[Update: The launch date of Forsaken Shores, the next inbound expansion to Sea of Thieves, has been announced. Players will get an excess of new content to explore on September 19, with the server running at 2pm BST / 9am EDT / 6am PDT. We have analyzed more details about the changes that are appearing in the game below. ]
The bracelet is back in style with Rare's multiplayer pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves. Since its first success on Xbox One and PC in March 2018, the developer has been working on a large number of post-launch and free DLC patches, with more staff working on the title now than before its original release, and following attracting millions more players by offering continuous improvements and additional content to the gaming community.
And as an open online service game, there is much more to come. To help you keep up with what's new and what's coming, we've prepared this handy page that will be updated with the latest announcements.
Sea of Thieves is currently available to play on: disc and Xbox Game Pass.
- Examine our daily captain's record in this Sea of Thieves review
- Or see our Sea of Thieves guide for how to survive on the high seas
What's new in Sea of Thieves
Cross game with PC
One of the most exciting updates to get to Sea of Thieves was the cross between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, expanding the community and ensuring countless game interactions between the two platforms . The PC version is not a port either: Rare has promised & apos; full parity of functions & apos; for anyone who accepts the Windows version of the game.
Downloadable content for all
It came several weeks after the second free expansion, Cursed Sails, came out in July, featuring cursed pirate ships manned by skeletons in the game world
A natural extension of the strong pirates, these ships also introduced special damn cannonballs for a new layer of tactical warfare. Do you want to be hit by a cannonball that gets you drunk? We are also torn.
A patch in early August brought a series of small but appreciated settings, including longer windows to collect floating treasure elements and a change for players to hear the battle music from further away.
Recently, a notable error caused players & apos; telescopes to appear around avatars and apos; English, instead of, you know, their faces, although the animations have been corrected since then.
The end of The Hungering Deep, the first expansion of the game, also brought many changes for the online seafaring adventure. Bilge rats are now a fully developed faction in the game along with the other existing commercial companies. Instead of regular missions, they offer fixed-time activities every week or two.
A different game than before
The missions are increasingly oriented towards the type of cooperative game Rare expected for the game at the time of launch, before finding it the players used to attack any other ship that It will cross your path.
Completing the game tasks or fighting the biggest sea monsters requires more collaboration, while the new Alliances feature allows you to officially join with other players to take on those dangerous skeletal crews.
Do not worry: there is still a lot of space for clandestine piracy for those who do not play well.
What's coming in Sea of Thieves
The next big content update planned for Sea of Thieves will be Forsaken Shores, scheduled for September 19, to activate at 2pm BST / 9am EDT / 6am PDT.
The previous trailer leaked a bit earlier, but we'll update it with the official replacement when it comes out today. Follow a lonely sailor, singing an elegy for the "poor forgotten souls" who lost their lives on the new and dangerous island, Devil & # 39; s Roar.
When Forsaken Shores arrives it will bring this completely new section to the map, presenting with a new story. Players will find their way in this part of the game world, and when we spoke with the Sea of Thieves team during E3 2018 we discovered that it would be an inhospitable volcanic zone, formed by islands that could explode and send stones raining down in the boats.
That fits with what we've seen of the new cosmetic items and the armor options shown in the Forsaken Shores trailer, which appear to be inspired by red-hot metal.
There will also be a new boat designed only for crews of three people and the introduction of a practical rowboat to reach the shore and avoid sharks. Not to mention the & quot; Brand & apos; of Reaper & quot; flag that chooses your position for other players, whatever your intention when they reach you.
With respect to other long-term plans, Rare apparently intends to add new guilds for a wider variety of missions at some point and missions to transport cargo safely among merchants. Forsaken Shores should also extend the final game for those who eventually reach the status of Legendary Pirate.
How can I play it?
Sea of Thieves is now available for PC and Xbox One. It is possible to buy the game directly, but you can also choose a subscription to Xbox Game Pass where the entire game is included.
If you're not sure if Sea of Thieves is for you, choosing a trial version of Game Pass for free and playing for a short period of time is a good way to find out.
The game is not a port for PC or Xbox, works equally in both and supports cross-play. While the console version has locked frame rates of 30 fps, the versions of the PC are unlocked. Mouse, keyboard and controllers are compatible throughout the console and PC.
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