Sea of Thieves Round-Up: January 2021
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Sea of Thieves' Plunder Pass Explained
All the big questions answered on Seasons' optional premium offering
Sea of Thieves' Seasons Explained
New year, new Seasons – find out what's ahead as Season One gets set to launch!
1000 Days of Sea of Thieves!
New stuff, stats and freebies - find out how we're marking this milestone!
Sea of Thieves November Update
This month’s smaller update offers events, improvements and Emporium treasures!
Sea of Thieves on the Next Generation of Consoles
Find out how our grand pirate adventure performs on Xbox Series X and S!
Creator Spotlight - kayPOWXD
Meet a pirate who enjoys the finer things while away from the seas – like campervans!
Sea of Thieves' August Update
This month's release is dedicated to quality of life improvements and live events
Reaffirming our Community Policies
Taking the opportunity to reiterate our stance on Sea of Thieves player behaviour
Get Out and Get Exorcising With Haunted Shores
Raise objections to spectres detected in June's free content update!
Creator Spotlight - AsylumGC8
An ex-pro wrestler turned pirate shares some of his Sea of Thieves stories!
Update on Sea of Thieves Custom Servers
A few words from Joe on this early Alpha rollout to a selected audience
Updates to the Non-Verbal System and Radials
A full breakdown of the control changes coming to Sea of Thieves players in June!
Sea of Thieves Steam Launch FAQ
Get some answers to questions arising as we welcome a new wave of sailors on Steam!
Creator Spotlight - BehavingBeardly
The Captain of the Follically Endowed Crew shares his Sea of Thieves adventures!
Leap Aboard and Reap Rewards from Ships of Fortune
Free April update lets you enlist as an Emissary, re-enter The Arena or ride with Reapers!
Top Tips for Tackling The Arena
All you need to know about the next chapter of PvP in Sea of Thieves!
All About Emissaries in Sea of Thieves
Senior Designer Chris furnishes FAQs on a brand new way to play, introduced in Ships of Fortune!
Creator Spotlight - SkinnedTeen
A fun but fearsome captain sails this way to share her Sea of Thieves adventures!
Weekly Stream Recap - March 2020
Get up to speed on our last run of streams from Rare HQ, at least for now!
Community Spotlight - Aerotsune
This dedicated Sea of Thieves Discord moderator steps up for his turn in the Spotlight!
Pirate Emporium Charity Purchasers Support St. Jude
Find out how our fantastic community has helped the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!
The Next Few Months in Sea of Thieves
Joe reveals more about content updates in progress as Rare adjusts to a new way of working!
Creator Spotlight - Welyn
One of the most dedicated storytellers out there shares his Sea of Thieves adventures!
Sea of Thieves Gets Steam Behind Its Sails
The Devil's Shroud opens to let a whole new PC audience explore our pirate paradise!
Prepare to Perspire in Heart of Fire
Find challenges to leave you charred and scarred in March's free Sea of Thieves update!
Celebrate Our Second Anniversary with a Bonanza Weekend!
Find out what's up for grabs to mark two years of adventure on the Sea of Thieves!
Community Spotlight - Fenrier
The Spotlight falls on some fantastic fan art as we catch up with the creative Fenrier!
Looking Back at Crews of Rage
How heated were the seas this month? See which stats blazed a trail through February’s update…
Anger Management Adventures in Crews of Rage
February's free update drops off an incendiary Cursed Chest, new Bounty Voyages and more!
Weekly Stream Recap - February 2020
Four more weeks, four more streams with Sea of Thieves devs and guests – catch up here!
Community Spotlight - Capt. Logun
Capt. Logun shares some pro-tips on how to balance a life of privateering and podcasting!
How to Fish on the Sea of Thieves
Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day – teach a man to fish, and he’ll rank up with The Hunter’s Call…
Creator Spotlight - Shillianth
Time for another of our regular Creator Spotlights with those who share their adventures on the Sea of Thieves!
Looking Back at Legends of the Sea
What new legends were made this month? Take a look back at some player accomplishments from January’s update…
Community Spotlight - triheadedmonkey
Immortalised pirate and Forum Moderator triheadedmonkey enters the Spotlight!
Happy Valentine's Day from Sea of Thieves
Love is in the air, along with seagulls and cannonballs - so mark the occasion the Sea of Thieves way!
Weekly Stream Recap - January 2020
Miss one of our Sea of Thieves Weekly Streams? We'll round up the highlights for you every month!
Creator Spotlight - PhuzzyBond
From Megalodons to musical talents, our latest Creator Spotlight covers all kinds of subjects!
Pirate Emporium Supports SpecialEffect with Charity Sails
More than $76,000 raised for accessibility charity by Sea of Thieves player purchases!
Slice and Dice: Making the Sea of Thieves Roleplaying Game
We explore the process of translating a shared pirate world into a compelling tabletop experience...
Community Spotlight - Thor von Blitz
A Sea of Thieves community veteran enters the Spotlight this week - say hello to Thor von Blitz!
Celebratory Sightseeing in Legends of the Sea
Investigate immortalisations and make some Gilded gains in January's free content update!
Introducing the Sea of Thieves Affiliate Alliance!
The Sea of Thieves can be a pretty big place, so here’s another way to find the perfect crew!
Creator Spotlight - Alactar
Time for another of our regular Creator Spotlights with those who share their adventures on the Sea of Thieves!
Community Spotlight - LatchedGlue
Another year of Sea of Thieves Community Spotlights kicks off with an immortalised pirate artist!
Looking Back at Festival of Giving
Still regretting that last cooked Splashtail? Check out some of the big community stats from December’s update!
10 Million Player Milestone Merits In-Game Goodies!
Play Sea of Thieves between January 15th and 22nd to score some special in-game gifts!
Creator Spotlight - RitchieSH
We're back with another Spotlight, heading out to explore islands while learning more about RitchieSH!
Make Your Presents Known in Festival of Giving
The latest free update sees pirates delivering gifts and getting an all-new intro to the game!
Community Spotlight - Libby Sharp
Our final Community Spotlight of the year shines on artist and player of pie-shaped instruments, Libby!
Sword Combat Balancing Update
An update from Design Director Mike Chapman on sword combat changes introduced with the Festival of Giving!
Looking Back at The Seabound Soul
Do you smell burning? Take a gander at all the big community stats from November’s monthly update...
Legends Return to Life in The Seabound Soul
The most recent monthly update brings fire, new Voyages and a full Tall Tale... for free!
Community Spotlight - Nina
Today's spotlight shines on Nina, proudly donning the title of Boatswain for her positive contributions to the community!
Sea of Thieves Announces Twitch Prime Partnership
Take to the Sea of Thieves now to secure some eye-catching Twitch Prime loot!
Creator Spotlight - Hitbotc
Swinging the spotlight onto another Sea of Thieves streamer - this time, meet lore fan Hitbotc!
Looking Back at Fort of the Damned
For Fort's sake! A stat-packed look at how the community lit up October's monthly update
Cutlasses Drawn! Making the Sea of Thieves: Origins Comics
An inside look at the process of creating the official (and free) Sea of Thieves: Origins comics series!
Creator Spotlight - BoxyFresh
Find out more about free-spirited Twitch streamer BoxyFresh as our Creator Spotlights continue!
Community Spotlight - Skeleton Crew Comic
Popular comic artist Mike features in this Spotlight, telling us all the good stuff about Skeleton Crew!
Cast Light on Dark Deeds in Fort of the Damned!
A long shadow falls on the Sea of Thieves - get some insights into October's monthly update...
Creator Spotlight - WightKnight
In the latest Creator Spotlight is our first Creator Crew Contest winner and creator of the Athena Explosion, WightKnight!
Community Spotlight - Crofty Cosplay
The spotlight shines on marvellous Madame Olivia cosplayer Kyra, also known as Crofty Cosplay!
Creator Spotlight - Captain Falcore
In our fourth profile since the Creator Crew launch, we talk to the famed Captain Falcore!
Creator Spotlight - Synicall
In our third profile supporting the Sea of Thieves Creator Crew launch, we talk to Synicall!
Community Spotlight - Phil and Emma
Our latest Community Spotlight shines on father-daughter crew Phil and Emma!
Pry Open the Secrets of Smuggler's Fortune!
Still haven't sampled our latest monthly update? Get on board with some team talk...
Creator Spotlight - The Crow's Nest
In our second profile supporting the Creator Crew launch, we talk to Captain Jay from The Crow's Nest!
Creator Spotlight - Pace22
We're kicking off Creator Spotlights to mark the launch of the Sea of Thieves Creator Crew!
Join the Creator Crew and Share Your Adventures!
Interested in content creation? Find out more about our latest initiative for Sea of Thieves players!
Pirate Emporium Launches with Pets, Emotes and Liveries
Let us bring you in on some of the planning that went into Sea of Thieves' premium store!
Black Market and Letters of Recommendation Update
Duke’s making a few changes to the way he does business – find out more here!
Recover the Dark Relics If You Dare!
Sea of Thieves' monthly updates continue with an especially eerie challenge…
Sea of Thieves' Voyage to E3 2019
Looking back at the battles and bounties of our latest LA expedition!
Guardian Con 2019 - Battle for Orlando
In Florida next month for Guardian Con? Sign up to show us your prowess in The Arena!
First Month Findings from The Arena
The spirit of competition has taken hold and we’ve got some of the highlights…
Legendary Sea Dog Commendation Update
We've shifted our stance on this, but the blunderbuss is still achievable by Pirate Legends!
Community Spotlight - Captain Ballzonia
A picture's worth a thousand words, and we've got some stunners in this Community Spotlight!
Arena Tavern Waiting Time Improvements
Find out more about our efforts to pick up the pace of crew vs. crew play!
Anniversary Update Out Now!
A letter from Executive Producer Joe Neate as the latest update goes live
Anniversary Preview Stream Spectacular!
See all the footage you might have missed on the road to our Anniversary Update...
TwitchCon Europe 2019 Wrap-Up
We took The Arena on tour to Berlin - now you can read about how it all went down!
Sea of Thieves is Going to TwitchCon Europe!
Meet the Rare crew at TwitchCon Europe, from April 13th-14th 2019 in Berlin!
Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Coming on April 30th!
After a year on the seas, find out what's coming your way and how we're celebrating today!
Supersize Your Spoils on Gold and Glory Weekend!
Take advantage of the Trading Companies' generosity to boost your rank and riches!
Relaunching the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme
Anyone can sign up to play the game early, give feedback and earn rewards!
Sharing the Stories of #SoTAndMe
Enjoy finding out what Sea of Thieves means to its developers and players alike!
Community Spotlight - Carrie
Taking a turn in the Community Spotlight this time is Carrie, also known as Chocmoojoo!
Community Spotlight - Dan and Mia
In this Valentine's Day special, the Spotlight shines on a true Sea of Thieves love story!
Athena’s Fortune Contest Winners
Find out who took the top spots for fan fiction and artwork in our most recent contest!
Tools To Help Reduce Stream Sniping
Our latest update has some options to make life a little easier for Sea of Thieves streamers…
Calling All Hands – Friends Play Free This Week!
Crew up with friends as the Sea of Thieves welcomes new pirates…
Playlists to Take on the Sea of Thieves
Explore hundreds of Spotify tracks curated around a Sea of Thieves theme!
Community Spotlight - Shelby
The Spotlight falls on a Weekly Stream star and real-life animal wrangler!
Shrouded Spoils Creator Contest Winners
It’s time to reveal who took top honours in our most recent Creator Contest!
Update on Sea of Thieves Install Size
A few words from Executive Producer Joe on how we’re fine-tuning the install process
Tavern Tunes - Stitcher’s Sorrow
Cast an ear back to Forsaken Shores and find out about the making of Stitcher Jim's song!
Community Spotlight - Captain Falcore
Time to turn the Spotlight on one of our creative community Captains!
Gilded Gifts from the Pirate Lord
Who wouldn't want a festive stocking full of hard-earned pirate gold?
Set Out in Search of Shrouded Spoils
Discover the riches rolling in with Sea of Thieves' new content update!
Festival of the Damned Creator Contest Winners
The winners of our latest contest have returned from the Ferry. Feast your eyes on the winning submissions!
Community Spotlight - Arianwen
Our latest Community Spotlight settles on a Sea of Thieves-inspired comic artist!
Sea of Thieves at X018
Joe looks back on our live panel and debut trailer for Sea of Thieves: The Arena!
Bilge Rat Adventures: Festival of the Damned
The Ferryman calls… and the Festival of the Damned is live!
Forsaken Challenge Winners
The dust has settled and the winners of our Forsaken Challenge have emerged!
Sea of Thieves at New York Comic Con 2018
Take a trip into the game's expanded universe by way of our NYCC 2018 panel!
Community Spotlight - Jackie
The latest Community Spotlight shines on stream star and travel aficionado Jackie!
Inn-side Story #32 - Visual Effects
Our art never misses a beat - take a look at how we weave VFX into the game!
Inn-side Story #31 - The Devil's Roar
Dig into the design and creation of Sea of Thieves' hottest prospect!
Cargo Runs Come to Sea of Thieves
Boost your reputation by safely transporting goods to their destination!
Tales from the Sea of Thieves: Forsaken Shores
This new bonus page for the Tales book conjures up visions of warmer climes...
Community Spotlight - FrostE
This week the Community Spotlight shines on Sea of Thieves Twitch streamer FrostE!
Sea of Thieves Nominated for Eight Awards
Four Golden Joystick nominations and four at the TIGA Awards!
Join the Sea of Thieves Weekly Stream!
Get some context - and some hype - from our Community Video Manager Jon!
Cursed Sails Challenge Winners
Feast your eyes on the winning submissions for our Cursed Sails Challenge!
Behind the Scenes #14 - Rowboats
Sometimes there's a need for a smaller boat. Dig in to learn all about the rowboats coming to Sea of Thieves!
Make Your Way to Forsaken Shores
Hot off the presses, your introduction to Sea of Thieves' next update...
San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Panel and Diary
Emma explains what the Sea of Thieves team (and Freddie Prinze Jr.) got up to at SDCC!
Shark Week Challenge Winners
Get your spyglass handy and take a closer look at the winning entries from our Shark Week Challenge
Sea of Thieves Celebrates Five Million Players
As stated in the Pirate Code, everyone is welcome on the Sea of Thieves!