What else is lurking in the briny deep?
Sea of Thieves’ first major, free content expansion has been detailed by Rare.
The Hungering Deep will introduce a number of permanent new features to Sea of Thieves framed around a “special time-limited campaign.”
The campaign will introduce players to an adventuring group known as the Bilge Rats and more specifically Merrick, a bard who brushed with the unseen horror and lived to tell the tale.
Players must “untangle his groggy recollection of events” and hunt the mysterious monster for special loot.
From the images on the official webpage, the monster looks to be some kind of megalodon that lurks in the briny deep.
As well as the time-limited campaign, Sea of Thieves will receive a number of new features including new tools like a Speaking Trumpet and a Drum.
While the Drum will function similarly to the other instruments, the Speaking Trumpet appears to amplify player voice to bark orders at your crew from afar.
Players will also be able to wave a range of flags. The Jolly Roger lets you warn rivals of your motivations, whilst the White Flag gives you an easy way to surrender after a hard-fought battle.
New cosmetic items including a set of tattoos and scars and ship parts themed to the adventure will be available for players who embark on the new adventure.
Players can discover the mystery of The Hungering Deep when it launches on May 29th.
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