The long-awaited and slightly delayed Sea of Thieves Season 7 update is almost here, and Rare details its big new addition to Captaincy in a new trailer.
In case you haven’t heard, Sea of Thieves will let you buy and own ships when Season 7 goes live on Thursday, August 4. we know exactly how it all works, including the price of ships and how you can customize them.
First, buying a Sloop will cost you 250,000 gold, while Brigantines will cost 375,000 gold, and Galleons will cost 500,000 gold. Once you become a proud owner, you can decide on a name for your ship and have it prominently displayed. However, it is best to think carefully about what name you want to give your ship, because renaming it will cost you real money.
Owning a ship gives you more than just a persistent ship to carry with you across servers – it also unlocks a host of new customization options. While the old loaner ships only allowed you to customize the exterior of the ship, now you can also dress up the interior spaces. For example, you can customize interior furniture like the captain’s bed, table, rug, and curtains, and add trinkets like pictures and trophies to the walls. Just be sure to put them back when they move due to intense battles.
All of these decorations will remain on your ship from session to session, but so will any damage you take during your adventures. Luckily, you can have it restored by Scarlett in exchange for gold instead of fixing all the holes yourself.
There’s a new progression system made up of various milestones that you can unlock by engaging in all aspects of the game – from the number of days you’ve been at sea to the number of times you’ve repaired your ship – and it will still give more ways to customize your boat.
Season 7 will also add new special captain-exclusive voyages designed to give you more control over how you play. For example, some Captain’s Voyages will be short and sweet, requiring you to find treasure on a single map, while others will involve several different activities and take much longer to complete.
The new Sovereign Society will make life easier for captains by giving them a single location to hand in all different types of loot, so you can finally stop asking your teammates where you’re supposed to sell the dang Crate of Fine Teas. Can you say I’m particularly excited about this feature?
Finally, the Captain’s Log records everything you and your crew did during your session, but if you’re sunk by another crew, they can steal your log and sell it at Reaper’s Hideout for gold. and reputation.
That pretty much covers everything for harbor master functionality. I’m excited for how this could make progression even more rewarding by letting you keep your own customizable ships over sessions instead of scuttling them at the end of the night.
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