A New Golden Age Begins
Marking a year of unbridled pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves presents the Anniversary Update: an expanded and enriched experience that builds on last year’s maiden voyage in a whole range of game-changing ways.
The Anniversary Update brings you more ways to embrace the pirate life than ever before, including a host of new gameplay features and two major additions in the form of The Arena and Tall Tales - Shores of Gold.
Follow immersive new quests, fish and cook for your crew and engage in thrilling contests of skill!
Both Sea of Thieves and its legendary community are growing – now’s the perfect time to set sail.
While it's been an amazing first year, we're not done yet. With four major updates, nine time-limited events and more than thirty game updates, we're still just getting started. We're as excited about Sea of Thieves today as we were a year ago, and I'm pleased to be able to share with you a big reason why - the Anniversary Update, our biggest content update so far, will be coming free to all players on April 30th.
The Anniversary Update is a game-changer that takes Sea of Thieves to a whole new level, packed full of new content that's guaranteed to have something for everyone. Tune into a series of live streams where we'll share more details, insights and glimpses from behind the scenes on the run-up to April 30th:
Anniversary Preview: The Arena (Wednesday April 10th, 5pm BST/9am PT)
Find out more about the all-new competitive game mode that will let you and your friends test yourselves against other crews in fun and fast-paced matches to amass the most loot.
Anniversary Preview: The Hunter's Call (Tuesday April 16th, 5pm BST/9am PT)
The Hunter's Call is a new Trading Company that gives you more ways to play and progress towards Pirate Legend. Find out more about what you can do, the Company behind it and the rewards on offer.
Anniversary Preview: Tall Tales – Shores of Gold (Tuesday April 23rd, 5pm BST/9am PT)
This is Sea of Thieves like you've never seen it before. Tall Tales are a collection of story-rich quests that are played out in our shared world and can be fully experienced by yourself or with your crew. This first collection, Shores of Gold, invites you to embark on an epic adventure of love, honour and betrayal in search of the mythical Shores of Gold.
GLORY AWAITS IN THE ARENA
The Arena allows you to get straight to the heart of the action in the new competitive mode. Pit your ship and your crew against others in a distinct game mode which will continue to grow in parallel to the Sea of Thieves adventure experience.
Trust in your crew and prove your prowess in a purely competitive setting. After a vicious battle, share a grog with your rivals in the Glorious Sea Dog tavern, home to a new Trading Company led by the heroes of the Sea of Thieves comic series!
A GRAND ADVENTURE TO THE SHORES OF GOLD
Tall Tales - Shores of Gold introduces a new epic storyline to the world of Sea of Thieves, delving deeper into the lore of our favourite pirate paradise. Follow a series of narrative adventures surrounding existing and all-new characters, taking you to undiscovered places and revealing surprising new gameplay features.
Fans of the expanded game universe will recognise some of the iconic characters and locations in Shores of Gold, yet this is only the beginning of a series of Tall Tales that will allow players to immerse themselves in the legends of Sea of Thieves.
HEAR THE HUNTER’S CALL
The Hunter’s Call is an all-new type of Trading Company that brings long-awaited fishing and cooking capabilities to the Sea of Thieves! Led by the returning wanderer Merrick, The Hunter’s Call offers gold and cosmetic rewards, as well as another path to Pirate Legend in exchange for your best prizes and food.
Master the art of fishing from shore and from ship, hunt animals and monsters for their meat and cook up delicious (or occasionally poisonous) food.
The Anniversary Update also brings along various world improvements to enhance the core experience. Expanded ship damage means that your beloved vessel can suffer a broken mast, capstan or even wheel, meaning that sailing and escaping battle could get very tricky indeed. Meanwhile, the arrival of the harpoon means that treasure can be nabbed by a skilled enemy and ships can make some surprising manoeuvres.
Don’t get comfortable on land either! New and terrifying foes arrive in Shores of Gold – figures arising from legend, packing deadly surprises. Even simple exploration comes with additional risk thanks to traps that must be carefully navigated to avoid disaster. The Sea of Thieves can be a perilous place for the unwary…