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The “Raging Tides” arrive for Skull and Bones, as free Season 1 drop

The first season of Ubisoft’s long-awaited and open-world pirate action title Skull and Bones is here, and it’s free of charrrrrge.

Can’t put a price on the Tides

Released earlier this month, Skull and Bones was looking like it’d be the first big blockbuster of 2024, though has been a tad lackluster. Even with publisher Ubisoft releasing an eight hour (yes, really) demo of the title to draw more eyes, it’s still counting less than a million registered players. No, that’s not great, but maybe a fresh addition of even more content for the already beefy game will help.

Yes, less than a month after release, Ubi is loading up a cannon with some new Events, Bounties, and more, and as mentioned it’s free of charge.

Skull and Bones’ post-launch content will see players grow their pirate empire and face new threats as the world evolves with each new season. In Season 1 “Raging Tides”, players will embark on a perilous journey against the vicious Pirate Lord Philippe La Peste and his legendary pirate ship, La Potence. From dominating a Legendary Pirate Lord and World Events to growing an empire, this first addition to the post-launch plan signals the start of an exhilarating journey on the high seas.

Ubisoft press release

Here’s the full list of what’s included with Raging Tides:

  • Tides of Terror: Increasingly difficult seasonal events where players will fight against La Peste’s Fleet of Pestilence. Players will eventually go against him in a World Event, culminating in a final showdown where they will seek out his base of operations, the Blighted Bastion, for an epic battle.
  • New World Events: Players will encounter Elite Warships from megacorporations like the DMC (Opwelling), and local factions like the Clan of Fara (Mizerja). Merchant Convoys carrying high-value loot will also be present along trade routes in the Indian Ocean.
  • New Bounties: Player can pick up bounties leading them to terrifying legends such as the mysterious Ghost Ship (Rode Maangodin) that haunts the Open Seas, or the terrifying Sea Monster (Zamaharibu) that awaits unsuspecting pirates in the depths.
  • New Leaderboard rewards: Higher-tier weapons and equipment. Seasonal Smuggler Pass: Three free tracks allow players to acquire new gameplay items and blueprints to further optimize and customize their ship’s loadout. There will also be free cosmetics from captain and ship cosmetic sets to resources and Pieces of Eight.  The Premium pass also adds extra cosmetics and Gold premium currency.

Ubisoft press release

Skull and Bones, and its first season in Raging Tides, are out right now for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Ubisoft Store and Epic), plus Amazon Luna and GeForce Now.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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