Welcome to Sea of Thieves Season Three! One of our most ambitious updates yet, it unleashes a vast range of new features headlined by the five Tall Tales that make up Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life, our jaw-dropping crossover with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. And that’s not all – watch the trailer below!

Sea of Thieves Season Three: Official Content Update Trailer

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Read on for an exhaustive breakdown of this Season’s special treats, from how to get started with Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life to insights into new enemies, new Trials and Deeds, new Events and much more!

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life

Experience an epic original story to save the pirate’s way of life! Throughout five new Tall Tales, you’ll adventure across, beyond and below the Sea of Thieves alongside none other than Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean legend, Captain Jack Sparrow.

New Enemies

Skeletons and sharks are no longer your only concern! Brand new threats are emerging all across the Sea of Thieves, ready to cause havoc for unprepared pirates. Stay on your guard, for things will never be the same again...

Season Three

A new Season brings new levels of progression alongside new rewards to earn. Crews are free to enjoy the game their way, playing through the Season on their terms, while a wealth of new features from beyond the horizon complete this Season’s journey!

Game Events

For those seeking something a little more focused than the intentionally wide-ranging Trials, each new Season delivers new time-limited in-game Events offering their own rewards. Find out what you can expect in the opening weeks of Season Three!

Pirate Emporium

Season Three's Pirate Emporium refresh delivers a cascade of cosmetics inspired by Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean to add some allure to your ship, your pirate and your crew. Meanwhile, everything's brand new in the Season Three Plunder Pass!

Outpost Cosmetics

Dawn Hunter Set

  • The Outpost shipwrights, along with the clothing, equipment and weapon shops, now offer the Dawn Hunter set for purchase. Players must obtain the Plundered Prizes Commendation to unlock access to this set.

Grimy Bilge Rat Set

  • The Outpost clothing shops now stock the Grimy Bilge Rat clothing set, available to purchase for gold.

Legacy Event Cosmetics

  • Previous rewards from the Reapers vs. the World Event have now been added to the Outpost shops.

  • The Gold Hoarders Lantern, Merchant Alliance Compass and Order of Souls Spyglass along with the Disgraced Gold Hoarders Hat, Disgraced Merchant Alliance Hat and Disgraced Order of Souls Headband can now be found in their respective stores, locked behind Commendations.

Blackcoat Executive Admiral Set

  • Due to a clothing store mix-up, the Blackcoat Executive Admiral set is undergoing some changes.

  • The existing Blackcoat Executive Admiral Jacket has been renamed to Blackcoat Admiral. A replacement Jacket has been crafted which better matches the Blackcoat Executive Admiral set.

  • The prices of the Blackcoat Executive Admiral set have been corrected to align with other sets.


Refreshed Front End Menus

  • When launching Sea of Thieves in Season Three, players will now find an improved front end experience, helping new and experienced players alike get into the right sessions more quickly.

  • The Play tab hosts the various game modes including the Maiden Voyage tutorial, Adventure and Arena, all with intuitive instructions to aid setup for newer players.

  • An option for Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life has also been added to the Play tab. Note that this does not open a separate game mode but allows players to jump straight into the latest action with their friends, placing them in a Closed Crew at the Castaway’s Camp, ready to begin or continue the new Tall Tales.

  • The Discover tab has an expanded What’s New section to keep you informed of changes taking place across the seas. The Pirate Emporium continues to be available, allowing players to browse and purchase before entering the game.


New Player Accessibility Settings

  • New Sea of Thieves players will now be offered a range of accessibility settings when first loading the game to help tailor the experience to their needs, along with shortcut access to the wider suite of accessibility settings included in the game.

  • New players are now also offered a simple way to ensure Sea of Thieves is suitable for all the family. Enabling Family Mode will disable voice and text communication with other crews you may meet in the open world. These settings can always be re-enabled later from the Settings Menu.

UI Menu Visibility

  • To improve readability of UI menus that overlap, the rear image will no longer use a blur effect and will now show as opaque with the front menu using a darker background.

Pop-up Notifications

  • Within the Accessibility Settings, players can select how long pop-up notifications should appear on-screen using ‘Toast Message Duration’.

Changing Game Language

  • Within the Accessibility Settings on PC, players can now choose a preferred game language independent of the operating system language.

UI Menu Narration

  • When enabling ‘Let Games Read to Me’ in platform settings, navigating through cosmetic chests and shop UI menus will now be narrated for improved accessibility.

  • Within the Quests menu, navigating through the Voyage and Tall Tale inventories will now be narrated.

  • Within the Pirate Log, both Season and Reputation sections will now be narrated.

  • When interacting with Trading Company representatives, menu navigation will now be narrated.

  • Interacting with barrels around the world and navigating through their contents will now be narrated.

Fixed Issues


  • Crews migrating to new servers should no longer become unable to use ship interactions on arrival.

  • Crews migrating servers near a shipwreck will no longer bring undiscovered treasure with them to the new server.

  • ‘Wild Rose’ – On reaching the final chapter of this Tall Tale and returning to the Order of Souls, the Outpost will now load correctly.

  • Swapping emotes while emoting should now correctly change the camera positioning.

  • The ‘Speak to Larinna outside any tavern’ Deed should now complete after speaking with Larinna.

  • After redeeming a crate, players should no longer see a ‘Redeem’ prompt appear at the Merchant Alliance vendor.

  • On Steam, players are no longer able to modify game files in order to exceed the maximum player field of view.

Lost Shipments

  • The Merchant Alliance Lost Shipments map should no longer be blank for a few seconds after opening it.

Emissary Play

  • When a player has voted at an Emissary table, if the vote is still in progress when they leave the Outpost their vote is now removed.

  • Players should no longer be able to vote to end an Emissary session shortly after their ship has sunk.

  • While representing Athena’s Fortune or the Order of Souls as an Emissary, defeating named skeletons at Skeleton Forts and the Fort of Fortune will now earn crews Emissary Grade progression.

  • Killing a Megalodon should now award players with reputation when sailing as an Athena’s Fortune Emissary.

Pirate Emporium

  • The Bear & Bird Ship Bundle in the Pirate Emporium will now correctly show that they have Collector’s Sails and Figurehead available to purchase separately.


  • While on a Skeleton Galleon, walking into geometry outside the Captain’s cabin should no longer cause players to safe teleport.

Visual and Audio

  • During an Arena contest, the Sea Dog Chest marker should now update correctly on the ship’s map.

  • When sailing, the bow splash visual effects now appear from the correct location.

  • During The Legend of Glitterbeard, players should hear the vocal audio when the tree starts to glow.

  • Toast notifications positioned above dialogue should now move back down when the dialogue has finished.

  • The skeleton runes displayed on the Masked Renegade Hull are now orientated correctly.

  • After killing fauna on the islands, they should now fade out.

  • Commodity Crates should now use the appropriate textures when viewed facing the sun.

  • Browsing the clothing store at an Outpost should no longer show overlapping navigation markers the bottom of the screen.

  • When a player is affected by snake venom, it will now display the full-screen visual effect.

Performance and Stability

  • Improved server stability, reducing scenarios where crews are removed from a game session.

  • Further improvements made to server performance, reducing latency during gameplay.

Known Issues

‘A Pirate’s Life’ Tall Tale – Joining in Progress

  • Joining a crew who have already made progress through checkpoints in the first Tale will spawn players in the incorrect location. For the lost player, dying and returning will bring them to the correct location in the Tale.

‘Lords of the Sea’ Tall Tale – Visual Issues

  • Crews who have recently returned from the Tunnels of the Damned and then begin their journey through the ‘Lords of the Sea’ Tall Tale in the same gameplay session will encounter visual issues. As a workaround, this can be fixed by forcing the game to quit by using Alt+F4 on PC or closing the application on console and then rejoining your session.

Tunnels of the Damned – Rejoining a Session

  • While travelling through the Tunnels of the Damned, losing your connection to the game and rejoining may cause visual issues and cause the migration to the new area to fail, returning you to your starting location.

New Tall Tale Commendations – Tale Visibility

  • Players are able to browse Commendations for ‘The Sunken Pearl’ and ‘Dark Brethren’ Tall Tales before they have completed the preceding Tale. To prevent the experience from being spoiled, avoid reading ahead!

Plunder Pass Reward Unlocking Issue

  • Players who have purchased the Season Three Plunder Pass may find that rewards are not immediately unlocked when the appropriate level of Seasonal progression is reached. Logging out and back in should resolve this and cause the unlocked item to appear in the relevant chest.

Ranged and Melee Weapon Hit Detection

  • In areas of intense action, players may find themselves firing shots or landing strikes that do not cause damage to their targets. While improvements continue to be delivered during our content updates, this remains a key priority for the team.

To learn more about known issues in Sea of Thieves currently being tracked and their status, head over to our Known Issues support site article.

Download and Installation

Download size:

Xbox Series X: 16.49 GB
Xbox Series S: 7.4 GB
Xbox One X: 16.49 GB
Xbox One: 7.4 GB
Windows 10: 18.2 GB
Steam: 15.97 GB


Forum Discussion

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