Two epic stories are waiting to unfold in Sea of Thieves as its third time-limited Adventure, ‘The Shrouded Deep’, and the long-awaited Pirate Legend Voyage, Legend of the Veil, are playable from today! These connected stories both involve the Veil of the Ancients, a magical artefact that can grant its user the ability to travel between the living world and the spectral Sea of the Damned.
In ‘The Shrouded Deep’, players join forces with Belle and famed Megalodon hunter Merrick and attempt to summon that great pale leviathan – the Shrouded Ghost. Be prepared for a monster hunt that’ll live on in legend as you seek to liberate the Veil of the Ancients from the belly of the beast. Then in the Legend of the Veil Voyage, Pirate Legends are called upon to help the Pirate Lord awaken the mask’s latent power by finding Veil Stones hidden around the Sea of Thieves.
As with our previous Adventures, we gave players a glimpse of ‘The Shrouded Deep’ in a special cinematic trailer, setting up the high-stakes action that’ll unfold during this in-game event. As the third Adventure acts as a season finale for this story arc, it runs for three weeks instead of two, giving players more time to experience the dramatic conclusion.
Thanks to a key piece of information discovered during the previous Adventure ‘Forts of the Forgotten’, Belle has deduced that Captain Flameheart’s plans hinge on a mystical treasure: the Veil of the Ancients. With this long-lost relic rumoured to now reside in the stomach of an elusive Megalodon, Belle has sought out Merrick to help hunt down the near-mythical monster. While certainly a capable duo, these two may have bitten off more than they can chew…
For those wanting to get right up to speed with the unfolding story, check out our latest Adventure Awaits story primer on the Sea of Thieves website. Every Adventure is preceded by one of these articles, so if ‘The Shrouded Deep’ is your first foray into our time-limited narrative events, you can easily catch up on the story so far through previous primers.
Following on from the events of ‘The Shrouded Deep’, the Legend of the Veil Voyage sees you working with the Pirate Lord on a three-part quest in search of the Veil Stones (and maybe some Athena’s Treasure along the way). This Voyage is designed for replayability with the first two stages chosen at random, while the finale is always the same – a climactic naval battle in the heart of a supernatural storm, as you attempt to take down an imposing Ghost Garrison!
While the Legend of the Veil is meant primarily for players who have reached the heady heights of Pirate Legend, crewmates who have yet to reach this milestone can still tag along with willing Pirate Legends and experience this multi-stage odyssey for themselves. Need a quick reminder of how to achieve Pirate Legend status? Just prove your mettle by reaching rank 50 with at least three of Sea of Thieves’ Trading Companies.
There’s a monster hunt afoot – blow that hunting horn and face whatever lies in ‘The Shrouded Deep’ today! This time-limited Adventure runs from April 21 to May 12, while the Legend of the Veil Voyage is a permanent addition to the game for Pirate Legends.
A pirate-themed shared-world adventure game, Sea of Thieves is available now on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 PC, and Steam, and optimized for Xbox Series X|S. It offers an unforgettable pirate experience, packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving, and treasure hunting – everything you need to live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed about. You have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however, you choose.
Released in March 2018 and constantly supported with new, free content, Sea of Thieves is a Play Anywhere title and offers cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10/11 PC players.
UK-based developer Rare has been making golden memories and redefining gaming genres since 1985, and exclusively on Microsoft platforms since joining Microsoft Studios in 2002. Following an opportunity to celebrate its heritage with the Rare Replay anniversary collection in 2015, the studio has been forging ahead with shared world adventures in Sea of Thieves and is simultaneously building a brand new experience in Everwild, revealed at X019 in London.