Sea of Thieves&#zero39; latest limited-time event is an underwater hunt for deadly mermaid statues
Sea of Thieves’ latest replace is right here, bringing with it one other two-week-long Bilge Rat Adventure – this time within the type of the mysterious The Sunken Curse.
This follows on from earlier limited-time occasions Skeleton Thrones and Gunpowder Skeletons, and introduces evil mermaid statues to the world. These health-sapping edifices are positioned all throughout the Sea of Thieves, though most can solely be discovered by diving deep beneath the waves.
The normal concept behind this latest event is to encourage crews to get moist and begin exploring of one of the Game’s extra under-utilised areas: the shallows (and not-so-shallows) surrounding Sea of Thieves’ multitude of islands. And as an extra encouragement, precious gadgets, resembling artefacts, skulls, and treasure chests, will now spawn on the seabed, ready to be pilfered.
The total aim is to seek out and destroy as many of the brand new Cursed Mermaid statues as attainable, racking up event-only doubloons as a reward. Unfortunately, not all statues are cursed equally; every will heal itself if not attacked shortly sufficient, however sturdy curses would require the mixed pummelling of as much as four gamers concurrently in an effort to destroy. Unlike earlier multi-pirate event targets, nevertheless, you will not must workforce up with different ships to finish the challenges, and it is attainable to do the entire thing with a single four-person crew.
Your hard-earned Bilge Rat Doubloons can be utilized to buy new limited-time cosmetics: the hat, gown, and jacket of The Wailing Barnacle set. What’s extra, finishing all customary and legendary challenges will award 150 doubloons, that means you might need sufficient left over to buy gold, or to extend your status stage with a selected buying and selling firm.
As was the case with earlier occasions, all challenges and associated commendations will stay in-game for everybody to strive as soon as The Sunken Curse is over. However, they may now not embody doubloon rewards, or present entry to the limited-time cosmetics.
Elsewhere, at present’s replace introduces the Wailing Barnacle Tattoo set, which will be bought at any outpost and can stay in-game post-event, and a brand new Bilge Rat Flag that may be flown to let different crews know your present aims on the excessive seas. For the complete run-down of Sea of Thieves’ latest updates and enhancements, have a gander on the patch notes.
Executive producer Joe Neate additionally notes in at present’s accompanying developer video (above) that Rare can be unveiling a brand new trailer and asserting the discharge date of Sea of Thieves’ subsequent large replace, Cursed Sails, subsequent week. This is the second of six large-scale content material expansions deliberate for launch in 2018, following on from May’s largely wonderful The Hungering Deep.
Given that The Sunken Curse event is at the moment scheduled to run by July 25th, nevertheless, it appears possible that The Cursed Sails – which introduces a brand new roaming ghost ship risk, the three-person Brigantine vessel, and extra – will launch on or near July 26th.