Ubisoft has revealed some further particulars about its upcoming pirate recreation Cranium & Bones. The newest replace will get into the nitty-gritty on ship loadouts, and the way you’ll be capable of outfit your pirate vessel with every little thing you want for a selected job or a specific fight function.
Within the newest devblog, the Cranium & Bones builders speak in regards to the cautious preparation you’ll must make earlier than heading out on the excessive seas. Relying on whether or not you’re raiding forts or taking over rival gangs of pirates, you’ll want a ship that’s arrange for the duty. The devs say that your first chief issues ought to be the ship’s dimension, its class, and its related perks.
Ubisoft says each aspect of ship customisation, together with hulls, weapons, and attachments, can be craftable on the blacksmiths, shipwrights, and carpenters that you simply’ll discover in every pirate den. You’ll simply must convey alongside the blueprints and uncooked supplies for every part.
Bigger ships are typically extra fearsome on the open ocean, the submit explains, however gained’t be any good for crusing up rivers and exploring inland lakes. That’s decided by the ship’s draught profile, and the scale of the ship will in flip decide what number of weapons you may match on it, and which of them are suitable.
Ship classes embrace cargo, navigation, and firepower, and whereas any ship can haul some cargo or interact in fight, you’ll need purpose-built ships when setting out on a specific mission. A ship that’s designed for navigation can sail far and extensive, however lacks the hull area of a cargo vessel or the combating capability of a firepower vessel.
The class and particular hull of your ship will decide which perks it has, and these can add some essential flexibility to your construct choices. A navigation-type ship would possibly embrace a perk that provides further cargo area, or one which hardens up its prow and makes it wonderful for ramming by means of blockades.
The submit additionally consists of particulars on the assorted weapons you’ll be capable of convey to bear in Cranium & Bones. These vary from cannons to mortars, from ballistae to the close-range ‘Greek fireplace’ flamethrower. There’s even a weapon referred to as the bombard that works like a cross between the standard cannon and the long-range mortar, in addition to a number of rack-mounted rocket armaments.
You’ll additionally be capable of add furnishings and pets, as a result of no pirate ship is full with out no less than one parrot and several other cats.
You gained’t be restricted to a single ship – as you acquire infamy and wealth, you’ll be capable of increase your fleet of ships so that you simply’ll at all times have the suitable vessel for the job.
The Cranium & Bones launch date is about for November, and it’ll be out there on Ubisoft Join and the Epic Video games Retailer.