Sea of Thieves is ready so as to add one in all its most vital updates but: solo play.
Ever since Uncommon’s multiplayer-focused pirate journey recreation launched in 2018, the builders have confronted questions concerning the addition of solo play. Now, it’s lastly coming as a part of Season 10 in December. Lastly, you received’t have to fret about rival pirates stealing your hard-earned treasure!
In a put up on Xbox Wire, artistic director Mike Chapman defined the choice. “Simply as we hope that the Cranium of Siren Music will encourage aggressive play, we acknowledge that for some gamers, a quieter, extra unbiased expertise could be preferable,” Chapman stated.
“That’s why, in December, Season 10’s third main characteristic will introduce a completely new recreation mode that grants gamers the power to sail the Sea of Thieves alone or with a crew of buddies, inside their very own personal recreation session.”
Solo play comes as a part of the Safer Seas characteristic. It’s supposed to supply a “gentler” introduction to Sea of Thieves for brand spanking new gamers, in addition to a quieter map for current gamers who wish to play their very own solo adventures.
“In case you’re hoping to get some peaceable fishing accomplished, or full a couple of Tall Tales with out interference, Safer Seas is the proper selection,” Chapman continued. “All relevant Commendations could be progressed on this recreation mode, so there’s quite a bit to work in direction of without having to regulate the horizon for enemy gamers.”
Season Ten may even introduce a technique to take pleasure in Sea of Thieves at your personal tempo with Safer Seas. Whereas rewards can be diminished and sure options inaccessible, you can take pleasure in a wealth of pirate enjoyable, crusing alone or with a crew of your mates in a personal recreation session. pic.twitter.com/kqg1TQlzos
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To stability with the diminished dangers of Safer Seas, rewards you possibly can earn are correspondingly decreased from the principle recreation mode, which can be renamed Excessive Seas. Buying and selling Corporations will provide much less gold and status for treasures handed in (though Seasonal Renown can be granted as regular), and the rank 40 cap means Pirate Legend standing can’t be obtained whereas in Safer Seas, nor can Voyages on behalf of the Athena’s Fortune Buying and selling Firm be undertaken. Another difficult and PvP-focused points of the sport may even be out of attain, resembling The Reaper’s Bones, the Emissary system and Faction battles.
“Whereas Excessive Seas will stay the first and most aspirational technique to play Sea of Thieves, Safer Seas affords a complimentary technique to discover and be taught extra concerning the pirate life in a extra predictable surroundings,” Chapman stated. “Our hope is that this broadens Sea of Thieves’ attraction and encourages ever extra gamers to search out their sea legs, earlier than graduating to the Excessive Seas and proving themselves as Pirate Legends!”
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