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Adventure Mode
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Type Game Mode
Location The Sea of Thieves

The Adventure Mode is the main game mode of Sea of Thieves, separate from the player versus player focused Arena game-mode. Rewards from Arena mode (Gold and Sea Dogs reputation) do carry over to Adventure Mode.


The Adventure Mode is your traditional Sea of Thieves experience, placing your Player Pirate and their Crew and Ship in one of the many Outposts in the titular Sea of Thieves, leaving you to find your own Adventures, by either following the Story mode of Tall Tales, going on Bilge Rats time-limited or permanent Adventures or earning Gold, Reputation and Commendations with the six main Trading Companies: Gold Hoarders, Order of Souls, Merchant Alliance, The Hunter's Call, Reaper's Bones, and the Legendary Athena's Fortune.


Up to six Crews of up to four Pirates can populate a single Adventure mode Server. Before loading in to a server, a Player needs to choose whether they want to join an Open Crew or a Closed Crew. An Open Crew will match the Player with other pirates who have chosen to sail in an Open Crew themselves. A Closed Crew is for those players who want to either sail alone or invite their Friends to play with them in a single Crew. Once a Crew type is chosen, the player needs to choose a Ship type. There are currently three Ship types for Adventure mode.


The smallest ship, the Sloop, can fit a crew of up to two players, being ideal for its maneuverability and low maintenance. The sloop is easy to bail and repair, but fills up quickly. The Sloop has the fastest speed when going against the wind with full sail, allowing it to realistically outrun most PVP encounters.

The Sloop has two cannonball barrels above deck, two food barrels below deck, and one wood barrel below deck. There are five lanterns visible to other players on the upper deck and under the canopy.


The Brigantine is the medium ship that can fit a crew of up to three. The Brigantine, or simply ‘Brig,’ is desirable for its fairly low maintenance requirements and speed. The Brig also has the opportunity to be the fastest ship (see Brigantine for more info.) The Brigantine has only one lower deck, making it easier to sink. The Brigantine is also the easiest ship to bail.

The Brig has three cannonball barrels, two food barrels, and one wood barrel, all below decks. The Brigantine lacks a dedicated helm deck. There are three lanterns visible to other players, all above decks.


The Galleon is the largest ship. The Galleon has three masts and a very large helm deck, making it very easy to identify from a distance. The galleon has three decks: the main deck and the two under decks. The Galleon takes the longest to sink, but will fill up rapidly if the water reaches the second deck.

The Galleon has three cannonball barrels, two food barrels and one wood barrel on the middle deck. There are four lanterns visible to other players, all on the top deck.


Once a crew type and Ship is chosen, the players are thrown in the open seas of Sea of Thieves with all the necessary Equipment and trusted to gather their own Resources and Treasure on the transportable Base that is your ship. There are no limits to where a Crew can sail in Adventure Mode, allowing the players maximum freedom to choose their own Adventures, be them following the story mode of Tall Tales, going on Voyages for the Trading Companies to gain favour, choosing different Commendations to work toward to gain different rewards or Titles or even just finding other Player Crews to battle for their hard earned Treasure and take it all for yourself.


  • Your Player Pirate is the same across all game-modes and sessions, so choose wisely! You can change your appearance but it will cost Ancient Coins