Rare’s sandbox multiplayer pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves, has come a long way. Since first hitting Xbox One and PC in March 2018, the developer has been working on a host of post-launch patches and free DLC – with more staff working on the title now than in the run-up to its original release.
The seafaring title continues to attract more players by offering continual improvements and additional content to the game’s community, such as the game’s recent Seasons that include 100 tiers of rewards for players to earn.
According to Rare, within the game’s first year, Sea of Thieves players collected and cashed in almost 750 million chests, skulls and items of cargo to amass a collective fortune of 642 billion gold. That number will have increased exponentially since, then, as the game has passed its third anniversary.
As an open-ended online service game, there’s plenty more to come. To help you keep on top of what’s new and what’s coming up, we’ve put together this handy page which will be updated with all the latest announcements.
Microsoft has announced its E3 2021 conference will take place today, June 13, at 10am PT / 2pm ET / 6pm BST. We wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a Sea of Thieves announcement, so make sure you don’t miss it. You can watch it on either Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
Sea of Thieves Season 2
Sea of Thieves Season 2 began on April 15, and brought with it new trials, deeds, and Forts of Fortune for players to tackle. You’ll need to increase your Renown by successfully completing voyages, and you can pay for the Season 2 Plunder Pass for some extra cosmetics.
The higher your Renown level, the more rewards you can unlock, including gold, Doubloons and Ancient Coins. To get the higher levels quicker, don’t forget to complete as many deeds as you can.
Sea of Thieves of Season 2 ends on July 1, 2021. You can check out the trailer below for everything you can expect when you’re sailing the seas.
Sea of Thieves update news and patch notes
- What’s new? Sea of Thieves Season 2 is here!
The latest Sea of Thieves update brings Season 2 to players, but the team have been working on additional fixes based on feedback from the community. The latest release, update 126.96.36.199., fixes a number of issues and you can view the entire change log here.
Sea of Thieves Twitch drops
If you’re a Twitch user, you can earn special cosmetic items by watching official Sea of Thieves streams on the platform.
How to play Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is now available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and PC. It’s possible to purchase the game outright, but you can also pick up an Xbox Game Pass subscription where the entire game is included.
If you’re not sure whether Sea of Thieves is for you, picking up a Game Pass trial for free and playing the game for a short time through it is a good way to find out.
The game is not a port for PC or Xbox, it works equally on both and supports cross-play. The game runs at 60fps on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X owners can also play at 120fps. Xbox One players will have to make do with 30fps, while the PC version’s are unlocked. Mouse, keyboard and controllers are all supported across console and PC, and you can cross-play across platforms.