celebrating the life of a pirate, is backed by Billie Eilish’s “You Should See Me in a Crown”. Yes, I know the pirate era gave birth to an entire genre of music on its own but Ubisoft decided to pay way too much money for this licensed nonsense instead.
Horrible music choice aside, the trailer is all about the thrills that come with being a pirate. It also shows loads of customization features available in Skull and Bones.
Ubisoft has also recently released another video of the game starring Michelle Rodriguez – because who doesn’t love her? It shows off some gameplay including character customization. The video seemingly shows off the start of the game where players get taken out by a fleet of enemy ships and have to start their pirate career fresh.
Lastly, there is another video giving players a look at the development behind the game and how the studio worked on various aspects of Skull and Bones to focus on the idea of a pirate community. You can watch all three down below. You can mute the launch trailer. Also, catch up on the full Year 1 season of content roadmap and PC system requirements here.
Michelle Rodriguez Trailer