Sea of Thieves Season 7 is here, and with it comes one of the biggest updates to the game since its launch. The Season 7 update is headlined by its Captaincy features, which create more ways to play as a legendary pirate, including naming your ship, custom ship loadouts that persist throughout games, new voyages of the captain and much more. Here we’ll break it down piece by piece so you know what’s in store for you the next time you wake up in an outpost. Unsheathe your cutlass and fill your mug, that’s all you’ll find in Sea of Thieves Season 7.
Sea of Thieves Season 7 Features
The main novelty is the ability to buy your own ship from the Captain. Whereas before you loaded into a ship of the size of your choice and customized it with your available cosmetics, you now have the option to exchange gold coins for your own ship which you can then give a name and custom cosmetic loadout. This opens up a host of other new gameplay features.
A Captain’s ship comes in the usual three sizes, each with its own associated price tag:
- Captain’s Sloop – 250,000 gold
- Captain’s brig – 375,000 gold
- Captain’s Galleon – 500,000 gold
You only need to purchase the ship or ships you would like to add to your character, and you only need to purchase each ship at most once. Note, however, that while the first time you name the ship is free, if you ever want to change your name, you’ll need to purchase a Deed of change of name of the ship, much like a pirate-looking potion, using the game’s real-money currency, Ancient Coins. A name change deed sells for about $5.
Once you have your ship, you can enter the game where the Pirate Lord will welcome you with a new tutorial of all the exclusive features of the Captain. This includes saving the aesthetic load of your ship and buying The Captain’s Voyages from Shipwright’s Shop: These are stored in your captain’s cabin so you don’t have to return to outposts as often for new voyages.
You can also customize your cabin with new trinkets, portraits, and more, earned through the game’s new Milestone system that tracks the highlights of your swashbuckling career. If you decide to keep them, the signs of your ship cosmetic damage, like patched helms, will also persist across games. Some players may like a flawless appearance, while others may prefer to wear their ship’s scars as badges of honor.
Two of the best new features for captains are the ability to Stock up on your ship fast at Shipwright’s Shopwith offers like full supplies of wood, cannonballs, fruit, and meats, as well as the ability to quickly switch your loot to a new group of NPCs, the snooty sovereigns, resting at any outpost. They’ll take all kinds of loot and do the hard work for you, making it a one-stop shop for chests, crates, skulls, and more, but remember, they only deal with captains, given how high they think of themselves.
If you’re looking to instantly stock up as a Captain, be aware of the following price tags for the various supplies:
- Wood – 2500 gold coins
- Cannonballs – 3500 gold coins
- Pullables – 3500 gold coins
- Fruit – 3500 gold coins
- Meat – 2500 gold coins
- Bait – 3500 gold coins
In the Pirate Emporium, the game’s ancient coin shop, you’ll find new ship and pirate cosmetics inspired by the wrecking fisha Free Promising Portrait emoteand the new Captain’s ship dog tag crests to give your newly built boat a little more style.
The Season Seven Plunder Pass includes 100 new free rewards, with 13 more optional for players who purchase the premium version. This includes level 1 Sinister Flower Costume, which comes in more elaborate styles at levels 50 and 90, with a leafy Baleful Bloom ship to match, unlocked along the way. At level 100, all players also get Merrick’s iconic saber.
The Season 7 update is now available as a free update for all players. If you’re going to name your ship today, let us know what it will be in the comments. To learn more about the new update, read our recent interview with Rare on the past, present, and future of Sea of Thieves.
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