Developer Rare today revealed the first batch of details about Sea of Thieves' upcoming Haunted Shores update, which is currently set to release next week.
To be exact, the Sea of Thieves Haunted Shores update's release date is Wednesday, June 17, which means that players will get their hands on it, the new Shanty Selection UI and Ghost Ship encounters in less than a week.
Alongside its two notable additions, the Haunted Shores update will also bring further updates to Sea of Thieves' hit registration, building on those introduced last month.
Sea of Thieves Haunted Shores
Sea of Thieves' Ghost Ships are described as an "on-demand sea-based threat" that players can pursue. When engaging these new fleets, you'll have to deal with a few new ammunition types. Where phantom cannonballs seem to be spooky versions of their regular counterparts, wraith balls are spectral faces that "hit like a shotgun blast", causing your ship to recoil while dealing a significant amount of damage.
Trying to attack Ghost Ships from behind will result in them laying down mines, which you'll have to either avoid or blow up using your flintlock. To face off against these new foes, you'll need to pay a visit to the Order of Souls.
The Haunted Shores update's long-awaited Shanty Selection UI promises to be a boon to more musically-inclined pirates. Its aim is to organize your shanties in a radial menu that's much easier to access. Better yet, eight new shanties are also on their way, which means you'll have plenty of material with which to test the UI.
Here's a quick recap of all the changes taking place in the Sea of Thieves Haunted Shores update.
- Updated Shanty Selection UI
- New Ghost Ship Encounters
- Hit Registration Improvements
- 17th June, 2020 Release Date
The Haunted Shores update's full patch notes are now live. Drop by to see the details behind both its new features and changes.