You now have one more quest giver to visit the next time you weigh anchor at an Outpost. No, it’s not a new Trading Company. And no, it’s not a new Bilge Rat representative. It’s your fellow pirates!
The Quest Board allows pirates to share any Buried Treasure Stash maps their crew has created throughout their journey. Other pirates can visit the Quest Board, take these maps, and experience player-created adventures!
Pirates who interact with the Quest Board by posting maps or taking maps will earn Gold, Reputation, and Renown!
Whether you have leftover Buried Treasure Stash maps to post or looking for a unique experience, you’ll want to stop by the Quest Board.
You never know what your fellow pirates have left in store for you. Will you discover a hoard of loot? Or a trap filled with deadly Gunpowder Barrels?!
Where can I find Quest Boards?
While you can find these Quest Boards on both Sea Posts and Outposts, you’ll likely first encounter these Quest Boards on the Outposts.
They’ll be on the main jetty, usually near the Shipwright or Merchant Alliance as you make your way from the tavern to your ship.
The Quest Boards will display several pieces of parchment secured in a pirate’s finest fashion: a dagger. The boards are also adorned with a few conspicuous Gold Hoarder references, including a jeweled and looming skull.
These Quest Boards are even easy to spot at night, thanks to thoughtfully added candles.
How to post maps to the Quest Board
Your crew must have at least one Buried Treasure Stash map to post to a Quest Board. However, you will not be able to post Buried Treasure Stash maps for Outposts.
Once you have an eligible Buried Treasure Stash map, interact with the Quest Board. A menu will open with two sections: Quest Board and My Maps. Go to the My Maps section of the menu, and you will see a list of all your suitable maps.
Choose the map you wish to post, confirm your choice, and it will be shared with every pirate sailing the sea in your session.
After you post your map, you can continue to sail the sea or leave the session. Either way, you will receive your rewards for any completed maps.
If another crew chooses your map, you will be rewarded with Renown and Trading Company Reputation for each item the crew discovers. The more successful they are, the more Renown and reputation you’ll earn.
Who's name gets chosen for the Quest Board?
After posting your map, you might notice someone from your crew’s name listed by your map on the Quest Board. But just one name. So if a whole crew can create a single Treasure Stash map together, who is the author?
The author of the map is the pirate who buries the first piece of treasure for that map. After all, burying that first piece of treasure creates the map.
Although other crew members can add to that map, the pirate who created the map will show up as the author on the Quest Board.
So, if you’re keen to make your mark on the Quest Boards, be sure that you are the first in your crew to bury a piece of treasure on the island.
What maps can be posted to the Quest Board
Invalid maps that cannot be posted to the Quest Board will not appear in the My Maps section of the Quest Board.
You will be able to post all Buried Treasure Stash maps that your crew created other than ones for Outposts to the Quest Board. That means you cannot post Buried Treasure Stash maps that have been gifted to you, taken from the Quest Board, or that you have stolen.
That also means that you can not share game generated maps received from Trading Companies or Messages in a Bottle.
You cannot bury Treasure Stash maps for Outposts. These maps would most likely be uninteresting and way too easy for fresh crews to get loot. It would also make it too easy for crews posting the maps to earn the rewards.
Rewards for posting maps to the Quest Board
Posting your Buried Treasure Stash maps to the Quest Board will reward you with Renown and reputation. But only if another crew decides to take your map and dig up your buried treasure.
When you post your maps to the Quest Board, they will become available to various Quest Boards throughout the Sea of Thieves. To earn Renown and reputation for your map, another crew needs to take it from the Quest Board and dig up your buried treasures.
For each item another crew digs up, you will earn Renown and reputation. The other crew doesn’t need to complete your map or even turn in the loot to receive the rewards. If they dig up one item of the several you buried, you will still earn the Renown and reputation for that one item.
The amount of Renown and reputation awarded is based on the value of the item you buried. For example, you will earn much more for a Villainous Bounty Skull than a Castaway’s Chest.
Discovered buried treasure will only award Renown and reputation once. This is to prevent pirates from burying, sharing and digging amongst each other.
Whether a crew completes your map while you are still sailing or away from the sea, you will receive your Deferred Rewards the next time you set sail. At the start of your session, you will receive a notification letting you know that other pirates have discovered your buried treasures and you’ve been awarded Renown.
So if you post several maps during your sailing session, expect to be rewarded with a slew of rewards the next time you wake up in a tavern.
What if no one takes your map
If another crew never takes your map, you will still be rewarded with Renown and reputation. The amount awarded is just a smaller amount than if another crew had taken your map and discovered your treasure.
How to take maps from the Quest Board
To take a map from the Quest Board, you’ll first want to find one on the main jetty of any Outpost or at a Seapost.
To take a map, interact with the Quest Board. A menu will open with two sections: Quest Board and My Maps. Stay on the Quest Board section of the menu, and you will see a list of all the possible maps you can take.
You can filter the list of maps by region for convenience. Once you find a map you like, take it and confirm your choice.
After you confirm the map you want, it will be added to your Quest Radial. Then, just as if you had created your own map, the map you take from the Quest Board will be stored in the Map Bundle on your ship.
You can take a map from the Quest Board at any time during your session, regardless of reputation level or Emissary status.
However, you can only take up to five maps from the Quest Board for each in-game day.
You will always find maps on the Quest Board. If your fellow pirates have not posted enough maps recently, the game will generate maps for you to take.
Stashes and Hoards
You’ll find two types of maps to take from the Quest Board: Stashes and Hoards.
If the map’s name has the word Stash in it, you’ll know that the map has a small number of items buried there. These maps usually have no more than four items to discover.
If the map’s name has the word Hoard in it, you’ll know that the map has a large number of items buried there. These maps usually have at least five items to discover.