Reaper's vs. the World

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Reapers vs. the World Event Guide

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The Trading Companies are making a considerable push for Emissaries this Season. The Gold Hoarders are looking to gather even more chests. The Order of Souls wishes more Skeleton Captains slain. All while the Merchant Alliance needs to supply demand at Outposts across the Sea of Thieves.

The Trading Companies know that raising an Emissary Flag increases a pirate’s risk at sea. After all, the Reaper’s Bones will reward other pirates handsomely for those flags.

Hoping to embolden pirates to raise their Emissary Flag, the Outpost Trading Companies have each planned limited-time Challenges, offering pirates the opportunity to earn bonus reputation and a new cosmetic.

The Reaper’s Bones heard tell of these plans, and decided to hatch a little scheme with Challenges of their own. Reaper’s Bones Emissaries who hunt down other Emissaries, sink them, retrieve their flags, and sell them to the Reaper’s Bones will be rewarded with bonus reputation, a new cosmetic, and a title!

Thus, what might have been a fun little gauntlet thrown down for pirates, has been picked up by the Reaper’s Bones, instigating a war throughout the seas: Reapers vs. the World!

Aye, but it’s a war in which us pirates will be rewarded no matter which side we choose—even if we fight on multiple sides.

If that weren’t enough to pique your interest, starting May 1st the Emissary Ledgers will be wiped clean and begin again. Ah, but this time there will be new Emissary Ledger cosmetics to earn for any and all pirates who can climb their way to the top of each leaderboard.

If you are looking to grab every reward this event has to offer, or looking to claim rewards from that leaderboard, you will want to be the hunter and the hunted as you sail the sea with your Emissary Flag raised!

Season Two Emissary Ledger Rewards

What is the Reapers vs. the World Event?

As we mentioned above, the three Outpost Trading Companies each planned a time-limited Challenge.

The Gold Hoarders Challenge will begin this event. Two weeks later, the Order of Souls will initiate their Challenge. Then, two weeks after that, the Merchant Alliance Challenge will commence.

Within each Challenge, you will find six Goals. These Goals will encourage players to sail the seas while flying each Trading Companies’ Emissary Flag. As you complete these Goals, you will steadily earn your way to each Trading Company’s newest reward!

Happily once a Trading Company Challenge has begun, its goals will be unlocked—and they will remain unlocked and available for you to work on—until the end of the Event!

In other words, after the Order of Souls’ Challenge Goals have been unlocked, you will still be able to work on the Gold Hoarder’s Challenge Goals.

What about the Reaper’s Bones Challenges?

All the while, there will be two Reaper’s Bones Challenges that span the entire Event.

These Challenges task players with selling Emissary Flags to the Reaper’s Hideout while waving their own flag as a Reaper’s Bones Emissary. If you complete both Challenges, you will unlock the Reaper’s Bones newest cosmetic and a new title.

The 4 Phases of Reapers vs. the World

The Reapers vs. the World Event is broken down into four phases. The first three phases last two weeks each and are focused on the three main Trading Companies.

Phase 1

Phase 1 focuses on the Gold Hoarders. In the first week of Phase 1, the Gold Hoarder’s Challenge will start. When the second week of Phase 1 beings, pirates will get a reputation boost for Gold Hoarders and for the Reapers who hunt them.

The Gold Hoarders Challenge is called Flags of Fortune, and it features six Gold Hoarder specific goals. We’ll go over each Challenge down below.

Phase 2

Phase 2 focuses on the Order of Souls. In the first week of Phase 2, the Order of Souls Challenge begins. In the second week of Phase 2, both the Order of Souls and the Reapers Bones will offer their Emissaries additional reputation.

The Order of Souls Challenge is called Flags of Fortune, and—naturally—it features six goals specific to the Order of Souls.

Remember: even after Phase 2 has started, you can continue to work on the Phase 1 Gold Hoarder Goals. Once Goals are unlocked, you can continue working on them until the very end of the event.

Phase 3

Phase 3 focuses on the Merchant Alliance. In the first week of Phase 3, the Merchant Alliance Challenge will commence. In the second week of Phase 3, the Merchant Alliance will award bonus reputation to their Emissaries, and the Reaper’s Bones will answer with bonus reputation for their own.

The Merchant Alliance Challenge is called Flags of Finance, featuring six Goals planned with precision by the Merchant Alliance.

Of course, you can also continue to work on all Goals unlocked in Phase 1 and 2.

Phase 4

Phase 4 is an opportunity for every pirate to tackle their remaining goals—whether that means chasing down those Outpost Trading Company lackeys, or taunting the Retreaters Bo- *ahem* we mean, Reaper’s Bones.

Reaper's Bones Trading Company

How long is the Reapers vs. the World Event?

The Reapers vs. the World event starts on April 22nd and lasts until June 22nd, 2021.

What are the Reapers vs the World rewards?

The cosmetics available to those who earn complete enough Goals are Gold Hoarder’s Lantern, the Order of Souls Spyglass, and the Merchant Alliance Compass. You will also unlock the “Emissary of Excellence Title” Title after completing all 18 Goals.

There are also two Long-Term Challenges with their own rewards. If you can complete the first of these two Challenges, you will earn one of the Disgraced Trading Company hats. The Disgraced Trading Company hat that everyone will unlock will be based on which Trading Company had their Flag sold most to the Reaper’s Bones over the course of the event.

The chosen hat is based on the entire Sea of Thieves community’s actions. If you and your crew sold more Gold Hoarder Emissary Flags than any other Emissary, but the community as a whole sold more Order of Souls, you will receive the Order of Souls hat with everyone else.

Completing the second of the Long-Term Challenges will unlock the Reaper of Fallen Flags Title.

How to unlock the Reapers vs. the World Cosmetics

To unlock the Trading Company cosmetics, you will need to complete Goals from the three Challenges.

Complete 5 Goals to unlock the Gold Hoarder’s Lantern.

Completing 10 Goals will unlock the Order of Souls Spyglass.

Complete 15 Goals to unlock the Merchant Alliance Compass.

And finally, complete all 18 Goals to unlock the Emissary of Excellence Title.

To unlock the Reaper’s Bones cosmetics, you will need to complete the two Long-Term Challenges.

Sell 10 Emissary Flags to the Reaper’s Bones to unlock the Trading Company Themed Hat.

Sell 20 Emissary Flags to the Reaper’s Bones to unlock the Reaper of Fallen Flags Title.

You can track your progress in-game in the Special Events menu. There you will see how many Goals and Challenges you have completed.

Will the rewards be available after the Event?

When this Event is over, the themed Trading Company rewards can be purchased with gold from Outpost stores after completing new requirements.

What are the Reapers vs. the World Challenges?

The Reapers vs. the World Challenges include three Trading Company specific Challenges and two Reaper’s Bones Challenges. You will need to have purchased an Emissary License from each Trading Company so you can raise your Emissary Flag to complete each the Challenges.

Flags of Fortune

Sail as a Gold Hoarders Emissary, earn gold from their Voyages and clear Skeleton Forts.

Golden Goals

Hand in chests and relics to the Gold Hoarders while flying the Gold Hoarders Emissary Flag.

To complete this Goal, you will need to sell five Gold Hoarder treasures to the Gold Hoarder Trading Company as a Gold Hoarder Emissary.

Gold Hoarder treasures include most chests and trinkets. You can expect to make progress on this Goal if you sell Castaway, Seafarer, Marauder, Captain, Skeleton Captain and Stronghold Chests as well as Chests of the Damned and Chests of Ancient Tribute. Ashen variants will also count.

For trinkets, the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Jeweled trinkets will all count for this Goal as well.

Treasure that is not Gold Hoarder specific and can be sold to different Trading Companies such as Mermaid Gems and Treasure Chests will not count towards this Goal.

Make sure you sell to a Gold Hoarder Representative and not to the Reaper’s Bones to get credit for this Goal.

Grade Expectations

As a Gold Hoarders Emissary, reach Emissary Grade 5.

You will have to raise your Gold Hoarder Emissary Grade to Grade 5 just once to complete this Goal. Complete any of the following actions as an Emissary to raise your Gold Hoarder Emissary Grade:

  • Pick up voyage, emergent or stolen Gold Hoarder treasures
  • Place voyage, emergent or stolen Gold Hoarder treasures on your ship
  • Solve riddle steps from riddle quests
  • Complete an entire riddle quest
  • Complete an entire X Marks the Spot quest
  • Kill a Reaper’s Bones Emissary player
  • Clear a Skeleton Fort
  • Defeat a Kraken
  • Defeat a Megalodon
  • Sink Skeleton Ships

To learn all the ins and outs of the Emissary system, you learn all you need to know by checking out our guide on Trading Company Emissaries here.

Trading Company Emissaries
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Ships of Fortune

As a Gold Hoarders Emissary, fully represent the Company through your costume.

To complete this Goal, you will need to go to your Clothing Chest and equip the Gold Hoarder Costume. If you don’t already own the costume, you can purchase it from any Gold Hoarder Trading Company once you have purchased the Emissary License.

It’s About the Journey

Sail nautical miles while undertaking Gold Hoarders Voyages.

To complete this Goal, you will need to sail 10 nautical miles with active Gold Hoarder voyages.

To get credit towards this goal, simply vote on and start either a Treasure Map or Wayfinder Gold Hoarder voyage and sail around the sea. As long as you have either of these voyages active on your Map Voyage table and you are on your ship as it travels, you will earn nautical miles. Once you have sailed 10 nautical miles with active Gold Hoarder voyages, you will complete this Goal.

Making Money

Earn gold from handing in valuable items to the Gold Hoarders.

To complete this Goal you will need to earn 20,000 gold from treasure turned into the Gold Hoarder. Any treasure the Gold Hoarders will accept will count for this including Mermaid Gems and Treasure Chests.

The gold earned from your Emissary Grade will also count towards the 20,000 needed, not just the base value of the treasure turned in.

Hostile Takeover

Defeat active Skeleton Forts of any kind and open their Stronghold Vaults.

To complete this Goal you will need to clear 2 Skeleton Forts. To successfully clear a Skeleton Fort you or someone on your crew has to be on the fort when the Vault is opened.

The new Forts of Fortune will also count towards this Goal. If you are unfamiliar with the Fort of Fortune, be sure to check out our guide that will prepare you for one of the hardest challenges you’ll encounter on the sea!

Fort of Fortune
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Flags of Foresight

Sail as an Order of Souls Emissary, earn gold from their Voyages and vanquish Flameheart’s fleets.

Order’s Captains

Hand in Bounty Skulls to the Order of Souls while flying the Order of Souls Emissary flag.

To complete this Goal, you will need to sell five Order of Souls treasures to the Order of Souls Trading Company as an Order of Souls Emissary.

Order of Souls treasures includes most skulls. The skulls do not need to be acquired through voyages either. You can expect to make progress on this Goal if you sell Foul, Disgraced, Hateful, Villainous, Skeleton Captain and Stronghold Skulls as well as Skulls of the Damned and the Ashen Winds Skull. Ashen variants will also count.

Treasure that is not Order of Souls specific and can be sold to different Trading Companies such as Mermaid Gems and Treasure Chests will not count towards this Goal.

Make sure you sell to an Order of Souls Representative and not to the Reaper’s Bones to get credit for this Goal.

Making the Grade

As an Order of Souls Emissary, reach Emissary Grade 5.

You will have to raise your Order of Souls Emissary Grade to Grade 5 just once to complete this Goal. Complete any one of the following actions to raise your Order of Souls Emissary Grade:

  • Pick up voyage, emergent or stolen Order of Souls treasures
  • Place voyage, emergent or stolen Order of Souls treasures on your ship
  • Defeat Skeleton Captains from Bounty quests
  • Defeat emergent Skeleton Captains
  • Kill a Reaper’s Bones Emissary player
  • Clear a Skeleton Fort
  • Defeat a Kraken
  • Defeat a Megalodon
  • Sink Skeleton Ships

Dress to Impress

As an Order of Souls Emissary, fully represent the Company through your costume.

To complete this Goal, you will need to go to your Clothing Chest and equip the Order of Souls Costume. If you don’t already own the costume, you can purchase it from any Order of Souls Trading Company once you have purchased the Emissary License.

The Scenic Route

Sail nautical miles while undertaking Order of Souls Voyages.

To get credit towards this goal, simply vote on and start either a Bounty Skeleton or Ghost Ship Order of Souls voyage and sail around the sea. As long as you have either of these voyages active on your Map Voyage table and you are on your ship as it travels, you will earn nautical miles. Once you have sailed 10 nautical miles with active Order of Souls voyages, you will complete this Goal.

Soul Payment

Earn gold from handing in valuable items to the Order of Souls.

To complete this Goal you will need to earn 20,000 gold from treasure turned into the Order of Souls. Any treasure the Order of Souls will accept will count for this including Mermaid Gems and Treasure Chests.

The gold earned from your Emissary Grade will also count towards the 20,000 needed, not just the base value of the treasure turned in.

All Burned Up

Defeat Flameheart’s fleet and his flagship, the Burning Blade.

To complete this Goal you will need to defeat the Burning Blade from the Burning Blade World Event two times. The Burning Blade can be found during the fourth and final wave of the Burning Blade World Event. Look for the giant Flameheart skull floating in the sky and you’ll find your ghost ships to sink!

If you are looking for some tips and tricks while fighting the armada of ghost ships, be sure to check out our guide here.

The Burning Blade
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Flags of Finance

Sail as a Merchant Alliance Emissary, earn gold from their Voyages and defeat Ashen Lords.

Get Goods

Hand in Merchant-specific items to the Merchant Alliance while flying the Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag.

To complete this Goal, you will need to sell five Merchant Alliance treasures to the Merchant Alliance Trading Company as a Merchant Alliance Emissary.

Merchant Alliance treasures include animals, crates and Gunpowder Barrels. You can expect to make progress on this Goal if you sell Crates of Fine Sugar, Rare Tea, Exotic Silks, Exquisite Spices, Bone Dust and Ashes of the Damned. Crates of Plants, Rum and Cloth will also count towards this Goal as well as Resource Crates.

Treasure that is not Merchant Alliance specific and can be sold to different Trading Companies such as Mermaid Gems and Treasure Chests will not count towards this Goal.

Make sure you sell to a Merchant Alliance Representative and not to the Reaper’s Bones to get credit for this Goal.

Grade Out

As a Merchant Alliance Emissary, reach Emissary Grade 5.

You will have to raise your Merchant Alliance Emissary Grade to Grade 5 just once to complete this Goal. Complete any one of the following actions to raise your Merchant Alliance Emissary Grade:

  • Pick up voyage, emergent or stolen Merchant Alliance treasures
  • Place voyage, emergent or stolen Merchant Alliance treasures on your ship
  • Capture an animal with a crate
  • Place captured animal on ship
  • Deliver a cargo run crate
  • Kill a Reaper’s Bones Emissary player
  • Clear a Skeleton Fort
  • Defeat a Kraken
  • Defeat a Megalodon
  • Sink Skeleton Ships

For the Uniform

As a Merchant Alliance Emissary, fully represent the Company through your costume.

To complete this Goal, you will need to go to your Clothing Chest and equip the Merchant Alliance Costume. If you don’t already own the costume, you can purchase it from any Merchant Alliance Trading Company once you have purchased the Emissary License.

Shipping and Handling

Sail nautical miles while undertaking Trade Goods or Lost Shipments Voyages for the Merchant Alliance.

To get credit towards this goal, simply vote on and start either a Trade Goods or Lost Shipments Merchant Alliance voyage and sail around the sea. As long as you have either of these voyages active on your Map Voyage table and you are on your ship as it travels, you will earn nautical miles. Once you have sailed 10 nautical miles with active Merchant Alliance voyages, you will complete this Goal.

Charted Accountancy

Earn gold from handing in valuable items to the Merchant Alliance.

To complete this Goal you will need to earn 20,000 gold from treasure turned into the Merchant Alliance. Any treasure the Merchant Alliance will accept will count for this including Mermaid Gems and Treasure Chests.

The gold earned from your Emissary Grade will also count towards the 20,000 needed, not just the base value of the treasure turned in.

Bad for Business

Defeat Flameheart’s Ashen Lords.

To complete this Goal you will need to defeat any Ashen Lord two times. You can find Ashen Lords under the Ashen Winds Tornado or at any Fort of Fortune. These are some of the toughest Skeleton Lords that roam the Sea of Thieves. If you need any help mastering the fight against one, be sure to check out our Ashen Lord guide here.

Ashen Lords
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Long-Term Challenges

There will be two overarching Challenges to hand in Emissary flags to the Reaper’s Bones as a Reaper’s Bones Emissary throughout the event. They will keep note of all Emissary Flags captured and returned to them and provide crews with a cosmetic reward depending on which Trading Company suffered the most significant loss.

While this is a community-based Challenge, and not crew-based, you will still need to participate to reap the rewards.

If you can sell 10 Emissary Flags, completing the first Long-Term Challenge, you will be eligible to receive one of the following cosmetics at the end of the Event:

  • Disgraced Gold Hoarders Hat,
  • Disgraced Merchant Alliance Hat,
  • or the Disgraced Order of Souls Headband

The Trading Company cosmetic is a themed hat. If the Reaper’s Bones received more Order of Souls flags than any other flag by the time the event ends, everyone will receive an Order of Souls hat.

Selling 20 and completing the second Challenge will award you with an Event exclusive title.

The Reaper’s Bones will not give out the reward until after the event is complete.

The other hats that were not given out will be sold in the Outpost store for a substantial amount of gold and locked behind new requirements after the Event has ended.

Three-Hat Tricks

To complete the Three-Hat Tricks Challenge you will need to sell 10 Emissary Flags to the Reaper’s Bones.

Doing so will unlock one of the three following hats for you and every pirate that sailed the sea and complete this Goal.

Trading Company Hat

Capture the Flags!

To complete the Capture the Flags! Challenge you will need to sell 20 Emissary Flags to the Reaper’s Bones.

Reaper's Bones Title

To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

Follow Along

To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

Want to keep a weather eye out?

Jot down yer email, and we’ll be sure to let ye know when there’s something new on the horizon.

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Kevin

Hmmmm…retreater’s bones? Could that be the next trading company, a bunch of people who served the reapers but left after discovering the reaper’s ties to flame heart? Or am I over analyzing?

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