Outposts are one of the Location types in Sea of Thieves. They are Island towns with a variety of characters and man-made structures that offer various services. Several Outposts are spread throughout the Sea of Thieves map.
Outposts serve a number of purposes:
Outposts are where new crews and their Ships spawn when beginning a game, or sometimes after their Ship is sunk.
When players explore the Outposts, they are now greeted with a subtle notification to confirm their location. While this feature is enabled by default to improve the new player experience, it can be disabled by adjusting ‘World Location Banners’ in the Settings menu.
The signposts found on Outposts are now interactable. They provide directions to the nearest Trading Company representatives and the docks, helping players find the most direct route to wherever they need to be.