What Changed on Sea of Thieves Since the Release?
Sea of Thieves has come a long way since it was first released. Even though, at first, the game, failed to live up to its hype, the many updates Rare gives it throughout four expansion packs has catapulted the game to higher levels.
What’s new for 2019?
Considering the changes that the game went through in 2018, it has become one of the most highly anticipated titles for 2019 in the gaming community. For 2019, Sea of thieves will now offer two game modes – Adventure and Arena. The first mode, Adventure, is the current experience the game has now, where players sail in their ships, loot treasure and go on voyages following the map. The second mode, Arena, is a PvP mode and is more fast-paced than Adventure. Here, players compete against each other to get as much loot a possible in a short amount of time.
On top of this, the Adventure mode will also come equipped with an improved quest system. The Kraken has been redesigned by Rare, making it a more dangerous and complicated enemy. Megalodons can now drop loot, which means that fighting them while at sea is all the more worth it.
Other changes to the game for 2019 include global events being off the three-hour timer and spawning back-to-back-to-back. Skeleton ships can also be found roaming beyond their event borders, which can lead to players being chased down from far, or even bursting out from the sea.
Adventure mode will still allow combat and betrayal. However, for player vs. player action, you can go to the Arena mode instead, as combat and betrayal actions in Adventure will most likely only happen around stories.
Notable updates of 2018
As mentioned before, the Sea of Thieves went through a whole lot of changes ever since it was launched in March last year. Just a month after its release, in April 2018, changes such as ship respawn distance and weapon balancing were introduced.
Then in May 2018, Rare rolled out an update that allowed players to play with their friends or random players using the Open and Closed Crews option. When players swim underwater, their player titles and Gamertag can no longer be seen. Also, with the new option to handle resources, players could offer other players equipped resources such as cannonballs, planks, and bananas.
In June 2018, the Blige Rat Adventures and Skeleton Thrones were introduced. The Blige Rate Adventures are roughly two-week-long challenges that players can take up when there are no major events. On the other hand, the Skeleton Thrones are thrones that players can look for to boost their commendations. They are very difficult to find. Another important update is the Flag of the Reaper Mask, which is a cured flag that can reveal any ship’s location if the ship dares to fly it. all other ship’s maps will show the location of this ship.
Apart from these, there have been many updates that have been made to the weapons, the customization of the pirates, as well as gameplay.