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Red Ship Cloud

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What is the red ship cloud?

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The next time you sail the Sea of Thieves, you might spot a red ship cloud decorating the sky. While the cloud’s shape, a ship, still signifies that a Skeleton Fleet is sailing the sea and ready to conquer, its red color indicates the Skeleton Fleet belongs to a Fleet of Fortune World Event!

Fleet of Fortune World Event

The red ship cloud indicates an active Fleet of Fortune World Event. Upon completion, the Fleet of Fortune rewards the usual pile of loot from a Skeleton Fleet with an added Chest of Fortune. Mechanically, the Fleet of Fortune works like the Skeleton Fleet World Event. You must progress through several waves of Skeleton Ships and sink the Skeleton Captain’s ship on the final wave to complete it.

Like the Skeleton Fleet World Event, the Fleet of Fortune scales to the size of your crew and crews participating. If you take the Fleet of Fortune on in a Sloop, you can expect to fight more Skeleton Sloops than Skeleton Galleons compared to if you were in a Galleon.

Once the Skeleton Captain sinks, a pile of treasure, including a Chest of Fortune, will float to the surface!

Chest of Fortune

Just like the Chest of Fortune itself, the Fleet of Fortune only appears in the High Seas.

You can’t board the Skeleton Captain’s ship and take the Chest of Fortune before sinking it. The Chest of Fortune is only available once the Skeleton Captain sinks.

You also can’t dive to the Fleet of Fortune through the Quest Table. If you start a Skeleton Fleet through a Raid Voyage, you will dive and emerge at a normal Skeleton Fleet World Event without the Chest of Fortune.

Fleet of Fortune

If you need help taking down a Skeleton Fleet, you can always check out our complete guide for the Skeleton Fleet World Event here.

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!

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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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