Rare announces that Season Eight is now underway in Sea of Thieves
swashbuckling action/adventure for Windows and Xbox. In addition to the rewards
of a new battle pass, this implements a PvP faction war where players will
choose to be part of the
Horde or the Alliance
Fortune or the Servants of the Flame. The
Official Content Update Video
illustrates the news. Here's
Caught between the opposing ideologies of the Pirate Lord and
Captain Flameheart, the Sea of Thieves has descended into open warfare. Using
the new Hourglass of Fate on their ships, all pirate crews who wish to join the
fray can vote on a Faction to side with: the Guardians of Fortune, backed by the
likes of the Pirate Lord and Belle, or the Servants of the Flame, fuelled by the
hunger of the Reapers and their loyalty to Flameheart.
Once you’ve chosen your Faction, the goal is simple: sink as many enemy ships
from the opposing Faction as you can. Unfurl the War Map, dive beneath the waves
and enter head-to-head showdowns with crews of similar ability to your own.
Fight and win, and you’ll earn Allegiance and unlock Faction rewards!
Building up a streak of defeated enemy Faction ships will also result in boosted
Allegiance, and sinking four or more in a row will mark you as a Faction
Champion! Be warned though, becoming a Champion will make you visible to any
other players in the area and taking you down will grant them a greater boost
than usual. An enticing target for any pirate looking to make a name for