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Sea of Thieves has best month ever with 4.8 million active players in June 2021

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Sea Of Thieves Jack Sparrow Disney (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios (screenshot))

What you need to know

  • Pirate simulator Sea of Thieves had its best month ever in June 2021, reaching over 4.8 million active players.
  • The free A Pirate's Life crossover content with Pirates of the Caribbean also launched in June 2021.
  • Sea of Thieves crossed 20 million lifetime players earlier this year.

Rare's pirate adventure Sea of Thieves is continuing to grow as one of the best Xbox games available. In fact, Rare confirmed on Tuesday Sea of Thieves just had its best month ever with over 4.8 million active players in June 2021. This comes alongside the announcement of the free A Pirate's Life update, which added crossover content including new Tall Tales, with characters from Pirates of the Caribbean like Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones.

Sea of Thieves first launched back in March 2018, with numerous content updates since, including the extremely important addition of dogs. Earlier in 2021, Rare announced that Sea of Thieves crossed 20 million lifetime players.

The Pirates of the Caribbean content isn't stopping here either, with numerous new crustacean-inspired cosmetics in the Pirate Emporium. So if you want, you can dress your pirate up like the captain of the Flying Dutchman, no problem.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.