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Is Skull and Bones an MMO?

Find out if Skull and Bones is an MMO here.

After many delays, Skull and Bones is finally setting sail. And players have long wondered how different the game will be from Ubisoft’s other pirate game, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. For instance, is Skull and Bones an MMO? Find out here.

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Is Skull and Bones an MMO? What Kind of Game is it?

Yes, Skull and Bones is an MMO. The game features PvP and PvE elements on the big blue sea. However, I learned by playing the open beta that you have to get past the tutorial sequence with the British Navy to access multiplayer. Then, you’re free to join your friends and meet other pirates.

It’s not as large as other MMOs you’d associate the genre with, such as World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy 14. However, it does feature familiar elements, including combat roles (tank, healers, and dps), quest givers, an open world to explore, and more.

Is Skull and Bones Crossplay?

These days, there are many ways to game. Skull and Bones launches on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on February 16. Thankfully, Skull and Bones has crossplay. I immediately used the feature in the open beta to invite a friend via their Ubisoft name.

How Do You Invite Friends in Skull and Bones?

Simply head to the menu and select Social and your friend’s name from the list to invite them to your server. The social menu will also display all players you recently came across in the open world. If none of your friends are online, you can use the “Find Group” option to join nearby players. You’ll find any invites under the “Requests” tab.

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How Big Are Servers in Skull and Bones?

A server in Skull and Bones can hold a maximum of 20 players. If you’re attempting to invite a friend to a full server, you’ll need to exit your session and head back to the main menu. Then, follow the prompts to the Social tab and invite them.

That answers if Skull and Bones is an MMO. Stay tuned with us for all the game has to offer for its upcoming release. In the meantime, said on over to our growing guides hub for topics like how to save and whether there’s land-combat in the game.

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Maddison Ahlbrand
Maddison started her gamer journey traversing the lands of Runescape and World of Warcraft. These days, she can be found playing just about anything, but a lot of her free time is spent playing FPS games like Fortnite, CoD and Valorant. She's been with GameSkinny since February 2023, and has a BA in Art History.