Sea of Thieves is officially one year old today. It was a troubled birth, but some love and affection, and some excellent parenting from Rare has seen them reach the first birthday in a lot better shape. Today, Rare revealed that the Anniversary update will launch on April 30th, and a nice new trailer was released. Now, the one thing that most fans will notice straightaway is that fishing is included in the video, which has been a long requested feature!

From April 10th onwards, Rare will be running a series of livestreams and video content to detail what’s in store with the update.

Wednesday, April 10th – 5pm UK time – Anniversary Preview: The Arena – Find out more about the all-new competitive game mode that will let you and your friends test yourselves against other crews in fun and fast-paced matches to amass the most loot.

Tuesday, April 16th – 5pm UK Time – Anniversary Preview: The Hunter’s Call  – The Hunter’s Call is a new trading company that gives you more ways to play and progress towards Pirate Legend. Find out more about what you can do, the company behind it and the rewards on offer.

Tuesday, April 23rd – Anniversary Preview: Tall Tales – Shores of Gold  – This is Sea of Thieves like you’ve never seen it before. Tall Tales are a collection of story-rich quests that are played out in our shared world and can be fully experienced by yourself or with your crew. This first collection, ‘Shores of Gold’, invites you to embark on an epic adventure of love, honour and betrayal in search of the mythical Shores of Gold.

All of this content will be available on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube.

Anyone who has played Sea Of Thieves in year one will also get some nice sweet loot over the coming days.

  • New Mercenary Voyages offering medleys in The Shores of Plenty and Devil’s Roar, together with a new Reaper’s Run voyage, commendations and cosmetics. There’s also a special Gilded Mercenary Voyage of Legends for Pirate Legends
  • Captain Bones’ Original Pirate Cutlass has been added to the weapons chest for any player who played in Year One
  • Any player who attained Pirate Legends status during Year One will receive a Golden Legendary Tankard, a Golden Legendary Hurdy Gurdy, a Golden Legendary Blunderbuss together with Golden Legendary ship customisations including a sail, hull and figurehead
  • All players will be able to purchase the Golden Sailor Hat and Golden Sailor Cannons from any Outpost shop for just 320 gold between today and the launch of the Anniversary Update
  • A range of Sea of Thieves themed Gamerpics you can use to personalise your Xbox Live page
  • No pirate birthday would be complete without a sing-song, so we’re pleased to announce that we are releasing We Shall Sail Together free through digital outlets (Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Music and Tidal). Make sure you have a listen to get you in the pirate spirit!