Sea of Thieves presently has a handful of factions that hand out quests and cosmetics; they function the spine for the sport’s content material supply. The subsequent free replace to Sea of Thieves, titled Ships of Fortune, is all about reinforcing and upgrading these methods.
Players will be capable of construct a more in-depth relationship with the sport’s authentic factions from launch: Gold Hoarders, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, and Athena’s faction. By turning into an Emissary, that faction will present boosted rewards and a brand new vary of cosmetics. Becoming an Emissary would require “a significant donation”, after which gamers will be capable of earn one among 5 Grades by way of that faction’s customary gameplay loop. If a participant has a excessive Grade, promoting loot to that faction will include a major multiplier for a fair greater cash-out and new cosmetics. For occasion, Emissaries of the Order of Souls will be capable of earn new, spooky ships.
What’s the downside of this new system? A brand new faction joins the ocean, known as The Reaper’s Bones. The Reaper’s Bones will goal Emissaries of different factions, resulting in extra PvE fight.
PvP fight within the recreation has additionally been in a little bit of a rut, and this new replace can also be set to handle among the recreation mode’s largest points. Players gained’t be battling over quite a lot of treasures now; as an alternative, there can be one chest and one cash-in location. Each match will now final 15 minutes, down from 24.
There are two extra thrilling, small-scale modifications. The first is that downed pirates in a crew could have a brief window of alternative during which they are often resurrected; which means gamers don’t all the time have to attend for the punishing Ferry of Souls timer. In addition, cats can be added to the market. Wildcats, Ragamuffins, and Maus can be obtainable for buy, and that’s all the time good.
Sea of Thieves’ Ships of Fortune replace is ready to launch on April 22 for all gamers throughout Xbox One and PC. It is a free replace; Sea of Thieves can be play by way of Xbox Game Pass.