Latest News - April 15
10am BST - Sea of Thieves Season 2 has arrived and introduced a whole bounty of new content to enjoy and new rewards to earn by living the pirate life and raising your Renown.
Emissaries also get new incentives as Trade Routes come into play, Forts of Fortune are open for breakneck business and the Reapers go on a rampage!
You can catch up on everything that's new on the below trailer and then why not have a look at the games itemised breakdown of new features, expanded systems, quality of life improvements and more with the full list of Season 2 patch notes.
9am BST - The Sea of Thieves servers will be taken offline at 10am BST. Don't hang about to claim any gear and prepare your shipmates for some server downtime!
Original Story - Sea of Thieves switched to a seasonal model earlier this year, and we'd imagine it's been off to a good start for Rare's pirate adventure - because Season 2 is almost here.
Taking the place of the previous monthly updates, seasons will include a Plunder Pass and other new content.
Here's all we know so far, and we'll be sure to update this as we hear more.
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April 15 - Gold Hoarders Gear Warning
Make sure you grab your gilded Gold Hoarders gear before the season ends?
You've got until 10am BST today, Thursday 15th, to collect some chests and polish off the Vault Raiders Event.
April 14 - ROFL Emote Warning
This is your last chance to grab the ROFL Emote, which is only available from the Pirate Emporium for free until 10am BST tomorrow, Thursday 15th.
April 12 - Seeing Off Season 1
Despite being just days away from the new season, we don't yet know what it'll include.
That said, Rare has taken a moment to appreciate the dedication of players working towards the top end of the Plunder Pass and becoming Pirate Legends.
Sea Of Thieves Season 2 Release Date
Season 2 kicks off tomorrow, on April 15.
Not only does that mean we don't have long to wait for the new content, but it also means you'll want to finish your Season 1 Plunder Pass ASAP.
Sea Of Thieves Season 2 Server Downtime
Attention pirates! The Sea of Thieves servers will be offline from approximately 10am BST Thursday 15th, so that a new Season on the seas can begin!
Please plan your Voyages accordingly.
Sea Of Thieves Season 2 Content
Season 1 added a new progression system to make players feel like they'd achieved something, no matter how long they played, and it appeared to be well-received by the game's ever-expanding community.
"These Deeds have been designed to suit all sorts of gameplay session lengths and will reward players with unique in-game items, running alongside recurring and one-off live Events to keep the world feeling fresh and ever-changing," a previous blog post explained.
Sea Of Thieves Season 2 Plunder Pass
Rare is keeping its cards to its chest at present, meaning we don't yet know what kind of rewards to expect.
We'll update this when we hear more, but here's what we know from Season 1:
Seasons will offer 100 progress levels that unlock character and ship cosmetics, pirate legends, and a new series of Pirate Trials. New goals will help players climb the ladder quickly, even in shorter play sessions.
Rare promises around $40 of loot in the premium pass from an investment of $10 (999 Ancient Coins) – with 11 premium items available that would otherwise be locked to the Pirate Emporium.
So far, we only have a very short teaser trailer which you can check out below: