Sea of Thieves’ long-awaited and slightly delayed Season 7 update is just around the corner, and Rare is detailing its new captain in a new trailer.
If you haven’t heard, Sea of Thieves will let you buy and own ships when Season 7 goes live on Thursday, August 4th. We’ve known since Rare’s surprise reveal of new features during a non-E3 period, but now we know exactly how it all works, including how much the ships cost and how to customize them.
First, buying a sloop will cost 250,000 gold, while a brig will cost 375,000 gold, and a galleon will cost 500,000 gold. Once you are a proud owner, you can give your boat a name and place it prominently. It’s best to think carefully about what you want your ship to be named after, though, as renaming it will cost you real-life money.
Ship ownership gives you more than just a durable ship that you can carry around on the server – it also unlocks many new customization options. Older leased boats let you customize the look of your boat, and you can now dress up the interior areas too. For example, you can customize interior furniture like the captain’s bed, table, rug, and curtains, and add trinkets like pictures and trophies to the walls. Be sure to push them back into place as they move around in the heat of battle.
All of these decorations will remain on your ship from one session to the next, but so will any damage you take during your adventure. Thankfully, you can have Scarlett fix it in exchange for gold instead of patching all the bugs yourself.
There’s a new progression system consisting of various milestones that you can unlock by participating in various aspects of the game – from the number of days you spend at sea to the number of times you repair your ship – which will give you many more way to customize your boat.
Season 7 will also add new Captain-exclusive special voyages designed to give you more control over how you play. For example, some captain’s voyages will be short and sweet, with missions that have you hunting for treasure on a single map, while others involve multiple different activities that take a little more time to complete.
The new Sovereign Company will make life easier for captains by giving them a single location to hand over all the different types of loot, so you can finally stop asking your crew where you should sell your damn boutique tea boxes. Can you say I’m particularly excited about this feature?
Finally, the Captain’s Journal will record everything you and your crew do during your session, but if you get sunk by other crew members, they will be able to steal your journal and sell it at the Grim Reaper hideout for gold and reputation .
Content about the Captaincy feature. I’m glad it makes progression more rewarding by allowing you to keep your own customizable ships during sessions rather than destroying them at the end of the night.
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