Skeleton ships are causing chaos - have you met them in battle yet?
Cursed Sails was the second time-limited campaign Content Update. It was added in the 1.2.0 patch.
There’s panic at the Outposts as banners are appearing throughout the three regions of the Sea of Thieves – banners that are calling you out! Every pirate worth their salt is being challenged to battle at sea, as the dead make war on the living in grim galleons that wield curses against the unwary. Want more ways to meet the foe? The new Brigantine vessel lets three-person crews join the fray, or you can now form Alliances to share voyages, gold and experience rewards across crews. To arms, pirates!
New Threat - Skeleton Ships have arrived from the depths of the Sea of Thieves with a variety of cursed cannonballs. Blast them from afar or board their vessel if you fancy your chances face-to-face! Beware of the cursed cannonballs, their effects may turn the tide of battle in the blink of an eye.
Investigate the Skeleton Scourge - The arrival of skeleton ships has all but blockaded the Outposts, leaving the local traders in a tight spot. Something caused this new and personal threat to the pirate way of life, so why not ask your friendly, local Bilge Rat in the tavern if he’s heard any rumours? In this time-limited campaign, investigate the tale of a missing merchant and uncover the origins of the undead armada to unlock unique rewards!
Talk to one Shipwright Shop in The Wilds and The Ancient Isles, in order to get the other region sails.
Skeleton fleets have placed banners at the Outposts, declaring a challenge to any pirates daring to fight. The banners indicate the appointment and Cursed Cannonballs rewarded, and fly white when a challenge is complete.
The event ran by a specific schedule with set timeframes each week where players were tasked to defend a given region from a Skeleton Ship fleet who would have their own specific Cursed Cannonballs arsenal.