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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Get ready for Halloween with the October update to Sea of Thieves! Now live for all players, Fort of the Damned encourages you to seek out this fearsome fortress and take on our most exciting Skeleton Fort challenge yet to earn huge rewards including a guaranteed Chest of Legends. Read on to find out more about this month's release!

Sea of Thieves Content Update: Fort of the Damned

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The Fort of the Damned

Dark forces have seized Old Boot Fort, using ancient magic to bring forth an evil that transforms it into the Fort of the Damned, overrun with sinister Shadow of Fate Skeletons.

Pirates must undertake Voyages to find Ritual Skulls, claim the Flames of Fate then band together to take down the Fort. Sloops, Brigantines and Galleons: it's time for ships to raise their Alliance flags, work together and answer the call!

Fort of the Damned is the biggest update to Sea of Thieves' popular Skeleton Fort feature since launch, offering players action-packed new challenges and massive rewards. The new Fort can be activated on demand as long as the in-game requirements are met, allowing players to take on this new challenge as often as they want. It's a permanent new addition to the game that will remain available beyond October's update.

Skeleton Pets in the Pirate Emporium

The Pirate Emporium is stocking new items for the spooky season including some supernatural additions to the pet range: the Skeleton Cockatoo and Skeleton Marmoset. But hurry, skeleton pets will only be available for the duration of the Fort of the Damned update and will return to the mists once the November update is released. Grab them before they go!

While you're at the Pirate Emporium, you'll also find the Cutthroat Ship Collection inspired by Killer Instinct, Rare's legendary fighting game, together with a new collection of emotes including the indispensable Taunt Emote bundle.

Two's Company in The Arena

Galleons no longer have the run of The Arena: pirates now have the opportunity to compete as part of a two-person Sloop crew. So grab a friend and set a course for The Arena to take on other duo crews and determine who's best!

That's not the only Arena update this month, as six new contest locations have been added. Each location has two variations, and also feature chests on Outposts for players to find and safely transport to ever more challenging Sea Dog delivery locations.

New Ways to Play Shanties

You asked, we listened: a new instrument is now yours for the playing as banjos make their way into Sea of Thieves! Open the second page of your item radial to find the banjo and pluck along to all your favourite shanties. Equipment Stores at Outposts now stock a range of fancy-looking banjos for you to grab in exchange for gold.

Plus a Whole Lot More

That's not all, as the Fort of the Damned update brings a host of other new features and content including:

• Cosmetics galore, such as the new Ferryman of the Damned set of rewards and new stock in Duke's Black Market including clothing from the Wild Rose, Wailing Barnacle and Redcoat Executive Admiral sets, Deep Ocean Crawler equipment and Fearless Bone Crusher weapons!

• More emergent loot including Skeleton Captains on islands (who drop a Villainous Skull and a Skeleton's Orders map), washed-up Rag and Bone Crates and increased Doubloon rewards for Reaper's Chests!

• New Commendations and brand new Xbox achievements!

Fort of the Damned is available for free to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game on Xbox One or on Windows 10 PC, or players who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. Simply download and install the latest Sea of Thieves update to get access.

Find out more about the Fort of the Damned update on the Sea of Thieves website: https://www.seaofthieves.com/fort-of-the-damned

To see everything that's been added to Sea of Thieves since launch, head to the official What's New page: https://www.seaofthieves.com/whats-new

Links

Sea of Thieves website: https://www.seaofthieves.com

Sea of Thieves Forums: https://www.seaofthieves.com/forum

Sea of Thieves on Discord: https://discord.gg/seaofthieves

Sea of Thieves on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeaOfThieves

Sea of Thieves on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeaOfThievesGame

Sea of Thieves on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/SeaofThieves

Sea of Thieves on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SeaofThieves

Sea of Thieves on Mixer: https://mixer.com/SeaofThieves

About Sea of Thieves

A pirate-themed shared world adventure game, Sea of Thieves is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, with enhanced features on Xbox One X. It offers an unforgettable 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. You have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose.

Released in March 2018, updated throughout the year and boosted by 2019's game-changing Anniversary Update, Sea of Thieves is a Play Anywhere title and offers cross play between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC players.

About Rare

UK-based developer Rare has been making golden memories and redefining gaming genres since 1985, and exclusively on Microsoft platforms since joining Microsoft Studios in 2002. Since then, the studio's pursuit of innovation and quality has led to the creation of Xbox Avatars, the double BAFTA-winning Kinect Sports titles and new IP including Kameo and Viva Piñata to add to a stable that already holds Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker and Perfect Dark. Following an opportunity to celebrate its heritage with the Rare Replay anniversary collection in 2015, the studio is now forging ahead with shared world adventures in Sea of Thieves, released in 2018 and continually updated with new campaigns and content.

Contact

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