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Get the Sea of Thieves 'Ancestral Ship Set' for free this weekend

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September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and to celebrate developer Rare is giving away the Ori and the Blind Forest-inspired Ancestral Ship Set to players who watch Sea of Thieves (opens in new tab) Partners streamers on Twitch for at least 30 minutes each day from September 19-24.

To claim the loot, you'll need to have your Twitch and Sea of Thieves accounts linked so that you can take advantage of Twitch Drops (opens in new tab). After that, it's just a matter of tuning in to a partnered streamer (opens in new tab) who's set up for Twitch Drops for at least a half-hour to get your stuff. The rewards will change at 5 am ET each day, so you'll need to be watching (or at least have it going in the background) for a minimum 30 minutes of each day to get the full loadout.

From September 18-21, Sea of Thieves players will also earn double gold and reputation rewards, and for non-players the game is on sale for 30 percent off ($28/£25/€28) on Steam (opens in new tab), or 50 percent off—just $20—on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab), until September 21. In case you hadn't heard, there are also now dogs (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.