Here we go: Ultima Online’s last major update of 2019 is now upon us as the Jolly Roger has officially set sail on the live servers this week.
This update marks the fourth of the year and (we assume) the end of the High Seas theme that has characterized all the updates this year, starting with Rising Tide in March and working through Forgotten Treasures and Forsaken Foes.
The Jolly Roger update itself includes a new storyline arc, shrine battles, upgrades to mannequins, the Christmas holiday update and annual gifts, the Artisan Festival, and the Krampus rewards. Plus new stuff in the cash shop: a full stable set with unique spawning mechanics, and a special pet whistle that tamers can use to make their pets do fun tricks.
Ultima Online went free-to-play in 2018, so you can jump in and take a peek, though we recommend the sub option for getting the most out of this 22-year-old MMORPG and the update.