PvP Arena mode will not receive new updates
A Rare released a new news and news video involving Sea of Thieves, revealing that, from January 2021, the game will adopt a model of Seasons, and will have a Battle Pass, similar to popular multiplayer games like Fortnite.
Previously, the producer had adapted to a monthly update system for the game.
“Each Season will last 3 months, and each season starts with new content, a new experience or a way of playing to start each season”, explains the creative director Mike Chapman. “And along with that, over the three months, there will be regular and special live events, hundreds of new rewards to be gained from playing, alongside ongoing life improvement patches, Emporium updates and constant rewards as part of our Twitch Drops.”
The progression system will also be changed to a model similar to a season pass, in which the player will gain renown as a pirate by doing several special events and activities around the world of Sea of Thieves, winning items for his character and his ship in 100 different levels each season.
In addition, the game will also win a premium pass called Plunder Pass, which gives unique rewards and items in the Emporium to buyers.
Rare also revealed that it will focus almost entirely on Adventure mode, which is played by about 97% of the game’s population. As such, Arena mode, focused on PvP combat, will no longer receive significant updates, although it will still be available to play.
Sea of Thieves is available for PC, Xbox One e Xbox Series X/S.