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Mar 18, 2021

Sea of Thieves celebrates 3rd Anniversary with 20 Million Players since the game’s launch

From Press Release:

This weekend marks three years since Sea of Thieves made its maiden voyage on Xbox One and Windows 10, and what a journey it’s been! Since our launch back in March 2018, over 20 million pirates have begun to chart their own tales of high seas adventure, and we couldn’t be more grateful. From everyone at Rare, we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has joined us on the Sea of Thieves journey so far – 2021 is looking to be our biggest year yet, so stay tuned for more!

And now to the festivities. To thank everyone for their support on the occasion of our third anniversary, we’ve got a chest full of goodies and bonuses:

  • Players who log in between March 18 (10:00 UTC) and March 25 (10:00 UTC) will receive this year’s anniversary gift: the Prosperous Captain’s Sails. If you’re an Xbox Game Pass member, you can also receive the Jump for Joy Emote by logging in between March 18 and March 21!
  • As part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks, members can now claim the Sea of Thieves Ocean Crawler Bundle for free between March 18 (16:00 UTC) and June 18 (23:59 UTC).
  • Still need to pick up the game itself? Sea of Thieves is on sale for its anniversary weekend – grab it at 50% off in the Microsoft Store between March 18 and March 21.
  • We’ll be running a special Gold and Glory Weekend from March 19 (00:00 UTC) to March 22 (23:59 UTC), where you can not only earn double the gold and Trading Company reputation but extra Seasonal Renown too!
  • Grab the final set of Season One Twitch Drops by tuning in to any of our Sea of Thieves Partners between March 19 and March 23. You can pick up the remaining Gilded Phoenix equipment as well as the all-new Hornpipe Dance Emote to dance a merry jig.
  • If you want to dive into the backstories of some of Sea of Thieves’ main characters, the first free issue of our latest Sea of Thieves Origins comic miniseries is available on comiXology now – focusing on the exploits of Sir Arthur Pendragon as he forges his name as the Champion of Souls.
  • Our final update to Season One also goes live today, teeing up a brand new Vault Raiders Event (starting March 25) and introducing new wonders to the Pirate Emporium including a free ROFL Emote and this weekend’s grand anniversary Emporium sale!

Thank you again to all the players who have joined us on our journey so far – across Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam. We wouldn’t be here without your support and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got coming in the rest of 2021. See you on the seas!

New to Sea of Thieves? Find out about the latest free content updates on our What’s New page and pick up some tips from our Pirate Academy, which provides invaluable information on topics ranging from sailing to swordplay as you prepare for your maiden voyage. Learn more about Sea of Thieves at www.xbox.com/seaofthieves, or join the ongoing adventure at www.seaofthieves.com where you can embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities!