Back in December, Rare announced some pretty big changes coming to Sea of Thieves in 2021. The biggest change is that development on the competitive mode ‘The Arena' is coming to an end, with the developers focusing on the core game moving forward. Alongside this, a new seasonal content system is being put into place supported by Battle Passes.
The first season of Sea of Thieves content starts on the 28th of January, at which point the first battle pass will be available. This features 100 progression levels, granting unique unlocks as you continue to play.
As part of the season one launch, there will be a new voyage type for the Merchant Alliance trading company. Additional content will also drop over the next few months, leading up to Season 2 in late March or April.
The battle pass has a free tier and a paid tier known as the Plunder Pass, which will net you more rewards. Pricing has not been revealed yet, but we'll find out more about that and how the new system works in practise later next week.
KitGuru Says: Do many of you still play Sea of Thieves? Are you planning to return for seasonal content?