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Sea of Thieves Festival of Giving event: Release date and time, event details, rewards and more

Sea of Thieves Season 5 content update marks the return of its annual Holiday celebration, Festival of Giving, for players to earn rewards and gift their fellow crew with treasure.
Sea of Thieves Season 5 has officially arrived, bringing forth new in-game events, missions, plenty of bug fixes and more. This content update also ushers in the Holiday Season with plenty of festive activities and rewards galore.

One of the season’s themed events, Festival of Giving, returns this year with new rewards to unlock and more gold and Renown for players to earn. We detail everything players need to know about the limited-time event including release date and time, rewards and more.

Festival of Giving release date and time

According to the official Sea of Thieves website, the Festival of Giving event will be running for two weeks, starting on 13th December 2021 The event concludes on 27th December 2021 at 10 am UTC / 11 am BST, the same day as the start of the next Sea of Thieves seasonal event, Grogmanay.

Festival of Giving event details

This event is all about giving and sharing with your fellow crewmates aboard the high seas. Players will be tasked with engaging in the seasonal tradition, Plundered Presents, by gifting crewmates with gifts!

By simply gifting fellow crews with treasures, they can turn it in at the Trading Companies on your behalf. This contributes to the in-game event’s progression where players can earn exclusive event-themed rewards.

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Give the gift that keeps on giving by gifting other crews with treasure. (Picture: Rare / Xbox Game Studios)

Each day throughout the event, players can earn extra gold and Seasonal Renown on a maximum of five valuable items when they are turned in at the Trading Companies by another crew.

Festival of Giving event rewards

Players can earn a free reward, an Event Flag from Larinna who can be hanging in front of every Outpost Tavern. By gifting other crews with treasure can contribute to the in-game progression where players can unlock Wreath of Winter cosmetic items.

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Event rewards like including the Wreath of Winter cosmetic set that can be unlocked during the Festival of Giving event. (Picture: Rare / Xbox Game Studios)

Additionally, players can earn more gold and Renown on valuable items when other crews hand in your loot. If players haven’t received their in-game event rewards, can submit a ticket with the dedicated support team for investigation. Players will need to sign in to their Xbox Live account to forward a support request.

And with that, mateys, ‘tis the season to be jolly and gifting your fellow crews this Holiday season. We’ll be seeing you on the high seas, spreading holiday cheer to all pirates.


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Featured image courtesy of Rare / Xbox Game Studios.