Ubisoft’s pirate game Skull and Bones is not putting up the strongest player numbers, but the publisher is touting the game’s “record player engagement” as the title’s first season launches.

According to Ubisoft, Skull and Bones players are spending, on average, more than four hours in the game every day. This is the second-highest daily playtime average for a Ubisoft game since the company was founded 37 years ago. Ubisoft did not say what the No. 1 title is.

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As for Season 1 update, the Raging Tides update has players facing off against the fictional pirate Lord Philippe La Peste and his ship, La Potence, as part of a new World Event. Players will fight the evil pirate at his base of operators, the Blighted Bastion.

Players can also expect to encounter new warships at sea that they can plunder, as well as new bounties that have players fighting against Zamaharibu the sea monster. There is also a new Smuggler Pass that includes both free content like ship cosmetics, as well as a “premium” track that comes with even more cosmetics and an allotment of virtual currency.

After a rocky development that spanned multiple years, numerous delays, and significant leadership and creative changes, Skull and Bones was released earlier in February. Despite Ubisoft offering all players an eight-hour free trial, the game has reportedly not reached 1 million players. The game is not getting the best review scores, either. Here at GameSpot, our Skull and Bones review scored the game a 4/10, and we said it’s “dead in the water.”


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