Sea Of Thieves is getting a Battle Pass

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Sea of ​​Thieves Discard the monthly update schedule and go to FortniteRare creative director Mike Chapman, a seasonal model of style starting next year New update To the player.

“One year after updating the game [monthly], We are moving to a new method, “Chapman said. “So the season is coming from January Sea of ​​Thieves Added some pirate twists. Each season lasts about three months and begins with new content and activities. During these periods, Rhea will patch the game and continue to run live events. Most importantly, there is a premium Battle Pass called the Plunder Pass, which players can pay to earn additional rewards each season.

“What’s really exciting for us is that we can feel the sense of progress every time we play outside the existing trading company’s progress system,” Chapman said. “So you can feel the concrete progress when you play, without having to finish your current adventure or voyage. Sea of ​​Thieves.. ”

Spurred the success of FortniteOther live games like, Destiny 2 And Fallout 76 We changed the direction of the update centering on the seasonal Battle Pass. Getting the rewards players want was originally an antidote to luck-based reward frustration like loot boxes, but some Battle Passes have become boring on their own. A meta-progression from rank 1 to 100 can provide a satisfying excuse to continue playing. It’s also an effective way for developers to fill in slim content updates.I still don’t know how dirty it is Sea of ​​Thieves‘The looting path will be final.

All new content will continue to be available to players who have purchased the game for free. It is not yet known if the looting pass will offer more than cosmetics.

According to Rhea, 11 million people played the game this year. Sea of ​​Thieves‘Steam launch with 1 million new players within the first month.

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