Ubisoft recently lifted the anchor on their highly-anticipated pirate game Skull and Bones, showcasing ambitious post-launch plans filled with thrilling challenges, empire-building escapades, and seasonal specials to keep swashbucklers on their toes for the long haul.
Let’s look at what the end game and roadmap look like for 2024, and the all important dates for release and early access.
Brace for Epic Throwdowns with Legendary Pirate Lords
After reaching the endgame, fate will throw captains into explosive matchups with larger-than-life Legendary Pirate Lords ruling the seas with iron fists.
To take down these brutal overlords and reap sweet rewards, players will need to strategize their approach, outfit their ships accordingly, and masterfully execute each face-off. Ubisoft says to expect jaw-dropping battles that will put all your pirating skills to the test.
Features of the game will include:
- Embark on perilous voyages facing off with Legendary Pirate Lords, including the notorious Philippe La Peste and the brutal Hubac Twins.
- Strategize to defeat escalating threats each season, with the ultimate showdown occurring at the end of every season.
- Outfit seasonal ships and gear to strategically take down these deadly foes.
- Expand and defend your empire by looting stronger equipment and valuable resources
- New world events introduced each season
- Face off against Merchant Convoys, Elite Warships & other predators on the unpredictable high seas.
- Bigger challenges bring greater rewards as you navigate dynamic waters with heightening risks.
Seasonal Specials to Spice Up Your Pirating
Ubisoft plans to continuously expand the world of Skull and Bones post-launch with regular content updates.
Special seasonal events and ships keep the action fresh, so players always have new adventures and rare collectibles to chase on the horizon. Limited-time events with special rewards will also let crews collaborate for exclusive time-sensitive challenges.
PvP Plunder and Empire Building
On top of the PvE campaign, Skull and Bones cultivates a thriving PvP landscape rife with high-risk clashes versus real players for fortunes and infamy.
And for scallywags seeking maximum chaos, Hostile Takeovers and Legendary Heists promise the perfect storm of chaos and piracy, enabling players to infiltrate rival strongholds by force to snatch up resources for expanding their own empire.
Skull and Bones Cross-Play Beta and Early Access
Before launch, an open beta running February 8-11 featuring cross-play and cross-progression will let pirates join in early. And Ubisoft+ subscribers gain additional early bird access starting February 13.
Players can unleash their inner pirate February 16th on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Amazon Luna and Windows PC.
To get future announcements, visit the official Skull and Bones website and follow the seafaring title on Instagram, X and Facebook. From epic endgame experiences to seasonal specials and beyond, Ubisoft is clearly steering this IP in an ambitious direction fit for any aspiring pirate legend.