In its fifth year of content, Sea of Thieves continues to find ways to win over its gaming community. The most recent innovation is the launch of a series of special missions known as ‘The Hoarders Hunt’, although striking on this occasion are both the format of the content and the special rewards for the first player to complete the journey.
In true Ready Player One ‘egg hunt’ style, Rare will reward the first person to complete the quest with a physical gift of £20,000, or roughly $25,000, or nearly half a million Mexican pesos. That monetary value is only what it cost to make, so if we consider that it would be a unique prize in the world, its value would certainly be very high.
Hoarders Hunt, a new Sea of Thieves mystery
This is the second time Rare has launched a quest known as a ‘mystery’ for Sea of Thieves; The first mystery involved an investigation into the death of the character DeMarco. Unlike other regular or story missions in the game, these are more detailed and difficult to solve mystery adventures where there are clues to follow both within the Sea of Thieves and outside the game.
The only slight change in ‘The Hoarder’s Hunt’ with respect to the first mystery is its structure. This time there’s a new mission each week and they have a lot more structure than the loose clues given to solve the mystery of DeMarco’s death.
From cryptic clues on social media to different missions in Sea of Thieves
We got a chance to play the first week’s mission and turned to a community guide to really solve the mystery outside of Sea of Thieves. The rare left clue in an Instagram story that led to a mysterious link that led to the images, in turn, led to Spotify. From there, a mysterious code was found that had to be deciphered to decipher a word that was entered into the Adventure Minisite, which gave you access to an in-game mission that Larina gave you. Was.
Once inside the game, the first mission of ‘The Hoarder’s Hunt’ took us on a journey through the famous islands in the game, although on this occasion finding the next destination depended on interpreting the clues used by the game . travel correctly.
The second phase of the hunt begins this week and this mix of puzzles will have to be done again on Sea of Thieves.
Prizes and Participating Regions
The physical rewards for being the first to complete the Sea of Thieves mystery are as follows:
- 1st place: A replica of a golden skull attached to a mystery worth £20,000 at the time of construction.
- Second Place: The next 10 players to complete the mystery will receive replicas of the Hoarder’s Silver Keys, valued at approximately $49.99.
- Third Place: The next 100 players to complete the mission will win a Sea of Thieves Reaper Medal worth approximately $22.99.
This is the skull the winner of the contest will take home
Unfortunately, no country in Latin America is eligible to receive the physical prize. Participating regions are the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom. There are other digital rewards within the game, such as special titles for those participating in special hunting missions each week.