Sea of Thieves 'Black Powder Stashes' update released, brings explosive fun

What you need to know

  • Sea of Thieves has a new update called "Black Powder Stashes."
  • Black Powder Stashes is kicking off a series of new monthly quests.
  • Sea of Thieves is available right now on Xbox One and PC, and is included with Xbox Game Pass.
  • You can purchase the game for $25 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Sea of Thieves has received numerous updates since it released in 2018, from megalodons and underwater statues to fishing, cooking and a story mode called "Tall Tales." Rare isn't stopping the updates and they've revealed a new one called "Black Powder Stashes." As you might glean from the name, this update is all about gunpowder. A series of new missions all revolve around stealing gunpowder barrels from forts and other places. In exchange, players will be compensated with Doubloons.

Watch the trailer that Rare released for the Black Powder Stashes update below:

This update is the first of several new monthly updates to come. Sea of Thieves continues to draw in players, crossing eight million players as of E3 2019.

With the Black Powder Stashes being the first of many new missions to come, it looks like players will have plentiful opportunities to stock up on doubloons. Even if you don't own the game, remember that Sea of Thieves is included in Xbox Game Pass for both Xbox One and PC.

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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.