Skull and Bones – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

Skull and Bones Box Art
Publisher
Ubisoft
Developer
Ubisoft
Platforms
PS5, Xbox Series X, PC
Release Date
16 February 2024: WW: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X
Genre
Action-Adventure

Game Overview:

Skull and Bones is a multiplayer action-adventure title developed and published by Ubisoft.

It places an emphasis on naval warfare and piracy, taking cues from gameplay mechanics seen in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

Latest Updates For Skull and Bones

Skull and Bones Guide – All Tools and How To Upgrade Them

Skull and Bones Guide – All Tools and How To Upgrade Them

A journey on the high seas is incomplete without the right tools. Here are their requirements and materials required for upgrading.

Skull and Bones Has Less Than 1 Million Players – Rumor

Skull and Bones Has Less Than 1 Million Players – Rumor

Ubisoft's long-delayed title reportedly had around 850,000 players, including those who tried the free eight-hour trial.

Skull and Bones Guide – All Treasure Maps and Their Locations

Skull and Bones Guide – All Treasure Maps and Their Locations

Stumped about the locations of certain treasure chests? Here are the different treasure maps in Skull and Bones and their rewards.

Skull and Bones – What Went Wrong?

Skull and Bones – What Went Wrong?

The long-delayed pirate title is finally here, and unsurprisingly, it's not great. Aside from everything we already know, what went wrong?

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Farm Pieces of Eight

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Farm Pieces of Eight

As the primary end game currency, Pieces of Eight are necessary to purchase Black Market items. Here's how to get them quickly.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Debuts on Top of UK Charts, Skull and Bones Underwhelms

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Debuts on Top of UK Charts, Skull and Bones Underwhelms

Ubisoft's pirate game has debuted at No. 4, selling less than a quarter of what Sea of Thieves managed upon its launch in 2018.

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Farm Silver

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Farm Silver

Sell highly sought-after commodities, complete Contracts and, failing everything else, assault other ships to get that Silver.

Skull and Bones Review – Shipwrecked

Skull and Bones Review – Shipwrecked

Skull and Bones finally arrives after nearly seven years after its initial announcement and fails to deliver a compelling pirate fantasy.

Skull and Bones Guide – 15 Tips and Tricks You Need to Keep in Mind

Skull and Bones Guide – 15 Tips and Tricks You Need to Keep in Mind

Ubisoft's long-delayed pirate title is finally available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Here's what you need to know to gain an edge.

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Farm Infamy

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Farm Infamy

Infamy is the key to accessing better weapons and ships, the end game and level-up rewards. Here's how to quickly farm it.

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Defeat the Sea Monster and Farm Monstrous Tooth

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Defeat the Sea Monster and Farm Monstrous Tooth

Some of the best gear in the game requires taking on horrifying monsters. Here's how to best the sea monster and farm its resources.

Skull and Bones Out Now on PC and Consoles, Free Trial Goes Live

Skull and Bones Out Now on PC and Consoles, Free Trial Goes Live

The Skull and Bones free trial allows players to try out as much of the game as they possibly can for 8 hours.

Skull and Bones – Everything You Need to Know

Skull and Bones – Everything You Need to Know

Ubisoft Singapore's pirate sim is finally out on February 16th for consoles and PC. Here's what you should know before setting sail.

Skull and Bones is a Quadruple-A Release That Justifies $70 Price Tag – Ubisoft CEO

Skull and Bones is a Quadruple-A Release That Justifies $70 Price Tag – Ubisoft CEO

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot defends Skull and Bones' $70 price tag by calling it a "very big game" that is "vast and complete".

Skull and Bones Dev Diary Outlines Setting and Real-World Influences

Skull and Bones Dev Diary Outlines Setting and Real-World Influences

Ubisoft Singapore outlines its process of developing the world of Skull and Bones, which launches on February 16th worldwide.

Skull and Bones Trailer Hypes Upcoming Open Beta

Skull and Bones Trailer Hypes Upcoming Open Beta

The beta runs from February 7th to 11th and includes two pirate dens, with the Coast of Africa and the Open Seas available to explore.

Skull and Bones Developer Believes it Will Have “Legs and Longevity”

Skull and Bones Developer Believes it Will Have “Legs and Longevity”

"We feel like we have the ingredients for creating fun, engaging content that people will always come back to," says senior producer Neven Dravinski.

Skull and Bones Open Beta Set for February 7-11

Skull and Bones Open Beta Set for February 7-11

The open beta will let players explore the Red Isle, Coast of Africa, Open Seas, and the East Indies. Progress will carry over to the full game.

Skull and Bones Year 1 Roadmap Includes Pirate Lord Battles, Sea Monsters, and More

Skull and Bones Year 1 Roadmap Includes Pirate Lord Battles, Sea Monsters, and More

Each season will add new features like Territory Control and Fleet Management, limited-time events, new ships, and more for free.

Skull and Bones Endgame Includes Hostile Takeovers and Legendary Heists

Skull and Bones Endgame Includes Hostile Takeovers and Legendary Heists

Players will craft contraband and engage in Heists and Takeovers to secure manufactories and grow their pirate empire in the endgame.

Skull and Bones Closed Beta Announced for December 14th to 18th

Skull and Bones Closed Beta Announced for December 14th to 18th

Participants only get six hours to play and can explore the Red Isles, the Coast of Africa and more, completing Contracts and World Events.

Skull and Bones Receives Extensive Gameplay Deep Dive Trailer, Launches February 16

Skull and Bones Receives Extensive Gameplay Deep Dive Trailer, Launches February 16

A new gameplay trailer offers details on the pirate action RPG's open world, gameplay structure, narrative premise, and more.

Skull and Bones Will Launch in February 2024 – Rumour

Skull and Bones Will Launch in February 2024 – Rumour

The multiplayer pirate game's release date will allegedly be announced in the next couple of weeks.

Skull and Bones Releasing in Q4 FY 2023-24

Skull and Bones Releasing in Q4 FY 2023-24

Ubisoft Singapore's troubled pirate game suffers another in a series of delays. It's coming to Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC.

Skull and Bones’ Third Creative Director Leaves the Project

Skull and Bones’ Third Creative Director Leaves the Project

Skull and Bones was turned from a live-service multiplayer title into one more focused on survival and exploration under the creative direction of Elisabeth Pellen.

Skull and Bones PC Closed Beta Includes Main Campaign Contracts, World Event, and More

Skull and Bones PC Closed Beta Includes Main Campaign Contracts, World Event, and More

The beta is available from August 24th at 7 PM PT and ends on August 28th at midnight PT. Preloads begin on August 22nd.

Skull and Bones Closed Beta Set for August 25-28

Skull and Bones Closed Beta Set for August 25-28

Ubisoft has announced a closed beta for the upcoming pirate game, though a release date still remains elusive.

Skull and Bones May Release in H2 2023 at the Earliest, Testers Report Game-Breaking Bugs – Rumor

Skull and Bones May Release in H2 2023 at the Earliest, Testers Report Game-Breaking Bugs – Rumor

Ubisoft had reportedly planned a media hands-on event preview event for the first week of February, but it's now delayed.

Skull and Bones No Longer Available for Purchase on PlayStation Store

Skull and Bones No Longer Available for Purchase on PlayStation Store

Users are also reporting that they're being issued automatic refunds for their pre-orders of Ubisoft's delayed pirate action title.

Skull and Bones Gets 30-Minute Video Showcasing “Narrative Gameplay”

Skull and Bones Gets 30-Minute Video Showcasing “Narrative Gameplay”

Ubisoft has released a long video showcasing some gameplay for the recently delayed Skull and Bones, focusing on the game's narrative adventures.

Skull and Bones – New Lore-Focused Gameplay Footage Coming January 13th

Skull and Bones – New Lore-Focused Gameplay Footage Coming January 13th

Ubisoft Singapore also promises that information on the new release date and future test phases will be shared "very soon."

Skull and Bones Delayed Yet Again, Ubisoft Cancels 3 Unannounced Games

Skull and Bones Delayed Yet Again, Ubisoft Cancels 3 Unannounced Games

The publisher aims for $200 million in cost reduction, including "divesting of non-core assets." Skull and Bones now launching "early 2023-24."

Can Skull and Bones be Successful?

Can Skull and Bones be Successful?

After all of its prolonged development troubles, can Ubisoft's pirate game actually find success?

Skull and Bones Delayed Again, Launches March 2023

Skull and Bones Delayed Again, Launches March 2023

Ubisoft's pirate game has been hit with yet another delay, with the development team deciding to take some extra time to deliver "the best possible experience."

Skull and Bones – Setting, Gameplay Mechanics, and Customization Discussed in New Trailers

Skull and Bones – Setting, Gameplay Mechanics, and Customization Discussed in New Trailers

Ubisoft Singapore's long-delayed naval combat title is finally releasing on November 8th for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Amazon Luna, Stadia, and PC.

Ubisoft Forward Trailer Hypes Skull and Bones, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Assassin’s Creed, and More

Ubisoft Forward Trailer Hypes Skull and Bones, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Assassin’s Creed, and More

The event airs at noon PT on September 10th, with a pre-show at 11:35 AM PST providing updates on titles like For Honor, The Crew 2, and more.

Skull and Bones on PC Supports 4K HDR and Ray Tracing, Anti-Cheat Measures Revealed

Skull and Bones on PC Supports 4K HDR and Ray Tracing, Anti-Cheat Measures Revealed

DLSS and FSR are also supported, while the system requirements demand 65 GB of installation space on a solid state drive.

Skull and Bones Gameplay Deep Dive Details Sailing Physics, On-Land Gameplay, Exploration, and More

Skull and Bones Gameplay Deep Dive Details Sailing Physics, On-Land Gameplay, Exploration, and More

An extensive new gameplay deep dive details various aspects of Ubisoft's upcoming open world pirate game.

Skull and Bones Director Says Story is Not the Game’s “Main Focus”

Skull and Bones Director Says Story is Not the Game’s “Main Focus”

"There is an underlying story to the game with which we build the entire world lore, but that’s not the main focus," says game director Ryan Barnard.

Skull and Bones Reportedly Lacks Depth, Developer Skeptical of Success – Rumor

Skull and Bones Reportedly Lacks Depth, Developer Skeptical of Success – Rumor

Sources speaking to Kotaku claim that there's "little" to the upcoming naval combat title beyond what recent gameplay has shown.

Skull and Bones – Ship Size and Categories, Perks, and Weapons Detailed

Skull and Bones – Ship Size and Categories, Perks, and Weapons Detailed

Learn more about dedicated perks for ships, different damage types, Attachments and the bonuses provided by Furniture.

Skull and Bones Gameplay Video Details Ship Customization, Progression, and More

Skull and Bones Gameplay Video Details Ship Customization, Progression, and More

Different ships and weapons will serve specific purposes but you can use pretty much anything for the majority of the game.

Skull and Bones Will Feature Free Post-Launch Content, Years-Long Support

Skull and Bones Will Feature Free Post-Launch Content, Years-Long Support

New content will include "deadlier challenges' that groups can take on, new ships and weapons, smaller themed events, and more.

Skull and Bones Releases on November 8th for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, PC, and Luna

Skull and Bones Releases on November 8th for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, PC, and Luna

It retails for $60 on PC and $70 on consoles. The first gameplay overview showcases naval combat, different ship types and settlement/fort assaults.

Skull and Bones Gameplay Reveal Set for July 7th at 11 AM PT

Skull and Bones Gameplay Reveal Set for July 7th at 11 AM PT

The long-delayed multiplayer title is finally being showcased at the first Ubisoft Forward Spotlight. A pre-show will also take place at 10:45 AM PT.

Skull and Bones Launch is Reportedly Being Pushed “Due to Existing Government Subsidy Agreement”

Skull and Bones Launch is Reportedly Being Pushed “Due to Existing Government Subsidy Agreement”

The online pirate title was also allegedly set to receive a closed test this month, which got cancelled "due to the state of the build."

Skull and Bones Launches on November 8 – Rumour

Skull and Bones Launches on November 8 – Rumour

After years of reboots and delays, it looks like Skull and Bones' release date has finally been finalized, and in true Ubisoft fashion, leaked.

Skull and Bones Rated by the ESRB Ahead of Rumoured Imminent Reveal

Skull and Bones Rated by the ESRB Ahead of Rumoured Imminent Reveal

The ESRB rating seems to confirm that the game has dropped last-gen versions in favour of native current-gen releases, in addition to PC and Stadia versions.

Skull and Bones Re-Reveal Coming in July – Rumor

Skull and Bones Re-Reveal Coming in July – Rumor

Ubisoft's troubled title deemed "too big to fail" could finally be getting a release date and new gameplay footage, reports insider Tom Henderson.

Skull and Bones Rated in Brazil, Seemingly Dropping Last-Gen Versions

Skull and Bones Rated in Brazil, Seemingly Dropping Last-Gen Versions

Skull and Bones' classification rating in Brazil indicates that it's coming to PC, Stadia, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S, but not to PS4 and Xbox One.

Skull and Bones Has Been Rated in South Korea

Skull and Bones Has Been Rated in South Korea

Ubisoft's long-awaited Skull and Bones has been rated in South Korea.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Skull and Bones Still Slated for Launch by March 31st, 2023

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Skull and Bones Still Slated for Launch by March 31st, 2023

Ubisoft's upcoming free-to-play titles will also "benefit" the company and are in the "final stages of development" with tests currently ongoing.

Skull and Bones Has Limited Land-Based Gameplay, No PvP – Rumour

Skull and Bones Has Limited Land-Based Gameplay, No PvP – Rumour

A new report claims that according to new playtests, the long-in-development Skull and Bones is going to be missing crucial gameplay features.

Skull and Bones Receives New Official Gameplay Clip, More Details Teased

Skull and Bones Receives New Official Gameplay Clip, More Details Teased

Following recent alpha gameplay leaks, Ubisoft Singapore offers some brief new footage while telling fans to "keep your eyes on the horizon."

Skull and Bones Alpha Gameplay Has Leaked

Skull and Bones Alpha Gameplay Has Leaked

Announced at E3 2017, the oft-delayed naval combat title has seen a number of setbacks but seems on track to release by April 2023.

Skull and Bones Insider Program Announced

Skull and Bones Insider Program Announced

The Insider Program will allow a small number of players to access an early version of the game and provide feedback to developers.

Skull and Bones – Ubisoft “Very Happy” With Artistic Direction and Progress “So Far”

Skull and Bones – Ubisoft “Very Happy” With Artistic Direction and Progress “So Far”

CFO Frédérick Duguet calls it a "very promising new IP" with a "multiplayer first" focus in a "big open world with a great, attractive fantasy."

Skull and Bones, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Will Launch by April 2023, Ubisoft Says

Skull and Bones, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Will Launch by April 2023, Ubisoft Says

Ubisoft has provided a brief outline of what its output is going to look like for the coming fiscal year, including the relentlessly-delayed Skull and Bones.

Skull and Bones Associate Game Director Departs Ubisoft Singapore

Skull and Bones Associate Game Director Departs Ubisoft Singapore

Ubisoft's troubled pirate ship combat game has seen numerous delays and reports of reboots, toxic management and other issues.

Skull and Bones Leak Details Progression, Combat, Open World, and More

Skull and Bones Leak Details Progression, Combat, Open World, and More

Ubisoft's relentlessly delayed and rebooted open world pirate adventure is apparently in "a decent spot" where development is concerned.

Skull and Bones Has Cost Over $120 Million, “Too Big to Fail” – Rumor

Skull and Bones Has Cost Over $120 Million, “Too Big to Fail” – Rumor

Current and former developers outline various troubles with the project, from its lack of a clear vision to toxic management in a new report.

Skull and Bones – What the Hell is Going on with it?

Skull and Bones – What the Hell is Going on with it?

Announced all the way back in 2017 with a whole lot of fanfare, Skull and Bones remains as elusive as ever. What's going on with Ubisoft's pirate utopia?

Far Cry 6 Developer Collaborating With 9 Other Ubisoft Studios

Far Cry 6 Developer Collaborating With 9 Other Ubisoft Studios

Ubisoft Toronto is the lead but Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Shanghai are some of the other studios also working on the title.

Skull and Bones Development Has Reportedly Been Rebooted Once Again

Skull and Bones Development Has Reportedly Been Rebooted Once Again

A new report claims that development on the game was recently restarted, and a launch in 2022 is unlikely.

Ubisoft is Shifting Away from Releasing 3-4 AAA Titles a Year, Expanding Focus on “High-Quality” Free-to-Play Games

Ubisoft is Shifting Away from Releasing 3-4 AAA Titles a Year, Expanding Focus on “High-Quality” Free-to-Play Games

Releasing 3-4 AAA games every year is "no longer a proper indication of our value creation dynamics," says CFO Frederick Duguet.

Skull and Bones Delayed Again, Now Releasing in Fiscal Year 2023

Skull and Bones Delayed Again, Now Releasing in Fiscal Year 2023

Ubisoft says that production has been "advancing well over the past 12 months."

Ubisoft Will be Placing a Larger Emphasis on Free-to-Play Releases Going Forward

Ubisoft Will be Placing a Larger Emphasis on Free-to-Play Releases Going Forward

The company is looking to move away from its reliance on AAA releases.

Skull and Bones Studio Managing Director Has Been Removed

Skull and Bones Studio Managing Director Has Been Removed

Hugues Ricour has left Ubisoft Singapore but will remains an employee of Ubisoft.

Skull and Bones Development in “Full Swing With New Vision”, More News in 2021

Skull and Bones Development in “Full Swing With New Vision”, More News in 2021

The naval combat title won't be present at Ubisoft Forward today.

Gods and Monsters, Skull and Bones Development Going “Very Well,” Says Ubisoft CEO

Gods and Monsters, Skull and Bones Development Going “Very Well,” Says Ubisoft CEO

Ubisoft CFO Frédérick Duguet also says that one of Gods and Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine could be delayed into the next fiscal year.

Skull And Bones Reportedly Rebooted Development To Focus On “Live Service Storytelling”

Skull And Bones Reportedly Rebooted Development To Focus On “Live Service Storytelling”

The new direction allegedly includes focus on quests, co-op, and ongoing storylines.

Skull and Bones Rebooted Several Times, Creative Director Left in 2018 – Rumor

Skull and Bones Rebooted Several Times, Creative Director Left in 2018 – Rumor

Revealed in 2018, the naval combat title is still a ways from release.

Skull and Bones Delayed, Skipping E3 2019

Skull and Bones Delayed, Skipping E3 2019

Ubisoft is now positioning it for "after 2019-20".

Ubisoft Announces E3 Press Conference For June 10

Ubisoft Announces E3 Press Conference For June 10

What can we expect from their show? Watch Dogs? Skull and Bones? ...Splinter Cell?

Ubisoft Will Launch 3 To 4 AAA Games In FY 2019-20

Ubisoft Will Launch 3 To 4 AAA Games In FY 2019-20

The publisher has confirmed that it has multiple AAA releases planned for the next fiscal year, but wouldn't go into what those games will be.

Skull and Bones Gameplay Trailer Showcases Customization, Fortunes and More

Skull and Bones Gameplay Trailer Showcases Customization, Fortunes and More

Team up with other scurvy dogs and rob the oceans of their coin.

Skull and Bones Delayed to Next Year

Skull and Bones Delayed to Next Year

It was originally due out later this year.

Skull and Bones New Video Shows Snippets Of Gameplay

Skull and Bones New Video Shows Snippets Of Gameplay

But there's very little of it, and it is all off screen.

Skull and Bones Will Have A ‘Systemic, Shared World Narrative’; Ubisoft Does Not Confirm Traditional Single Player Campaign

Skull and Bones Will Have A ‘Systemic, Shared World Narrative’; Ubisoft Does Not Confirm Traditional Single Player Campaign

"For it to be a, you know, a one-off campaign that's consumed, would be a shame."

Skull and Bones May Not Release For Nintendo Switch

Skull and Bones May Not Release For Nintendo Switch

Ubisoft Singapore hasn't "really talked too much" about it.

Skull and Bones Is Going To Be A Long Term IP; Ubisoft Has Seen ‘Unprecedented Demand’

Skull and Bones Is Going To Be A Long Term IP; Ubisoft Has Seen ‘Unprecedented Demand’

Ubisoft leading the Games as a Service charge again.

The Crew 2, Skull and Bones Set Beta Registration Records for Ubisoft

The Crew 2, Skull and Bones Set Beta Registration Records for Ubisoft

Far Cry 5 expected to have "significantly higher potential" than Primal.

Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones Will Have Narrative Campaign

Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones Will Have Narrative Campaign

Will offer "iconic characters and memorable rival pirates."

Skull and Bones is Ubisoft’s Pirate Game, Releasing in Fall 2018

Skull and Bones is Ubisoft’s Pirate Game, Releasing in Fall 2018

5 vs. 5 PvP match showcased.

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