X018: Sea of Thieves Arena PVP Mode Announced

Fans of Sea of Thieves will be able to challenge rival crews in the new competitive mode announced at the Xbox X018 event in Mexico City today for Sea of Thieves, called The Arena, coming to the game as the fifth free free content update since the launch of the game. This new mode will let pirate crews experience fast-paced matches against rival crews to find treasures, and survive the dangerous isles and seas in Sea of Thieves.

The Arena update will also feature a sort of hub world established by a trading company known as The Sea Dogs. Sea of Thieves fans can expect new goals, rewards and opportunities in order to become the Pirate Legend. This content further develops the lack of progression that Sea of Thieves was criticized for.

Check out the announcement trailer of Sea of Thieves: The Arena, featuring a cinematic video:

About Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is a new type of multiplayer game that delivers all you need to live the free-roaming pirate life. Whether adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you’ll encounter other crews… but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?

REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING. BECOME A PIRATE LEGEND!

There are countless ways to make your mark on Sea of Thieves’stunning world. The more voyages and adventures you see through to the end, the greater your reputation becomes and the more opportunities unfold before you.

AVAILABLE NOW FOR XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC!

Also enhanced for Xbox One X. As an ever-evolving game, Sea of Thieves will be updated after launch with new features, adventures and ways to play. Click on Updates under the Game tab to see the newest major addition to the game, or get some background on post-launch challenges set by The Bilge Rats!

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

Venture out onto a vast, open ocean, uncovering new regions scattered with unspoiled islands and the sunken ships of less agile sailors. You’re free to approach this world and its wealth of challenges however you choose. Sail for the sheer joy of discovery or undertake dramatic voyages, following maps and untangling riddles, learning to expect the unexpected…

A WORLD OF ACTION

When parley is off the table, fight to protect your crew and your gold in ship-to-ship battles with cannon, pistol, blunderbuss and cutlass, pursuing rivals through raging storms and volcanic eruptions. Set sail in search of bounties, or ferry cargo through hostile waters. Fend off the skeletal remains of old raiders and beware marine menaces that lurk beneath the waves!

A WORLD OF TEAMWORK

Sea of Thieves is as fun to watch and share as it is to play, bringing people together in a world that’s exciting, fun and unpredictable. Whether you’re questing with friends, testing the waters in a smaller ship or matchmaking to find a crew from the terrific community, great memories are easy to make in this world where a sail on the horizon may well be another crew of real players.

A WORLD OF ENCOUNTERS

This ocean realm is an intriguing blend of ancient and new: pirates from a bygone age, now little more than malignant bones, still guard the gold beneath its sands, even as fresh-faced adventurers forge new legends by clashing with awesome beasts. You’ll cross paths with settlers too, plying their trades or looking to employ the skills of bold seafarers to further their own agendas.

A WORLD OF LEGENDS

On your quest to become a pirate legend you’ll amass loot and hard-earned rewards to adapt your appearance to your own liking. You’ll climb the ranks and boost your reputation until other crews are awed to encounter you out at sea. The stories created through your deeds may even be reflected not just in your own surroundings, but in the wider world’s lore.

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