Ahoy, mateys! Skull and Bones sets sail for open beta with Year One Roadmap revealed

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Ubisoft has announced its endgame and post-launch plans. skull and bones We will also provide the open beta date for next month.

In your first year, you’ll be competing against legendary Pirate Kings like Philippe La Peste and the Hubac Twins. To overcome these threats, you will need to strategize carefully, as the difficulty increases with each encounter. Strategic ship equipment and seasonal ships and equipment will aid you in your quest to defeat them during the showdown at the end of each season.

cover image for youtube videoSkull and Bones: Endgame & Year 1 Roadmap Trailer

Skull and Bones Year 1 trailer.

To help expand and defend your empire, you’ll need to plunder more powerful equipment and resources. This is achieved through worldwide events introduced seasonally. Expect to face off against merchant fleets, elite warships, and other predators on the high seas. Understand that greater challenges bring greater rewards.

Skull & Bonnie ends with more dangerous challenges, higher stakes, and alliances [possibly transforming into rivalries. You will start off working for Kingpins before eventually becoming their rivals which can bring about consequences as part of the pirate life. To become a force to be reckoned with, take control of the massive smuggling ship The Helm, control manufactories across the Indian Ocean, take control of trade routes, and use your newfound wealth to invest in upgrades for your operations for even more wealth.

Participating in Legendary Heists and Hostile Takeovers activities will also contribute to your building your empire, with new end-game features introduced each season.

High-risk rewards such as Helm Wagers and Cutthroat Cargo can be earned through PvP activities, you can accept challenges, and find a target about your head when coming into possession of a legendary treasure map. You can earn rewards based on your leaderboard placement, participate in free time-limited events each season, collaborate with fellow pirates, complete exclusive community events, and claim plenty of loot. The leaderboard resets each season with new rewards, so aim for the top.

Skull and Bones Year One Roadmap
Image credit: Ubisoft

If you’d like to give the game a go before it sets sail on February 16, you can participate in the Skull and Bones open beta February 8-11. The beta will feature cross-play and cross-progression on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. You will be able to reach the Infamy Cap of Tier 6 and earn up to five exclusive rewards including unique ship cosmetics, emotes, weapons, and a Pandal Lemur pet.

Carry-over will also be available, giving you a head-start when the game releases.

Skull and Bones will be available on the aforementioned platforms along with Amazon Luna. If purchased through Ubisoft+, you will be able to play the game three days early, on February 13.

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