Milestones are a new mechanic added in Sea of Thieves that help players track their own progress through the life of piracy, as well as unlock special rewards to help customize the ship. Basically, these milestones are the mini in-game achievements that players can strive to obtain, raise, and complete.
In this guide, we will take a look at how the Milestones mechanics work and see just of a few examples of what are in store for those who wish to complete them.
What are Milestones?
Milestones are a record of a player’s accomplishments as they sail through the sea and go on voyages. It can also be considered as a list of tasks that players can complete indefinitely to raise their Milestone Class. When certain levels are reached in a specific kind of Milestone, rewards will be unlocked and their rarity will depend on the level of the class. These rewards can be used to customize ships in the way that better represents the kind of play style the player has gone through.
Milestones are categorized by their themes known as Alignments. There are a total of seven Alignments, plus one that is only tied to the pirates themselves, each one having their own set of activities and deeds. Players can select any of these alignments to accomplish or focus on depending on the kind of adventure that they want to have for their gameplay.
The tasks under each alignments can either be pinned to the ship’s log or displayed on the captain’s log book. However, this does not prevent the other unpinned tasks from getting any progression when the applicable tasks are being done by the player.
The Alignments are:
The Gold Seeker
All eight alignments will be present under the Pirate’s Milestones. However, for the Ship’s Milestones, only seven alignments will be present (sans The Captain); their progression will also be recorded on a per Captained ship basis.
How Milestones work
All Milestone Alignments can be leveled up by repeatedly completing the appropriate tasks under them. Each milestone task completed will increased the class of that milestone by one. As the classes of each individual milestone goes up, the amount and quality of the rewards that get unlocked also increases. Each milestone class will also count towards the total class of the Alignment it belongs to.
Once an Alignment has reached Class 50, the player will be rewarded with either a Legendary Title or a Legendary Ship Title; the ship title will allow players to purchase another ship of the same type.
A major perk of completing milestones is it will unlock trinkets and other pirate and ship cosmetic items that share the theme of the Alignment the completed milestones belong to. The higher the quality of a trinket or a cosmetic item is, the higher the class from a particular alignment is needed to unlock it.
Milestones per Alignment
Completing each milestone task listed down in each alignment will increase the milestone class by one. Each milestone will also provide rewards that belong to the theme of the Alignment it’s under.
The Gold Seeker
90,000 Gold Earned
x450 Treasures Sold
x75 Treasures Sold to The Gold Hoarders
x75 Treasures Sold to The Merchant Alliance
x75 Treasures Sold to The Order of Souls
x15 Treasures Sold to Athena’s Fortune
x75 Treasures Sold to The Reaper’s Bones
x75 Treasures Sold to The Sovereigns
x20 Voyage Quests Completed
x10 Gold Hoarder Voyage Quests Completed
x10 Merchant Alliance Voyage Quests Completed
x10 Order of Souls Voyage Quests Completed
x10 Athena’s Fortune Voyage Quests Completed
x15 Devil’s Roar Voyage Quests Completed
7,500 Value of Treasure Shared on the Quest Board
x5 Quest Board Maps Completed
x5 Discovered Quests Completed
x1 Tall Tales Completed
200 Nautical Miles Sailed
x5 Captained Ships Spotted
x5 Days at Sea
x15 Islands Visited
x3 Shipwrecks Visited
x3 Rowboats Docked Aboard
30,000 Gold Earned as a Gold Hoarder Emissary
30,000 Gold Earned as a Merchant Alliance Emissary
30,000 Gold Earned as a Order of Souls Emissary
30,000 Gold Earned as a Athena’s Fortune Emissary
30,000 Gold Earned as a Reapers Bones Emissary
x35 Provisions Cooked
x75 Provisions Eaten
x40 Provisions Sold to the Hunter’s Call
x25 Ancientscales Caught
x25 Battlegills Caught
x25 Devilfish Caught
x25 Islehoppers Caught
x25 Plentifins Caught
x25 Pondies Caught
x25 Splashtails Caught
x25 Stormfish Caught
x25 Wildsplashes Caught
x25 Wreckers Caught
x200 Cannons Fired
x1 Krakens Vanquished
x1 Hungering Ones Vanquished
x1 Crested Queens Vanquished
x1 Shadowmaws Vanquished
x1 Ancient Terrors Vanquished
x1 Shrouded Ghosts Vanquished
x25 Ghost Ships Vanquished
x3 Skeleton Ships Vanquished
x150 Skeletons Vanquished
x3 Skeleton Lords Vanquished
x90 Phantoms Vanquished
x90 Ocean Crawlers Vanquished
x90 Sirens Vanquished
x90 Sharks Vanquished
x1 Skeleton Forts Conquered
x1 Forts of the Damned Conquered
x3 Sea Forts Conquered
x3 Sunken Kingdom Treasuries Conquered
60 Minutes Spent Playing Shanties
x150 Grogs Poured
60 Minutes Spent Sleeping
60 Minutes Spent Sitting
25 Times Died
60 Minutes Spent in Storms
60 Minutes Spent on Fire
x25 Repairs Made
x100 Buckets Bailed
x10 Times Sunk
x1 Sloops Captained
x1 Brigantines Captained
x1 Galleons Captained
Once a player has obtained the highest reward for a milestone, they can still level up its class, however they will no longer be able to get additional rewards from it.