Rare announced today that Season One of their game Sea of Thieves is now available free of charge to all players with the Xbox Game Pass across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Steam. This new season format, with each season lasting around three months, provides 100 levels of content for players to progress through with various rewards. There is also a brand new Plunder Pass available for purchase which provides early access to premium rewards.
Making your way up through each of the 100 levels in Season One will unlock rewards ranging from gold and cosmetics to Ancient Coins to spend on goods in the Pirate Emporium. Season One also launches with Lost Shipment Voyages, a new way to engage with the Merchant Alliance where you become a seabound detective seeking precious deliveries in sunken shipwrecks across the world. For more on what Seasons mean for Sea of Thieves check out Rare’s Seasons Explained video.
Ascend through the levels by increasing your Renown, which can be done naturally by sailing the seas and doing all the things you’d normally do. Renown is designed to ensure you won’t walk away from a session empty-handed, as you’re constantly being rewarded for play rather than being dependent on cashing in loot. You can also raise your Renown in leaps and bounds by completing Trials: themed sets of Deeds that cover almost every available activity in Sea of Thieves, from visiting every island in a region of the world to vanquishing Ashen Lords and sea monsters. So whether you prefer to casually earn Renown naturally throughout your adventures or seek it out through Trials, progression in Seasons adapts to fit your playstyle.
With Season One’s release, Sea of Thieves running on Xbox Series X also gets a Performance Mode option – enabling a stunningly silky 120 frames per second at 1080p for pirates who want to prioritize fluidity as an alternative to 60fps at 4k.
If you already have the Game Pass try it out today and begin your pirate adventure. Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for all your gaming news.