Sea of Thieves gets 'Arena' PvP mode soon

Today, during the X018 event in Mexico City, Microsoft announced a number of new games and features. Among these is Sea of Thieves' "The Arena," a new player vs. player (PvP) game mode, which places teams against each other in a race to find the most treasure. This is by far the most exciting new addition to the game in months.

The Arena seems like it's going to launch after the "Shrouded Spoils" update which enhances customization and adds fog. Expect it in early 2019. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. If you haven't played Sea of Thieves in a while, you should give it a go because a lot has changed over the past few months.

Each match is a fun, frenetic, and action-packed race to find treasure that brings together all the most exciting elements of Sea of Thieves. The Arena also includes a new-tavern area together with a new Trading Company – the Sea Dogs – which will offer new goals, rewards, and opportunities to progress to Pirate Legend.

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 has focused on developing Kinect games for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Sea of Thieves is currently available for $59.99 through various retailers, but it's free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The title runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X. The game started off as a rather barebones experience when it first launch, but due to excellent post-launch support, Rare has managed to turn it around.

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