The devs at rare just put a new free update into Sea Of Thieves for January 2020, with a couple of interesting additions to explore. The big addition is to seek out the Legends of the Sea, in which you'll work with Umbra the scribe who got away from Captain Bronzebeard. She's now on the other end of Devil's Shroud with new Commendations. There are now etchings and recognizable names dotted around the entire map in Sea Of Thieves that refer to player's accomplishments within the community. Working with Umbra, you can locate and interact with them to receive exclusive Commendations, Titles, tattoo sets, and Doubloons! You can read about the other additions below.
Get Yourself Gilded
That charming scallywag Duke has made his return as leader of the Bilge Rats, and despite looking slightly the worse for wear, he has a list of Gilded Voyages for pirates to tackle. Players can also choose to deliver their rewards to an excavation site for double gold rewards at the cost of the reputation reward. Head over to The Reaper's Hideout to find this excavation site dug deeper than ever before, where the Masked Stranger will claim your loot hauls for some extra coin.
There's also a new set of Ashen Tomes ready to be collected, with accompanying Commendations and Xbox achievements. And Duke's return means new sets of cosmetics for pirates to parade themselves in, including the Aristocrat Ship Set and new variants of the Parrot Clothing Set and Corsair Sea Dog Set!
Reap New Rewards
Sporting a gold decal, the new Reaper's Bounty Chests work in much the same way as their Doubloon-awarding counterparts, except these ones reward brave buccaneers with 25,000 gold! The beacon emitted from Reaper's Bounty Chests has a golden hue indicating its contents, and is trackable on the ship's map like any other Reaper's Chest.
As per Duke's request, all Reaper's Chests and Bounties are now to be taken to The Reaper's Hideout, making for a more high-risk turn-in.