A World of Teamwork
Social play on the seas in a new kind of multiplayer game.
Co-operation is your watchword in Sea of Thieves. The events you experience and the memories you make become the stuff of legend with friends in tow. Bring a ready-made crew or discover new partners in plunder, bonding under the Pirate Code. Prefer to sail solo as you earn your sea legs? You can do that too!
A True Shared World
Any ship that comes coasting over the horizon in Sea of Thieves could be crewed by real players on their own voyages. It's up to you how you interact and what kind of crew you choose to be. Create allies or enemies, be benefactors or betrayers, exchange banter or broadsides – you make the call! Of course, what you can't know in advance is how other ships' crews will react upon seeing you...
Crews can be assembled in various ways if you don't have a ready-made band of scallywags. Met a pirate on the seas who'd make a fine crewmate? Use the 'Make Friends' emote at each other for a Friends list prompt. All crewed up but keen to join other ships in tackling tough challenges? Raise the 'Offer Alliance' flag. Looking for suitable crewmates before you even set sail? The Sea of Thieves Xbox club, Forums, Discord and Reddit are all great places to ask!
Keeping in Contact
Chatting and calling out bearings and tactics is the most efficient way to co-ordinate with crewmates. But if that's not for you, Sea of Thieves' non-verbal communication system has you covered with a spread of easily accessible phrases and gestures. Your opinions count in other ways too: when voting on which voyage to undertake next, and when deciding whether or not to punish troublemakers with a stint in the brig.
Music and Merriment
Being a pirate means you're bound to butt heads with a few rival crews. But in the forgiving spirit of Sea of Thieves – and if you can’t patch things up at sea, not even at a safe distance through the speaking trumpet – try doing so over a grog or six when you meet again at the tavern. Being sick on your former foes can certainly break the ice. Or just bust out the hurdy-gurdies, concertinas and drums to come together in hearty shanty harmony!
Start Up a Shanty
Appropriately for an outing with an emphasis on playing together (supporting both cross play and Xbox Play Anywhere), Sea of Thieves is created in lockstep with the community. Rare's own crew regularly provides updates while feedback to help shape the game floods in from channels such as Twitter, Facebook, our Forums, Discord and fansites, so if there's something you're desperate to see or do on the Sea of Thieves, it may well be on the way!