October has simply arrived, and inevitably brings with it Halloween and the anticipation of gaming occasions given a sure graveyard twist. Sea of Thieves is ready to proceed this custom with its subsequent Month-to-month Content material Replace – Fort of the Damned, a difficult occasion arriving on Wednesday October 16th, echoing final yr’s standard Competition of the Damned.
These are chilling instances certainly, however fortunately many Sea of Thieves gamers can be crusing into October with hearts warmed by the pets launched in our earlier Month-to-month Content material Replace. September noticed Smuggler’s Fortune throw open the doorways to the Pirate Emporium, placing furry and feathered buddies on sale for the primary time.
An enormous 98% of people that’ve spent Historical Cash (Sea of Thieves’ new premium foreign money) thus far have picked up a pet. Parrots have simply pipped monkeys to the submit as early Pirate Emporium favourites with 52.four% of gross sales, with the Parakeet the most well-liked pet breed total, and Blue Moon Parakeet the most well-liked of those; of the monkeys, the White Beard Capuchin has been our gamers’ high choose.
After all, all this selection in pets is nothing in comparison with the variability in pet names, so for those who’re inquisitive about what most individuals are calling their Sea of Thieves parrots and monkeys, right here’s the present mixed high 10:
Disney-inspired monkey names have naturally confirmed standard, with Rafiki in second place and Abu very narrowly lacking the highest 10. There have additionally been 177 Jack Sparrows and 120 Barbossas, impressed by Pirates of the Caribbean – in truth, followers with a great reminiscence may marvel if a sure iconic line is the explanation why Jack took the primary spot.
Names impressed by Sea of Thieves builders and Uncommon’s wealthy gaming historical past additionally surfaced rapidly. Antonio was positive to do properly, following our Pirate Emporium preview stream and the monkey who stole the present by having somewhat incident on host Jon’s shoulder:
153 pets named Joe Neate
136 pets named Kazooie
70 pets known as Antonio
70 pets known as Donkey Kong
Names impressed by basic popular culture proved equally standard:
340 pets named Harambe (the gorilla)
248 pets named Winston (Overwatch)
233 pets named Marcel (Buddies)
149 pets named Curious George (the character)
118 pets named Marty McFly (Again to the Future)
94 pets named Loki (Marvel’s Avengers/Norse mythology)
48 pets named Pidgey (Pokémon)
Pets appear to have captured the creativeness of content material creators too, one thing that we’re eager to embrace with programmes just like the Sea of Thieves Creator Crew, additionally launched final month. A lot-loved Twitter account @CanYouPetTheDog rapidly gathered 68ok likes (and counting) on a clip demonstrating how pets may be fired out of cannons. In the meantime, standard Sea of Thieves content material creator Captain Falcore produced a useful information to pets and all issues Pirate Emporium, whereas honouring Antonio the monkey’s second of glory – similar to this fan-made T-shirt featured in Sea of Thieves’ thriving Design by People Fan Store.
Followers are inspired to maintain sharing these improbable screenshots and clips, with a brand new social competitors geared toward showcasing one of the best! Submit your finest pet pic or clip by tagging @SeaOfThieves on Twitter or @RareLtd on Instagram and together with the hashtag #PetsOfThieves. 5 winners can be chosen to win the Fowl & Bear Collector’s Version Figurehead and Sails! The competitors is reside now, working till 00:00 BST on October 16th. For extra data, see the phrases and circumstances right here.
Discover out extra about Fort of the Damned on the official Sea of Thieves web site and social channels. Fort of the Damned is free for all gamers who purchased Sea of Thieves on the Xbox One household of units or on Home windows 10 PC, or who’ve entry to it as a part of Xbox Sport Go. This replace arrives on Wednesday October 16th and can carry new additions to the Pirate Emporium and Black Market too – pet followers ought to be careful for a spooky shock!
New to Sea of Thieves? Be part of the journey with Xbox Sport Go or on Xbox One and Home windows 10 PC. For those who haven’t tried Xbox Sport Go but, be part of at present to get your first month for $1 and get entry to over 100 nice video games, with new titles being added the entire time. Potential pirates can study extra at xbox.com/seaofthieves or go to SeaofThieves.com to embark on an epic journey with one among gaming’s most welcoming communities.