Sea of Thieves is a game that initially launched in rough waters and, while I’m shore that that pun has already been made, you can sea why it is a decent preface to any conversation surrounding the game. What sets it apart from many others is the wave of updates and attempts to mitigate the game’s primary problem: a lack of content. Most of this content has been substantial, but a recent update is both silly and my favorite so far. Why? It comes with a figurehead depicting Rare’s iconic characters, Banjo and Kazooie.
If characters want to celebrate the bird and bear, they will have to shell out 1,998 gold, which I am just now realizing is a reference to Banjo-Kazooie’s 1998 release. Fun! The item can be purchased at the Shipwright Shop throughout the month. It’s worth noting that the item bears (ha!) only a loose resemblance to the characters, but I’ll take allusion over nothing at all.
In addition to the item, the Sea of Thieves update removes titles from the shop once a player has acquired them in order to clean up the menus a bit. It also adds a rocking effect when a cannonball collides with a ship to make the impact feel more significant.