Not every map in Sea of Thieves will be as simple as “‘X’ marks the spot.” The team discussed how it’s developing more advanced maps called riddle quests that will require players to coordinate efforts and solve clues in order to find the buried chest.
In this week’s Inn-Side Story developer video, the team shares a behind-the-scenes look at the concept and creation of these tricky missions. The devs anticipate that while bad crews will split up and find themselves frustrated during these quests, smart crews will work together to discover landmarks and solve the mystery.
During these quests, players will receive a parchment with a riddle on it, broken down into rhyming couplets. The devs said that this gave the game a great “Goonies” feel as players figure out sequential clues, forage around for landmarks, and discover the treasure.
Hunker down and pay attention to the cryptic words below!