Skull and Bones Open Beta Sets Sail

The Open Beta for Skull and Bones is now underway, giving Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series gamers a first chance to check out the pirate game after all these years. The PC edition is available through Ubisoft and the Epic Games Store, and testing is expected to run through the weekend. The Open Beta Trailer illustrates the news and this post has all you need to know to get started. The big takeaway is progression and rewards earned in the beta will carry over to the full game when it launches later this month. Here's the overview:
Discover the Red Isle, the Coast of Africa
Located within the Red Isle is the pirate den of Sainte-Anne. Ruled by John Scurlock, the local Kingpin you'll deal with as you start your rise to the top of the pirate world. This Den is a safe zone where you can interact with other players, craft your ships, weapons, and equipment with the help of the skilled craftsmen who have made this place their home. You'll be able to access your warehouse to store loot, repair your ship, sell the commodities you liberated from rich merchants, and more.

Discover a Whole New Region: the East Indies
While you might have discovered the Red Isle and the Coast of Africa during one of the previous Closed Betas, you will now be able to cross over the Open Seas and set foot in the East Indies.