Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game that features great sailing mechanics, but the open-ended plot doesn't appeal to everyone. You have to find your own path as it mostly relies on emergent experiences. Over the past few months, developer Rare has promised numerous changes to the game — from combat to quests — and through constant updates, has managed to turn it around. Recently, Sea of Thieves even managed to become to most-viewed game on Twitch.

It's clear that the developer wants this success to continue and today, announced a "Friends Play Free" event. The developer said, "Filled with thrills, spills, and the best kind of shenanigans, few things in life are more enjoyable than crewing up with friends in Sea of Thieves. If you've never had the pleasure, then this is for you – over the coming week we're letting every Sea of Thieves player invite three friends to join the fun." Between February 6 to 13, everyone who owns Sea of Thieves (or who has played it through a current Xbox Game Pass subscription) will be able to invite up to three friends to try the game for free.

You simply have to visit Sea of Thieves' Friends Play Free website to invite three friends. The page will generate three codes that you can send. During this time, there's also a special event going on which tasks you with uncovering the lost treasure of the notorious "Rum Runner."

Anyone who redeems a Friends Play Free code will receive a 35 percent discount when they buy the game digitally on Xbox Play Anywhere between February 6 to 27. Lastly, even bigger news is coming on March 20, so stay tuned until then!

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