Uncommon introduced seasonal development was coming to Sea of Thieves throughout an enormous December update, and now we’re on the cusp of it kicking off. Season One units sail on January 28, and for the subsequent three months, gamers can have interaction in new actions to earn unique rewards, each free and paid. Uncommon additionally launched a useful primer video detailing precisely how seasons to provide gamers a (peg) leg up earlier than the festivities start.
Seasons introduce Renown, a brand new development foreign money that’s earned by merely partaking in present actions, akin to crusing and fight. Over 100 ranges of Renown await keen explorers, every containing its personal rewards together with gold and cosmetics. Trials provide a sooner, extra targeted methodology of incomes Renown by presenting particular objectives (like setting a skeleton on hearth) for gamers to pursue. Seasons final three months and have every day occasions, new feats, in addition to common quality-of-life enhancements. All of that is free to gamers. For prime-rolling pirates, the paid Plunder Move grants 11 unique Pirate Emporium objects, which stay unique till that season ends. Then, these objects will likely be out there for buy individually.
Sea of Thieves has come a long way since its shaky launch in 2018, and adopting the favored season mannequin seems like the subsequent logical step. When accomplished proper, seasons have confirmed to be a compelling hook that preserve gamers engaged with a recreation, so here is hoping Uncommon can knock this out of the park. For extra on Sea of Thieves (and context for the way far it is actually come) take a look at our review of the sport from its launch.