- Play The Shrouded Deep, Sea of Thieves third narrative-driven Adventure, from April 21 to May 12.
- Continue the story with Legend of the Veil, the new Pirate Legend-exclusive Voyage, also playable now.
- Sea of Thieves is available free for all players with Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam.
Two epic stories are waiting to unfold in Sea of Thieves as its third time-limited Adventure, The Shrouded Deep, and the long-awaited Pirate Legend Voyage, Legend of the Veil, are playable from today! These connected stories both involve the Veil of the Ancients, a magical artefact that can grant its user the ability to travel between the living world and the spectral Sea of the Damned.
In The Shrouded Deep, players join forces with Belle and famed Megalodon hunter Merrick, and attempt to summon that great pale leviathan: the Shrouded Ghost. Be prepared for a monster hunt that’ll live on in legend as you seek to liberate the Veil of the Ancients from the belly of the beast. Then in the Legend of the Veil Voyage, Pirate Legends are called upon to help the Pirate Lord awaken the mask’s latent power by finding Veil Stones hidden around the Sea of Thieves.
As with our previous Adventures, we gave players a glimpse of The Shrouded Deep in a special cinematic trailer, setting up the high-stakes action that’ll unfold during this in-game event. As the third Adventure acts as a season finale for this story arc, it runs for three weeks instead of two, giving players more time to experience the dramatic conclusion.
Ghost of a Chance
Thanks to a key piece of information discovered during previous Adventure Forts of the Forgotten, Belle has deduced that Captain Flameheart’s plans hinge on a mystical treasure: the Veil of the Ancients. With this long-lost relic rumoured to now reside in the stomach of an elusive Megalodon, Belle has sought out Merrick to help hunt down the near-mythical monster. While certainly a capable duo, these two may have bitten off more than they can chew…
For those wanting to get right up to speed with the unfolding story, check out our latest Adventure Awaits story primer on the Sea of Thieves website. Every Adventure is preceded by one of these articles, so if ‘The Shrouded Deep’ is your first foray into our time-limited narrative events, you can easily catch up on the story so far through previous primers.
Following on from the events of The Shrouded Deep, the Legend of the Veil Voyage sees you working with the Pirate Lord on a three-part quest in search of the Veil Stones (and maybe some Athena’s Treasure along the way). This Voyage is designed for replayability with the first two stages chosen at random, while the finale is always the same – a climactic naval battle in the heart of a supernatural storm, as you attempt to take down an imposing Ghost Garrison!
While the Legend of the Veil is meant primarily for players who have reached the heady heights of Pirate Legend, crewmates who have yet to reach this milestone can still tag along with willing Pirate Legends and experience this multi-stage odyssey for themselves. Need a quick reminder of how to achieve Pirate Legend status? Just prove your mettle by reaching rank 50 with at least three of Sea of Thieves’ Trading Companies.
There’s a monster hunt afoot – blow that hunting horn and face whatever lies in ‘The Shrouded Deep’ today! This time-limited Adventure runs from April 21 to May 12, while the Legend of the Veil Voyage is a permanent addition to the game for Pirate Legends.
Find Out More
For more information on the latest Sea of Thieves update, including full release notes, visit the Sea of Thieves website. This update is available for free to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC or via Steam, or players who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. Simply download and install the latest Sea of Thieves update to get access.
New to Sea of Thieves? Find out about the latest free content updates on our What’s New page and pick up some tips from our Pirate Academy, which provides invaluable information on topics ranging from sailing to swordplay as you prepare for your maiden voyage. Learn more about Sea of Thieves here, or join the ongoing adventure at www.seaofthieves.com where you can embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities!
Sea of Thieves
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About the game
Sea of Thieves offers the essential pirate experience, from sailing and fighting to exploring and looting – everything you need to live the pirate life and become a legend in your own right. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose.
Whether you’re voyaging as a group or sailing solo, you’re bound to encounter other crews in this shared world adventure – but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?
A vast open world
Explore a vast open world filled with unspoiled islands, sunken ships and mysterious artefacts. Take on quests to hunt for lost treasure, seek out cursed Skeleton Captains or gather valuable cargo for the Trading Companies. Go hunting and fishing or choose from hundreds of optional goals and side-quests.
Play through the Tall Tales to experience Sea of Thieves’ unique take on a story-driven campaign. With 11 tales to play through across two epic storylines, these immersive and cinematic quests provide around 30 hours of the ultimate pirate fantasy.
On your journey to become a Pirate Legend you’ll amass loot, build a reputation and define a unique personal style with your hard-earned rewards. Adventurer. Explorer. Conqueror. What will your legend be?
A game that’s always growing
With five major expansions and almost a year’s worth of monthly updates, Sea of Thieves is a service-based game that is continually growing and evolving. Check back each month to see what new content has been added.