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Sea of Thieves


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Game requires Xbox Live Gold (sold separately)

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Sea of Thieves offers the essential pirate experience, packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving and treasure hunting – everything you need to live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed about. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose.

What's new with Sea of Thieves

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A game that keeps growing and evolving

Since its launch in March 2018, Sea of Thieves has received unprecedented developer support. The game received five major content expansions in its first year and has continued to grow with monthly content updates. Every expansion and update has been made available to all players free of charge.

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Adventure awaits

From acclaimed developer Rare comes a shared-world adventure game that offers the ultimate pirate experience. Set in a rich world of exotic islands, hidden treasures and dangers both natural and supernatural, Sea of Thieves has everything you need to live the pirate life and is unlike anything you’ve played before.

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A vast open world

Explore a vast open world filled with unspoiled islands, sunken ships and mysterious artefacts. Take on quests to hunt for lost treasure, seek out cursed skeleton captains or trade in valuable cargo. Go hunting and fishing or take on one of over fifty side-quests.

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Unforgettable stories

Play ‘Tall Tales’ to experience Sea of Thieves’ unique take on a story-driven campaign. With eleven tales to play through across two epic storylines, these immersive and cinematic quests provide around 30 hours of the ultimate pirate fantasy.

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Intense action

Engage in intense ship-to-ship battles against other players or fearsome ships of the undead. Raid skeleton forts for untold loot. Take on fearsome creatures of the deep. Battle with skeleton lords. Or test your crew against other pirates in The Arena, Sea of Thieves’ standalone competitive game mode.

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A new type of multiplayer game

Whether you’re playing alongside friends, matchmaking to find a crew or setting out as a ‘lone wolf’ pirate, you’ll have hilarious, memorable encounters in a world rich with other real players. All are welcome in our pirate paradise.

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Become Legend

On your quest to become a pirate legend you’ll amass loot, build a reputation and define a unique personal style with your hard-earned rewards. Adventurer. Cut-throat. Explorer. What will your legend be?

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Welcome to the Pirate Emporium!

Sea of Thieves encourages all pirates to show off their own personal style. The Pirate Emporium provides a way to obtain exclusive customisations that can only be obtained using Ancient Coins, purchasable with real money. Pick up pet companions, unique ship liveries, emotes and more to express yourself in a variety of new ways! Emporium stock is refreshed and rotated each month, so keep an eye on what’s currently available.



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Game details

A shared-world adventure game that lets you be the pirate you’ve always dreamed of in a world of danger and discovery. Explore a vast ocean where any sail on the horizon could mean a ship filled with real players who may be friends or foes. Form a crew and voyage to treasure-filled islands, face legendary creatures and test your mettle in epic ship battles against other pirates.

4K: 4K Ultra HD not available on the Xbox One or Xbox One S consoles.

HDR: HDR functionality available with supported games and TVs.

Xbox One X Enhanced: Enhanced features for Xbox One X subject to release of a content update. Games information at

Xbox Play Anywhere: Play Anywhere on the Xbox One or Windows 10 PC; PC hardware requirements may vary for games on Windows 10.

Additional information


  • Crude Humour
  • Use of Alcohol
  • Violence
  • Publisher
  • Xbox Game Studios
  • Developer
  • Rare
  • Genre
  • Action-adventure
  • Platforms
  • Xbox One
    Windows 10
  • Release date
  • 20 March 2018

System requirements

OS Windows 10 Anniversary
Processor Intel Q9450 @2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 @ 3.3 GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750
DirectX 11
OS Windows 10 Anniversary
Processor Intel i5 4690 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6 GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 380x
DirectX 11

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Packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving and treasure hunting, Sea of Thieves has everything you need to live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed about.

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