Huge modifications are coming to Sea of Thieves in 2021. As a substitute of month-to-month updates, the brand new yr will see a shift to seasons, which is able to start with a serious content material replace and can run for roughly three months. The primary season will start in January with the launch of a brand new Service provider Alliance Voyage wherein you will “piece collectively clues throughout land and sea making an attempt to find a misplaced cargo on the market on the earth—a misplaced shipwreck ready to be discovered.”
Every new season will embody “featured and stay occasions,” together with new rewards for gamers, high quality of life patches, updates to the Pirate Emporium in-game retailer, and Twitch Drops reward occasions. A brand new development system will even be launched that can give gamers the chance to earn as much as 100 ranges of “Pirate Renown” per season, with varied in-game rewards unlocking alongside the best way.
These rewards will probably be obtainable to all gamers, however—shock!—an non-compulsory “Plunder Go” will grant entry to a separate monitor with distinctive rewards and Pirate Emporium exclusives. The price of the Plunder Go wasn’t revealed in the course of the stream, so I’ve reached out to Uncommon to ask and can replace in the event that they inform me.
Growth of the PvP Enviornment can be being halted. It’ll proceed to function, however govt producer Joe Neate mentioned that over 97 p.c of Sea of Thieves playtime is spent in Journey mode, and in order that’s the place Uncommon goes to focus its efforts.
“Enviornment will proceed to be a part of Sea of Thieves, it’s going to proceed to be one thing that folks can go play and we’ll proceed to keep up it and preserve it working and stuff for those that wish to play it,” Neate says within the video. “However we can’t be investing future growth time when it comes to new options or modifications to the mode itself.”
Earlier than all of this occurs, 2020 will wrap up with a last month-to-month replace, the Pageant of Giving, which is able to get underway on December 9. The occasion will characteristic “a complete host of occasions,” together with the 12 Deeds of Giving, Twitch Drops, login bonuses, and the return of the high-risk, high-reward Gilded Voyages.