Sea of Thieves has a new monthly update called "Ships of Fortune" scheduled for April 22, and it will include a variety of new features and changes.
Players can become an Emissary for trading companies, and get rewarded with cosmetics. They can also gain progress in a newly expanded reputation system. Players can join any of the existing trading companies, or a new one called The Reaper’s Bones.
The Reaper's Bones are focused more on aggression, combat, and destruction; they prefer seeing other Emissaries taken out. According to an Xbox press release, this new company can be found at The Reaper's Hideout, and they feature a darker color palette as befits their darker, bloodthirsty nature. Players inclined to a more combative playstyle will likely be happy that the competitive mode is seeing some overhauls, like quicker bouts meant to heighten the action.
There will be more new content and updates in April. Treasure maps have been replaced by a single chest marked with a beacon. If you fall in combat, crew members will have a chance to revive you. The emporium will have new emotes, a Sabrewulf-based ship set, and introduce cats. Your new pets will follow you in adventures across the seas, except when they take a nap or otherwise ignore you because they are, in the end, cats.
The executive producer of Sea of Thieves spoke briefly after the trailer shown during Inside Xbox, sharing his excitement about changing the game's sandbox world further. He also hinted at another big announcement coming up for Sea of Thieves in the future.
Are you excited for the Sea of Thieves update in April? Are you going to sail around the world with a cat? Do you want a Sabrewulf cosmetic for your ship? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.