Sea of Thieves is getting a huge new update on Xbox One.
The Ships of Fortnue update has an April 22 release date. Fans will be able to download the patch during server downtime, which starts at 10am UK time.
The news was announced by Microsoft on Twitter: “Attention pirates! The Sea of Thieves servers will be offline from 10am BST tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd, so that the Ships of Fortune update can dock safely. Please plan your Voyages accordingly!”
When the game comes back online, fans can visit the brand new Reaper’s Bones PvP Trading Company.
Ships of Fortune also adds cats to the game, as well as crew reviving, an improved Arena and lots more.
“The Ships of Fortune update arrives April 22nd and introduces new PvP Trading Company The Reaper’s Bones, the rewarding but risky Emissary system, an increased reputation cap for most Trading Companies, crew reviving, Arena 2.0 and, most im-paw-tantly, CATS!”
Breeds include the scruffy Wildcat, fluffy Ragamuffin and slinky Mau. Each breed comes in different colours, and with different costumes.
While full patch notes are yet to be revealed, Microsoft has gone into detail about the new update.
Once the new update is live, players will be able to take up a new role as an emissary.
“Got a favourite Trading Company on the Sea of Thieves? The original Gold Hoarders, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls and Athena’s Fortune each appeal to different players – and we’re expanding them with the option for players to become Emissaries in Ships of Fortune,” Microsoft explains.
“Taking on this special duty allows pirates to earn boosted rewards from their usual Voyages, plus special cosmetic rewards for those who perform best!”
If you want to become an emissary, you’ll need to speak to reps at the various Outposts.
“Emissary roles are highly prized, so you’ll need to make a significant donation to prove you appreciate the privilege!” Microsoft continues.
Unfortunately, however, becoming an emissary will make you a target for The Reaper’s Bones.
“A new and mysterious Company known as The Reaper’s Bones, teased throughout our previous monthly updates, has emerged!
“Keeping your fancy Emissary status with the Reaper’s Bones around won’t be so easy, as their own Emissaries have but one duty – to lay their rivals low and take their Emissary Flags as trophies! Of course, taking their loot is a close-running second priority.”
You can check out the patch notes when the Sea of Thieves updates launches on April 22.