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Sea of Thieves Season 2 has a new emote that lets you be a sneaky sailor

Sea of Thieves new barrel emote
(Image credit: Rare)

Sea of Thieves is bringing new booty with a second season pass dropping next week.

Rare teased the arrival of the new plunder pass in a short video. It didn't show much, except for a damn nice-looking red ship set and some new cosmetics. More interestingly, though, was a new emote that lets you hop inside a barrel.

As a potential tactic for hiding from your fellow pirates, I don't know how useful it'll be. People have ship layouts pretty memorised at this point, and I feel like a rogue barrel is going to stick out like a sore thumb. It might fare better elsewhere, but I think there'll be some eagle-eyed pirates seeking out fake barrels for a while. Using them to prank your friends by scaring them shitless, though? The new emote is going to be priceless.

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I fell off Sea of Thieves pretty hard, but a fresh season may tempt me to come back. After all, I'm sure my buds miss me constantly playing the accordion absolutely pissed off my face. Wonder if I can play my instrument while hiding inside a barrel.

Sea of Thieves Season 2 will release April 15. Rare introduced battle passes to the game back in January, shifting away from previous monthly content updates.

A bit of a faux-weeb, Mollie will argue why your JRPG waifu is the wrong choice despite having equally awful taste. When she's not lurking in forums for nuggets of news, she's probably still failing to full combo that one song in a rhythm game she's been playing for years.