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The fate of Golden Sands Outpost hangs in the balance in Sea of Thieves’ fourth time-limited Adventure, ‘Lost Sands’. In a departure from previous Adventures, players can pick the path they wish to follow, either choosing to aid in the Outpost’s reconstruction or dooming it to be ever shrouded in an ethereal mist.

The side with the most support at the end of the Adventure will determine the future of Golden Sands in Sea of Thieves, so weigh your options carefully! Do you want the Outpost restored to its previous prominence, or would you rather leave it in ruins as a tactical play or a testament to Captain Flameheart’s power? As with previous Adventures, players have been given a glimpse of the current state of play in the cinematic opening trailer…

Sand and Deliver

Following the thrilling conclusion to ‘The Shrouded Deep’, Merrick found his lust for excitement and adventure rekindled, and has now set his sights on rebuilding Golden Sands Outpost – which was left abandoned at the beginning of the very first Adventure, ‘Shrouded Islands’. But even as Merrick tries to rally the island’s inhabitants, a shadowy threat lies in wait. The Servant of the Flame is determined that the Outpost should remain in ruins, and gathers his forces to plot sabotage.

Will you be swayed by Merrick’s fervor and take Hunter’s Path, helping him track down key supplies to restore Golden Sands to its former trading glory? Or will you slip onto the Servant’s Path, using Soulflame Rowboats to smuggle Relic Caches to the Reapers, scheming to keep the island shrouded?

Lost Sands

The future of Golden Sands can even be influenced when not directly taking part in the Adventure. Anyone can contribute to the reconstruction by delivering useful supplies to Merrick, or disrupting those supply lines to support the Servant of the Flame. Every little action could swing the balance until this Adventure concludes on June 9!

If you want a recap of everything that’s happened up to this point, our Adventures Ahead series of story primers should provide all you seek. We release a new installment before the start of each new Adventure, so you can jump right into the story whether you’re a veteran Adventurer or ‘Lost Sands’ is your very first.

Now it’s time to act, pirates – pick a side and help decide Golden Sands’ destiny in ‘Lost Sands’! Don’t forget to use the #SaveGoldenSands or #RuinGoldenSands tag to state your allegiance on your social channel of choice. You’ve got until June 9 to help change the course of Sea of Thieves history…

Find Out More

For more information on the latest Sea of Thieves update, including full release notes, visit the Sea of Thieves website. This update is available for free to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 PC, or via Steam, or players who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. Simply download and install the latest Sea of Thieves update to get access.

New to Sea of Thieves? Find out about the latest free content updates on our What’s New page, get familiar with Who’s Who, or pick up some gameplay tips from our Pirate Academy, which provides invaluable information on topics ranging from sailing to swordplay as you prepare for your maiden voyage.

About Sea of Thieves

A pirate-themed shared-world adventure game, Sea of Thieves is available now on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 PC, and Steam, and optimized for Xbox Series X|S. It offers an unforgettable pirate experience, packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving, and treasure hunting – everything you need to live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed about. You have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however, you choose.

Released in March 2018 and constantly supported with new, free content, Sea of Thieves is a Play Anywhere title and offers cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10/11 PC players.

About Rare

UK-based developer Rare has been making golden memories and redefining gaming genres since 1985, and exclusively on Microsoft platforms since joining Microsoft Studios in 2002. Following an opportunity to celebrate its heritage with the Rare Replay anniversary collection in 2015, the studio has been forging ahead with shared world adventures in Sea of Thieves and is simultaneously building a brand new experience in Everwild, revealed at X019 in London.

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