Sea of Thieves Monkey Island 2 release date and patch notes

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Sea of Thieves The Legend of Monkey Island 2, The Quest for Guybrush, looks set to take you on a journey around a much bigger slice of Melee Island, the iconic location of the first Tall Tale called The Journey to Melee Island. The Quest for Guybrush is the second Tall Tale that sees the Monkey Island franchise cross into Rare's pirate sandbox game.

With so much ground to cover, you might be eager to know the Sea of Thieves Monkey Island 2 release date and what's included. Have no fear and save some for your pirate sword-fighting antics, as we've got you covered for what you can expect from Rare's latest update.

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When is the Sea of Thieves Monkey Island 2 release date?

Sea of Thieves Monkey Island 2, The Quest for Guybrush, will be released on August 31, 2023. Although there is no official specific time, the Sea of Thieves servers are set to go offline around 9 AM UTC that day, and usually return about 1 PM BST.

You can check the Sea of Thieves social media accounts on release day for more updates.

Guybrush Threepwood in Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island
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Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island Guybrush Threepwood

What's included in Sea Of Thieves Monkey Island 2?

If you played Part 1, The Journey to Melee Island, you may remember meeting Guybrush Threepwood after obtaining a Golden Ticket, the main protagonist of the Monkey Island video games.

The Quest for Guybrush continues the story, and it's up to you to save Guybrush, who is the victim of evil pirate LeChuck's devious scheming.

To help save Guybrush, you can expect to participate in the Three Legendary Trials, known as the Art of the Sword, Thievery, and the Quest of Treasure Hunting, to prove your worth to the Pirate Leaders.

If you've ever played the original Monkey Island, you'll already know what this probably means. However, Rare made it clear the Tall Tales are geared up for everyone, irrespective of prior Monkey Island knowledge, and it's likely the developers will put a Sea of Thieves twist on these trials, such as the insult sword fighting as seen in the launch trailer.

Without going too much into Monkey Island spoiler territory, you can likely expect to receive sword-fighting training, fight with the sword master, search for buried treasure in the deep forest, and more. There's also likely no quick way to achieve objectives as you might expect from the new puzzle quest style and mechanics introduced in Part 1.


You can also expect to pay a flying visit to the Fettucini circus brothers, check out Stan's Previously Used Vessels, and try out zip-lines for the first time in Sea of Thieves by equipping a rubber chicken with a pulley... if you know, you know.

Sea of Thieves Monkey Island 2 patch notes

While the patch notes for Sea of Thieves Monkey Island 2 aren't currently available at the time of writing, you can expect them approximately when the Tall Tale launches on August 31. Check out our Sea of Thieves Megalodon guide and more until then.

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