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Rare details quests and items coming to Sea of Thieves with 'Forsaken Shores' expansion

Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves (Image credit: Microsoft)

Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game which launched on March 20, 2018. Rare is known for many famous franchises including Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, and GoldenEye. However, in recent years, the team focused on developing Kinect games for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The game's "Forsaken Shores" expansion adds a new toxic volcanic area. However, the biggest addition has to be the rowboat. In order to survive the deadly waters, you have to use the vessel to avoid being boiled alive. The water can't support life due to the extreme heat. Once you find a rowboat, it can be docked to a larger ship and used wherever you go.

Today, Rare detailed some of the other content coming to Sea of Thieves with Forsaken Shores. You can read about the major additions below.

  • Dangerous Devil's Roar voyages are very lucrative and offer tremendous rewards.
  • Cargo Runs are a new game mode which reward you for delivering goods.
  • There are multiple islands to discover in The Devil's Roar.
  • The story revolves around the fate of the Forsaken Shores Alliance and how they disappeared.
  • New characters which are linked to the region.
  • New time-limited and permanent items.
  • New items feature glowing metal.
  • New tattoos and other clothing sets are also being added to the game.
  • Seapost Traders are joining the game.

You can look at all of the items on the game's official website. It's great to see that Sea of Thieves is being supported so well after a lackluster launch. The Forsaken Shores expansion is expected to launch on September 27.

Sea of Thieves is currently available for $59.99 through various retailers, but it's free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

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8 Comments
  • For the love of God, MS please let RARE do something else besides continuing to work on this franchise. Give them the freedom of all your new first-party Developers. Let them move on to something else
  • They chose to develop Sea of Thieves. It wasn't forced.
  • Well they chose poorly.... I miss the RARE of old. I would take a well polished perfect dark game over this any day. Heck, I have Game Pass and absolutely no desire to play this. Come on, give us a game with that "IT" factor.
  • I think they're trying to make it into a good game. It seemed like it was just launched as a tech demo.
  • Kinda agree with you. Should develop a new Perfect Dark or GoldenEye(assuming they developed this?)
  • They already are, battletoads is being developed by rare and another studio.
  • Rare are doing an amazing job with Sea of Thieves, no game is perfect, some of the funniest and unique moments can happen in this game and that is Rare! Isn`t this what they have always done is create fun?
  • I'll be honest, playing solo, I got very bored, very quickly. Once I played it with some friends it immediately became a lot more fun. Granted my pirate just spent every trip getting maggoted on board the ship and being completely useless to the rest of the team, throwing up on them and just generally making things harder.