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Sea of Thieves gets a tutorial to help new players set sail

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No longer will stormy seas send you overboard for Rare has finally added a tutorial, Maiden Voyage, to Sea of Thieves. The lack of tutorial has always been something of a black spot on the game, but now landlubbers can get involved in hoisting sails, scrubbing the deck, and taking charge of a fully functioning pirate ship. 

In Maiden Voyage, new players will learn all about the pirate way of life from the ghostly spectre of The Pirate Lord himself. The tutorial teaches players how to fight, dig up chests, equip items, and the fun stuff like using the sails, controlling the anchor, taking hold of the wheel and firing the canons on a ship. 

When the tutorial ends, players can continue through the Devil's Shroud and enter the Sea of Thieves. The tutorial isn't only for new players, but also for any pirate who needs a little reminder and Maiden Voyage can be accessed at any time from the main menu.

One thing the tutorial doesn't tell you is how to become the outpost ambusher a.k.a the worst kind of pirate, but Chris has you covered for that, so check that out if that's the pirate life you want to lead.

Rachel Watts

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.