A World of Action
A practical pirate's life is not without its share of dangers.
The sun-drenched shores that dot the horizon may seem tranquil and inviting, but it's never wise to let your guard down for long. Whether or not you choose to seek out confrontation during your adventures, an understanding of what awaits you can mean the difference between treasure and tragedy…
Combat on the Waves
When you're fighting over treasure or settling a score, your ship's cannons are a great way to put your rivals in their rightful place at the bottom of the sea. If your own ship's taking a battering from enemy fire, you'll need to decide how best to divide your time and your crew between evasion, repair and retaliation! Be vigilant out there, because since the events of Cursed Sails, hostile skeleton ships have risen to haunt the seas too…
Weapons at the Ready
Learning to handle a cannon is just one way of proving you're a force to be reckoned with. Your full arsenal is much broader, from the old faithful cutlass and pistol to the high-impact blunderbuss and long-range Eye of Reach. Choosing the right weapon for the right situation (and not running out of ammo) is key to both survival and success. Like to make an even bigger scene? Gunpowder kegs are an explosive incident waiting to happen.
Bring the Big Guns
There are many reasons why this way of life attracts only the bold. The Devil's Roar region is rife with volcanoes, earthquakes and scalding hot seas. Meanwhile, storms can descend anywhere in the world, reducing visibility while winds and waves carry you off course. Confident crews may prevail, but nothing grants immunity to the business end of a lightning bolt or the attentions of a deep sea beast. Avoid the Devil’s Shroud that encircles the Sea of Thieves too!
Keep Your Guard Up
Rival ships aren't the only complications you'll face on the Sea of Thieves. Encounters both good and bad will add excitement to your journey, often when you least expect it. Should you find yourself nose-to-nose with a starving shark, fending off the skeletal mob that's overrun a mouldering fort or facing down some ancient menace once thought to be a myth, you'll need to make full use of your wits, weapons and environment to win through.