Beware the Phantom Fleets…
Nothing stays dead on the Sea of Thieves, especially when the likes of Captain Flameheart are hell-bent on power and destruction. With his dark powers growing, Flameheart now summons the damned souls of lost ships to pursue his goals and regain supremacy of the seas. Fleets of spectral vessels are attacking vulnerable islands, so it’s time once again for rogues, merchants and explorers alike to steel their nerves and join the battle!
BATTLE THE BURNING BLADE
Captain Flameheart’s flagship, the Burning Blade, is among those raised from the Sea of the Damned and sent to mercilessly scour the Sea of Thieves. What Flameheart truly seeks is a mystery, but all pirates of mettle are urged to interrupt his plans when they see that fearsome skeletal face looming over an island, directing his minions.
Wily sailing will be needed to tackle this emergent event, as a veritable armada of Ghost Ships protects the Burning Blade. Though these phantom foes are fragile, they strike with deadly weaponry from beyond this world. Avoid the mines they drop in the water and their supernatural cannonballs that spread fire and the wrath of the dead! Should you succeed, perhaps you can salvage some to use against your own foes…
GOLD FOR GHOST HUNTERS
The Order of Souls are leading the charge in dealing with this new undead menace. They will now offer a permanent new Voyage type for pirates who wish to seek out and sink Ghost Ships, with gold and reputation rewards offered alongside their existing Skeleton Bounties. Challenge the phantom fleets on demand and be rewarded for sending those ghostly sailors back to the Sea of the Damned!
The Captains of these ships leave behind their spectral skulls, and the Order will gladly reward you for these and whatever secrets from the other side they may hold. Ghost Ship Bounty Voyages will be available from Order of Souls rank 25 onwards, but anyone can obtain one from Duke during this crisis.
Defeat the Burning Blade in battle and you’re sure to find some of its ethereal armaments left adrift in the water. Be alert for the chance to collect your very own Phantom Cannonballs, Flame Phantom Cannonballs and Wraith Cannonballs! These last are powered by supernatural rage, inflicting major blast damage and rocking ships in the water. Emergent ghost fleet clashes may also leave rare Damned treasures floating in their wake.
By dedicating themselves to sending these Ghost Ships and their crews back to the Sea of the Damned, the most committed ghost hunters out there can also earn some unique ship cosmetics: the Burning Blade Sails and the haunting Ghost Captain Sails!
GETTING STARTED WITH GHOST SHIPS
To do battle with the Burning Blade you’ll need to watch the horizon – this emergent event appears around islands, so keep a lookout for Flameheart’s cruel features forming high in the sky. Engage his armada and manoeuvre your way to victory for glory and spoils!
Otherwise if you’d like to hunt down a ghostly fleet on demand, any Order of Souls representative can sell a Bounty Voyage to those who’ve reached rank 25 or higher with their Company… or if you’re new to the seas, speak to Duke in any tavern this month for another opportunity to purchase one.
Looking for some pirating inspiration, a warm-up for your next sailing session or just a quick fix of gold or Doubloons?
Head to the Events Hub, where you’ll find all the latest challenges and live events, from quickfire Daily Bounties to regular weekly specials, plus any unique time-limited events offering their own rewards.