Sea of Thieves Season 7 is almost here, and if you’re itching to set sail and raise anchors, you’ll want to learn everything there is to know about the new season. Sea of Thieves Season 7 is more themed than most before it. This time around, the focus on all things pirate captains, the once-unofficial designation players will often give to themselves or a teammate of theirs – the team leader, so to speak. But this title outside of the game is getting a lot of in-game support with Season 7, thanks to a number of new features, including the official appointment of a captain in your crew. Here’s everything you need to get ready for the Sea of Thieves Season 7 start date.
Sea of Thieves Season 7 Release Date
Season 7 sets sail for adventure in July 21and Sea of Thieves updates typically go live in the early morning hours in the Pacific time zone, though there are slight delays (in minutes or hours, not days, they’re not unpredictable, so your best bet is to keep an eye on the official Sea of Thieves). from the Thieves Twitter account that day.
New features in Season 7
This season will focus on allowing players to role-play as true captains of their crew with long-sought and immersive features. Here we will break them down piece by piece.
With Season 7, you’ll be able to save custom Ship Loadouts for easy access to all of the Shipwright Shops at the various outposts in the game. Instead of having to re-select a new paint job for the hull, sails, guns, etc., you’ll be able to save multiple preset styles so you can dress your boat in the right colors for any occasion.
name your ship
Finally, the shields placed over your captain’s quarters won’t go blank. Starting in Season 7, you will be able to name your ship, as long as it is an appropriate name as stated in the prank trailer above. If you haven’t chosen a name yet, now is the time to start brainstorming. I prefer The Black Rock as a nod to Lost.
Customize your captain’s cabin
Your captain’s quarters will be customizable for the first time in Sea of Thieves starting in Season 7. The trailer above hints at some of the new cosmetic options you’ll have available, like hanging wall art, shelf toppers for show, and more. For pirates who know that style is half the battle, these new options seem to be just what they’re looking for. Although not yet confirmed, it is possible that the Season 7 Raid Pass will come with its own Captain’s Room rewards.
Sell loot more easily to The Sovereigns
Even the most enthusiastic pirate will tell you that sometimes selling loot in Sea of Thieves takes longer than it should, especially when playing in smaller teams or solo. Even a well-oiled assembly line of pirates at an outpost can take several minutes to retrieve loot from a treasure room. Sea of Thieves Season 7 looks to streamline this process by introducing The Sovereigns and a new currency called Cash-In Points.
Although the full details of this system are not fully understood yet, we can reasonably infer how it works from the trailer above. Sovereigns will be installed at all outposts as a new merchant to visit and you will be able to sell your various loot items in one place. It appears that you will no longer need to hand over your various treasures to their corresponding merchants, such as Gold Hoarders or Order of Souls, although this may depend on having enough Redemption Points to use this optimized feature.
As we learn more about this system leading up to and after the release of Season 7, we’ll provide a full walkthrough on how it all works.
Keep a record captain
Although the trailer focused on a few important features, a snippet of the video offers a look at other new features. One of these was the ability to “chronicle a captain’s log,” which it seems the game will now visualize, perhaps in the form of a tall tale-like book, every voyage you embark on in Sea of Thieves. As the RPG community is very lively in Sea of Thieves, it looks like it will be a fun vanity project for pirates looking to create more memories with other swashbucklers.
Choose between different game styles
The final detail shown in the trailer is the ability to choose between different playstyles. We can only guess what this means for now, but let us do it anyway. Perhaps this indicates that players will be able to set preferences for certain types of lobbies. Just as Xbox gamers can eliminate PC crossplay and avoid evil mouse and keyboard players, it looks like gamers will also be able to tell the game to group them into instances where gamers are interested in things like PvP, PvE, alliances, or other filters.
Note that this is our best guess for now, but as we learn more we will update this guide. Save it here as we prepare to bring the horizon with Sea of Thieves Season 7.
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