SEA OF THIEVES SEASON 5 OVERVIEW
Season 5 is officially underway for Sea of Thieves. This means more content, new ways to plunder and new content. Grab your shovel and dig for the treasures of other pirates. It would help if you also were on the lookout for fireworks you can launch from cannons or updates to rowboats.
While the year is coming to an end, Sea of Thieves has just begun something new. Season 5 has begun, and players will find many new things and activities. The new Season 5 features will make pirate life far more interesting. There is a lot to be excited about, but let’s focus on the most important features and content. The official release notes contain a complete list of all new features, add-ons and improvements to Sea of Thieves Season 5.
Pirates are known for their buried treasure. This is traditionally marked on maps with an “X.” Before Season 5 of Sea of Thieves, the treasure could be found in the ground. You can now bury your treasure!
It is easy to bury your treasure. You only need the treasure to be buried and then dig away! After the treasure has been buried completely, you will receive a map with an X marking the treasure’s location. You can bury more than one treasure. Multiple treasures can be buried together and marked on the map with additional X’s. Maps of your buried treasure can be found in the Quest Radial. A Map Bundle represents them at the Captain’s Table.
You can do many things with the treasure you have buried. You can either keep the map or dig up the treasure later. You can also post the map on one of the Quest Boards so other players can locate your treasure. As a gift, you can give your map to another crew.
Be careful if you decide to keep the map for yourself. Other pirates could steal your map if they sneak onto your ship. All maps onboard will float like other items if your ship sinks. While floating maps are possible to retrieve, others can also steal them. Make sure your map is safe!
You can also dig up pirates’ treasure by digging your graves and making your map.
Near the docks, you will find a Quest Board at every Outpost or Seatpost. You can find maps leading to treasure at the Quest Board. These maps function precisely like those you receive when you dig for your treasure. These maps will be marked with X’s to indicate the treasure. You can only collect five maps per in-game day. Don’t be greedy!
What about your treasure maps? What happens if another crew takes your map from the Quest Board and finds the treasure? You get a special reward as well as your treasure. Renown and Trading Company reputation will be awarded to anyone who finds a treasure you have buried with the Quest Board map. How about if someone finds a Chest Of Legends you buried? This will earn you Athena’s Fortune reputation and bonus Renown.
Treasure can be buried, but that’s just one option. Gunpowder barrels can be buried if you’re clever. Other pirates could get into a lot of trouble if you set a trap. This is why you should be careful when digging for someone else’s treasure! It’s not your intention to fall for an explosive trap!
Fireworks are a great way to mark the end of the year and start a new one. Fireworks are an exciting new resource. Firework Crates can be purchased from the Merchant Alliance or found at sea. Fireworks in Sea of Thieves come in 50 designs with different effects and colors.
How do you start a firework? It is straightforward. It’s effortless. Make sure you have a firework in the inventory. Then load it into a cannon and fire it. When fired from the cannon, fireworks will explode in spectacular displays. Fireworks cannot be used to cause damage to other ships, in case you were wondering. But, sparks from stray fireworks can cause fires to other ships, so be cautious!
Cannons can also fire off fireworks. Signal Flares can also be set off from cannons. These beacons emit a bright beam of light that can be used as a signal for other crews. Signal Flares can be found all over the globe.