|Duration||June 17th - July 2020|
|“||As Captain Flameheart’s power rises, his influence across the Sea of Thieves begins to escalate. The infamous spectre has discovered a way to bridge the gap between the land of the living and the Sea of the Damned summoning long lost vessels to his service!|
Haunted Shores is the name of the June 2020 Monthly Content Update, released on June 17th, 2020. Haunted Shores introduces Ghost Ships and a new related World Event and Voyages to the game, as well as a number of new Shanties and User Interface improvements. Haunted Shores was preceded by the May Lost Treasures Content Update.
- 1 New Features
- 2 New Items
- 3 New Cosmetics
- 4 New Black Market Cosmetics
- 5 New Emporium Items
- 6 Commendations, Achievements & Titles
New Features[edit | edit source]
Ghost Ships[edit | edit source]
Ghost Ships are a new enemy Ship addition to Sea of Thieves. These Ships can currently be encountered during Order of Souls Ghost Ship Voyages or during the new Ghost Fleet World Event. These ships shoot Phantom Cannonballs, powerful Wraith Cannonballs and leave behind Ghostly Mines. They usually appear in large groups, but are in turn quite fragile, only taking a few Cannonball hits to defeat.
Ghost Ship Voyages[edit | edit source]
The Order of Souls now offer a second type of Bounty Voyage, the Ghost Ship Voyage, for any Pirates that are above Reputation Rank 25 with the company. These Voyages see Players defeating Ghost Ships and a Captain's Ship for ghostly Bounty Skulls.
Ghost Fleet World Event[edit | edit source]
Also called the Battle with Burning Blade, this new World Event sees players face Captain Flameheart, the Burning Blade and his Fleet of Ghost Ships. This Ghost Ship Battle will join the other exclusive World Event pool, signified in the world by a massive ghostly Flameheart. The World Event takes place around Islands and spawns a large number of Ghost Ships around it. The World Event ends with a boss wave where players can take on Flameheart's ghostly ship, the Burning Blade and its retinue of Ashen Dragon Ships for plenty ghostly Treasure.
New Shanties[edit | edit source]
Along with the original selection of Shanties, 7 new Shanties are also available, including an exclusive shanty for Pirate Legends! When equipping an Instrument, the Equipment Radial Menu now expands to a new menu allowing players to select which shanty to play.
New Events[edit | edit source]
Ashen Expeditions – Tuesdays are heating up as crews set sail into the Devil’s Roar! Brave volcanic destruction in the Sea of Thieves' most perilous region and earn double the usual rewards for handing in Ashen Treasure between 00:00-23:59 UTC. The value of all Stronghold items will also be boosted.
New Items[edit | edit source]
Ghostly Treasure[edit | edit source]
With the introduction of Ghost Ships, players can now earn new Ghostly versions of regular Treasure for Gold Hoarders, Merchant Alliance and Order of Souls (or Reaper's Bones). These ghostly items are signified by phantoms circling around them when dropped by Ghostly Ships.
- Chest of the Damned - A ghostly variant of a Captain’s Chest. Primarily sold to the Gold Hoarders.
- Skull of the Damned - A ghostly variant of the Foul Bounty Skull. Primarily sold to the Order of Souls.
- Captain Skull of the Damned - A ghostly variant of the Stronghold Skull. Primarily sold to the Order of Souls.
- Storage Crate of the Damned - A ghostly variant of the Storage Crate, usually contains Wooden Planks and Cannonballs. Primarily sold to the Merchant Alliance.
- Ashes of the Damned - A ghostly variant of Trade Good Crates. Primarily sold to the Merchant Alliance.
- Cannonball Crate of the Damned - A ghostly variant of the Cannonball Crate. Contains Phantom Cannonballs, Flame Phantom Cannonballs and Wraith Cannonballs. Primarily sold to the Merchant Alliance
Ghost Cannonballs[edit | edit source]
The Ghost Ships shoot three types of new ghostly Cannonballs. Player Crews can also get their hands on these Cannonballs when they defeat the Ghost Fleet World Event and claim the Cannonball Crate of the Damned.
- Phantom Cannonball - A tormented spirit from a spectral realm. It strikes like a cannonball.
- Flame Phantom Cannonball - A fiery spirit that engulfs its target in a burst of red-hot flames.
- Wraith Cannonball - A wrathful spirit that leaves several holes and rocks any ship it hits.
New Cosmetics[edit | edit source]
Ghost Sails[edit | edit source]
Two new Sails Cosmetics have been added to the game, themed after the Ghost Ship Encounters. These Sails can be purchased from Duke during the first month of the update and require the completion of new Order of Souls Commendations to unlock. After the update, they will be only bought from the Shipwrights.
New Black Market Cosmetics[edit | edit source]
As Flameheart's power continues to grow, Duke is fearful of the ghastly power flowing from the Sea of the Damned. Fear not, he hasn’t forgotten to stock the Black Market with new items for your hard-earned Gold and Doubloons!
Desirables for Doubloons[edit | edit source]
This month, players will have to put aside 105 Doubloons if they want to buy all the new items from the Black Market.
Wild Rose Clothing[edit | edit source]
- Wild Rose Eyepatch -
- Wild Rose Hook -
- Wild Rose Trousers -
- Wild Rose Gloves -
- Wild Rose Belt -
- Wild Rose Boots -
Goodies for Gold[edit | edit source]
This month, players will have to put aside 166,390 Gold to buy everything new from the Black Market.
Inky Kraken Equipment[edit | edit source]
- Inky Kraken Bucket -
- Inky Kraken Compass -
- Inky Kraken Fishing Rod -
- Inky Kraken Lantern -
- Inky Kraken Pocket Watch -
- Inky Kraken Shovel -
- Inky Kraken Speaking Trumpet -
- Inky Kraken Spyglass -
- Inky Kraken Tankard -
New Emporium Items[edit | edit source]
As spectral ships swarm the seas, summoned forth by an evil spirit, why not pop into the Pirate Emporium and defend yourself against the fleet with…an angry shark dance?
Counting Bundles, players will have to put aside a total of 10,079 Ancient Coins to purchase everything new added to the Emporium.
Pets[edit | edit source]
New Collector’s Pets[edit | edit source]
These pets were transformed into living treasure by touching, pecking, or licking cursed gold!
New Pet Outfits[edit | edit source]
Bilge Rat Outfits for Cats[edit | edit source]
Is your feline-friend that bit more rough-and-ready, fearless, or just a ragamuffin? Then pick them up a Bilge Rat Outfit to finish that scruffy look.
- Wildcat Ghost Outfit -
- Mau Ghost Outfit -
- Ragamuffin Ghost Outfit -
- Macaw Ghost Outfit -
- Parakeet Ghost Outfit -
- Cockatoo Ghost Outfit -
- Capuchin Ghost Outfit -
- Marmoset Ghost Outfit -
- Barbary Ghost Outfit -
Together this Tawny Ragamuffin and Bilge Rat Outfit make a kind of mini-Duke.
Pirates[edit | edit source]
With four new hiding Emotes, you’re armed with plenty of options for all kinds of sneaky shenanigans. There’s even an emote given away for free! When using these emotes, your Gamertag and Title will be hidden automatically for as long as you stay silent. However, should you speak up your gamertag and title will quickly reappear, so keep quiet to stay hidden!
- Total Bundle Cost -
- Cannonball Hide Emote -
- Playful Hide Emote -
- Post Hide Emote -
- Wall Hide Emote -
Ships[edit | edit source]
Remaining items of the Blighted ship Set can now be picked with the Blighted Ship Collection. A Blighted Ship Bundle is also on offer which also includes all the regular ship cosmetics at a discount!
State of Decay fans can bring a little zombie mayhem to the seas. Excludes Collector's variants.
- Total Bundle Cost -
- Blighted Figurehead -
- Blighted Sails -
- Blighted Hull -
- Blighted Wheel -
- Blighted Cannons -
- Blighted Capstan -
- Blighted Flag -
Collector’s Blighted Items[edit | edit source]
Commendations, Achievements & Titles[edit | edit source]
New Commendations have been added to the Order of Souls, charting players’ progress in vanquishing Ghost Ships. By progressing through these Commendations, players can earn the Ghost Captain Sails and the dreaded Burning Blade Sails.
New Commendations[edit | edit source]
- Scourge of the Damned → Defeat 500 Ghost Ships.
- Grade I - 25 Ships
- Grade II - 50 Ships
- Grade III - 100 Ships
- Grade IV - 250 Ships
- Grade V - 500 Ships
- United Against the Damned → Defeat 25 Ghost Ships whilst in an Alliance.
- Grade I - 5 Ships
- Grade II - 10 Ships
- Grade III - 25 Ships
- Voyager of Damned Souls → Complete 50 Ghost Ship Voyages.
- Grade I - 1 Voyages
- Grade II - 5 Voyages
- Grade III - 15 Voyages
- Grade IV - 25 Voyages
- Grade V - 50 Voyages
- Banisher of the Spectral Flame → Defeat the Burning Blade 10 times. | Unlocks the Burning Blade Sails for purchase
- Grade I - 1 Times
- Grade II - 5 Times
- Grade III - 10 Times
- United Against the Flame → Defeat the Burning Blade whilst in an Alliance.
- Hunter of Damned Captains → Sell 50 Captain Skulls of the Damned. | Unlocks the Ghost Captain Sails for purchase
- Grade I - 1 Skulls
- Grade II - 5 Skulls
- Grade III - 10 Skull
- Grade IV - 25 Skulls
- Grade V - 50 Skulls
- Unleash the Damned → Hit another Crew's Ship with a Wraith Cannonball, 25 times
New Achievements[edit | edit source]
New Xbox & Steam achievements can be unlocked by progressing through the new in-game Commendations. A total of 40 gamerscore is available to earn from this update, and these achievements will remain in the game indefinitely.
- Banisher of the Spectral Flame [10G]
- Scourge of the Damned [30G]