- 1 The Hungering Deep
- 2 Skeleton Thrones
- 3 Gunpowder Skeletons
- 4 The Sunken Curse
- 5 Cursed Sails
- 6 Cursed Crews
- 7 Forsaken Shores
- 8 Festival of the Damned
- 9 Shrouded Spoils
- 10 Mercenary Voyage of the Rum-Runner
- 11 Reaper's Run of Wanderer's Refuge
- 12 Reaper's Run of Shipwreck Bay
- 13 The Anniversary Update
- 14 Black Powder Stashes
- 15 Dark Relics
- 16 Smuggler's Fortune
- 17 Fort of the Damned
- 18 The Seabound Soul
- 19 Festival of Giving
- 20 Legends of the Sea
- 21 Crews of Rage
- 22 Heart of Fire
- 23 Ships of Fortune
- 24 Lost Treasures
- 25 Haunted Shores
- 26 Ashen Winds
- 27 Vaults of the Ancients
- 28 Fate of the Damned
- 29 Festival of Giving (2020)
- 30 Season One
- 31 Season Two
- 32 Season Three
- 33 Season Four
- 34 Season Five
Content Updates in Sea of Thieves come with time-limited events and Cosmetics, often introducing new game mechanics into the game. The Content Updates can be grouped into several types. Major Content Updates introduce a larger variety of changes to the game and are often based around new Lore focused events. The Bilge Rat Adventures and Mercenary Voyages are smaller, semi-regular events focused around unique activities or voyages, and introduce smaller changes and additions.
The Hungering Deep
Duration: May 29 – June 13, 2018
Launching with the 1.1.0 Patch, this Update introduced the first Bilge Rats Campaign that had players following riddles and rumours to piece together what happened to 'Merry' Merrick, the proud owner of a pair of matching peg legs. The Hungering Deep update introduced the Drum, Speaking Trumpet and Flags to the game as well as Tattoos and Scars (for looking good while shouting at other pirates)! This update also introduced the original Megalodon who had to be taken on by at least 5 people.
Duration: June 13 – June 28, 2018
The 1.1.2 Patch brought along with it the Skeleton Thrones Bilge Rat Adventure, which introduced 10 Hidden Skeleton Thrones to the Sea of Thieves. Sitting on the Chairs allowed players to unlock Event related Commendations, Titles and the newly added Bilge Rat Doubloons, which they could spend on limited time Cosmetics or for exchanging it for Gold or Reputation.
Duration: June 28 – July 11, 2018
Gunpowder Skeletons introduced a new, explosive feature, Gunpowder Skeletons. The new Bilge Rat Adventure allows players to earn doubloons and commendations relating to the new skeleton type, blowing up large groups of skeletons. This update had the time-limited Bone Crusher Set weapons for purchase.
The Sunken Curse
Duration: July 11 - July 26, 2018
Rumours of artefacts beneath the waves are being whispered across the Outposts, and as usual the Bilge Rats already know all about it!
Duration: July 31 – August 30, 2018
A story driven time-limited campaign putting players up against a new emergent threat: Skeleton Ships.
There’s panic at the Outposts as banners are appearing throughout the three regions of the Sea of Thieves – banners that are calling you out! Every pirate worth their salt is being challenged to battle at sea, as the dead make war on the living in grim galleons that wield curses against the unwary. Want more ways to meet the foe? The new Brigantine vessel lets three-person crews join the fray, or you can now form Alliances to share voyages, gold and experience rewards across crews. To arms, pirates!
Duration: August 30 – September 11, 2018
Duration: September 27 – October 31, 2018
Sail to Forsaken Shores, a long-lost region has been rediscovered: a perilous land known as The Devil’s Roar. Crew up and go from sea dog to scout in this strange, treacherous place where the world itself is your enemy. Stand fearlessly before The Devil's Roar as it becomes a permanent new part of your adventure!
Festival of the Damned
Duration: October 31 – November 28, 2018
Duration: November 28, 2018 – January 2, 2019
As a treacherous fog engulfs the waters, pirates can enjoy a variety of new features and improvements in Shrouded Spoils, the next free update for Sea of Thieves. Fresh hazards threaten unwary ships, but there are more riches to earn and more ways to build your legend. Greater risks bring greater rewards! Do you dare to discover what’s new on the seas?
Mercenary Voyage of the Rum-Runner
Duration: February 6 – March 6, 2019
This was the start of the new bilge rat voyages known as the Mercenary Voyages, this voyage made you do work for the 3 companies and finally head to Thieves Haven to dig up 3 Chests of a Thousand Grogs.
Reaper's Run of Wanderer's Refuge
Duration: March 6 – March 20, 2019
The first of the two reaper runs, this voyage took you to mainly Wanderer's Refuge to dig up a fortune of captains's chests. But beware... Other players would be looking for loot to steal and to get the title you need to have the reaper's mark up. Do you dare brave the reaper?
Reaper's Run of Shipwreck Bay
Duration: March 20 – March 30, 2019
The Anniversary Update
Released on April 30, 2019
Black Powder Stashes
Duration: July 17 – August 14, 2019
Duration: August 14, 2019 – September 11, 2019
Duration: September 11 - October 16, 2019
Fort of the Damned
Duration: October 16, 2019 - November 20, 2019
The Seabound Soul
Duration: November 20, 2019 - December 11th, 2019
Festival of Giving
Duration: December 11th, 2019 - January 15th, 2020
Legends of the Sea
Duration: January 15th, 2020 - February 19th, 2020
Crews of Rage
Duration: February 19th, 2020 - March 12th, 2020
Heart of Fire
Duration: March 12th, 2020 - April 22nd, 2020
Ships of Fortune
Duration: April 22nd, 2020 - May 27th, 2020.
Ships of Fortune is a spiritual successor to the Anniversary Update, introducing major changes to the game such as increased Trading Company ranks, new Trading Company cosmetics, an Emissary system, player reviving, a complete overhaul to the Arena game mode, and the addition of a new Pet species: Cats.
Duration: May 27th, 2020 - June 17th, 2020
Duration: June 17th - July 29th, 2020
Duration: July 29th - September 9th, 2020
Vaults of the Ancients
Duration: September 9th - October 28th, 2020
Fate of the Damned
Duration: October 28th - December 9th, 2020
Fate of the Damned marked the availability of the Soulflame Cosmetics. It also had new emporium stock during November 2020.
Festival of Giving (2020)
Duration: December 9th, 2020 - January 2021
Festival of Giving introduced several time-limited Events, new ice-themed cosmetics available through Twitch Drops and the Pirate Emporium, and the new Cannon Flares cosmetic items available at the Shipwright Shop. The time-limited events were: 12 Deeds of Giving, available up until 20th January, awarding the Eastern Winds Jade Set equipment. Plundered Presents, available until 30th December, awarded new Gold Hoarders Set equipment items. Grogmanay, available from 30th December to 20th January 2021, awarded an Order of Souls Bucket, Frostbite Cannon and Paradise Garden Cannon Flare upon completing its challenges.
Duration: January 28th – April 14th, 2021
Season One introduced the concept of Seasons. Season One has 100 tiers of different rewards to work your way through. Season One introduced Lost Shipment voyages, and added the Dark Adventurers Set for Pirate Legends. Champion of Souls, Festival of Fishing, and Vault Raiders were the time-limited events in Season One.
Duration: April 15th – June 22nd, 2021
Duration: June 22nd, 2021 - September 23rd, 2021
Duration: September 23rd, 2021 - December 2nd, 2021
Duration: December 2nd, 2021 - TBA