Rare has been hitting milestone after milestone with its live service pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves since its launch all the way back in 2018. Earlier this year in March, the title crossed the 20 million player milestone, and already, it has added another five million pirates to its player count.
"With the introduction of Seasons earlier this year, and our epic crossover with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean in Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life, we’ve seen a huge influx of players casting off for the first time and enjoying all the new features and content," said Rare executive producer Joe Neate in a post on Xbox Wire. The crossover with Jack Sparrow and his crew he mentions pulled in over 4.8 million players just in June, making it the busiest month ever for the game.
Sea of Thieves Creative Director Mike Chapman also has his own, personal thank you to share with all 25 million pirates who have set sail and made stories within our pirate paradise. Cheers! 🍻 pic.twitter.com/CHjwxPl8oS— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) October 19, 2021
To celebrate the 25 million player milestone, Rare is giving a special login bonus of in-game currencies. 25,000 Gold and 25 Doubloons are up for grabs to anyone who launches and logs into the game between October 19th (3pm BST) and October 26th (3pm BST) across PC and Xbox consoles.
At the same time, a lucky winner will get 25 million Gold richer when they hand in treasure during the aforementioned period. The winner will be randomly picked so make sure to hand in as much treasure as possible during the event.