As a part of the April Inside Xbox briefing, Microsoft introduced the subsequent free replace for its swashbuckling journey sport Sea of Thieves, and it consists of new job titles, cats, and extra.
With the brand new Ships of Fortune update–due out on April 22 for Xbox One and PC–players can tackle particular roles and develop into Emissaries for the Gold Hoarders, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, or the Athena’s Fortune teams. Players can be a part of one of many teams by visiting the Outposts and inspecting the desk for the faction they wish to be a part of.
Once you have joined a gaggle, there are 5 ranks, or “grades,” to attain. The increased grade you obtain, the larger rewards you possibly can obtain. At the identical time, different gamers will see your Emissary standing and would possibly select to assault to attempt to steal your loot. Microsoft additionally introduced that you’ll personalize your character and your ship with beauty gadgets reflecting your group.
The Ships of Fortune replace arrives April 22nd and introduces new PvP Trading Company The Reaper’s Bones, the rewarding however dangerous Emissary system, an elevated popularity cap for many Trading Companies, crew reviving, Arena 2.Zero and, most im-paw-tantly, CATS! 🐱 pic.twitter.com/TETtA5SU4q
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Additionally, the Ships of Fortune replace introduces a “mysterious” firm known as The Reaper’s Bones. This new “glory-hungry” faction is after your loot, and Microsoft says they will ship their very own emissaries out to assault you. You can even select to affix The Reaper’s Bones to develop into a less-than-honorable pirate on the excessive seas.
Outside of the modifications to the primary Sea of Thieves sport, the multiplayer Arena mode is being up to date to develop into extra aggressive. “Old treasure maps have been replaced by a single chest marked by a Sea Dog Beacon, with just one cash-in location to ensure a furious battle for victory,” Microsoft mentioned.
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Additionally, the overall match time is being decreased to 15 minutes, which ought to assist decide up the tempo of play. What’s extra, gamers who’re downed now have a “brief window” throughout which their teammates can revive them.
Finally, and most significantly, the brand new Sea of Thieves replace is including cats as a brand new pat, following on from parrots and monkeys that have been added earlier. The Pirate Emporium retailer is now stocked with three totally different breeds of cat: Wildcat, Ragamuffin, and Mau. You can select the colour of your cat and you may gown it up with particular clothes. The Emporium has additionally added a Night Wulf Ship Collection and “crabby” new emotes to purchase.
The Ships of Fortune replace arrives for Sea of Thieves on April 22 for Xbox One and PC.