Fight for your faction in the eighth season of Sea of ​​Thieves

Summary

  • The eighth season is the last. sea ​​of ​​thieves content update, available November 22 and free to all players with Xbox Game Pass and on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 and Steam.
  • Dive into on-demand player vs. player ship combat in the Battle for Sea of ​​Thieves, take on other crews and rise through the ranks in the faction of your choice.
  • Another 100 levels of seasonal progression allow all players to build Renown and earn rewards, while new adventures are in store to explore the stories of sea ​​of ​​thieves.

The ‘Return of the Damned’ adventure may have come to an end, but the battle between its two opposing sides is just beginning! in the eighth sea ​​of ​​thieves Season, this budding rivalry erupts into a full-blown Battle for Sea of ​​Thieves, pitting crew against crew to determine whether the Keepers of Fortune or the Servants of the Flame will rule the waves. So man the cannons and pick a side – there’s a war to be won.

If you’re itching to get into the heat of this ongoing battle, don’t worry: Season Eight is now available as a free update to all players with Xbox Game Pass, on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC. 10/11 and steam.

As always, Season 8 will also offer 100 tiers of rewards for all players to unlock simply by playing the game and increasing their renown, rewards that include cosmetics, gold, and ancient coins. Players also have the option to purchase the latest Plunder Pass to access premium items not yet available anywhere else! Learn more about how the stations work in our Explanation of the seasons Y Loot Pass Explained articles.

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pirate vs. pirate


Caught between the opposing ideologies of the Pirate Lord and Captain Flameheart, the Sea of ​​Thieves has descended into open warfare. With the new Hourglass of Fate on their ships, all pirate crews wishing to join the fray can vote for a faction to side with: the Guardians of Fortune, backed by pirates like Lord and Belle, or the Servants of the Flame. , fueled by the Reapers’ hunger and their loyalty to Flameheart.

Once you’ve chosen your Faction, the goal is simple: sink as many enemy ships of the opposing Faction as you can. Lay out the war map, dive beneath the waves, and engage in head-to-head engagements with crews of similar skill sets to yours. Fight and win, and you will gain loyalty and unlock faction rewards!

Building a streak of defeated enemy faction ships will also result in improved loyalty, and sinking four or more in a row will mark you as a faction champion! Be careful though, becoming a Champion will make you visible to any other player in the area and taking you down will grant them a bigger boost than usual. An attractive target for any pirate looking to make a name for himself.

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the spoils of war


If you really want to raise the stakes, boldly go into battle with as much treasure aboard your ship as possible to amp up your Loyalty earning potential. Staying afloat is also good news for your hourglass of destiny: with each victory, your hourglass will increase in value. When you vote to leave the Sea of ​​Thieves battle, you can redeem your hourglass at any outpost or Grim Reaper’s hideout, depending on your faction, but if you go down first, all that stored value will be lost to you! waves!

As you win battles and unlock rewards, your loyalty will continue to rise. Eventually, you’ll gain major benefits, including access to previously unexplored areas of each faction’s hideout. Have you ever wondered what (and who) lurks beneath The Reaper’s Hideout? You may have a chance to find out…

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Increasing your loyalty will also grant you access to curses unique to each faction, which are much more attractive than they appear. Players who side with the Guardians of Fortune can gain Athena’s Legendary Blessing of Fortune, which allows them to embrace the ghostly curse, while Servants of the Flame can become one with their inner skeleton by unlocking the curse. of the skeleton (and then pay a visit to the Bonesmith to customize his new look).

Emissaries and captains won’t miss out on the fun either. If you are already an emissary of Athena’s Fortune or The Reaper’s Bones, siding with the corresponding faction to sink the opposing faction’s ships will get you all the usual rewards. Y Increase your emissary grade, company reputation and position in the ledger. For captains, season eight introduces two new landmark lineups in the ship’s registry: the Guardian and the Servant. Representing the relevant factions to progress through these milestones will unlock new trinkets and customization options.

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Enter the Emporium


No update is complete without new Pirate Emporium treasures, and this is no exception! First up is the opulent King’s Ransom Ship Collection based on the kind of wildly wealthy royalty only found in fables, allowing players to deck out their ships in glorious gold and perhaps accent the look with a King’s Ransom Crown. And since Night Wulf’s Ship Collection is a perennial favorite, his influence expands this month with the Night Wulf Weapons and Costume Pack.

Not to be left out, new Plunder Pass buyers are in for a treat this season, with not only Ravenwood’s full collection of ships (including collector’s figurehead and sails) added to the seasonal reward pool, but also featuring the evolving Ravenwood costume that changes as you navigate. increase your renown and progress throughout the season.

For bargain hunters, good news! The Black Friday sale will take place from November 24 to 29 and will offer discounts on classic cosmetics from Sea of ​​Thieves: A Pirate’s Life and other iconic sets, along with a fleeting restock of the rare Golden Skull Sails. And don’t miss the free Confident Captain emote while you’re surfing!

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Know more


For more information on the sea ​​of ​​thieves Season Eight Update Including The Complete release notesvisit the sea ​​of ​​thieves website. The update is available for free to everyone sea ​​of ​​thieves players who have purchased the game on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 PC or via Steam, or players who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. Just download and install the latest sea ​​of ​​thieves update to gain access.

New in sea ​​of ​​thieves? Find out about the latest free content updates on our What’s new page, get familiar with Who is who or pick up some gaming tips from our pirate academy, which provides invaluable information on topics ranging from sailing to swordsmanship as you prepare for your maiden voyage. learn more about sea ​​of ​​thieves hereor join the ongoing adventure at www.seaofthieves.com where you can embark on an epic journey with one of the most welcoming communities in gaming!


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