The next time you do the Legend of the Veil Voyage, the Pirate Lord might send you to decipher Sudds’ instructions. If so, you should expect to solve one of three types of quests after speaking with Sudds. One of the quest types is the Picture Map Quest.
What is a Picture Map Quest
The Picture Map Quest is a two-page quest that will have you locating the dig site by solving picture clues.
On the left page of the quest are sketches of prominent landmarks of an island in the Sea of Thieves. The landmarks all belong to the same island and are unique to a particular island in the Sea of Thieves.
For example, if the left page has sketches of shark rock paintings and a shark statue, you’ll know the island you need to sail to is Shark Bait Cove. Alternatively, if your left page has sketches of a bird statue and an eagle-looking rock formation, you’ll know you need to sail to Plunder Valley.
On the right page of the quest is a sketch of a specific location on the same island that is less recognizable. The drawing will also include a symbol drawn over where you need to dig at that particular location on the island.
How to solve the Picture Map Quest
To solve the Picture Map Quest, you will first need to determine which island the left page is referencing.
Then, once you have sailed to the island the pictures belong to, you need to comb over the island looking for the specific location the right page is referencing. Once you have found the spot, align yourself so that your view matches the view in the sketch.
Then, dig where the drawn symbol would be based on the sketch to dig up an Ancient Chest and complete the quest.
Finding the specific spot where you need to dig can be rather tricky, especially on large islands—and especially when the map on the right looks like it’s no more than an image of a dirt path that could have come from anywhere on the island. However, there are usually quite a few tiny clues in the sketch.
Keep an eye out for cooking spots, resource barrels, ammo crates, rock paintings, red plants, and other noteworthy indicators to help you find the dig site.