Sea of Thieves 'Pirate Emporium' now live, features expensive pets and more

What you need to know

  • Sea of Thieves is a pirate adventure game from Rare.
  • The title just got the Smuggler's Fortune update.
  • The update also adds pets and other direct purchase cosmetics that are quite expensive.
  • You can purchase Xbox Game Pass on Amazon.

Sea of Thieves is an open-world pirate adventure where you can find treasure on your own or with friends. There are plenty of other encounters like a megalodon to keep you busy. There's a lot to do, and the title's popularity continues to grow due to its excellent post-launch support.

Today, developer Rare released the Smuggler's Fortune update which not only adds a new event, but also the Pirate Emporium. The Pirate Emporium is a direct purchases shop that features pets and other ship cosmetics. However, many of these items are quite expensive. For example, you'll have to spend $30 to get the entire Banjo-Kazooie ship set. Hopefully, the prices will be adjusted soon.

In order to purchase the cosmetics, you have to either kill Ancient Skeletons or buy Ancient Coins through the Microsoft Store. I've been playing Sea of Thieves for hours, and haven't seen a single Ancient Skeleton. Rare either needs to make them more frequent or reduce the cost of the items.

It'll be interesting to see how the community reacts to the prices. What do you think? Let us know. We've added a video with the prices of the current items and how much it costs to buy packs of Ancient Coins through the Microsoft Store.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.