During the Ubisoft Forward event, the publisher released a new trailer and shared new details about the long-development pirate game Skull and Bones.
The trailer reveals more about the world of Skull and Bones set in the golden age of piracy. The trailer also touches on a new feature that includes smuggling networks, in-game trading networks that will help players build their infamy (Infamy points) and reputation in the pirate world. The trailer also showcases Skull and Bones' seemingly extensive shipbuilding and customization options.
“To achieve this, you will need to grow your Infamy and eventually unlock your very own pirate lair known as The Helm, the base of your smuggling operations. This will be the place where you can produce high-value commodities like Rum and Opium before selling them to those with the most pockets. From here, you will have more freedom to choose your own contracts rather than being at the mercy of other pirate kings.” said.
In terms of customization, players will be able to examine how their ships maneuver, how powerful they are and what advantages they can have. The Sambuk ship, for example, helps players deal more damage with fired weapons. Meanwhile, Brig can deal more damage when anchored. Each ship can be equipped with its own weapons, ammo, armor, furniture and cosmetics. Watch the video below to learn more.
In terms of weapons, Ubisoft said players should strategically decide how to equip their ships to have the most success on the high seas.
“Prefer to sink enemy ships and loot their remains? So do you want to fire penetrating ammo that pierces armor and lets water in, or fire a weapon that can wreak all sorts of damage on a large wooden structure? But if you want to disable the ships for easy boarding, the ripped ammo will get their sails up and running in no time. There is a wide variety of weapons to choose from, with different cannons, ballistas, mortars, rocket launchers and even torpedoes that will surprise your enemies.
Each weapon can be evaded with certain armor types. For example, leather coating is strong against fire damage. Learning to recognize what enemies are using to protect them and responding with a weapon that can completely destroy it is one of the many ways to survive at sea, Ubisoft says.
To learn more about what's new in Skull and Bones, visit Ubisoft your blog post You can read the whole.
Skull and Bones 8 November, but today as part of Ubisoft Forward, the company told players that they can sign up to try the game in development.
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