When pirate “yo ho” meets Borderlands cry “heyoo”: Sea of Thieves crossover event shakes hands with 2K frenzy
Thinking back, the apocalyptic scenarios à la Mad Max have a lot in common with pirate raids, when placed in an aquatic context: perhaps this is how Sea of Thieves has come to set up a crossover event with Borderlands. Edges in shovelfuls, but not even the shadow of earth: the premises are at least unusual, yet there Gamescom has managed to give us a pinch of that magic with announcements like that usually only seen in the month of June. And if you want to add a Nintendo Direct-style “at the end of this presentation” tip, you can redeem the content for free from now.
The crossover event between Borderlands and Sea of Thieves: how to get the content
Now that it is live, in fact, the Sea of Thieves crossover event consists of two categories of challenges to be able to obtain the cosmetic elements of Borderlands. Some of these are more simple, like killing a shark with gunpowder. Others, however, are more complex, like finding a treasure and stocking up on all the gold there, or completing a quest. The resulting “favor” points can then be exchanged for components for the ship set. You can see it all in action in the explanatory video included in the tweet that we report below.
Explosion noise here! Fans of death, explosions, quality workmanship and explosions can earn the Mayhem ship set right now by accruing enough Favour in the Making Mayhem Event before 10am UTC Sept 7th.
Important details here: https://t.co/SEPW2L91rF pic.twitter.com/zInYCqAJwX
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) August 24, 2021
The set, as you can see, includes sails, a logo, a figurehead and other decorative elements inspired by the shooter that will receive a spinoff next year. Until then, if you want to manage the rudder of a sailing ship adorned with Claptrap, now is the right time to do it. You will have until Tuesday 7 September to get these items. Among the surprises revealed by Microsoft during the opening night are also a new update for Flight Simulator, a trailer for Dying Light 2 and a first taste of the upcoming expansion of Wasteland 3.
Now it’s up to you to tell us yours: what do you think of this seafaring surprise? Let us know below, and as always don’t forget to stay on TechGameWorld.com for all the most important news for gamers and more. For your purely gaming needs, you can instead find the best discounts in digital format on Instant Gaming.