I’m formally resolved to return to Sea Of Thieves‘s world of online piratical nonsense thanks to today’s new treasure-trove of content material. The Shrouded Spoils replace for as soon as isn’t centered on a single time-limited quest or world occasion, however reasonably fleshing out its present methods. Fog threatens ships alongside jagged coastlines and extra skeleton ships roam in additional sizes and shapes, sometimes on their very own skellington adventures. More Megalodon varieties threaten ships all over the place and the Kraken has been beefed up too, for starters. Check the update page here, and the trailer under.
It’s good to see that a lot of the stuff on this replace is PvE or co-op centered. Skeleton skips had been a terrific addition, giving gamers an opportunity to tussle with different vessels with out the social stress of butting heads with different people. Seeing them in additional configurations is nice, and having extra doable sea-monster encounters is simply icing on the cake. Considering that the game was nearly completely aggressive at launch, this appears like a big course-correction. Not that PvP is forgotten – they’re launching a structured aggressive mode, The Arena, early subsequent yr too.
When Sea Of Thieves first launched, Alec – our proud pirate captain – was torn on it in his review. It had good bones on it, and a few glorious ideas, but it surely largely felt like loads of empty water, anticipating gamers to give you attention-grabbing issues to do to fill the void – 4 main updates later and that not holds true. Given that the game continues to be a part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription (which I bought a pleasant Black Friday deal on) even on PC, I’m completely satisfied to dip my toes in sometimes. Given all of the skellingtons on this replace, I would correctly make the leap ultimately. Ahoy!
The Shrouded Spoils replace is dwell now, and you’ll see the full update notes here. Sea Of Thieves sadly stays unique to Windows 10 the place it goes for £50 on the Windows Store, or (much more palatably) as a part of the more and more beefy Xbox Game Pass subscription.