Sea of Thieves season 8 goes live today

Robert Collins

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Sea of Thieves season 8 is now underway! It is available as a free update for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, as well as Windows 10 and 11 PCs, and for owners of the game on Steam.

Sea of Thieves 2023 Edition
Sea of Thieves 2023 Edition

So what’s included in Sea of Thieves season 8, you may be asking? To begin with: 100 levels of rewards for players to unlock by increasing their Renown, including cosmetics, gold and Ancient Coins. Players can also buy the newest Plunder Pass to get access to premium items.

Season 8 also brings on-demand player versus player ship combat.

Choose your faction

Will you follow the Pirate Lord and his Guardians of Fortune, or go with the Servants of the Flame and Captain Flameheart? Pirates looking to join in this epic Sea of Thieves conflict can vote for a side for their crew to side with. By partaking in this fight, players will earn Allegiance and Faction rewards. Sinking enemy faction ships will earn you the title of Faction Champion.

Sea of Thieves Season Eight
Via Xbox Wire.

New treasures at the Pirate Emporium

The latest update of course includes new booty to be found at the Pirate Emporium. Among them is the new King’s Ransom Ship Collection. And for those with the Plunder Pass: the Ravenwood Ship Collection, not to mention the Ravenwood costume.

Also, be sure to check out the Black Friday Sale from November 24-29, with  discounts on a bounty of in-game items.

For more information

To learn more about Sea of Thieves, check out the What’s new page as well as the Who’s who section. For newbie pirates, the Pirate Academy is highly recommended. For more about Sea of Thieves season 8 check out this link, and to learn more about Sea of Thieves seasons in general, head over here.

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