Out on the seas pirates zealously amass chests, skulls, trinkets, crates and other valuable items to line their pockets in gold! Yet, Sea of Thieves also offers pirates opportunities to show their generous side.
You might remember the Noble Pathfinder Sails. Those were available earlier in the year, as a piratical means of donating to admirable organization SpecialEffect.
Later in the year, the Valiant Dawn Sails provided an easy way for pirates to donate to the very important St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Happily, these two charity events were not the last of their kind. It is now time to Stand Up To Cancer!
Stand Up to Cancer & Sea of Thieves
Stand Up To Cancer is an ambitious fundraising campaign led by Cancer Research UK and the television network Channel 4. Its mission is to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research.
The fine folks at Rare have teamed up with Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to support the campaign with a unique contribution.
Aye—as you likely guessed from the examples above—this collaboration has created an easy way for you to contribute while granting you a new exclusive Sea of Thieves ship cosmetic: Sails of Union.
Sails of Union
Stand Up to Cancer’s website put it quite well: “The ‘Sails of Union’ reflects the strength in unity of gamers who plan to take on cancer with new and exciting gaming challenges.”
Aye, and they do so beautifully! Yellow and blue, with flecks of gold that glow like starlight.
How to get the Sails of Union
Unlike previous charity cosmetics, these will not be available through the Pirate Emporium. Instead, these will be available on the Microsoft Store and on Steam.
For what it’s worth, if you purchase through the Microsoft Store, 100% of the profits will go toward supporting the Stand Up to Cancer campaign.
If you purchase the Sails of Union through Steam, 75% of the purchase price will go toward supporting the Stand Up to Cancer campaign.
You’ll want to purchase your sails from Steam if you purchased Sea of Thieves through Steam. If you don’t own the Steam version of the game and purchased Sea of Thieves through the MS Store, be sure to purchase the sails through the MS Store.
Calling All Pirates!
Once you’ve got your sails, fly those colors proudly! Help spread the message throughout the seas, calling all Pirates to Stand Up to Cancer!
You can read more about the Stand Up To Cancer campaign here and find more ways to get involved here. You can even find more gaming related opportunities with games like Forza Horizon 4 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps!