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Sea of Thieves

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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.

Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Games built using the Xbox Series X|S development kit are designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Xbox Series X|S. They will showcase unparalleled load-times, visuals, responsiveness, and framerates up to 120FPS.

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High Dynamic Range

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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 customizations 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.

Additional information

Rating Pending

  • May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit for rating information.


Xbox Game Studios






Xbox Series X|S
Xbox One
Windows 10/11

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 @ 3.5GHz 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.

Deluxe Edition

This Deluxe Edition includes the latest version of the game with all permanent content added since launch (including the Hunter cosmetics and 10,000 gold to spend in the Outpost shops). Plus bonus deluxe content containing the dramatic Black Phoenix Figurehead and Sails, the classic Crab Dab and Deck Hide Emotes, and 550 Ancient Coins to spend in the Pirate Emporium.

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Xbox Design Lab

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core (White)

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Xbox Rechargeable Battery + USB-C

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