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Sea of Thieves achievement guide & roadmap

 

Its very easy to make a chunky dent in the achievements for this game, some can be done right in the opening moments ({{Legends - "Cronch"}}, {{What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?}}), and some more soon after setting sail for the first time ({{Handbrake Turn}}, {{Full Billow}} and others). There's a chunk of grinding to do (yay). And some still TBC as the game is so new...

As a fully open-world game there isn't really a campaign as such - so in the guide here we have defined 'Story' as 'do everything for the three trading companies and become a Pirate Legend ({{Become Pirate Legend}}).

The grind achievements are a grind, but they are unlocked as a consequence of getting commendations (i.e. unlocked at various points in the grind), so progress toward them isn't reported in the same way as a normal 'get X kills' type achievement. The achievements are all for the Grade 5 (highest) level for the category. These will take a good while to unlock them all (estimated 500+ hours).

Yes seriously that long, or more. Unless the game is adjusted to increase the drops rates for things (e.g. banana crates) or the achievement requirements are lowered then this is not a game it is reasonable to expect to 100%...

No achievements look to be missable, there's no difficulty setting - just set sail and enjoy!

Update: since 10th April 2018 all achievements are now unlocking correctly and any delayed/missing achievements you are entitled to should unlock the next time you enter the game.

Note; this is an online-only shared-world game. Most of it you can solo, but some achievements require that you engage with other players, including {{Dead Pirates DO Tell Tales}}, {{Did Everyone See That?}}, {{Friends Not Foe}}, {{Legends - "The Greatest Race of All Time!"}}, {{Legends - "This is Unacceptable!"}}, {{Legends - "The Skullduggers"}}, {{Tactical Chunder}}, {{I'm On A Whole New Adventure}}, and maybe {{Ignoring The Rules Of Engagement}}, {{How Appropriate! You Fight Like A Chicken}} and {{You Fight Like A Merchant}} as well.

Bonus for achievement hunters: is highly recommended that you use microphone to contact other players, this is a great way to boost up achievements that requiere you to act as foes (I've met other players that are willing to give you chest to help you with the achievement, you just need to tell them what achievement you want to do). another tip: always use flags that let know other players that can get near to talk with you about achievement or alliances. (remember is an open world game, so the first question i ask is to determine the language... just like real pirates)

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Difficulty does NOT affect achievements

No missable achievements (plus 85 unknown)

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Legends - "Cronch"

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Eat a banana, skin and all.

You can get this right at the beginning of the game in the tavern - select the banana from your inventory and eat it...

Now Bring Me That Horizon

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Set sail for the first time.

Unmissable, and awarded just for getting started in the game - but some reports of it taking time (up to 2 hours) for it to unlock...

Handbrake Turn

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

With the ship's wheel fully turned in a direction, drop the anchor.

Just do what it says on the tin. You can do this anytime you're sailing.

I Wanna Be A Pirate!

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Earn enough Reputation to go up a level in a Trading Company for the first time.

You'll get this pretty soon; completing the first initiation voyage for a faction will grant it.

What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Vomit for the first time.

You can do this right from the beginning of the game - you start in the tavern, select the tankard from your inventory and drink it. Then go to the bartender and get more. Rinse & repeat until you puke...

It takes 3-4 drinks to get this. And the drunken effects on screen are pretty convincing...

When you vomit, catch it in your bucket so you have some vomit ready for {{Tactical Chunder}}

I'm On A Whole New Adventure

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Vote for and begin a voyage put forward by one of your crew.

You need to be in coop for this; with your crewmate putting a Voyage on the table for selection - vote for it and start to pop the achievement.

Bone-Cronch

Objective, Optional, Previously glitched, Anywhere,

Kill a skeleton while it's 'cronching' on a banana.

Cronch means eat. Skeletons may eat a banana to heal if they are injured. Kill one quick while it is doing this.

Some reports this isn't unlocking for everyone.

Full Billow

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Be sailing with all sails fully with the wind.

Some reports (unconfirmed) that this can be glitchy, but you can attempt it anytime. Likely easiest solo so you can use the smaller ship. Just have a go ad adjusting the sails to get the speed boost, try to maximise this and the achievement should pop.

Alternatively, you're quite likely to get this popping randomly as you sail about the place and just happen to get the alignment right...

It's A Pirates Life For Me

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Complete a Gold Hoarder voyage.

Gold Hoarders are one of the three factions you'll do missions for. These are the ones in the small tent with the gold key flag outside and a wizened dude inside.

The missions will be to find an island with an 'X' marks the spot, where there'll be a buried chest. Find the island and dig up the treasure to complete the mission. On completing the first one you'll likely unlock {{I Wanna Be A Pirate!}} as well.

I Don’t See Your Ship

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Play a role in the sinking of another crew's ship.

So long as you are part of the crew you'll get this - you don't have to be the one shooting the cannon.

Shopping for a Promotion

Objective, Optional, Previously glitched, Anywhere,

Purchase your first Trading Company Promotion.

When you hit rank 5 with a trading company, you can - on the same screen you buy voyages - in the top left buy the promotion for some gold.

NB this achievement is not unlocking for everyone

When You're A Professional Pirate

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Unlock 10 Commendations.

You get a commendation for each level you unlock in the 12 grinds that exist for each of the three trading companies. You'll get this early in your journey grinding for all the other achievements.

Taking Orders

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Complete an Order of Souls voyage.

See {{It's A Pirates Life For Me}}, but for the Order of Souls you have to go to an island, kill skeletons and bring back their skulls.

Not So Well Done

You became sick from undercooked food.

Legends - "This is Unacceptable!"

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Either give a chest away to another crew or have it stolen from you, and then cashed in.

This is basically the opposite of {{You Can Always Trust The Untrustworthy}}

Well Done!

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You burned a piece of food.

You can cook food on a stove on your ship.  Leave something on the stove for 5 minutes or so and it'll burn.  Don't leave it too long or your ship will catch fire...

Ignoring The Rules Of Engagement

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Kill an opponent from behind with a Blunderbuss, like a coward.

The opponent has to be a human player, from another crew.

Colourful Sails

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Purchase a new ship customisation from the Shipwright.

Ship customisations start at around 70,000 gold. There's a shipwright at most outposts - look on a jetty opposite the merchant in some cases at least.

Aye of Reach

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Purchase a new Eye of Reach from the Weaponsmith.

The Eye of Reach is the sniper rifle type weapon. You'll need around 13,500 gold, and there's a weaponsmith at most/all outposts.

How Appropriate! You Fight Like A Chicken

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Have an attack blocked by an opponent, and then be hit by them within 5 seconds.

This has to be against a human opponent! Is the opposite of {{You Fight Like A Merchant}}

Five a Day

All-the-things, Optional, Anywhere,

You've eaten at least one piece of every kind of fruit.

You can scavenge all kinds from barrels on outpost islands.

Sign in to track your progress against these checklist items

A Titanic Ensemble

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Give your ship a Captain's send-off by playing a song aboard it while it sinks.

You can do this anytime from the beginning of the game just by scuttling your ship. Make sure to select an instrument from your inventory first...

I Am Not Obsessed With Treasure

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Complete a Merchant voyage.

See {{It's A Pirates Life For Me}}, but for the Merchant Alliance you have go fetch stuff (like catching an animal in a cage) and bring them back.

Dead Pirates DO Tell Tales

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Use 'Pirate Chat' to communicate with another dead pirate on the Ferry of the Damned.

You'll end up on the Ferry of the Damned when you die. Other players will end up there too. Use the comms menu to communicate pirate commands to communicate with anybody else on there at the same time as you.

Blundarrrrbuss

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Purchase a new Blunderbuss from the Weaponsmith.

You'll need around 13,500 gold, and there's a weaponsmith at most/all outposts.

Kraken Good Job

Objective, Optional, Previously glitched,

You were victorious in a Kraken encounter and lived to tell the tale!

The kraken appears randomly as you sail around; it could spawn could happen anytime while at sea, to a single ship. It is not yet clear if there's any place it is more or less common, nor if there is a way of triggering (or avoiding) it. It is defeatable with a single ship.

Various reports of the achievement not unlocking though...

But You Have Heard Of Me?

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Purchase the Promotion at Reputation Level 25 in any Trading Company.

Similarly to {{Shopping for a Promotion}}, once you've done the voyage grind to level up to rank 25, buy that promotion. Simples.

You Can Always Trust The Untrustworthy

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Cash in a stolen Captain's chest.

You have to steal a chest from another crew and take it to the trading point.

If you can be discreet, catching a ship on its arrival to an outpost, sneaking on, taking the treasure and sneaking around to the side back onto the outpost island would do it. Or go in with your crew guns blazing...

Note that this is the opposite of {{Legends - "This is Unacceptable!"}}. And that they could give you the chest...

You Fight Like A Merchant

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Block an attack, and then hit your opponent within 5 seconds.

This has to be against a human opponent! Is the opposite of {{How Appropriate! You Fight Like A Chicken}}

The Shroudbreaker

Completed 'The Shroudbreaker' Tall Tale.

Unto the Horizon

You completed the Maiden Voyage

Self Entitled

Grind, Optional, Previously glitched, Anywhere,

Own 10 Pirate Titles.

You can buy titles from the clothing shops on the last page - after they have been unlocked by progressing/grinding through the game.

Some reports that titles earned prior to 1.0.2 (4th April 2018) don't seem to count toward the 10.

#BeMorePirate

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Purchase a new Hook, Pegleg, Eyepatch, and Hat from the Clothing Shop.

you'll want about 40,000 gold to be able to buy all four items.

Night Bite

Delivered a luminescent fish to The Hunter's Call.

Friends Not Foe

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Perform the 'Pirate Salute' gesture to befriend someone in-game.

Do the 'make friends' emote from the wheel at the same time as another player does it to you. It may be helpful to try for this at the same time as {{I'll Drink To That}} - although they don't have to be from another crew for this one. It doesn't matter whether you are already xbox friends with the other person or not. (you must add them as a friend not a favorite)

The Cursed Rogue

Completed 'The Cursed Rogue' Tall Tale.

A Rare Delicacy

Delivered a rare coloured fish to The Hunter's Call.

Dining With the Stars

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You cooked a piece of food on a campfire at night.

Legends - "The Skullduggers"

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Play the same shanty with a band of 5 Pirates.

What it says on the tin; stand in a group of 5 players and all play a musical instrument at the same time.

Keeper of a Glittering Hoard

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 150,000 gold earned from Gold Hoarder voyages!

Grind this Gold Hoarder commendation to level 5.

I'll Drink To That

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Enjoy a tankard of Grog with another crew at an Outpost.

Just do what it says on the tin. Likely requires some cooperation/boosting to get another crew to the same tavern at the same time...

Hold My Grog!

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Launch yourself from a ship's cannon onto a ship.

Find another player's ship, ideally one that is stationary at a port. Hope they don't shoot at you.

Go to a cannon, unload it if it has a cannon ball in it and aim at the other ship. Its helpful to aim at a mast (you won't take damage for hitting it!) so you can splat the mast and fall to the deck. Once aimed, go up to the front of the cannon barrel and use the action to get in it. Then fire self, and win!

Mercenary of the Ancient Order

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 150,000 gold earned from Order of Souls voyages!

Grind this Order of Souls commendation to level 5.

Gilded Merchant

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 150,000 gold earned from Merchant voyages!

Grind this Merchant Alliance commendation to level 5.

Laden With Treasure

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Have 20 chests in your crew's possession... at the same time!

Yeah, loot lots before turning in, and pray nobody takes you out. Easiest when working together for the achievement with 4 players on a galleon.

Tome of Curses III

You sold the Tome of Curses III.

The Legendary Storyteller

Completed 'The Legendary Storyteller' Tall Tale.

Tome of Curses II

You sold the Tome of Curses II.

Tome of Curses V

You sold the Tome of Curses V.

Tome of Curses I

You sold the Tome of Curses I.

Tome of Curses IV

You sold the Tome of Curses IV.

The Seabound Soul

You completed The Seabound Soul

Tome of Power I

You sold the Tome of Power I.

Tome of Power IV

You sold the Tome of Power IV.

Tome of Power II

You sold the Tome of Power II.

Tome of Power V

You sold the Tome of Power V.

Tome of Power III

You sold the Tome of Power III.

Tome of Resurrection V

You sold the Tome of Resurrection V.

Tome of Resurrection II

You sold the Tome of Resurrection II.

Tome of Resurrection IV

You sold the Tome of Resurrection IV.

Defeating the Damned

You cleared the Fort of the Damned of all enemies.

Tome of Resurrection III

You sold the Tome of Resurrection III.

Tome of Resurrection I

You sold the Tome of Resurrection I.

Stars of a Thief

Completed the 'Stars of a Thief' Tall Tale.

Rum 'n' Bass

In The Arena, you formed a crew of four and played your instruments during a contest.

Nice Pirates Finish Last

In The Arena, you delivered a stolen chest during a contest.

Show Your Colours

In The Arena, you took part in a contest using every single colour of ship.

Heart of Fire

You completed Heart of Fire

Tome of Fire II

You sold the Tome of Fire II.

Tome of Fire IV

You sold the Tome of Fire IV.

Tome of Fire III

You sold the Tome of Fire III.

Tome of Fire V

You sold the Tome of Fire V.

Tome of Fire I

You sold the Tome of Fire I.

Summoning the Damned

You woke the Fort of the Damned and stared death in the face!

Wild Rose

Completed the 'Wild Rose' Tall Tale.

Meat and Greet

Delivered every kind of cooked meat to The Hunter's Call.

The Art of the Trickster

Completed 'The Art of the Trickster' Tall Tale.

A Spectrum of Shadows

You defeated each colour of Shadow of Fate.

Another Pirate's Treasure

Delivered a piece of treacherous loot to The Hunter's Call.

Golden Ticket

As an Emissary of the Gold Hoarders, your greed knows no limits or borders.

The Reaping Begins

You have become a Reaper's Bones Emissary; now your foes find you even more scary.

Legends - "The Greatest Race of All Time!"

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Sail in the same direction as a nearby ship without firing shots at each other.

Do what it says on the tin, you may be lucky and get this naturally through normal play. But the other ship will likely assume you want to kill them, so you may have to boost it.

The Fate of the Morningstar

Completed 'The Fate of the Morningstar' Tall Tale.

Master Gold Hoarder

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Purchase the 'Master Gold Hoarder' Promotion in The Gold Hoarder Trading Company.

You have to reach level 50 with the Gold Hoarders to get this. It would be a Grind type achievement except that you need this anyway for {{Become Pirate Legend}}

The Shores of Gold

Completed 'The Shores of Gold' Tall Tale.

In Good Company

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Upgrade a Trading Company item to its maximum.

Another painful grind; you can do this for any of the items that the trading companies sell you (each one has two items you can buy). the max level upgrade only becomes available when you're at rank 45 with the trading company, and it will cost a total of 15,000 gold to buy through the upgrades.

Master of the Order

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Purchase the 'Master of the Order' Promotion in The Order of Souls Trading Company.

You have to reach level 50 to get this. It would be a Grind type achievement except that you need this anyway for {{Become Pirate Legend}}

Revenge of the Morningstar

Completed the 'Revenge of the Morningstar' Tall Tale.

Perfect Dark

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Sail through a storm with no lights during the night.

Can be done right from the beginning. Interact with the lanterns on the ship to turn them off, and sail around until nightfall looking for a storm (you'll see the lightning from a long way off).

Alternatively, keep the lights off all the time and you'll come across an opportunity sooner or later.

Master Merchant

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Purchase the 'Master Merchant' Promotion in The Merchants Alliance Trading Company.

You have to reach level 50 to get this. It would be a Grind type achievement except that you need this anyway for {{Become Pirate Legend}}

Become Pirate Legend

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Become 'Pirate Legend'.

Becoming a Pirate Legend is effectively the endgame of the game at launch, but the beginning of the next stage in another sense.

You become a Pirate Legend after grinding to level 50 with all three trading companies. This will take a looonnngg time!

Hunter of Trophy Fish

Received the Commendation for delivering 25 Trophy Fish to The Hunter's Call.

Tome of Curses Collector

You sold all 5 Tomes of Curses.

Ship of Souls

Set sail in the Order of Souls' name and gathering skulls will boost your fame.

Did Everyone See That?

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Heavy attack a member of another crew off of their ship.

You can do a heavy attack with your cutlass. You'll be unable to move for a sec after, but the dude you hit should get pushed back. Knock them off their ship...

Tome of Resurrection Collector

You sold all 5 Tomes of Resurrection.

Tome of Power Collector

You sold all 5 Tomes of Power.

Trade Ambassador

The Merchant Alliance you now represent, never forget your extra percent.

Hot Tub Crime Machine

In The Arena's tavern, you got at least one member of each crew into the hot tub at the same time.

Collector of Legendary Treasures

You found and sold at least one of each Legendary Treasure.

The Blackwyche Reborn

You completed all commendations for Heart of Fire

For Athena

For Athena's Fortune a Legend can sail, an Emissary of those who prevail.

Tome of Fire Collector

You sold all 5 Tomes of Fire.

Smile, you son of a…

You killed a shark with a gunpowder keg

Fire and Ash

You completed all commendations for The Seabound Soul

A Sunken Legacy

Received all Commendations for 'The Shroudbreaker' Tall Tale.

Tactical Chunder

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Throw vomit on an opposing pirate while they're holding a sword.

You'll need vomit in your bucket for this - so get drunk first (see {{What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?}}) and catch the vomit in your bucket by equipping it as soon as you start vomiting.

With the bucket still equipped, find an opponent with their sword drawn and throw the bucket at them.

It is assumed (but not yet confirmed) that the opponent needs to be a human player, not a skeleton.

Capture the Swag

In The Arena, you delivered a chest within the first five minutes of a contest.

Fateful Memories

Received all Commendations for 'The Cursed Rogue' Tall Tale.

Master Hunter Of Villainous Skulls

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 1,000 Villainous Skulls sold!

Grind this Order of Souls commendation to level 5.

Banishing the Damned

You cleared the Fort of the Damned of all enemies, 10 times.

Hoarder of the Captain’s Gold

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 1,000 Captain’s Chests sold!

Grind this Gold Hoarder commendation to level 5.

Fortune and Glory

In The Arena, you had 15 chests in your crew's possession at the same time during a contest.

Sea of Dreams

Received all Commendations for 'The Legendary Storyteller' Tall Tale.

Always Yours

Received all Commendations for the 'Wild Rose' Tall Tale.

The Stolen Sky

Received all Commendations for the 'Stars of a Thief' Tall Tale.

Seeker of Grand Adventure

Received all Commendations for all the Shores of Gold Tall Tales.

The Unbroken Bond

Received all Commendations for 'The Fate of the Morningstar' Tall Tale.

The Trickster's Folly

Received all Commendations for 'The Art of the Trickster' Tall Tale.

The Morningstar Rises

Received all Commendations for 'The Revenge of the Morningstar' Tall Tale.

Merchant Adventurer

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for purchasing 250 Merchant Alliance contracts!

Grind this Merchant Alliance commendation to level 5.

Seeker of Lost Maps

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for purchasing 250 X Marks the Spot voyages.

Grind this Gold Hoarder commendation to level 5.

Master of the Hunters

Purchased the Master Hunter Promotion from The Hunter's Call Trading Company.

Pints Mean Prizes

In The Arena, you delivered a chest during a contest - while drunk!

Hunter of Cursed Captains

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 700 Skeleton Captains defeated!

Skeleton Captains are the ones with their names in red - they appear after a few waves of regular skeletons.

Hook, Line and Sinker

Delivered at least one of every kind of fish to The Hunter's Call.

Captain of Silvered Waters

Received the Commendation for placing in the top three 100 times in The Arena.

Hoarder of Barnacled Gold

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 1,000 Shipwrecked Chests sold!

Grind this Gold Hoarder commendation to level 5.

Glorious Sea Dog

You purchased the Glorious Sea Dog Jacket, Hat, Hook and Gloves.

Black Powder Merchant

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 1,000 Gunpowder Kegs delivered on time!

Grind this Merchant Alliance commendation to level 5.

Master of the Arena

You purchased the Arena Master Promotion from the Sea Dogs Trading Company.

Sailor of Silvered Waters

Received the Commendation for completing 200 contests in The Arena.

Sailor of the Gold Horizon

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for Sailed 1,000 nautical miles on Gold Hoarder voyages!

Grind this Gold Hoarder commendation to level 5.

Champion of Silvered Waters

Received the Commendation for placing first 100 times in The Arena.

Seeker of Lost Souls

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for purchasing 250 Cursed Captain Bounty contracts!

Grind this Order of Souls commendation to level 5.

Legend of Silvered Waters

Received the Commendation for placing first 100 times in The Arena as a Pirate Legend.

Merchant Forager

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 1,000 Banana Crates delivered on time!

Grind this Merchant Alliance commendation to level 5.

Legen… Wait for it… Dary!

You were promoted to level 20 with Athena's Fortune.

You Reap What You See

You were promoted to level 75 with the Reaper's Bones.

Sailor of the Whispering Bones

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for Sailed 1,000 nautical miles on Order of Souls voyages!

Grind this Order of Souls commendation to level 5.

So… Many… Chests!

You were promoted to level 75 with the Gold Hoarders.

Deliverance

You were promoted to level 75 with the Merchant Alliance.

Sailor of the Merchant Alliance

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for sailing 1,000 nautical miles on Merchant Alliance voyages!

Grind this Merchant Alliance commendation to level 5.

Merchant Voyager

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 500 Merchant Alliance voyages completed!

Grind this Merchant Alliance commendation to level 5.

Golden Voyager

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 500 Gold Hoarder voyages completed!

Grind this Gold Hoarder commendation to level 5.

Voyager of Lost Souls

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Awarded the Commendation for 500 Order of Souls voyages complete!

Grind this Order of Souls commendation to level 5.

Taking Heads

You were promoted to level 75 with the Order of Souls.

Legendary Hunter of the Sea of Thieves

Received the Commendation for completing 57 Grade 5 Hunter's Call Commendations.