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Sea of Thieves: Watch a real human cannonball launch today on Mixer

We’re just a week away from the release of Sea of Thieves on Xbox One and Windows 10, and Microsoft is marketing this latest release like crazy. This morning at 10 AM PST, the Xbox team will attempt to break a Guinness World Records title for the Greatest Distance Travelled as a Human Cannonball.

As you may know, cannons are an integral part of Sea of Thieves’ gameplay, and you can use them to destroy rival ships or to propel other players on them (or on land). For the Xbox team, trying to do this in real life was the perfect way to celebrate the game’s upcoming release.

“On Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PT, David “The Bullet” Smith will attempt to break a Guinness World Records title for the Greatest Distance Travelled as a Human Cannonball using the Xbox Pirate Blaster, a 12,000 lb, 34-foot long cannon that will accelerate David from 0 to about 60 mph in one-fifth of a second,” the Xbox team explained. “To accomplish this, David will blast off at upwards of 10 g’s average takeoff force accelerating up the cannon’s barrel. He will attempt a 200ft cannon shot before a 12g impact stop on the landing airbag.”

If you’re interested in witnessing the Xbox team trying to make history, you can watch the Sea of Thieves Human Cannonball Launch at 10 AM PST on the Mixer Xbox channel. This should be pretty fun to watch, but let’s hope nobody gets hurt during this crazy challenge.

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