Rare’s sandbox multiplayer pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves has come a long way. Since Xbox One and PC first released in March 2018, the developer has worked on a variety of post-launch patches and free DLC – with more people working on the title now than in the run-up to its original release.
The Seafarer title continues to attract more players by providing the game’s community with continuous improvements and additional content, such as the final seasons of the game, which include 100 levels of rewards for players.
Loud RareIn the first year of the game, Sea of Thieves players collected and cashed nearly 750 million chests, skulls and cargo items to amass a combined fortune of 642 billion gold. That number will have grown exponentially since then, as the game passed its third anniversary and has garnered 20 million players since launch.
In September 2021, we’ve now reached Season 4 of Sea of Thieves, but there’s a lot more to come as a perpetual online service game. To keep you up to date with what’s new and upcoming, we’ve put together this handy page that will be updated with the latest announcements.
Sea of Thieves: Season 4
The latest Sea of Thieves update is season four. You can check out the full trailer below, but this latest upgrade will bring many new events, seasonal rewards, and an overhaul to the trial and deed system. It will also fully reveal the Sunken Kingdom, which is now fully explorable and full of treasure and mystery.
The fourth season has been available since September 23, 2021 and is free for all players Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam.
Sea of Thieves: The Life of a Pirate
Sea of Thieves received a Pirates of the Caribbean crossover that was available on June 22nd for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC. The game is available for download to Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
The trailer, which you can watch below, shows players encounter new enemies and challenges like cursed crews and bloodthirsty mermaids.
You can also learn more about how Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life came about in this in-depth showcase video.
- Sea of Thieves: The Life of a Pirate Tall Tale Guide
Sea of Thieves is updating news and patch notes
- What’s new The latest update of Season 4, 18.104.22.168, is here and brings bug fixes
Season 4 is now underway and the latest update to the game, numbered 22.214.171.124., Includes some fixes and improvements based on feedback from the community.
These fixes are detailed in the official Sea of Thieves changelog, but they mostly revolve around the setting of The Sunken Kingdom, where players had some issues with bugs, as well as some performance and stability fixes for the wider game. The download sizes for this latest update are as follows:
- Xbox Series X: 4.4 GB
- Xbox Series S: 2.8 GB
- Xbox One X: 4.4 GB
- Xbox One: 2.8 GB
- Windows 10: 4.02 GB
- Steam: 3.79 GB
Sea of Thieves Twitch Drops
Sea of Thieves is not only very playable, but also very graphic and very popular on Twitch. So it’s no wonder that Rare’s Twitch drops return to the game for Season 4. These allow Sea of Thieves players to claim brand new in-game items by simply turning on each day to watch the participating Sea of Thieves partner streams for at least 20 minutes. Each item is available for 24 hours, starting and ending at 10am CEST, after which the daily reward changes.
This month’s Twitch Drops runs October 15-19 and features items from the Twilight Hunter set. All you have to do is link your Twitch account to your Sea of Thieves account and watch the participating streamers within the timeframe. Check out Twitch when you have your article. After that, all you have to do is request the item within 24 hours of unlocking it to make sure you receive it.
How to play Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is now available for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC. It is possible to buy the game outright, but you can also get an Xbox Game Pass subscription that includes the entire game.
If you’re not sure if Sea of Thieves is right for you, you can get a free Game Pass trial and play the game for a short time to find out.
The game is not ported to PC or Xbox, it works on both equally and supports cross-play and cross-progression. The game runs at 60 fps on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X owners can also play at 120 fps. Xbox One players have to get by with 30 fps while the PC versions are unlocked. The mouse, keyboard, and controller are all supported by the console and PC, and you can play across platforms.
- Check out our Sea of Thieves Guide for survival on the high seas
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