Sea Of Thieves’ Ashen Winds replace is right here, and so are some very indignant hearth pirates

Remember the opposite day once I reported that some skelly-head flamethrowers had been coming to Sea Of Thieves? Well, it seems these heads belong to 4 significantly lethal Skeleton Captains, who’ve arrived in right now’s Ashen Winds replace. It doesn’t seem like it’s going to be straightforward to nab their flaming skulls, both, as every of those Captains will use all types of soiled tips to cease you from defeating them – from whipping up clouds of ash to obscure your view, to raining molten meteors proper on prime of you.

Rare’s (typically) peaceable pirate sandbox didn’t even have hearth in it this time final yr, and now take a look at them. Encouraging pirate arson left, proper and centre.

So, these 4 fiery Captains are Ashen Lords, friends of the massive dangerous Flameheart (who you will have come throughout in case you fought those ghost ships in the last big update). You’ll be capable of discover them on islands clearly marked by some ominous swirling crimson smoke, and in case you handle to take one down you’ll be rewarded with plenty of loot – together with their flamethrowing skulls.

These skulls could be bought to the Order Of Souls faction for a good sum of gold, unlocking you some shiny new tattoos and ship liveries in addition. Alternatively, they may also be used as fiery weapons to chase down your enemies. Be cautious with how a lot you utilize these flamethrowers although, as a result of they lower in worth with each bit of fireside you spew.

There’s some cool new stuff within the Pirate Emporium, too (the game’s premium foreign money retailer). As all the time, I place a specific significance on displaying you the brand new pets, and oh my god these new Ashen ones are so cool.

The Emporium has loads extra on provide as effectively, from new pet outfits to new emotes. This month’s free emote is a cute little heel kick, so don’t neglect to seize that one whenever you subsequent log in.

On prime of all that, there’s a brand new weekly occasion known as Skull Sweep, which will increase the rewards you get from delivering skulls to the Order Of Souls each Wednesday. Check out the Events Hub for more information on that one.

And final, however definitely not least, the game has received some sensible new accessibility choices to assist gamers out on the Sea Of Thieves. These embody settings that assist you to play with only one analog stick on a controller, in addition to an choice to have your character mechanically float to the floor in case you fall into the ocean.

For extra particulars on all issues Ashen Winds, try the patch notes over on the Sea Of Thieves website.



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