There's been many a time when an innocent (and we don't say that lightly) pirate has fallen prey to a sneaky shark or been blown to bits by a keg-wielding skeleton. Yet through all the chaos, our friendly neighbourhood Ferryman brings lost souls back to the Sea of Thieves to pillage another day. With trusty lanterns at the ready, pirates are igniting the Flames of Fate across the land in his honour.

The Festival is already in full swing, so start your adventure by speaking with old reliable Bilge Rat Duke who has all the know-how on your mysterious quest. The most Doubloon-hungry pirates can expect to earn exclusive Festival of the Damned rewards including an exciting new addition to Sea of Thieves: facepaint!

Available in three Festival variations – Skullface, Ghostlight and Fatefire – you can be sure your pirate will fit right in with the spirit world with this ghostly customisation. Not only that but a new ship livery is on offer, one the Ferryman would be proud to display on the Ferry of the Damned itself!

Find more information on our dedicated Festival of the Damned page, and watch the original teaser trailer below.

Official Sea of Thieves Bilge Rat Adventures: Festival of the Damned

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Six different coloured flames are ready to be taken from the Well of Fates… all you need to do is take a brave trip to the Ferry yourself. Fatally bitten by a snake? Expect to see a purple flame light your way. Destroyed by a volcano? A crimson flame will be waiting for you. Use these flames to set your ship lanterns aglow and light beacons across the world to earn Commendations.

The Flame of Lost Seafarers – Ignite your lantern with a blue Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned.

The Flame of Burning Hearts – Ignite your lantern with a red Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned.

The Flame of Cursed Bones – Ignite your lantern with a green Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned.

The Flame of Treacherous Weather – Ignite your lantern with a white Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned.

The Flame of the Viper – Ignite your lantern with a purple Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned.

The Flame of Embattled Souls – Ignite your lantern with a pink Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned.

Lightbringer of The Shores of Plenty – Ignite a beacon with a Flame of Fate in The Shores of Plenty.

Lightbringer of The Ancient Isles – Ignite a beacon with a Flame of Fate in The Ancient Isles.

Lightbringer of The Wilds – Ignite a beacon with a Flame of Fate in The Wilds.

Lightbringer of The Devil’s Roar – Ignite a beacon with a Flame of Fate in The Devil’s Roar.

Alliance of the Damned – Be in an Alliance where all ship lanterns are ignited in the same colour.

The Festival Party Boat – Ignite your ship’s lanterns using Flames of Fate of all colours.

Legend of the Damned – Find and light all beacons around the Sea of Thieves with a Flame of Fate.

What will be your pirate’s fate? Players across the Sea of Thieves are sharing their tales from the Festival on our Forums and our social channels. Good luck, and may the spirit of the Ferryman bring you back to the land of the living each and every time!