Sea of Thieves 'Legends of the Sea' introduces new characters, cosmetics, and more

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What you need to know

  • Sea of Thieves is an open-world pirate adventure from Rare.
  • The game is getting a "Legends of the Sea" event.
  • "Guilded Voyages" are back along with even greater rewards.
  • Sea of Thieves is part of Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).
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Today, Rare revealed the next update for Sea of Thieves. The "Legends of the Sea" event not only brings new cosmetic items, but it also brings with it "Guilded Voyages" and more. You can take a look at the major features below.

  • After hearing rumors of legends from the Sea of Thieves, a new adventurer has made the journey to the Devil's Shroud. The Lagoon of Whispers has become the home of Umbra, a chronicler of famous pirates.
  • Stitcher Jim has vanished and left in his place the ever-faithful Duke. He has Guilded Voyages for you to embark on which offer a lot of loot.
  • The microtransactions Pirate Emporium has been stocked with new items you can buy.
  • The Black Market also provides new items for you to collect.
  • Xbox One players now have the option to enable an Xbox One Controller preference for Adventure matchmaking.

There's a lot more coming with this update like tons of bug fixes. You can read about them all on the Sea of Thieves website.

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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.

  • As someone who's never played it but owns it, is it worthwhile jumping in this late?
  • Sure is! The game even has a new tutorial mission called The Maiden Voyage accessible from the main menu.
  • Of course! There's a whole lot of content now, and even then, it keeps improving.
  • I've not played really since launch, struggle to a crew and solo is tricky but still fun
    Really would love to jump in and get into it but it seems like I'm so far behind I worry I'll just get griefed the entire time while I'm learning the , ahem.... ropes.
  • The recent update now allows console users to opt out of cross-play with PC. The vast majority of griefers were PC users that had a different approach to playing the game.