Where to find them[edit | edit source]
Every Ship starts out with an initial stock of 40 or 45 Cannonballs stashed in the Ship's Cannonball Barrels. Additional Cannonballs can be found inside Barrels (especially Cannonball Barrels), Storage Crates, Rowboat Chests and Cannonball Crates all over the world. Cannonballs can also be unloaded from previously loaded Cannons. Aside from regular Cannonballs, there are various types of Cursed and Special Cannonballs that can be found all over the Sea of Thieves.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Cannonballs are mainly used as ammunition for loading up and shooting with Cannons. A Cannonball needs to be loaded inside an empty Cannon before it can be used as ammunition. Once a Cannon is loaded, the player can manually aim the cannon with
Directional keys and then Shoot the cannonball with the
Primary Use key. As the fired Cannonball's firing trajectory and arc is influenced by the angle of the Cannon and the sailing speed of the Ship, hitting targets with Cannonballs requires some practice. Cannonballs can be used to damage the Hull and various parts of player Ships and the Hull of Skeleton Ships, to defeat Krakens, Megalodons and anything else with health such as Skeletons, Animals and even Players.
There are usable Cannons on every Ship, every Fortress, every Skeleton Ship, most Large Islands, and some on Arches Peak.
Storage[edit | edit source]
- Up to 10 Cannonballs can be held in a player's inventory at one time.
- A single Cannonball can be loaded into any Cannon, signified by a fuse appearing on back of the Cannon.
- Up to 100 Cannonballs can be stored in one storage space of a Barrel at a time. A single Ship's Cannonball Barrel can carry up to 3 pages worth (i.e. 4800) of Cannonballs.
- Up to 20 Cannonballs can be stored in one storage space of the Rowboat Chest. A single Rowboat's Chest can carry a maximum of 2 pages worth (i.e. 640) of Cannonballs.
- Up to 100 Cannonballs can be stored in one storage space of a Storage Crate. A single Storage Crate can carry up to 1800 Cannonballs.
Chainshot[edit | edit source]
Chainshot are a special type of Cannonballs tied together by Chains, used to target and deal heavy damage to the Masts, Capstan and Wheel of a Ship. Chainshot do very little damage to the Ship's Hull. They have a very low firing arc and as such, need to be aimed a lot higher than regular Cannonballs. Players can carry 5 Chainshot in their Inventory in addition to any Cannonballs and Cursed Cannonballs. Chainshot can be stored in Cannonball Barrels, but not in Cannonball Crates.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Any player that takes a direct hit from a Cannonball will die. There is a Sea Dogs Commendation related to killing players with Cannonballs in the Arena.
- Any friendly players hit with a Cannonball get knocked back from the impact, but take no damage.
In-Game Description[edit | edit source]
For firing out of cannons, when you run out of crewmates.