Sea of Thieves' regular live events kick off in the new Skeleton Thrones update
Sea of Thieves’ newest update is now live and marks the begin, in the end, of Rare’s often scheduled live events and actions for the piratical multiplayer journey.
With The Hungering Deep now over, and the historical megalodon now returned to the depths of the ocean, the Bilge Rats, which had been briefly launched in the final update, have now grow to be a totally fledged faction in Sea of Thieves – becoming a member of the likes of the Merchant Alliance, Gold Hoarders, and Order of Souls.
The Bilge Rats work barely in a different way to the base Game’s Trading Companies, nonetheless; relatively than providing a unending provide of quests for buy, the Bilge Rats current one exercise to finish for a hard and fast period, with new actions being launched each week or two. As you progress via the present exercise, you will earn commendations, titles, and a new foreign money: doubloons – which could be spent on objects in the Bilge Rats’ retailer.
Rare’s first limited-time exercise known as Skeleton Thrones, and sees ten picket chairs craftily added to the map, most frequently in obscure or hard-to-reach locations. The fundamental concept is for crews to scour the ocean searching out these thrones then, as soon as positioned, discover a method to get shut sufficient to plonk their bottoms down upon them. Mostly this requires some artistic makes use of of cannons.
The twist is that whereas five of the thrones could be claimed by solo gamers, five bigger thrones should be sat on by two gamers from completely different crews concurrently – one other welcome instance of Rare making an attempt to encourage higher camaraderie and co-operation in the Game, following its largely glorious Hungering Deep update. All in all, it is a easy, however participating sufficient first live occasion, including some wanted selection to the core Game.
While Skeleton Thrones lasts, doubloons earned by sitting on chairs (100 doubloons can be found in complete) could be spent on three suitably skeletal beauty objects: the Bone Crusher Hat, Jacket, and Dress. Alternatively, they are often traded for extra gold, or a bump in popularity degree for any of the three Trading Companies – helpful in the grind to succeed in Pirate Legend standing.
Elsewhere, sure components from The Hungering Deep are actually completely positioned inside the world. The new drum instrument and talking trumpet can be found to all gamers, and Merrick’s legendary megalodon-summoning shanty is now half of the playable music roster. And talking of the mighty beast, the megalodon is now scheduled to a grow to be everlasting roving risk in the subsequent update. Rounding issues off are new beauty choices for the drum and talking trumpet, and a new rainbow flag, to have fun Pride month.
The Skeleton Thrones occasion will proceed on till June 25th, and a full round-up of as we speak’s tweaks and additions could be discovered in the official patch notes.
At this 12 months’s E3, Rare additionally revealed that Sea of Thieves’ subsequent two main content material updates – Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores – will launch in July and September respectively.
The first introduces new AI-controlled skeletal ghost ships to the ocean, alongside the new three-man Brigantine ship. The latter expands the map with a deadly new volcanic biome, and a new row boat to help in navigating its ruthless waters. Both will deliver extra in addition to, and you may get a tease of what’s in retailer through the Sea of Thieves E3 trailer above.