Sea of Thieves just launched its biggest update yet with Forsaken Shores, which adds a ton of new content to the open-world, open seas pirate game, including an entirely new part of the map.
The biggest addition to the game is The Devil’s Roar, a new volcanic region on the map. Not only will there be flowing lava and falling rocks to worry about, but intrepid pirates will also have to deal with earthquakes, geysers (which will actually fling players into the air), and heated water.
Thankfully, players will get a brand-new tool to help them wade through the treacherous new environment in the form of a rowboat. Players can load up the rowboat with friends, crates, chests, and more as a new form of transportation from ship to island and back again. This will definitely come in handy when it comes to completing Cargo Runs—a new voyage type with the Merchant Alliance that launches in mid-October.
The Forsaken Shores update also introduces a limited-time campaign focused on the Devil’s Roar that will task players with investigating what happened to the first pirate crew to ever explore the new region. This campaign will run for four weeks, starting September 27th. Best of all, the entire update is free for everyone who owns Sea of Thieves or has a Game Pass subscription.
Sea of Thieves is slowly fixing its most serious issue at launch, at least in my mind, which was the lack of actual content. Previous updates like Hungering Deep and Cursed Sails have added new enemy types like a megaladon, skeleton ships, and skeletons carrying explosive barrels, as well as new Bilge Rat Adventures and a ton of limited-time events to give players more objectives to complete. Now all Rare has to do is add new enemies like coconut-throwing monkeys and razor-beaked seagulls, and I’ll be satisfied.
Sea of Thieves is available on Xbox One and PC.
Source: Xbox Wire