Sea of Thieves is getting a new PvP mode called The Arena, due to release in early 2019.
You can watch the announcement trailer below:
Rare's executive producer Joe Neate described the new mode as "all the best bits of Sea of Thieves condensed down to a shorter session".
The new mode will introduce a new tavern area, alongside the Sea Dogs faction.
The Arena is 'coming in early 2019' and will be a free update for all Sea of Thieves players - though Pioneers will get to play first.