Avast! Skull and Bones Has Finally Set Sail on PC 

Ahoy, me hearties! The long-anticipated Skull and Bones has finally set sail on our gaming PCs. 

Avast! Skull and Bones Has Finally Set Sail on PC 

Well, shiver me timbers, the day has finally come. Skull and Bones, by Ubisoft, has been released, after many delays. The promise of the open ocean has been calling to us like we are Moana, so we are mighty happy to be flying the Jolly Roger after all this time. 

Skull and Bones Gameplay 

Skull and Bones is an open-world RPG, where your sole aim is to become the most infamous pirate kingpin. Standard pirate goals, really.  

There is a vast and beautiful world to explore, set in the Indian Ocean during the second age of piracy. There are fearsome pirate hunters, deadly wildlife, dangerous weather, and rogue waves for you to navigate. But don’t worry, there is plenty of treasure and rum, too. Every adventure you seek will put you one step closer to being the best pirate like no one ever was. 

Your notoriety is measured in infamy. The more infamous you become, the more resources and opportunities you can unlock. Take on riskier contracts and seek higher rewards, enabling you to upgrade your weaponry and ships. 

Skull and Bone game still from press kit

Your Mighty Vessel

You cannot sail the high seas without a ship! At the time of launch, there will be ten different types of ships available, each with their own unique attributes. They can be extensively customised as you gain more infamy, tailoring their fire power, speed, and more to best suit your playstyle. Plus, changes to your ship can even have an effect on crew stats, such as increasing stamina regeneration. 

No one becomes a pirate kingpin with only one ship. You must expand your fleet to become a dominating force in these waters. One of the most exciting facets of gameplay is the explosive naval combat. You can battle against or team up with other players to vanquish your targets. 

Skull and Bone game still from press kit

Lucrative Life of Piracy

With a rich map to discover, you can charter your own course through this abundant land as you rise to the top of the ranks. The sea is full of ships and wrecks waiting to be boarded, whilst the land is teeming with secrets to use to your advantage. Use this intel to seize control of yet more booty and boost your infamy. Get to a high enough rank, and you can stop working for others and run your own operation. 

There is much to pirate life, and we’ve barely scratched the surface. Check out this deep dive from Ubisoft for a truly tantalising view into world. 

Is Skull and Bones Multiplayer?

Co-op play is supported in Skull and Bones. Turn your squad into your loyal crew, as you sail the seven seas and wreak havoc on the unsuspecting civilians in teams of up to three. Better yet, crossplay is supported across all platforms in servers of up to twenty players. This means you can play it with your mates, regardless of how you play. What’s more, cross-progression is also supported, meaning you can pick up from where your last save left off on any machine. 

Skull and Bone game still from press kit

What Platforms Can I Play Skull and Bones On?

Skull and Bones is available to play on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, via Epic Games or Amazon Luna

It is available from February 16th 2024, with seasonal limited-time events planned for the first year after release. 

Skull and Bone game still from press kit

Skull and Bones Official Specifications

Is your gaming PC a mighty vessel or a piece of driftwood at the mercy of the tides? Here are the official specifications for Skull and Bones: 

ComponentMinimum SpecsRecommended Specs
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 11 / 10
ProcessorIntel Core i7 4790
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Intel Core i7 8700K
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Memory8GB RAM
Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Storage65GB available space
SSD recommended
65GB available space
SSD recommended
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB
AMD RX 570 8GB
Additional NotesRequires Ubisoft accountRequires Ubisoft account

Not enough detail for you? Ubisoft has crafted a spec table for the various resolutions and the best hardware for the job. Heck, it even lists all the best PC integration features you can enjoy on Skull and Bones! 

Skull and Bones detailed specification
Image from Ubisoft

TL;DR Can My PC Play It?

Over on our YouTube channel, Briony is presenting a series of videos called, Can My PC Play It? She’s looking at the specs of new and classic games, detailing what is needed to play them. Tune into the Skull and Bones episode!

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Best PCs to Play Skull and Bones

If you’re looking to play Skull and Bones on bog-standard settings, then the requirements aren’t too hefty. But this is a stunning game that demands 4K resolutions, ultra-smooth frame rates, and realistic lighting. We’ve rounded up five of the best gaming PCs from the Overclockers UK website that we think will be the perfect first mate for your Skull and Bones gameplay. (Ok, one’s a laptop, but shhh!) Should none of them vibe, we have a wide selection just waiting to be explored. 

Refract Gaming Celeste Pre-Built PC 

Conquer the Indian Ocean with the Refract Gaming Celeste at the helm of your ship. This pre-built gaming PC has been engineered by our tech team of experts to support 1080p and 1440p gaming, so you can enjoy Skull and Bones in glorious detail. The AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU is built with Zen 4 architecture, optimised to provide an outstanding gaming platform for all your AAA faves. Plus, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU is packed with the latest NVIDIA innovations from Ada Lovelace architecture. This means enhanced ray tracing and AI-upscaling, to ensure picture-perfect gameplay. 

Better yet, the Refract Celeste is full pre-built and tested, meaning it is ready to ship out to you. Plus, it is covered by our comprehensive three years parts and labour warranty, for that extra peace of mind. Sadly, stray cannon fire isn’t covered! 

Refract Gaming Celeste 2023
OcUK Gaming Rapier - AMD Ryzen 5 7600, GeForce RTX 4070 Super Gaming PC

OcUK Gaming Rapier Configurable PC

Game on the bleeding edge of technology, with the OcUK Gaming Rapier. This gaming PC is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 7600 CPU, boasting six cores and boost speeds up to 5.1GHz. Paired with 32GB DDR5 RAM with AMD EXPO overclocking, and you can enjoy incredible efficiency and near zero latency. Wielding an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Super, the Rapier will render Skull and Bones in glorious detail, buttery smooth frame rates, and photo realistic quality. 

Much like your ship, the OcUK Gaming Rapier can also be customised to best suit your play style. Choose from a pre-selected list of hardware to tailor the spec to fit your needs. You can configure the PC case, processor, memory, graphics card, cooler, operating system, and choose up to three high-speed SSDs. Please note that any changes will have an effect on the pricing. 

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Laptop 

Perhaps your gaming will take you to the actual high seas. With the ASUS TUF Gaming A17 gaming laptop you can continue your quest for pirate infamy wherever your travels take you. Featuring an AMD Ryzen R7-7940HS CPU, this gaming laptop can effortlessly handle all your workflows, from gaming to streaming. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU and 17.3” FHD screen with 144Hz refresh rate will work in tandem to bring Skull and Bones to life in vibrant colour. Enjoy stunning detail, as there is integrated G-SYNC support reducing stuttering and tearing on every gaming session. 

Stay cool in the heat of battle, thanks to the comprehensive thermal solution. The CPU temperatures are maintained by two 84-blade Arc Flow Fans, which feature an intelligent variable thickness design that increases air pressure but reduces turbulence for more efficient cooling. All without the extra noise, too. There are five dedicated heat pipes to draw heat away from all the vital components, to be then exhausted via the four vents at the back. 

ASUS TUF GAMING A17 NVIDIA RTX 4070, 16GB, 17.3" 144Hz, AMD Ryzen R9-7940HS Gaming Laptop
OcUK Gaming Katana - Intel i7 14700KF, GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Gaming PC

OcUK Gaming Katana Configurable PC

Another sword for your collection, we have the OcUK Gaming Katana. This gaming PC harnesses the power of 14th Gen Intel, with advanced hybrid core architecture. The CPU features a balance of P- and E-cores optimised for single- and multi-threaded tasks, respectively. With the help of Intel Thread Director, you can always be confident that the best core has been assigned to the job. Effortlessly rendering all your favourite games is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super GPU, utilising third-gen RT cores and fourth-gen Tensor cores to enhance detail like never before. 

The OcUK Gaming Katana is another of our configurable gaming PCs. You can customise the PC case, processor, memory, graphics card, cooler, operating system, and add up to three ultra-fast SSDs. Craft the best gaming PC for your needs! Please note that adjusting the spec will affect the pricing. 

Infin8 Venomous Gaming PC

Our last pick is the Infin8 Venomous. A kingpin amongst gaming PCs, this water-cooled computer has been engineered to facilitate the best in performance. Featuring an Intel Core i7-14700K CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU, the Venomous can handle it all. 4K gaming? You bet. Streaming? Absolutely. Boarding a merchant ship? Outside the confines of Skull and Bones, probably not… But, definitely when you are playing! In that glorious 4K detail we mentioned, too. 

The Infin8 Venomous packs a punch in performance and in aesthetics, too. The HYTE Y60 case offers a stunning view of the custom EK Water Blocks and Corsair cooling solution, whilst the acidic green lighting and coolant stand out against the black hardware. You’ll certainly feel like royalty with this in your gaming set-up! 

Infin8 Venomous

Come Aboard, Mate

Let us know in the comments what you think of Skull and Bones. Is it all your pirate dreams come true? 

PC specs are subject to change.

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