Sea of Thieves has already doubled its playerbase, and it’s continuing to get bigger. The game just got into the top 100 most popular games on Steam this month. It seems like every year is Sea of Thievers’ biggest one yet, which makes sense considering that not only are they giving away free stuff, but the developer even ran a poll asking what players wanted for Christmas!
Sea of Thieves, a video game from Xbox and Rare Studios, has been the talk of E3 this year after it was chosen to be one of Microsoft’s flagship games for their new console. A recent event in the game saw players earn free currency with each friend they recruited into playing Sea of Thieves before October 31st.
What does a game like Sea of Thieves do when it reaches a milestone like 25 million players? That’s how: by giving out a massive lump of loot. Rare is throwing away free cash to everyone as a means to celebrate the new high water mark for player numbers, and it’s not a little amount: 25,000 gold and 25 Doubloons, with one randomly picked player getting 25 million gold upon turning in a treasure.
The introduction of seasons, as well as the Pirates of the Caribbean crossover content, are credited for the increased player numbers. This is an increase in the number of pirates sailing the seas since March, when the game had 20 million users.
Meanwhile, the game’s Fury of the Damned Halloween promotion is still going strong, with players able to get their hands on some scary cosmetics adorned with stylized spiders, as well as a “special gift” if “the Sea of Thieves’ best can band together to crush an astounding score of skeletons.”
Fury of the Damned began at the beginning of the month and will end on November 4th, while the free cash may be claimed between now and Tuesday, October 26th, so get kraken whether you’re seeking for scary treats or pirate treasure.