Fans of Rare's swashbuckling adventure Sea of Thieves have a lot to look forward to in next week's update. Dubbed Heart of Fire, the update brings a brand new Tall Tale, the Blunderbomb and, as Rare wrote, 'banana-based armaments'.
As you'd expect, the update brings a bunch of quality-of-life improvements as well. Sea of Thieves players will be able to cash in their ammo boxes with the Merchant Alliance, and they'll find Chest of Rage washed up on the shore.
Rare promised that one of the longer-running bugs, which didn't allow cosmetics to persist properly between sessions for a certain section of the playerbase, has finally been addressed and the fix launches on the Heart of Fire on 11 March 2020.
Heart of Fire is a continuation of The Seabound Soul, meaning you get to go to Shipwreck Bay and meet sir Arthur Pendragon. Once there, they can continue the story that in the process turned the man into a mission-giving apparition. Wait, did that just rhyme?
Sea of Thieves players are not only getting the equally-cinematic experience thereof, they're getting some Indiana Jones-grade fire traps as well.
In spite of the daunting looks, the focus will be on having players choose their fiery path while playing through Heart of Fire. And that's both figuratively and literally, although Rare promise that the traps are not as punishing as they look, meaning you won't be insta-killed every few seconds.
As for the Blunderbomb, it behaves as crudely as it sounds. It's a throwable weapon that Sea of Thieves players will find immensely useful to get some space.
Once you've chucked one, it explodes wherever it lands, sending players flying away from the explosion. Whether you want some room when climbing that ship ladder, want to send a poor seascape-enjoying sod flying off into the sea, or just make an impromptu dancefloor - the Blunderbomb will surely make it into many an arsenal.