https://www.gameinformer.com/xo18/2018/11/10/sea-of-thieves-getting-new-arena-mode-in-early-2019

Sea of Thieves is adding an Arena for players to take on rival crews. The brand new competitive multiplayer mode allows players to compete in fast-paced races to find treasure.

The Arena also adds a new tavern area and a new Trading Company. Players can also complete new goals, earn new rewards, and new ways to progress to Pirate Legend status.

The Arena launches in early 2019. For more on Sea of Thieves, check out our review.