Get ready for Halloween with the free October (2019) content update for Sea of Thieves!

Now live for all Sea of Thieves players with Xbox Game Pass, on Xbox One and on Windows 10 PC, Fort of the Damned encourages you to seek out a fearsome fortress and take on our most exciting Skeleton Fort challenge yet to earn huge rewards, including a guaranteed Chest of Legends.

Dark forces have seized Old Boot Fort, using ancient magic to bring forth an evil that transforms it into the Fort of the Damned, overrun with sinister Shadow of Fate Skeletons.

Sea of Thieves - Fort of the Damned

The Pirate Emporium is stocking new items for the spooky season including some supernatural additions to the pet range: The Skeleton Cockatoo and Skeleton Marmoset. But hurry, skeleton pets will only be available for the duration of the Fort of the Damned update and will return to the mists once the November update is released. Grab them before they go!

While you’re at the Pirate Emporium, you’ll also find the Cutthroat Ship Collection inspired by Killer Instinct, Rare’s legendary fighting game, together with a new collection of emotes including the indispensable Taunt Emote bundle.

Pirates must undertake Voyages to find Ritual Skulls, claim the Flames of Fate then band together to take down the Fort. Sloops, Brigantines and Galleons: it’s time for ships to raise their Alliance flags, work together and answer the call.

Sea of Thieves - Fort of the Damned

Galleons no longer have the run of The Arena: pirates now have the opportunity to compete as part of a two-person Sloop crew. So, grab a friend and set a course for The Arena to take on other duo crews and determine who’s best.

That’s not the only Arena update this month, as six new contest locations have been added. Each location has two variations, and feature chests on Outposts for players to find and safely transport to ever more challenging Sea Dog delivery locations.

Fort of the Damned is the biggest update to Sea of Thieves’ popular Skeleton Fort feature since launch, offering players action-packed new challenges and massive rewards. The new Fort can be activated on demand as long as the in-game requirements are met, allowing players to take on this new challenge as often as they want. It’s a permanent new addition to the game that will remain available beyond October’s free content update.

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