July 24, 2024

Following the launch of Sea of Thieves’ radical structural overhaul final month, Uncommon is readying to launch a brand new mid-season replace subsequent week that’ll add anti-cheat and subscription-free solo play to its swashbuckling pirate journey. Plus, an enormous 2024 content material preview is on the way in which as a part of Sea of Thieves’ sixth anniversary celebrations.

Beginning with anti-cheat, Uncommon has confirmed it’s going to be introducing Epic’s kernel-level Simple Anti-Cheat resolution – as utilized by the likes of Fortnite and Apex Legends – to Sea of Thieves subsequent Thursday, 14th March. There’s not far more to report past its imminent arrival, however the information’ll most likely carry some reassurance when you assume you’ve got been aware about suspicious behaviour out on the seas. And I am not speaking spyglass dongs.

Moreover, subsequent week’s replace brings an fascinating growth to final yr’s Safer Seas mode. From subsequent Thursday onward, it’s going to be potential for pirates to play alone on a Safer Seas non-public server with no need a Sport Move Core or Sport Move Final subscription. The important thing factors to notice listed below are that this is not an offline mode – Sea of Thieves remains to be intrinsically reliant on its servers – and any type of multiplayer, even in Safer Seas, will nonetheless require Sport Move.

Cover image for YouTube videoAnti-Cheat, Anniversary Antics and Outpost Inventory: Sea of Thieves Information March sixth 2024

Sea of Thieves Information, March sixth 2024.

Oh, and when you’re a PlayStation 5 proprietor trying ahead to Sea of Thieves’ thirtieth April arrival, Uncommon has confirmed the brand new solo play choice will work on Sony’s platform too, enabling a single pirate to get pleasure from Safer Seas and not using a PlayStation Plus subscription.

Elsewhere in subsequent week’s replace, there’s an merchandise refresh for the premium Pirate Emporium bringing the likes of latest emotes and cosmetics, plus some welcome new additions to Outpost shops, with Uncommon’s newest information replace highlighting the moderately fashionable Maestro ship set.

Extra excitingly, Sea of Thieves’ sixth anniversary celebrations are virtually upon us, and Uncommon can be marking the event on twentieth March by, amongst different issues, giving gamers a glimpse at what’s shaping as much as be an thrilling 2024 for the sport – and you may learn extra about a few of its plans for this “yr of the sandbox” in my chat with inventive director Mike Chapman and government producer Joe Neate elsewhere on Eurogamer.