Sea of Thieves is going to be getting a brand new season shortly and we're amped to see some of the new content within.

Season 4 will bring new Shrines in the next update and much more bounty for sea dwellers to enjoy.

Here's what we know about Season 4 of Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves Season 4 release date

Players looking to dive into the new season won't have to wait long, as developers Rare have noted that the new season is going to launch on September 23rd, 2021.

We can also expect the downtime for the new season to begin at the following times.

  • 2:00 am PST
  • 5:00 am EST
  • 10:00 am BST
  • 11:00 am CEST

There's no indication into how long the downtime is going last, but we'd say it'll run for at least an hour or two.

Patch notes - New Shrines, and more

Rare hasn't posted a full set of patch notes yet, but they've shined some light into some of the content they're going to be implementing this season.

Rare has shared the following blurb about the latest Shrines coming to the game.

The Sunken Kingdom has awoken, and players can now dive deep to uncover the secrets of six unique Siren Shrines, or claim plunder from treacherous Treasuries far below the waves.

Each Siren Shrine poses unique challenges and threats, and also houses plenty of plunder for daring crews who can solve the mysteries that wait within.

Pirates who are eager to test their mettle against the Sirens, and their Ocean Crawler army, should set a course for the nearest Siren Treasury.

These sunken storehouses will pit pirates against an onslaught of undersea enemies, though the spoils of battle make the fight worthwhile.

Coral treasures of all kinds will earn rich rewards when handed in to the Trading Companies who are eager to recover what the Sirens have stolen.

The riches you uncover in the Sunken Kingdom might draw the eye of other pirates sailing the seas above, so a cautious exit strategy might be your best course.

Fortunately, pirates can make use of sunken merfolk statues, found in Shrines and Treasuries, to safely store their loot, then meet with the helpful merfolk on the surface to retrieve it.

The location of both the Treasuries and Shrines have been freshly marked on the ship's map, and crews who seek them out should look for a telltale shimmer on the surface of the sea, a sure sign that a Siren stronghold lies below, and is ready to be explored.

We'll be sure to update this page accordingly, as more news surfaces in the days leading up the fourth season of SOT.