As part of the Captaincy Update for Season 7 of Sea of Thieves, a new progression system known as Milestones was introduced. While not technically Achievements, they serve the same purpose by providing permanent in-game trackers on which players can brag about their progress in any number of categories.
There has been a lot of discussion on the official Sea of Thieves website about the prior Milestone Progression Objectives, and improvements have been made to accommodate those feedbacks without sacrificing the original idea as a longer-term progression system. As such, let’s have a look at the changes made to Sea of Thieves’ Pirate Milestones.
All Changes made to Pirate Milestones
Keep in mind that completing a milestone objective listed down in each alignment will increase your milestone class by one. Think of Classes like levels, and each Milestone starts at zero. Furthermore, it will offer rewards that are aligned with the tenets of the Alignment it is part of.
Treasures Sold to the Gold Hoarders – decreased from 75 to 70
Treasures Sold to the Merchant Alliance – decreased from 75 to 70
Treasures Sold to the Order of Souls – decreased from 75 to 70
Gold Earned – increased from 90,000 to 200,000
Treasures Sold to The Reaper’s Bones – increased from 75 to 150
The Voyager Alignment
Voyage Quests Completed – decreased from 20 to 15
Nautical Miles Sailed – decreased from 200 to 100
Islands Visited – decreased from 15 to 10
Shipwrecks Visited – decreased from 3 to 2
Rowboats Docked – decreased from 3 to 2
The Emissary Alignment
Gold Earned as a Gold Hoarders Emissary – increased from 30,000 to 100,000
Gold Earned as a Merchant Alliance Emissary – increased from 30,000 to 100,000
Gold Earned as an Order of Souls Emissary – increased from 30,000 to 100,000
Gold Earned as an Athena’s Fortune Emissary – increased from 30,000 to 100,000
Gold Earned as a Reaper’s Bones Emissary – increased from 30,000 to 200,000
The Hunter Alignment
Provisions Cooked – decreased from 35 to 25
Provisions Eaten – decreased from 75 to 50
All varieties of Fish Caught – decreased from 25 to 10
The Feared Alignment
Cannons Fired – decreased from 100 to 75
Ghost Ships Vanquished – decreased from 25 to 15
Skeleton Ships Vanquished – decreased from 3 to 2
Skeleton Lords Vanquished – decreased from 3 to 2
Sharks Vanquished – decreased 45 to 10
Sunken Kingdom Treasuries Conquered – decreased from 3 to 2
The Rogue Alignment
Minutes Spent Playing Shanties – decreased from 60 to 15
Grogs Poured – decreased from 75 to 30
Minutes Spent Sleeping – decreased from 60 to 5
Minutes Spent Sitting – decreased from 60 to 10
The Ill-Fated Alignment
Trips to the Ferry of the Damned – decreased from 25 to 15
Minutes Spent in Storms – decreased from 60 to 15
Minutes Spent on Fire – decreased from 60 to 5
Buckets Bailed – decreased from 100 to 50
Times Sunk – decreased from 25 to 15
Since it’s intended to be a progression system unique to captaincy, milestones are not granted for tasks you have already accomplished.
Similar to Pirate Legend Commendations, which you must be a Pirate Legend to unlock, these are for activities you have taken while on board a Captained ship. You cannot advance Milestones when playing on a ship that is not captained.
Did these Changes affect the Milestone Classes?
You’ll notice an increase in your Class if the requirement decreased. But this should qualify you for an automatic award. Additionally, you must advance by one more Class for rewards purchased in the shop to properly display as unlocked.
You’ll notice a decrease in your Class if the requirement increased. Your previously unlocked rewards will remain such. If you have already reached a threshold that, as a result of your progress, unlocked the ability to purchase a reward, this will still be unlocked for you.