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  Yo Ho Ho Ho! The Festival of Giving Begins on the Sea of Thieves
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12/11/2019
 


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

Put out the decorations, hang up your stocking and enjoy our latest monthly content update, Festival of Giving. This update is available for free to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game on Xbox One or on Windows 10 PC, or those who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. Simply download and install the latest Sea of Thieves update to join in with the Festival of Giving!

Sea of Thieves Content Update: Festival of Giving

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Available to all players for free from today, the Festival of Giving update brings with it a stocking full of festive treats. Holiday hijinks are in full swing with Gift Seeker Voyages, offering a pretty penny for pirates who can track down and retrieve a shipment of gifts lost at sea. Speak to Stitcher Jim in any tavern to get started and earn valuable Doubloons for each lost gift you deliver safely to the Masked Stranger at The Reaper's Hideout. What's more, in the spirit of the season we've introduced the Calendar of Giving, offering all players daily in-game incentives from December 13th–24th!

For players who find Sea of Thieves in their stockings this year, the Festival of Giving update brings with it the Maiden Voyage, a new introductory adventure that's a must-play for every pirate. For those new to the game or in need of a refresher, it's an ideal first experience and a 'safe' place to hone your skills. For more seasoned pirates, it's a chance to check out an unexplored island hidden beyond the Devil's Shroud, meet the Pirate Lord and unlock new Commendations and exclusive cosmetics.

If you're interested in the latest seasonal fashion and wares, visit the Pirate Emporium to stock up on a time-limited set of festive-themed weapons and pet outfits or take advantage of the Emporium's first ever sale! What's more, selected Ancient Coin bundles have been boosted by 10%, giving you even more coin to treat yourself to a special Christmas gift. Additionally, players have the chance to give back and donate to charity by purchasing a unique SpecialEffect ship cosmetic.

There's lots more to tuck in to, including more Ashen Tomes to seek, three new Skeleton Lords to battle at active Forts and new cosmetics available from Outpost shops and the Black Market. For full details, check out the Festival of Giving page on the Sea of Thieves website or explore the full release notes.

The holiday fun doesn't stop there! Follow Sea of Thieves on Twitter and Facebook for the chance to win swag in regular giveaways and check out our Christmas song 'Deck the Hulls', complete with our very own Creator Crew music video competition!

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, boosted by 2019's game-changing Anniversary Update and constantly supported with new free content, 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. Following an opportunity to celebrate its heritage with the Rare Replay anniversary collection in 2015, the studio has been forging ahead with shared world adventures in Sea of Thieves and is simultaneously building a brand new experience in Everwild, revealed at X019 in London.

Contact

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