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Is Skull and Bones Open World?

Find out if you can sail in an open world sea.

Skull and Bones allows you to set sail with your fellow swashbuckling pirates. You’ll be exploring the open seas on your very own pirate ship. However, if you’ve still yet to jump in, you might be wondering: Is Skull and Bones open world? 

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You’ll be spending most of your time on your ship sailing the open seas of the Indian Ocean during the Golden Age of Piracy. Skull and Bones has an open world that immerses you in pirate adventures. The open world is also filled with a variety of activities to keep you engaged. These include:

  • Trading: You can buy and sell goods at different ports, making a profit along the way.
  • Piracy: You can plunder other ships and towns for loot.
  • Crafting: You can craft new weapons, armor, and ship upgrades.
  • Exploration: You can discover new islands and hidden secrets.
  • Naval combat: You can engage in intense ship-to-ship battles.
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Skull and Bones is the largest open-world game that Ubisoft has developed yet. Although you can visit different ports in this massive world, they’re not that big. You’ll mainly be walking on land to gather quests, purchase items, or upgrade and customize your ship. 

Even though the game is open-world, there’s a transition each time you dock your ship at a port. You can’t seamlessly go from your ship to walking on land. You’ll be met with a short black screen while the game loads. It doesn’t take long, but it does take away from the open-world feeling. 

So, if you found yourself asking: Is Skull and Bones open world? Yes, it is! If you’re looking for more tips and tricks, check out our dedicated Skull and Bones guides hub for topics like how to find and solve treasure maps and how big can your party can be.


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Antonio Samson
Antonio is a Writer at GameSkinny. He obtained his Bachelor's in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He's been a lifelong gamer and doesn't remember a time when his life didn't revolve around video games. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, he's spent countless hours playing all of their franchises, mostly Zelda and Xenoblade Chronicles. However, his love for RPGs stands above the rest.