Unusual announced seasonal progression was concerning Sea of Thieves during a large December upgrade, and currently we get on the cusp of it kicking off. Period One sets sail on January 28, and for the following 3 months, gamers can participate in new activities to gain unique rewards, both free as well as paid. Uncommon additionally released a practical primer video detailing exactly just how periods to offer players a (fix) boost prior to the celebrations start.
Seasons present Renown, a brand-new progression currency that is made by just taking part in existing activities, such as cruising and battle. Over 100 degrees of Renown wait for eager explorers, each containing its very own rewards consisting of gold as well as cosmetics. Trials offer a quicker, more focused technique of earning Renown by presenting details goals (like setting a skeleton ablaze) for gamers to go after. Seasons last three months and feature everyday occasions, new tasks, in addition to regular quality-of-life enhancements. All of this is free to players. For high-rolling pirates, the paid Plunder Pass grants 11 special Pirate Shop things, which stay exclusive up until that period finishes. Then, those items will be offered for purchase independently.
Sea of Thieves has come a long means considering that its unsteady launch in 2018, as well as adopting the prominent period version seems like the following rational step. When done right, seasons have shown to be a compelling hook that maintain gamers involved with a video game, so right here’s really hoping Rare can knock this out of the park. For more on Sea of Thieves (and context for just how far it’s really come) check out our review of the video game from its launch.