The closed beta of Sea of Thieves will end this Wednesday, after Rare decided to extend this beta test following some issues encountered by some players, who were unable to access the client. Aside from having a lot of fun with the beta, dataminers have also uncovered some interesting details in the game files, including the fact that a lot of files refer to animations for the infamous sea monster the Kraken, such as holding the player, ingesting them, spitting them, and something called 'waterdunk'.
What's more is that the miners also discovered details about the customisation of our vessel in the game. In fact, players can modify the cannons, capstan, livery, mast, and captain's wheel, and in the "Ship Misc" file a harpoon appears too, which could prove to be a useful tool not only for sharks but also for the mythical Kraken mentioned above. Another very amusing detail is the fact that the mermaids, the sea creatures designed to bring you to the surface when your vessel is sunk, are listed in the folder of the enemies, along with the skeletons and the Kraken.
It'll be interesting to see if Rare will actually keep these aspects in the final game when it arrives on PC and Xbox One on March 20. Are you playing Sea of Thieves' closed beta?
Thanks, PC Gamer.