Sea of Thieves on sale for 50% off on Xbox One and PC

Snag Sea of Thieves for half off its regular price, ye scurvy dogs.


If you still haven't jumped on the Sea of Thieves train, now's a great time to do so. It's currently 50% off on Xbox One, so you can add it to your collection permanently.

The discount brings the normally $59.99 game down to $29.99, and the sale will be going on for seven more days. While you can play the game for free if you're a current Xbox Game Pass subscriber, $29.99 is in no way a bad price to experience some of the most hilarious moments in pirating you'll ever see in a game.

Sea of Thieves is Rare's latest new franchise and it's available for both PC players and Xbox One owners. It combines an emergent, pirate-themed world with plenty of different places to explore, people to meet, and monsters to slay. Of course, it's all about collecting treasure, too. That's some of the most fun you'll have while sailing through solo or with a group of your best friends.

The game also bagged a few major awards in 2018, as we awarded it Best Story (Non-Narrative) Game and Best Art Style of 2018. Our own Sea of Thieves evangelist Sam Chandler had this to say:

"Few games this year have been able to strike out and away from photorealism toward something quirky while still being able to maintain beauty. The talented team at Rare have been able to expertly craft an art style in Sea of Thieves that deserves to be ogled, captured in video and image, and just enjoyed for its glorious beauty."

Sounds like a ringing endorsement to us! If you're interested in making this game your collection's newest addition, act quickly before the sale ends. If you don't have the cash, rest assured that it's still playable for free via Xbox Game Pass, too.

Senior Editor

Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

From The Chatty
  • reply
    January 24, 2019 12:35 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Sea of Thieves on sale for 50% off on Xbox One and PC

    • reply
      January 24, 2019 12:42 PM

      I'd think this game would be a total flop but it appears to be quite popular on Twitch.

      • reply
        January 24, 2019 1:44 PM

        The sailings I did with shackers entered into my top 10 gaming moments of all time list. Without a group of friends, not so much.

        • reply
          January 24, 2019 1:54 PM

          To my surprise, I've had some surprisingly great interactions with people when playing alone. I had just started playing and had no idea wtf I was doing and this dude just showed me everything and I had to do. It was pretty cool.

        • reply
          January 24, 2019 2:01 PM

          Yeah, it's a blast with a good group.

      • reply
        January 24, 2019 2:01 PM

        I really don't understand why it has such a bit audience on twitch. The game has A LOT of downtime sailing between encounters, you'd think that viewers would get bored watching with all the downtime.

        I also don't understand the appeal of PVP in the game either. The game does PVP so poorly that it amazes me that anyone wants to engage in it.

        • reply
          January 24, 2019 2:43 PM

          People will watch the stream for the personality, not for the gameplay

          • reply
            January 25, 2019 5:34 AM

            Exactly. They will watch no matter what they play.

        • reply
          January 24, 2019 2:47 PM

          Dr. Disrespect played it this week.

        • reply
          January 25, 2019 5:39 AM

          The PvP appeals to a players that like to ruin other people's fun. While it's doing quite on twitch because of this I'm curious how long before the pve and chill crowd stops playing and all that's left is a bunch PvP players with no one terrorize.

          • reply
            January 25, 2019 5:44 AM

            Think that's probably already happened tbh. Only so much of that you want to put up with. Nothing wrong with some pvping, it's fun and part of it, but it's really shallow past that.

            • reply
              January 25, 2019 6:22 AM

              It doesn't help that PC and Xbox players are playing together which give PC player tons of advantage.

              I was watching Summit1G's stream and he just 2 tapping enemies in seconds.

    • reply
      January 24, 2019 7:50 PM

      Man this game depresses me still. I love the water, the ship mechanics and warfare, the art, etc. If they made this a real MMORPG with loot, proper quests, and better gunplay, this would be my primary game. It's such a depressing waste.

      • reply
        January 24, 2019 7:51 PM

        I played it for a trial for a little bit when it first came out. I'd buy it at $5, but definitely not $30.

      • reply
        January 25, 2019 5:31 AM

        Yep, that's how I feel. I really want it to be so much more.

Hello, Meet Lola