Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC pirate sport Sea of Thieves has an enormous replace arising quickly, and it is set to ship various fan-requested features–one of which is fishing. The “Anniversary Update” arrives on April 30, which is about 13 months after the sport launched in March 2019.
Despite being very a lot linked to and related to all method of water-based fishing actions, Sea of Thieves did not have a fishing mode–until now. Coming April 30, gamers won’t solely be capable of solid a line and reel in an enormous fish, however gamers may also be capable of prepare dinner their catch.
Executive producer Joe Neate from Rare joked that the developer will take away fishing from Sea of Thieves if folks do not dwell as much as their phrase and fish their hearts out.
All everybody has requested for is fishing. I’m going to be watching the information on April 30th and when you aren’t all sitting there reeling them in for hours we’re taking it straight out once more 🧐 https://t.co/kV3A5O1Os2
— Joe “Three Sheets” Neate (@JoeNeate1) March 23, 2019
More critically, the Anniversary replace is the most important content material replace for Sea of Thieves so far. Fishing involves the sport by the brand new Hunter’s Call Trading Company, which is led by Merrick. In addition to fishing (which you are able to do from shore or on ship), gamers can hunt animals and different creatures, and, like fish, prepare dinner the flesh for power. However, some meat could also be toxic. Additionally, gamers can earn gold and beauty rewards for fishing and searching.
The Anniversary Update additionally provides a brand new aggressive mode, together with a brand new storyline referred to as Tall Tales: Shores of Gold. “Follow a series of narrative adventures surrounding existing and all-new characters, taking you to undiscovered places and revealing surprising new gameplay features,” reads a line from the outline. “Fans of the expanded game universe will recognise some of the iconic characters and locations in Shores of Gold, yet this is only the beginning of a series of Tall Tales that will allow players to immerse themselves in the legends of Sea of Thieves.”
Finally, the Anniversary Update guarantees various enhancements to the bottom sport, together with a extra superior ship harm system that’s able to damaging particular ship components.
“Expanded ship harm implies that the one you love vessel can undergo a damaged mast, capstan, and even wheel, which means that crusing and escaping battle may get very difficult certainly,” Rare stated. “Meanwhile, the arrival of the harpoon means that treasure can be nabbed by a skilled enemy and ships can make some surprising manoeuvres.”
Being such a big replace, Microsoft will maintain a collection of livestreams to speak about its completely different content material components. These will likely be assistance on April 10, April 16, and April 23 main as much as the replace’s launch on April 30. You can watch the streams on all the standard locations: Mixer, Twitch, and YouTube. The full programming schedule could be seen right here as written by Microsoft.
While it’s important to wait a bit longer for the Anniversary replace, Microsoft has launched a collection of freebies to have a good time the sport’s first birthday. This consists of numerous cosmetics, the Captain Bones Original Pirate Cutlass, a set of Gamerpics, and reductions. Visit the Xbox Wire to see a rundown of the freebies.
Sea of Thieves is on the market now for PC and Xbox One; the console version is within the Xbox Game Pass library, which suggests subscribers get it at no further price.