Sea of Thieves is finally adding private servers
Sea of Thieves Season 10 will introduce private servers to provide a safer experience for new players who want to learn the mechanics and complete qu...
Sea of Thieves Season 10 will introduce private servers to provide a safer experience for new players who want to learn the mechanics and complete quests without encountering PvP.
Safer Seas players can join forces with up to three other pirates and earn gold and reputation at a reduced rate of 30% compared to the shared world.
The private servers will only be available starting from December, and certain aspects such as the rank of Captain and Pirate Legend will remain exclusive to the shared world in order to maintain the main focus of Sea of Thieves.
The preview of Sea of Thieves Season 10 confirms the release of private servers called "Safer Seas". Since the game's release, pirates have been battling each other for the resources of Sea of Thieves, but a new experience could complement a PvE playstyle.
Since its launch, Rare has improved Sea of Thieves through several significant updates. The game introduced a seasonal model in 2021, and Rare adds new content to Sea of Thieves every few months. In Sea of Thieves Season 9, there were unique rewards, new Pirate Legend voyages, revitalized worlds, and various quality-of-life improvements. Recently, Rare announced that Sea of Thieves Season 10 will include many quality-of-life improvements of its own. Among the changes coming in Sea of Thieves Season 10 are private servers, which may potentially provide a safer experience for new players.
Sea of Thieves Season 10 will be released on October 19th. Like other seasons, it will include various cosmetics, adventures, and some bug fixes. Unlike the guilds being added to Sea of Thieves with the launch of Season 10, the private servers of Safer Seas will be added to the rotation in December. Sea of Thieves fans playing Safer Seas can team up with up to three other pirates. Safer Seas players can learn the game mechanics, experience Sea of Thieves Tall Tales, and complete quests. While gold and reputation carry over to the High Seas when players switch to the shared world, in Safer Seas, they will be earned at a reduced rate of 30%.
According to Sea of Thieves Creative Director Mike Chapman, private servers have been a frequent request since the game's launch. As Safer Seas in Sea of Thieves removes certain aspects of the shared world in the main game, it won't be exactly the same. Things that are still exclusive to the High Seas include the rank of Sea of Thieves Captain and Pirate Legend, as well as the Athena's Fortune and Reaper's Bones factions. This is intended to allow new players to get a sense of what they can do in the game before they have to engage in PvP. The game mode can also benefit players who want to complete certain tasks without getting involved in ship battles with other pirates.
Although a significant portion of the Sea of Thieves Season 10 preview focused on Safer Seas, Rare has confirmed that the shared world will continue to be the main focus. While Safer Seas has been confirmed for December, the exact release date remains unclear.
Sea of Thieves is now available for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Source: Sea of Thieves