Sea of Thieves kicks off its third season with new goodies, new enemies, and its Pirates of the Caribbean adventure

    
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He’s the pauper of the surf, the jester of Tortuga, and as of today he’s now officially part of the Sea of Thieves. Today marks the launch of the piratical sandbox’s third season, featuring an all new set of five Tall Tales titled A Pirate’s Life that sees players teaming up with Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean films to fight against Davy Jones in an original story.

In addition to the surprising new collab, the third season’s adventure introduces new enemies to the game such as sirens, monstrous ocean crawlers, and phantoms on top of all of the other threats in the game. Of course, the new season brings on additional seasonal rewards, more Pirate Emporium items, and another planned series of events.

Turning back to the subject of the Pirates of the Caribbean collab, an interview with the devs at Rare offers up a little more insight into how the studio was able to keep the whole thing under wraps for so long, some discussion on how the announcement has drawn in new and old players alike, and even a hint at future Disney collabs, though executive producer Joe Neate does point out that any future collabs “[have] to be authentic, it has to fit, it has to work, and it has to take our game and world forward.”

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laelgon

So there’s been a few mentions around here and elsewhere on the internet that the Pirates of the Caribbean stuff is instanced and other people can’t mess with you. That is true of the first Tall Tale, but not the second. The second one takes place in the regular game world, and it’s super easy for another crew to break the tale for you or spawn camp you in it. No idea on the rest of them.

It’s also just been super buggy. Talking hours of lost progress on some of the tall tales due to items and people glitching through stuff, scripted events not triggering, client and server crashes, etc…

I gave up after completing the 2nd tall tale on my third attempt, and still missing out on some of the bonuses due to bugs outside my control. Won’t be touching this again for a few weeks. It’s a mess.

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Schmidt.Capela

Interestingly, A Pirate’s Life is PvE (in that it’s instanced, you will only have you and your crew present, no one else can interfere) and solo-friendly (it not only scales with the number of crew members, but Jack Sparrow seems to help run the boat).

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Rialto

That’s actually pretty interesting. Do you know if any other parts of the game or other adventures have been made more solo friendly? That was my biggest problem trying to get into the game.

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Schmidt.Capela

AFAIK no. I don’t have the game, mind, I just found that information in another site.

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Sorenthaz

I don’t think most of the other Tall Tales are instanced. Maybe they are for specific moments, but you can still run into others moving between islands and such.

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Sorenthaz

In general this update sounds like it’s aimed primarily at PvE content. Kind of wish they’d stop dancing around and just put in PvE servers already so folks can enjoy the game at their own pace/leisure.