Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:38am 12/09/19 | 0 Comments
As part of the new Smuggler’s Fortune update the long talked about cosmetic storefront is finally available in Sea of Thieves. Where, as per the headline pets are now purchasable (with Ancient Coins ala real-world currency) - including both a parrot and a monkey. A monkey that will dance when you play an instrument, cower when your ship is under attack and generally roam about like one of the members of your crew.
Although micro-transactions can be controversial Rare has been open about its plans to implement them in Sea of Thieves. Delayed substantially due to the focus on adding meaningful content, which the game has delivered on, the aim here is for pure cosmetic stuff to be offered as a way to generate revenue. The new Pirate Emporium is accessible via the main menu and also located above the Order of Souls at any Outpost in-game. Here you can get new pets, pet outfits, new legacy Rare ship cosmetics including an impressive Banjo Kazooie make-over, and new emotes.
All purchasable by Ancient Coins, Rare has also added a way to earn a few extra one in-game with hard-to-kill rare Ancient Skeletons popping up from the sands. Here's a trailer going through the Pirate Emporium and the new voyages and other big updates coming as part of Smuggler's Fortune.
Sea of Thieves has been online for 18 months now, and with several expansions, story content, and monthly events arriving at a steady clip - the timing is right for a new cosmetic storefront.