Did someone call for transmedia synergy? How about bizarre crossovers? If you’re a fan of both Sea of Thieves and Halo, that’s exactly what you’re getting, as last night, Rare announced a promotion that essentially plunks a Halo-themed ship into the pirate MMO-lite. It’s not a ship you asked for, but we bet it’s a ship you’ll take – free is free.
To get the ship, players need to log in this week and play in adventure or arena mode – before Sunday in British time – and then the ship will be added to your account within a few days.
The giveaway is part of Rare’s Arena festivities as promoted over the last month.
“Throughout the month, competing crews have earned more than 2.6 billion pieces of Sea Dogs silver by finding chests, sinking ships and fighting off rival crews. And there’s been a lot of fighting, with almost 40m cannonballs being fired (at an impressive hit rate of 42%), helping to send more than 700,000 ships to the bottom of the ocean and dispatching pirates to the Ferry of the Damned 5.5m times. The most active Arena player so far managed to rack up an astounding 1,413 matches in the first month, averaging just under 50 matches a day. Many other impressive records have also been set, with one player recording 6,735 kills during the month and another digging up over 4,000 chests.”
We're proud to unveil the @Halo-inspired Spartan Ship Set, made in partnership with our friends at 343 Industries. Earn it by battling in The Arena on the E3 show floor OR by playing #SeaOfThieves at any time between now and 23:59 BST on Saturday! pic.twitter.com/GOrjvzmBzc
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) June 10, 2019
To answer your Spartan Ship Set questions:
To earn the set you need to play #SeaOfThieves between now and 23:59 BST on Saturday.|
You can play either Adventure or The Arena to qualify.
We'll add the set to your account within 72 hours of your first play session.
Go, go, go! https://t.co/bemgy4DKZO
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) June 11, 2019
There’s a new anniversary trailer too!