Sea of Thieves Receiving Special Anniversary Update Next Month

Rare Prepares to Set Sail on Another Year of Pirate Shenanigans

Rare’s shared-world pirate-sim Sea of Thieves got off to a rocky start, but has gotten back on course over the past few months. Now, the developer is detailing a big update to celebrate a year of swashbuckling.

The update itself is set to drop on April 30th, and Rare will have a few streams dedicated to showing off the new content. The first stream will be focused on the PvP Arena on April 10th, followed by “The Hunter’s Call” on April 16th, and “Tall Tales: Shores of Gold” on April 23rd. All of the livestreams will air at 9am Pacific.

The update is set to include the aforementioned Arena, the “Tall Tales” story quests, and fishing. It’ll also feature new combat mechanics including the ability to topple opponents ship masts, as well as a harpoon. Players can also snag the following in-game goodies now:

  • New Mercenary Voyages offering medleys in The Shores of Plenty and Devil’s Roar, together with a new Reaper’s Run voyage, commendations and cosmetics. There’s also a special Gilded Mercenary Voyage of Legends for Pirate Legends
  • Captain Bones’ Original Pirate Cutlass has been added to the weapons chest for any player who played in Year One
  • Any player who attained Pirate Legends status during Year One will receive a Golden Legendary Tankard, a Golden Legendary Hurdy Gurdy, a Golden Legendary Blunderbuss together with Golden Legendary ship customisations including a sail, hull and figurehead
  • All players will be able to purchase the Golden Sailor Hat and Golden Sailor Cannons from any Outpost shop for just 320 gold between today and the launch of the Anniversary Update
  • A range of Sea of Thieves themed Gamerpics you can use to personalise your Xbox Live page
  • No pirate birthday would be complete without a sing-song, so we’re pleased to announce that we are releasing We Shall Sail Together free through digital outlets (Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Music and Tidal). Make sure you have a listen to get you in the pirate spirit!

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It sounds like some of that new content will be relevant to the promised “new and improved quest system.” You can check out our review of Sea of Thieves as it was at launch here, and let us know if you’ll be jumping into the game in the comments!

SOURCE: Xbox Wire