Ubisoft has confirmed that Skull and Bones will finally be released for the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Windows PC (Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store), Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna platforms on November 8, 2022, an exciting announcement for gamers who have been waiting years for the chance to plunder and sail the virtual seas in Ubisoft Singapore’s long-gestating open-world pirate adventure.
Ubisoft has shared four videos to hype up Skull and Bones, including a cinematic trailer and gameplay trailer that teases the level of ship combat, customization, and progression that players can expect in the new seafaring survival game that’s inspired by the Golden Age of Piracy. Executing contracts and looting merchant ships are among the activities that players can participate in as they chart a course across the Indian Ocean in a bid to increase their notoriety.
Skull and Bones is now available for pre-order on the Ubisoft Store for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and Windows PC. Those who pre-order will get access to the Highness of the High Sea Pack, a bundle that comprises a Notoriety Garb outfit and Coronation Firework. The Premium version of Skull and Bones includes The Ballad of Bloody Bones Collection, two extra missions, a digital artwork and soundtrack, and a smuggler pass token that unlocks a premium battle pass and additional content.
Players will start with naught but their wits and a rickety little sailboat. As they gather resources, they’ll unlock blueprints that will let them craft new and bigger ships, upgrades, weapons, and tools, all of which are essential for growing their reputations and expanding their piratical possibilities. To further build their fleet and gain access to even more resources and upgrades, players must grow their Infamy by completing contracts from vendors, local factions, and kingpins throughout the world. Players can also identify new opportunities by scouting the seas with captain’s tools such as the spyglass, which can spot trade routes and wealthy merchant ships, or scope out enemy weaknesses for the best plan of attack.
Naval combat is a core feature of Skull and Bones, and you’ll be able to customize your approach depending on your preferred playstyle. There are 12 different ship options in the game, each with different stats for speed, capacity, and hit points. Additionally, each ship has unique perks that further allow players to customize their experience. Ships can be equipped with armor and a number of deadly weapons, like cannons, mortars, ballistae, torpedoes, and more.