Skull and Bones Pre-Order Guide: Bonuses and What's in Each Edition

Skull and Bones developed by Ubisoft is set to release in in late 2023 or early 2024. Here are all the pre-order details we have.

Skull and Bones is the upcoming pirate action-adventure from Ubisoft promising a tactical approach to sailing the high, open world seas. The game is slated for release on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and through the cloud gaming service Amazon Luna.

The release date for Skull and Bones has yet to be set in stone, with the game scheduled for sometime during the 2023 through 2024 fiscal year, but you don't have to wait that long to get your pre-order in if you're interested in Ubisoft Singapore's entry to the sparsely populated pirate action-adventure genre. Let's get into the nitty-gritty of what you can expect from your Skull and Bones pre-order bonuses and options.

Skull and Bones Official Trailer

Skull and Bones offers a more tactical approach to seafaring than Rare's Sea of Thieves, and more realistic visuals to boot. Much of the game is still yet unknown but more details are sure to be released as we get closer to its unmarked release date later in the year.


Skull and Bones Pre-Order Bonuses

The base pre-order bonus is the Highness of the High Sea Pack, which features the Notoriety Garb and Coronation Fireworks. There are different pre-order bonuses between retailers, and the Highness of the High Sea Pack that comes with ordering with most retailers is mysteriously missing from the Best Buy option — though Best Buy offers a $10 gift card with Skull and Bones pre-order.

Image via Ubisoft

As for the retailer specifics on the standard edition of the game, they are as follows:

Retailer Pre-order Bonus

  • Best Buy — $10 promotional gift card with pre-order.
  • Walmart — Exclusive deck of playing cards.

Skull and Bones Standard Edition

The standard edition of Skull and Bones will cost $69.99 and is available for pre-order across several several retailers for both its digital and physical editions.

Physical Edition Pre-order Retailers

If you want to pre-order the digital edition, you can do so at the following retailers:

Digital Edition Pre-order Retailers

If you want to pre-order the physical edition, you can do so at the following retailers:

Image via Ubisoft

Skull and Bones Premium Edition

The Premium Edition of Skull and Bones includes a few distinct bonuses from the standard release and costs $89.99. The Premium Edition bonuses are:

  • Two extra missions
  • Digital artbook and soundtrack
  • Steelbook (for Premium Edition purchases on console)
  • Smugger Pass Token
  • The Ballad of Bloody Bones Collection
    • 11 Ashen Corsair ship ornaments
    • Bloody Bones Captain outfit

Premium Edition Retailers

The physical release of the Premium Edition will be the hardest to get your hands on and is also the most expensive option, though it's certainly the snazziest one. We've got a long while until Skull and Bones finally releases, though, and notably for PC players the game is an Epic Games Store exclusive and has no announced Steam release date. Keep your eyes on GameSkinny for more on Ubisoft's upcoming pirate adventure.

Featured image via Ubisoft


Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.

Published Feb. 27th 2023

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