Message in a Bottle

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A Message in a Bottle is a quest source that can provide one random Quest into the Quest Radial. The quest may be a X Marks the Spot Map, Riddle Map, Bounty Map, Trade Good Commission, or Cargo Run. These Quests are independent and do not count toward the progress of other voyages.

The bottle has a white glint, which can be seen from a distance.

Where to find

A Message in a Bottle can be found from the following sources:


Quests collected from Messages in a Bottle are more rewarding than other voyages from Trading Companies.

X Marks the Spot Map

A map of a Island (small or large) with 4 to 9 X's. Treasures can include :

Riddle Map

A Parchment with 2-4 Riddles, leading to a Container Chest filled with gold and 3 Crowns of Hope (or Crowns of Flame in the Devil's Roar).

Patch history

  • 2.10.0 (January 23, 2024)
    • Quests from a Message in a Bottle are now significantly more rewarding and likely more valuable than the Voyage already underway – so be sure to go exploring, you’ll be handsomely rewarded for your time!
    • These Quests also have been refreshed with a focus on reduced sailing times and smaller quantities of higher-value treasure to transport, improving the overall experience.
  • 2.2.1 (August 17, 2021)
    • When collecting a Merchant Contract from a Message in a Bottle, players are now just as likely to find a Wooden Plank contract compared to other resource types such as Fruit or Cannonball contracts.
  • 1.4.3 (February 6, 2019)
    • Message in a Bottle Cargo Runs - Cargo Runs can now be found inside Messages in a Bottle.
  • 1.1.7 (July 19, 2018)
    • Messages in Bottle will no longer spawn on top of one another.
  • 1.1.1 (June 5, 2018)
    • Washed-up items and messages in bottles have returned to the shorelines once more!
  • 1.0.4 (April 18, 2018)
    • A notification should now trigger when a crewmate finds a reward from a Message in a Bottle map.