Get Sea of Thieves' fancy new Obsidian ship livery by watching Twitch next week

You’ll just need 48 minutes to spare.

Next week, pirates across the world will be raising anchor and swinging swords as part of a two-day Sea of Thieves-focussed Twitch Rivals event – and to encourage a few more eyes on the action, Rare is giving away the exceedingly fancy new Obsidian ship livery to those that tune in.

Twitch Rivals’ Sea of Thieves Showdown event runs from Tuesday, 23rd July to Wednesday, 24th July and will consist of four contests, with participants all battling to secure the $100,000 USD prize. Meanwhile, the new Obsidian ship livery (which you can admire in the video below), can be obtained by watching one complete match of Sea of Thieves’ competitive Arena mode per day – which isn’t too much of an ask given that a round of Arena lasts 24 minutes.

Those that successfully watch a complete Arena match (or, at the very least, have it on in the background) on 23rd July will receive the Obsidian Figurehead and Obsidian Hull, and can complete the set with the Obsidian Sail and Obsidian Flag by watching a match on 24th July.

However, things aren’t quite that simple; interested parties will first need to link their Twitch account with the Xbox account they use to play Sea of Thieves. The process, as detailed on Rare’s website, isn’t a permanent union and can be undone once your prize has been claimed.

Elsewhere, Sea of Thieves has just embarked on a new limited-time event, known as Black Powder Stashes, which marks the start of a new monthly content schedule for Rare’s piratical multiplayer adventure. The next update, Dark Relics, arrives on 14th August.

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