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Skull and Bones Release Date, Gameplay, and Crossplay Details

After nearly seven years in development, Ubisoft's Skull and Bones game is here! Find out when it releases, how it plays, and how to sail the seas with your friends!

Ubisoft Skull and Bones, Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, How to Play

  • Skull and Bones launches on all major platforms on February 16th, 2024.
  • Ubisoft’s Pirate simulator, Skull and Bones is cross-platform and features cross-saves.
  • Skull and Bones is not available on Steam for PC players.

When does Skull and Bones Release?

Ubisoft’s new pirate game, Skull and Bones is already out in its early release if you bought the Premium Edition, but the official release date for all platforms is February 16, 2024. If you’re wondering what platforms Skull and Bones can be played on, it’s available on Epic Games on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X\S, Ubisoft Connect, and the Amazon Luna.

Since Ubisoft developed Skull and Bones it will not be available on Steam for PC.

Skull and Bones launches on February 16 on Epic Games, Xbox Series X\S, and PlayStation 5.

Skull and Bones launches on February 16 on Epic Games, Xbox Series X\S, and PlayStation 5.

What is the Skull and Bones Gameplay Like?

For the best look at Skull and Bones gameplay, check out the many trailers, including this one on the gameplay. Besides Skull and Bones, the other popular pirate simulator on the market right now is Sea of Thieves, which has been out for 6 years.

While there are some similarities to Sea of Thieves since they’re both pirate games, they are very different. Skull and Bones has more of a focus on ship-to-ship combat, and is more gritty and realistic compared to the cartoonish and casual nature of Sea of Thieves.

Does Skull and Bones have Crossplay?

If you’re wondering how whether or not you can play with your friends on a console or PC, the answer is yes, Skull and Bones does have Crossplay. In addition to the Crossplay, Skull and Bones also features cross saves, so you can play with your friends and keep your progress going regardless of the platform you choose to play.

How Do I Play With Friends in Skull and Bones?

You do have to jump through a few hoops to get crossplay working to play with your friends. Follow these steps to get onto the High Seas with your friends and start a pirate crew.

  • Turn on the Crossplay Function in the Settings > Accessibility Tab.
  • Go to the Social Tab in-game and start inviting friends already on your friends list. This consists mostly of players already on your platform.
  • To add players on a different platform, you’ll need to add them via your Ubisoft Account.