It's official: Sea of Thieves Season 1 has begun, and it's bringing plenty of new content with it as part of this big Sea of Thieves update. You can look forward to new Voyage types, a brand new progression system, and in-game events, among lots of other stuff.
What's coming in Sea of Thieves Season 1?
First up, Rare has announced a brand new progression system to enjoy in the first season of Sea of Thieves. With the advent of Seasons, the devs are also introducing Renown, which you can earn for lots of different things in Sea of Thieves. Everything from sailing to exploring and cooking will earn you Renown, with more difficult tasks rewarding more Renown. You'll be able to keep track of seasonal progress in the new Pirate Log, which is where you'll see your Company rep and new in-game events. As befits a new content season (the first of its kind for the pirate adventure), Sea of Thieves also has a new Plunder Pass to check out. It's essentially a buccaneerin' Battle Pass called the Plunder Pass, coming complete with 100 tiers of stuff to unlock.
There's also a brand new type of Voyage available in Season 1. If you're rank 25 or above with the Merchant Alliance, you can embark on Lost Shipments Voyages, in which you'll attempt to find a shipment lost at sea. You'll need to explore the original trade route, find clues, and dive deep to discover the treasure along the route. Finding the Captain's Key along the route will give you access to even more treasure. These Voyages will also offer new Achievements and new Commendations to collect.
New Sea of Thieves events and Emporium restocks
It's not just new progression systems and Voyages in Sea of Thieves Season 1. You'll also find a new Order of Souls event to check out, which sees piratical players plundering Soul Fragments from skeletons to swap for new weapons and cosmetics. Each week, different undead enemies will give additional Soul Fragments, so be sure to keep an eye (or eye socket) out for those enemies.
The Pirate Emporium is also getting restocked with new Lunar Festival-themed goodies. These include a ship set complete with figurehead and sails, as well as more costumes, weapon bundles, and pet outfits. Sea of Thieves Season 1 is also bringing new Outpost cosmetics, including the new Dark Adventurers set, the Silent Barnacle set, and the Bedraggled Castaway Bilge Rat set. There are also a number of improvements to the game's UI and visuals, including a new 120Hz 1080p mode on Xbox Series X if you've got a swanky TV setup.
You can read the full patch notes for Sea of Thieves Season 1 right here. There's plenty more to sink your gold teeth into, so pull up a chair in your favorite tavern and try not to spill grog on the notes. Here's what you can expect from the download when you apply the new patch:
- Xbox Series X and Xbox One X: 8.82GB
- Xbox Series S and Xbox One: 6.01GB
- Windows 10: 8.56GB
- Steam: 6.65GB
Will you be heading back into Sea of Thieves to check out Season 1? Let us know in the comments below!