Sea of Thieves kicked off a new Fortnite-esque season update schedule earlier this year, and now Rare is preparing to launch Season 2 next week! Full details on Sea of Thieves’ next major update haven’t been revealed yet, but you can get a few hints in the teaser trailer below.
Hmmmm! That big red skull cloud in the sky signals we’re getting another Skeleton Fort world event, and we’re getting a peek at some new cosmetics, but probably the most interesting thing in the trailer is that new ‘hide in a barrel’ emote . It’s cute, of course, but could it also have deeper gameplay implications? Does Rare plan to include more stealth elements in Sea of Thieves with this update? At the very least, it should have some interesting PvP implications. We will see.
Haven’t logged into Sea of Thieves for a while and aren’t sure how the new seasonal update system works? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – each one is three months long and includes a significant new piece of content and several updates to the world. There are also monthly live events, similar to the ones we saw in 2020. A battle-pass style progression system challenges virtual buccaneers to work their way through 100 levels of pirate fame to earn various cosmetic items. Seasonal updates are free, but you can also buy a “Plunder Pass” which offers better rewards. So it’s a pretty standard live service setup, but one that has been proven to work and that players should be comfortable with.
Sea of Thieves is available now for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S. Season 2 kicks off April 15th and hopefully Rare will reveal a little more about the update before then. What do you think? Excited for another season of swashbuckling?
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