Sea of Thieves Season Nine: Rare Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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Sea of Thieves first dropped in 2018, launching exclusively on Xbox and PC platforms, and since then, it has grown immeasurably. Now, in celebration of the game’s fifth anniversary, Rare is preparing to release Sea of Thieves season nine alongside a feature-length documentary titled ‘Voyage of a Lifetime’.

For the most part, Sea of Thieves offers up a unique experience, fusing an individual, charming art style with a broad, open sandbox environment that players can explore with friends at their own pace. It features exciting, ocean-based combat, a lengthy assortment of quests and tasks to complete, and more cosmetics than you can shake a sword at.

What’s Coming with Sea of Thieves Season Nine?

In a lengthy, six-minute breakdown, season nine was revealed in full, with Rare offering up an exploration of everything that’s coming in the season.

There’s an all-new chest type, named ‘Chest of Fortune’, which is a rarer, harder-to-obtain collectable that’ll allow a player to unlock exclusive and attractive cosmetics for their ship. For season nine, Reaper and Reaper’s Bounty chests have also received an upgrade – one that makes them even more challenging to secure.

Most of the game’s world events have been looked at and tweaks have been applied, and in season nine, they’ll feature dynamic difficulty that adjusts based on a player’s party size. In terms of the world itself, shipwrecks and both Kraken and Megalodon encounters will be more frequent, and weather mechanics are much more diverse.

As you can imagine, all-new adventures are in store for Sea of Thieves season nine, with never-before-seen voyages dropping with the new update. There’s a loaded season pass coming, as well.

Not only that, but a wide range of quality-of-life improvements have been made, there’s an array of brand-new emotes, costumes, and cosmetics to unlock, and loot is more plentiful in season nine.

Are you excited for the Sea of Thieves season nine update, or for the Voyage of a Lifetime documentary?

The free-to-download update drops on March 16th.

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