Rare’s Sea of Thieves is one of the most consistently beautiful-looking games we’ve ever played, with gorgeous, tropical vistas at every turn. In addition to being generally fun and colorful to look at, the world is littered with little secrets and Easter eggs for eagle-eyed players. Many of these were made by the developers in tribute to players and community members for particularly memorable deeds or contributions. We’ve scoured the sea to record some of our favorites.
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The first dead player (Ferry of the Damned)
The very first player to die and be transported to the Ferry of the Damned when the feature was implemented in the Alpha, hallower1980, has their named carved onto the ship just to the right of the door back to the realm of the living (although the year was translated into Roman numerals).
The first death by falling (Shipwreck Bay)
IOnEI_Falcon was the first pirate to plummet to their death when falling damage was added, so the developers memorialized the spot with a skeleton’s legs sticking out of the ground and a carving of their name into the stone behind them.
Prolific writer skeleton (Golden Sands Outpost)
Player Diamyo Dorima was an early community member who apparently gave extensive notes to the developers, so they have been honored with a skeleton writing on a long parchment, sitting up against the water tower on Golden Sands Outpost.
Beached skeleton (Mermaid’s Hideaway)
On the beach of Mermaid’s Hideaway, a skeleton has crawled out of the water and is grasping at a rock where their name, ArchAngel-Aeon, is carved. Apparently, ArchAngel spent more time swimming than any other player during a single Technical Alpha session.
Griffin McElroy’s skeleton (Marauder’s Arch)
Polygon writer (and sweet baby brother) Griffin McElroy took one for the team at E3 2016 when, following Microsoft’s press conference, he ate an unpeeled banana, just like the pirates in the game. His bravery has been commemorated with a skeleton of a man who died from eating bananas on the beach at Marauder’s Arch.
Rock-perched skeleton (Plunder Outpost)
The skeleton of player Deadsniper15915 can be found perched up on a rock ledge behind Plunder Outpost. It’s midway up the spire on the east side, and the only way to get up there is by firing yourself out of a cannon. We don’t know what exactly it commemorates.
Mind your head (Ancient Spire Outpost)
There’s a sign over the tavern door at the Ancient Spire Outpost that reads “LindsayElyse Mind your head.” It’s there to honor a memorable moment from her Twitch stream when she fired herself out of her ship’s cannon to land precisely in the doorway, where she took a celebratory swig.
Tay Doge Swift (Mermaid’s Hideway)
Leaning up against a rock on Mermaid’s Hideaway, a sign reads “Tay Doge Swift,” along with a picture of a dog and a concertina. They were apparently a beloved and well-known early member of the game’s community.
Fizzy Foxy the Pirate Killer
At Dagger Tooth, you can look around the tavern and find a wanted post for the “Notorious Pirate Killer” Fizzy Fox. Fox was the most murderous pirate in the Technical Alpha session, managing to kill 37 other pirates before the session ended.
The Drinking Spot
Head to the Drowned Rat Tavern at the Plunder Outpost, and you can see a special plaque at the bar dedicated to ZZ-De-Tox-ZZ for a “Drinking Spot.” This one is a bit more nebulous, but it looks like De-Tox was the player in the Technical Alpha to drink the most grog. We’re guessing they were miles ahead of the competition.
Tribute to TheAaronLeigh
Though it’s a bit more hidden than most, you can visit Cannon Cove and find a cave at the center of the isle. In this case, there is a barrel with a dagger stabbed into it and a carved message on top saying “TheAaronLeigh.” This was the previous tag of Pikarroon, a fan who designed a 3D print of a Sea of Thieves coin shown at SDCC 2016.
The Missing Jaq
Toward the middle of Lone Cove, there’s a poster taped to post with the sketch of a lady pirate called Captain Jaq with the caption “Missing.” This refers to CaptnJaq, a popular member of the SoT community who stopped playing for a brief amount of time and accidentally created an infamous uproar.
Sail to Dagger Tooth Outpost and check the weapon’s shop. In front, you should see a wanted poster for Musicmee, who just couldn’t help saying “Pew, pew!” when shooting their pistol. It’s a reference to the player Musicmee, who created a popular wanted-post generator for fans to use.
If you want to join a secret club, find your way to Mermaid’s Hideaway. There you’ll find a wooden balcony and a sign advertising “Zoream’s Infamous Pirate Club.” This place offers a fantastic overview of the sea, and was made for Zoeam, a beloved moderator for the Sea of Thieves Xbox Club, which you can indeed join.
Underwater ruins (Uncharted Islands)
You have to be in the know to find a few secret islands because they don’t show up on any sea charts. The ones we know of, you can find at the coordinates L14, S16, and N10. All three islands feature shipwrecks and ancient ruins that look vaguely South American or Central American. At S16, if you follow a cave tunnel through the underwater arch, you come up in a cave chamber with a statue/altar. The way this feature is designed, we’re pretty sure it will factor into the Pirate Legend element of the endgame.
Kraken Skeletons (Uncharted Island, Marauder’s Arch)
The fearsome Kraken can strike at random whenever you’re sailing with a full crew. Even if you’re not attacked by the creature, you’ll be able to find several Kraken skeletons throughout the gameplay. We’ve noted two of the terrifying monsters so far: One on the beach at Marauder’s Arch, and a second deep in an underwater chasm, just off the uncharted islands at L14.
We’ll keep updating our list of Easter eggs and sights to see in Sea of Thieves as we discover and hear about more. Stay tuned!
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