Sea of Thieves is opening up its expansive and treacherous waters with the launch of Season Ten this October, offering players an extensive range of new features. Dubbed the ‘Super Season’ by Rare, Season Ten’s content breakdown promises to expand the game's universe even further, with significant features releasing monthly throughout the remainder of the year.
A Season of Shared Progression
In a departure from previous seasons, the content for Season Ten will be rolled out over several months, with the first significant introduction being the innovative Guilds system. Launching on October 19, this progression system aims to strengthen players’ bonds beyond their immediate crew, offering rewards and shared goals. Captains can form Guilds by pledging their ships, allowing up to 24 players to cooperate and progress their Ship Milestones, contributing to shared Guild Reputation and unlocking unique cosmetics.
Navigating Competitive Waters
November sees the introduction of a unique world event focusing on competitive questing, where ghostly notes providing directions to a valuable artefact, the Skull of Siren Song, appear on ships’ masts. The challenge is, all players sailing receive the same treasure maps leading them to the artefact components, the chest and the key. The thrill of the chase and the race to claim the artefact is elevated as the possession of the Skull slows down the claiming ship’s sailing speed, adding an extra layer of strategic combat.
Tranquil Waters: A Respite for Sailors
Understanding the diverse player base, December introduces a new game mode, Safer Seas, offering players a chance to explore the seas in private sessions, alone or with friends. This feature is a boon for new players and those preferring a serene environment to complete Tall Tales or engage in fishing, without the constant threat from enemy players. However, the diminished risks in Safer Seas translate to reduced rewards and a cap on attainable status, maintaining High Seas as the primary and most rewarding mode.
Sea of Thieves continues to be a versatile experience, available free for Xbox Game Pass holders and playable across various platforms including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11, and Steam. The game’s commitment to offering varied gameplay experiences and its constant evolution with player-created Guilds, competitive voyages, and safer, individualized play options solidify its stance as an inclusive pirate adventure game. The anticipation for these introductions is high, and players are keenly waiting to embark on these new voyages and challenges, strengthening bonds, and proving themselves as the legends of the high seas!