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Sea of Thieves: The Seabound Soul Unleashes Fire and Ash

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 13:00
News
Developer
Rare
Release Date
March 20, 2018
Genre
MMO
Multiplayer modes
MMO, Online
Platforms
Xbox One, PC
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New Tall Tale Has You Hunting Spectral Pirates

The Sea of Thieves: The Seabound Soul update is here and it's brought a boatload of new content into Rare's adventure on the high seas!

Starting things off, a brand-new Tall Tale has made its way into the game! The titular The Seabound Soul Tall Tale kicks off with finding the related book on the wreck of the Blackwyche at Shipwreck Bay. From there, you'll begin an adventure hunting for a spooky ghost as noted on the update page:

 

Prepare to meet the spectre of Sir Arthur Pendragon and embark upon the first chapter in a story of fire and woe. Be sure to lend the expired explorer a helping hand, but keep your wits about you…

That's far from all that's making its way into the game with this update, though!

The Ashen Tomes of the Sea of Thieves: The Seabound Soul Update

New to the game are votages from Stitcher Jim for higher-level players. These lead to tough battles against Ashen Lords, powerful skeleton leaders who like to make things a little bit burny.

 

Players might be lucky enough to find an Ashen Chest aboard a Skeleton Ship, but the odds are that you'll encounter one under the protection of Ashen Guardians. Combined with Ashen Keys earned from a separate voyage, you can find one of five Ashen Tomes that will unlock some sweet new goodies for you and your ship!

Sea of Thieves: The Seabound Soul fire

 

Goodness Gracious

The final major item of note in the Sea of Thieves: The Seabound Soul is fire.

It might seem unimpressive at first, but a scientifically-minded person will observe that fire, when combined with wood, can produce disastrous results. One would also point out that for the most part, your ship is made of wood.

Fires can catch and spread on ships, causing devastating damage to your poor little boat. What's worse is that players can now effectively throw fire with the addition of firebombs. You'll be able to find these in barrels around the game world.

But hey, let's say that literally no one uses firebombs ever. Even if that were out of the picture, your ship still has a chance of catching alight thanks to gunpowder explosions, volcanic rocks, lightning, and even cooking. Keep your water buckets close lest a ferocious flame sinks your ship!

 

The Sea of Thieves: The Seabound Soul update has a nice mix of new content, new mechanics, and new loot. You can see all of the sweet goodies you can earn in the game by checking out the update page on the game's official website.

What do you think of the new content in Sea of Thieves: The Seabound Soul? Are you worried about the destructive power of fire? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!