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Rare reveals pets and ‘the Pirate Emporium’

During a special livestream Rare has shown more information on pets and microtransactions coming to the game in two days. And they had a monkey puking live on stream. If that’s not a good start for a new content update, I don’t know what is.

In a special stream focused on pets and the Pirate Emporium, Sea of Thieves’ microtransaction shop, the developers behind the pirate adventure game have shown images and videos of the new additions to the game.

Pirate Emporium

Almost one and a half year after launch Rare has added microtransactions to the game. This Wednesday players will be able to buy pets, ship cosmetics and emotes. Buying things in the Pirate Emporium doesn’t happen with regular gold, but requires ancient coins. Ancient coins can be acquired in two ways

  • Microtransactions, you can buy ancient coins with real money
  • Kill Ancient Skeletons

When you see an ancient skeleton you’ll be able to kill it for ancient coins, which can be used in the Pirate Emporium.

The Pirate Emporium can be found on an outpost, or via the main menu in the game.

The Pirate Emporium

Rare has made a behind the scenes video explaining the Pirate Emporium:

Pets

As announced before, pets are coming to the world of Sea of Thieves. While cats (and maybe even dogs) were expected to arrive on the high seas, the first batch of pets will be parrots and monkeys. The pets can be bought in the Pirate Emporium in different variations.

Each pet has its own behavior. Pets will dance to music, flee when your ship is being attacked and find their own ways around on the ship.

These four pets will be added when the next update ‘Smuggler’s Fortune’ launches this Wednesday:

  • Macaw
  • Parakeet
  • Capuchin
  • Barbary Macaque

Other additions… and vomiting monkeys

Other additions to the game include being able to purchase Banjo-Kazooie themed ship cosmetics, all kinds of emotes and Duke’s Black Market which will make Duke’s shop more interesting, but will also make it harder for players to level up. As letters of recommendation’s can only be bought once per month now.

But we didn’t want to withhold this footage from you either.. having an actual monkey in your stream sounds like a great idea. Till it pukes all over you. We feel for you, Jon.

Vomiting monkeys in Rare’s livestream (at 27:45)

27 year old gamer who grew up with Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. A PC Gamer. (Sorry, not sorry). Dutch, but actually Frisian. Loves Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and wishes for a new Viva Piñata.

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