Sea of Thieves continues to update content for those who sail its seas. Different seasons bring new adventures and new features to this adventure game, and players can find new mechanics if they haven’t been swimming in a while. One of the latest additions to the world of Sea of Thieves has brought a long list of fireworks that players can now use.
While these new items may add a whole new dimension to sea travel, they can also be a bit of a challenge for those who have never used them before. For those Sea of Thieves players who want to find and use fireworks and flares in the game, this guide will help you.
Where to find fireworks in Sea of Thieves
Fireworks are one of the best things added in Season 5 of Sea of Thieves, and luckily there are several different places where players can find them. To begin with, the cannon barrel of the ship includes signal flares that act in the same way as traditional fireworks. Each barrel has one red and white flare gun on board.
All over the world, traditional fireworks can be found in play barrels, chests, and storage boxes. Barrels appear throughout the world of Sea of Thieves: at outposts, islands, sea posts, shipwrecks, and even at sea. Rowing Boat Chests can be found in Rowing Boats that spawn on islands, and storage boxes can be bought from the Trade Alliance or found randomly on islands.
Firework Crates (boxes that typically hold three to ten fireworks) can be found among the Barrels of Plenty, a group of barrels that spawn randomly in the sea. Sea of Thieves players will know there is a Barrels of Plenty nearby when they see a small flock of seagulls circling in the air. These firework boxes can also be found on the beaches or even further inland throughout the map.
Those players who want to get rid of random attempts to find fireworks can head to the nearest Trade Alliance store. Crates with 25 fireworks inside can be purchased for 20,000 Sea of Thieves in-game gold. They carry the theme and give players a lot of design options.
How to use fireworks in Sea of Thieves
Although fireworks have a variety of designs for players to choose from, each one is used in the same way. While holding a firework or flare, players can approach any cannon in the same way as any cannon in Sea of Thieves. The game will offer players to either take control of the cannon or charge the fireworks. Holding down the button will load the cannon and create a visible fuse.
Players can then fire the cannon, as with any cannonball. However, instead of an instant shot, the fuse will burn for 3 seconds before the firework explodes. Players can even choose not to interact with the cannon to watch fireworks shoot up into the sky and explode in a predetermined pattern.