Sea of Thieves Anniversary update comes free in April

Sea of Thieves will provide players with a free Anniversary update on 30 April, it was today revealed.

We’ll have to wait until a series of livestreams are completed to know all about the free update, but Rare today did say,” the Anniversary Update is a game changer that takes Sea of Thieves to a whole new level” including “new content that’s guaranteed to have something for everyone.”

The livestreams are as follows:

  • Anniversary Preview – The Arena: 3.00 am AEDT, 11 April
  • Anniversary Preview – The Hunter’s Call: 3.00 am AEDT, 17 April
  • Anniversary Preview – Tall Tales — Shores of Gold: 3.00 am AEDT, 24 April

As a further thanks to players, the following free content is now available to those who qualify:


  • New Mercenary Voyages offering medleys in The Shores of Plenty and Devil’s Roar, together with a new Reaper’s Run voyage, commendations and cosmetics. There’s also a special Gilded Mercenary Voyage of Legends for Pirate Legends
  • Captain Bones’ Original Pirate Cutlass has been added to the weapons chest for any player who played in Year One
  • Any player who attained Pirate Legends status during Year One will receive a Golden Legendary Tankard, a Golden Legendary Hurdy Gurdy, a Golden Legendary Blunderbuss together with Golden Legendary ship customisations including a sail, hull and figurehead
  • All players will be able to purchase the Golden Sailor Hat and Golden Sailor Cannons from any Outpost shop for just 320 gold between today and the launch of the Anniversary Update
  • A range of Sea of Thieves themed Gamerpics you can use to personalise your Xbox Live page
  • No pirate birthday would be complete without a sing-song, so we’re pleased to announce that we are releasing We Shall Sail Together free through digital outlets (Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Music and Tidal). Make sure you have a listen to get you in the pirate spirit!

Sea of Thieves is currently available on Windows PC and Xbox One, supported by the Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Play Anywhere programs.


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