|“||Welcome to the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme, where bold pirates sail into the unknown and guide the way for those who follow! With access to preview builds of the game, Insiders see new features in the testing phase and get behind-the-scenes glimpses into the development of Sea of Thieves before the general public.|
|— From the Sea of Thieves insider page|
The Insider Programme is for Sea of Thieves fans who want to dive further into the world of Sea of Thieves development. Insiders are players who get to enjoy the benefit of getting access to Sea of Thieves early preview builds and new content before the general public. These pirates also get behind-the-scenes updates from the developers and are granted access to an exclusive section of the Forums to discuss the upcoming new changes.
Being an Insider gives you the opportunity to provide valuable feedback, raise the quality of new Sea of Thieves content and become more involved in the game’s development!
Becoming an Insider is a great move if you’re a keen Sea of Thieves player and especially if you’re interested in the game's development. By being an Insider, you’ll be in a closer relationship with the developers, not just via exclusive Insider communications but by seeing work-in-progress features and having your chance to test them and discuss the upcoming changes with other Insider and developers on the Insider Forums. Insiders are also rewarded with in-game currency and cosmetics for their efforts.
Any willing Sea of Thieves player can become an Insider over at the Insider page
The Insider ClientEdit
The Sea of Thieves Insider is a separate client of the whole game that receives its own patches and updates ahead of the regular game client. The Insider Programme is held under a soft Non-Disclosure Agreement, meaning that if you were to be caught sharing or leaking information about the upcoming builds, your account will lose any further access to the Insider Programme and Forums. Every account is given a fresh character to test the upcoming patches and updates with, meaning that nothing will carry over from the regular Sea of Thieves client. The character can however get access to most of the game's features on the Insider Build (with the exception of account-bound and time limited cosmetics) and will progress through the game separately from the regular client. To prevent people from leaking images from the insider client, the account name and IP address is shown on screen at all times.
Insider Rewards are credited to Insiders as a thank you for their effort to test new builds and providing feedback. Insiders have to play for at least an hour per week to get credit for that given week. The weeks are reset every Thursday midnight GMT, starting a new week from early Friday morning. The Insider rewards are only awarded to the regular game client, meaning that none of the Insider cosmetics, gold or doubloons are accessible in the Insider build itself. The current weekly rewards are as follows:
|5||Silver Blade Sails +|
|10||Silver Blade Hull +|
|15||Silver Blade Figurehead +|
|20||Silver Blade Flag +|
|25||Silver Blade Wheel +|
|30||Silver Blade Cannons +|
|33||Silver Blade Compass +|
|36||Silver Blade Pocket Watch +|
|37||Silver Blade Capstan +|
|39||Silver Blade Flintlock Pistol +|
|42||Silver Blade Blunderbuss +|
|45||Silver Blade Eye of Reach +|