Sea of Thieves next season will let you be a real Captain and name your ship

A musical trailer at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase for Sea of Thieves foretells the new Captain features for Season 7. These features mostly address things that players have been requesting from the game for some time now: the opportunity to be a real Captain and more permanent means of customizing your ship.

Every Sea of Thieves player can be a Captain, which means they can save ship loadouts for faster setup, customize their cabins to suit their aesthetic needs and of course, the long requested ability to name your ship. The trailer cleverly uses the name “Booty McBootface” as an example of one such name your could give your ship.

There might not be a lot of new content added to the game for this season, but these quality of life improvements definitely enrich the experience for both new and veteran players. The new season will be arriving in just a little over a month now, so if you were ever curious about trying out the game on Game Pass, this is as good a time as any.

The news coincides with Sea of Thieves celebrating their 30 million player milestone. “As you’ll have seen in the trailer above, we’re also celebrating the landmark of 30 million players. It’s a truly staggering milestone that means the world to everyone here at the studio,” reads a blog post. “We want to thank you all so much for joining us on the seas since 2018, and we are giddily excited to see how many of you go on to take up the mantle of Captains.”

“In honour of this 30 million player milestone there’ll be a Gold & Glory Weekend starting on June 17th, offering double gold and reputation and boosted Renown for all treasures cashed in. Before June ends you can also look forward to content updates delivering further improvements and fixes, heaping new treasures onto the Pirate Emporium shelves and ushering in our fifth time-limited Adventure, ‘The Forsaken Hunter’. And then the age of Captaincy will be imminent…”

Sea of Thieves Captain


Sea of Thieves Season 7 and the Captain update will arrive on the 21st of July. The game is playable on PC via Steam or Xbox App and on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and is also available to subscribers of Game Pass.