Seas of Thieves is getting its biggest and most exciting update yet. Tied in with Season 3, the new “A Pirate’s Life” update will see this swashbuckling world cross swords with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. Not only will this season revolve around a brand new storyline, but it will introduce a host of changes to the game’s world. So if you’re an experienced sailor or a new pirate looking to make your fortune, here’s everything you need to know about Sea of Thieves A Pirate’s Life update:
New Pirates of the Caribbean Tall Tales
Unsurprisingly, the Season 3 update is heavily focused on introducing new story content. The meat of this is five Tall Tales which has you sailing to new locations like the Sea of the Damned and Sunken Kingdom. A Pirate’s Life’s story revolves around Captain Jack Sparrow stealing a golden key that allows him to travel to Sea of Thieves’ reality. Following him is Davy Jones, who isn’t thrilled that pirates can come back to life. Your goal is to not only help Jack Sparrow but defeat Davy Jones before the world of Sea of Thieves is irreversibly changed. This season will not only be influenced by the Pirates of the Caribbean movies but the iconic amusement ride as well.
Similar to other Tall Tales, players will have five quest books they will acquire whenever they start a new story mission. These missions will also feature checkpoints so you won’t need to complete the entire campaign in a single sitting. Unlike the rest of the Tall Tales, A Pirate’s Life will boast a location called the Town of the Damned which connects the Sea of Thieves’ main world to the Sea of the Damned. Only your crew will be there, so you won’t need to worry about a bunch of players jacking your loot!
Perhaps the change I am most excited about is the introduction of new enemies. For years, Sea of Thieves has really only had different variants of skeletons to battle against. One new type of enemy is the siren, which is a foe that players will only encounter while underwater. There are two types of sirens, with the base ones possessing both a scratch attack and the ability to fire a long-range sonic beam. Sirens also possess an AoE (Area of Effect) attack that will heal any sirens inside it and damage the player. The other type is called Siren Leaders which carry a trident that they can launch projectiles from. These enemies also possess a stronger gem, allowing them to do more damage to those in their AoE attack.
Along with the sirens, there are Ocean Crawlers which are a land-based foe. Not only will they appear throughout the new Tall Tales, but they can just be found on islands in Sea of Thieves’ main world. There are three distinct types of Ocean Crawlers, with the first being the crab. This is the brute of the group, focusing solely on taking a lot of punishment while attempting to bash enemies with its pincers. The next is the appropriately named Eelectric, which is a ranged unit that fires balls of electricity at players. However, these foes can also give their allies an electric shield which will shock the player if they are damaged and standing too close. Finally, there’s the Hermit which is constantly emitting a toxic cloud around it. Hermits can also burrow underground and perform a charge attack that you’ll need to dodge.
The last new enemy type is pirate ghosts. Unlike the others, we have only seen gameplay from these enemies, but they appear to function almost identically as skeletons. It’s also unclear
Weapons and Mechanics
To combat these new threats you can seek out The Trident of Dark Tides weapon. This is a ranged weapon that fires a high damaging ball of energy at anything you point it at. You can also charge this weapon’s projectile, causing it to create a bigger, more powerful explosion. The Trident of Dark Tides can be found both during A Pirate’s Life Tall Tales, but also just scattered throughout the game’s main world.
One exciting addition is the ability to refresh your breath while underwater. Previously, players would have a limited amount of breath, requiring them to resurface or they’d take damage. Now, players can find specific plants underwater. Interacting with them will refresh your oxygen, allowing you to dive deeper or keep hunting for treasure in the depths.
Along with all this, players can acquire Pirates of the Caribbean cosmetics via the Pirate Emporium. Some confirmed items include Jack Sparrow’s outfit, Gibbs’ outfit, the Black Pearl ship set, and a variety of Pirates of the Caribbean-themed emotes. Players can also purchase the dog that keeps the jail keys in his mouth, so you can taunt the people you lock up in the brig. There’s no word on what items will be available in the new battle pass and which ones you’ll need to spend real-world money on. However, if you’re a big Pirates of the Caribbean fan, nows the time to get back into Sea of Thieves.
Sea of Thieves Season 3 is set to release on June 22 for Xbox and PC.