Sea of Thieves Adding New Standalone Competitive Mode “The Arena” in Early 2019

Note: This is a developing story. More detail will be added later.

For a game about living the life of a bloodthirsty buccaneer, Sea of Thieves is a relatively friendly game. Sure, PvP is possible, but it isn’t really pushed in a major way. Well, that’s about to change, as Rare announced The Arena, a new competitive PvP mode, during Microsoft’s X018 Inside Xbox Special. You can check out a trailer for the new mode, below.

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The Arena will be a full standalone mode – once it launches, you’ll be able to choose Adventure or Arena from the Sea of Thieves main menu. In other words, those who still wasn’t the more chill Sea of Thieves Classic experience can sidestep The Arena altogether. According to Sea of Thieves executive producer Joe Neate, The Arena will condense everything about the game down into a more compact, PvP-focused shorter-session experience. Sounds interesting! We’ll bring you more details as Microsoft provides them.

Sea of Thieves next update, Shrouded Spoils, drops later this month and will include a new fog mechanic and expanded ship customization. You can get more details on that, right here.

Sea of Thieves is currently available on PC and Xbox One.


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Sea of Thieves Adding New Standalone Competitive Mode “The Arena” in Early 2019