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The next Sea of Thieves update is a mysterious Tall Tale

Quest to find the Ashen Dragon

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Cass Marshall is a news writer focusing on gaming and culture coverage, taking a particular interest in the human stories of the wild world of online games.

At today’s X019 event, Rare showed off the next addition to the pirate sandbox Sea of Thieves. The next update is The Seabound Soul, a Tall Tale where players join Captain Pendragon to uncover the mystery of a ship called the Ashen Dragon. This tale introduces a new threat in the world of Sea of Thieves, and we can likely expect the story to unfold over the months to come with successive updates.

Tall Tales are story-heavy quests with puzzle and environmental challenges. They were first introduced in the Anniversary Update for Sea of Thieves, and can be accessed from the Adventure mode of the game.

In addition, Sea of Thieves players will have to contend with a hot new danger: fire. Players can chuck fire bombs at each others’ ships, or start a blaze upon their own vessel by leaving their fish unattended too long on the cooking station.

The announcement of a new Rare IP, Everwild, isn’t expected to slow development on Sea of Thieves. Rare will continue dedicating resources to Sea of Thieves and maintaining the current schedule of monthly events.

The Seabound Soul will go live in Sea of Thieves on Nov. 20, and will be free for all players.

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