Quest Board

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The Quest Board is a shop of Buried Treasure Maps located at the docks of Outposts and Seaposts. Players can post their own maps here after burying treasure with their Shovel. Other players can then collect those maps from the Quest Board, and dig up the buried treasures.


There are two tabs in the Quest Board that each display a collection of maps that can be filtered based on region.

Quest Board
A crew can take up to five maps per in-game day, with a reset at midnight, from a showcase of always at least eight maps across the Sea of Thieves with two per region. The maps available can be from crews on the server, or auto-generated. When an auto-generated map is taken, a new one is replaced in the showcase. Maps in this menu do not reveal the dig spots.
My Maps
The player can submit maps generated by the crew's efforts. Maps of items buried at outposts cannot be posted to the Quest Board. Items buried in any A Pirate's Life tall tale location will not produce a map, and therefore cannot be posted to the Quest Board. This includes the Coral Fortress and the Sea of the Damned.

Maps taken from the Quest Board include the author's name and treasure location. The author is determined by the player that buries the first item. If the map has more than 4 items, it is denoted as a "Hoard", otherwise it is called a "Stash". (e.g. Barnacle Cay Stash)

Upon entering another server, the map author will receive a portion of the renown and reputation from their submitted maps. There will be a notification detailing that another crew has found the treasure.


  • Almost anything can be buried and posted, including caged animals.
  • Items buried within caves will have their X's circled. This behavior does not occur on maps issued by trading companies.
  • Items can be buried anywhere a shovel can successfully dig. This includes the Uncharted Islands, Tribute Peak, and some Sea Forts.


Patch history

  • 2.4.1 (January 20, 2022)
    • Crews are no longer able to retrieve a buried treasure map from Quest Boards while in an Arena contest.
  • 2.4.0 (December 2, 2021)
    • Introduced.