The Sea of Thieves crossbow is one of the most wanted items in season four, although it's only a cosmetic-only skin for a more typical weapon in the game. If you're Curious about how to get the Sea of Thieves Crossbow, fear not fearsome pirate, we've got you covered with this guide here.
How to get the crossbow in Sea Of Thieves
The Sea of Thieves Crossbow is Rare's way of introducing a new weapon to the game without upsetting the balance of the weapon meta. The crossbow is just a skin for the Eye of Reach (sniper rifle), so it doesn't have its own stats or attributes different from your regular Eye of Reach that has been in the game for years.
That said, Rare has never modded a weapon with a skin as much as it does with the Eye of Reach crossbow skin, which is called Ballista Eye of Reach in-game.
To earn the Eye of Reach Ballista, you'll need to reach level 50 in the 100-level Season Four Plunder Pass. While there is a paid path that hands out significantly more rewards, you don't need to purchase the Plunder Pass to earn the crossbow skin. It is given to all players who reach level 50 before the end of the season, which will arrive in early December according to the in-game menus.
That means you have about ten weeks to climb to level 50, which shouldn't take that long if you focus on deeds, in-game challenges that reward Seasonal Fame, or XP, in a rush.
You can refer to the game progress menus once you've entered a game to see what actions you might want to tackle first. Note that they are color coded similar to the rarity system of many games, so focusing on green
Deeds will be easier but reward the least Renown, while blue and purple deeds will grant more and more Renown but require more work.
If you buy the Plunder Pass ($10 in-game), you'll get bonus rewards for about every five levels you unlock, so pick the one that's right for you and level up to level 50 like it's a crow's nest, pirate .
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