Victorious Sea Dog Blunderbuss
|Victorious Sea Dog Blunderbuss|
|Set||Glorious Sea Dog|
|Commendation(s)||Legendary Sea Dog|
The Victorious Sea Dog Blunderbuss is a Blunderbuss variant in Sea of Thieves.
The Victorious Sea Dog Blunderbuss functions identically to other Blunderbuss versions, providing only a unique appearance.
The Victorious Sea Dog Blunderbuss can be equipped from the Armoury, but requires:
- A Legendary Reputation level (50 Reputation Levels each in three of the following companies: Gold Hoarders, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, The Hunter's Call, Sea Dogs Or Reaper's Bones)
- The Legendary Sea Dog commendation.
"A blunderbuss this fine is reserved for someone who never misses. Congratulations!"
Controversy[edit | edit source]
- See also Rare's news article, Legendary Sea Dog Commendation Update
The weapon was added with the June 19th, 2019 2.0.4 patch. The Blunderbuss is rewarded to every Pirate Legend who manages to reach 240 wins at The Arena game mode, earning the Legendary Sea Dog Commendation. The weapon skin itself sparked controversy as it was initially revealed to be a time limited item only granted to a select few players who managed to reach 240 wins early into the Anniversary Update. The weapon skin was first mentioned in a late May developer update, which stated that they intended to lower the Grade V Legendary Sea Dog Commendation requirement from 240 wins at The Arena to 100 by late June. Since some people had already reached 240 wins by that time, they decided to award an unique legendary item to anyone who managed to reach 240 wins before the next bigger patch, with the new 100 win requirement unlocking the regular Legendary weapons. This decision was met with player outrage, due to which the developer update post was changed, stating that the weapon will be available to everyone who manages to meet the requirement even after the patch. Even this decision was met with an outcry, forcing the developers to rethink their strategy. On June 5th, they announced that they listened to player feedback and have decided to undo the change to the Legendary Sea Dog Commendation. This meant that players still had to reach 240 wins as a Pirate Legend to claim the Legendary Sea Dog commendation and title, unlocking Legendary Weapons for purchase at the Athena's Fortune Hideout. This update also revealed the exclusive weapon to be the Victorious Sea Dog Blunderbuss, which was stated to be awarded for free to every pirate to reach Legendary Sea Dog title before and after the next update. The Victorious Sea Dog Blunderbuss was silently (perhaps mistakenly?) released with the 2.0.4 update, however only those who acquired the title after the patch received the weapon.