A little while ago, Rare teased that 2021 would be the biggest year for Sea of Thieves yet. Now, thanks to a new developer update, we know some of the changes planned – including seasonal content updates and an optional ‘Plunder Pass'.
In an effort to keep players engaged more regularly, Rare is changing to a seasonal content update model, with major content drops every three months. Coinciding with these seasons will be a ‘Plunder Pass', which grants unique rewards and exclusive cosmetics. Unfortunately, we don't know how much this seasonal pass will cost yet, but it will be live in January 2021 as part of the new content model and rewards system.
Each new season will include live events, as well as bigger featured events. The in-game Pirate Emporium store will be updated, naturally, there will be quality of life patches along the way too in-case any issues pop up.
The downside here is that development on Sea of Thieves' Arena mode is winding down. Apparently, 97% of players stick to the adventure mode, so while Arena will continue to be an in-game option for PvP-only matches, it is not going to be a major focus moving forward.
KitGuru Says: Do many of you still jump back into Sea of Thieves every so often? What do you think of the new season and battle pass model?