Sea of Thieves new content update Smuggler’s Fortune sets sail

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:19 GMT

Sorry for the nautical pun in the headline. It couldn’t be helped. Sea of Thieves is a pirate game after all.

The latest free content update for Sea of Thieves, Smuggler’s Fortune, is now available and throws pets into the mix.

If you’ve ever wanted a pet parrot or monkey, but local laws and your conscience held you back, you can now sail the seas with either one.

Alongside pets, the content includes new Voyages to complete, and of course, new loot. Here’s more:

Mercenary Voyages will not only be free to accept but will allow you to actually earn Doubloons. This month’s Rag and Bone Voyages offer a special twist on Cargo Runs, setting crews on course for Shipwreck Bay to locate hidden crates which need delivering to various Seaposts. But beware: time is of the essence to get these to their destinations, and yours won’t be the only crew heeding the call.

Increase your pirate fortune by taking down Ancient Skeletons, rare new enemies who carry Ancient Coins that can be spent in the Pirate Emporium. You can also send roaming Skeleton Sloops back to the depths and lay claim to their hoards of treasure. So following hot on the heels of loot being added to Barrels of Plenty and the emergence of the Reaper’s Chest, there are more riches than ever just waiting to be found or stolen.

These Doubloons can be spend on items ins Duke’s Black Market. Here you will find variants of sets that were previously time-limited such as the Fearless Bone Crusher items and Deep Ocean Crawler weapons.

One of the biggest features in the new update is the Pirate Emporium. It’s a premium store which is accessed from the home screen or from any Outpost in the game. Here you will find all sorts of pirate-type accessories, emotes, and the aforementioned pets for sale. The items can be purchased using the Ancient Coins currency, which is purchasable through the Xbox store or directly in-game.

The Pirate Emporium and Black Market are both permanent additions to the game, while Rag and Bone Voyages are temporary and will be replaced by new activities when the October update is released.

So, Fire up Sea of Thieves and start playing now, and buy yourself a pet monkey. Hopefully, it’s a polite little fella and doesn’t toss poo.

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