Here’s How Microtransactions Work in Sea of Thieves Pirate Emporium

Earl from Pirate Emporium

Initially announced at launch and subsequently delayed indefinitely, today’s Smuggler’s Fortune update introduces microtransactions to Sea of Thieves. Here’s everything you need to know.

What is the Pirate Emporium?

The Pirate Emporium is the name of the in-game store in Sea of Thieves.

In the Pirate Emporium, players can purchase:

  • Pets
  • Pet cosmetics
  • Emotes
  • Special Ship Cosmetic sets based on other IP

Where is the Pirate Emporium?

You can locate the pirate emporium in two locations:

  • In the game’s main menu, prior to loading Adventure or Arena
  • On any Outpost island, in the shop above the Order of Souls tent
sea of thieves pirate emporium

How do I Buy Items From the Pirate Emporium?

Items from the Pirate Emporium are available to purchase using Ancient Coins, a new premium currency.

How do I Get Ancient Coins?

You can gain Ancient Coins in two ways:

  • Purchase: Purchasing a bundle of Ancient Coins using real money
  • Earn: There’s a chance players encounter a new type of enemy randomly across the islands, the Ancient Skeleton. Defeating them will reward your crew with Ancient Coins

How Much do Ancient Coins Cost?

Ancient Coin bundles are available for purchase at the following prices (USD):

Bundle Ancient Coins Price
Secret Stash of the Ancients
100 Ancient Coins
Lost Chest of the Ancients
500 Ancient Coins
Hidden Trove of the Ancients
1000 Ancient Coins
Royal Treasury of the Ancients
2550 Ancient Coins
Glittering Tribute of the Ancients
4050 Ancient Coins

How do I Earn Ancient Coins?

Ancient Coins can be found rarely across the Sea of Thieves – players have a chance of encountering an Ancient Skeleton, who will appear at random on any island in the game.

When defeated, Ancient Skeletons will rewards your Crew with Ancient Coins to spend at the Pirate Emporium.

Be quick though – if you don’t defeat them quickly enough they’ll burrow back into the sand and disappear!

What can I buy at the Pirate Emporium?

Currently, the stock available for purchase at the Pirate Emporium includes:

  • Parrots
    • Macaw
    • Parakeet
  • Monkeys
    • Capuchin
    • Barbary
  • Emotes
    • x8 new emotes
  • Heritage Ship Cosmetics
    • A new version of the ‘Bear and Bird’ ship set

If you want to know more about pets, click here to read about how we think pets are awesome.

How Much do Pets, Emotes, and Cosmetics Cost?

We’ve compiled a table of the cost for each currently available cosmetic below:

Pets Emotes Heritage Cosmetics
449 Ancient Coins
149 Ancient Coins
349-599 Ancient Coins
Bundle (Pet + Outfit)
649 Ancient Coins
Bundle (x8 Emotes)
999 Ancient Coins
Bundle (x7 ship items)
2499 Ancient Coins

Have you bought anything from the Pirate Emporium? Let us know in the comments!

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