The Sea of Thieves preview event aired as promised, and a host of next content for the game has been revealed. This includes new narrative events known as “Adventures”, with the first, Shrouded Islands, coming to the game on February 17. Shrouded Island will be a limited-time event about Flameheart’s attempt to regain his lost powers and will only last until March 3.
Rare developers intend to release a new quest every month and plan to have a final quest in each season. Adventure events get players to interact with the changing world of the game and are more story-driven than most other events in Sea of Thieves.
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Another new feature revealed at the preview event is mysteries, which are puzzles and secrets that players can uncover and piece together to solve a mystery. The first mystery will revolve around uncovering a plot “behind a most disgusting murder.”
Sea of Thieves will continue to release seasons, with Season 6 starting sometime in March. Fittingly, the upcoming season will bring six new Sea Forts where players can battle new captains and ghosts. Also part of Season 6 is new Pirate Legend content, in which high-level players can take assignments from the Pirate Lord’s Athena’s Fortune and discover new story details about the world.
Rare also shared a roadmap for all future seasons in 2022, showing that each season will have three adventures and new mysteries. Season seven will release in June, season eight will release in September, and season nine will release in December.
Despite all the new content coming to the game, Sea of Thieves will sadly be getting rid of The Arena mode as well. The reason given was that only around 2% of the player base regularly interacts with the mode, and it was unreasonable to keep it running. Arena Mode will remain open until March 10.