Are you a pirate sailing the high seas of the popular game ‘Sea of Thieves’ and want to add a feathered or furry companion to your adventures? This comprehensive guide will walk you through the ins and outs of how to buy and rename pets in Sea of Thieves.
It’s a relatively straightforward process once you know where to look, but it can catch you off guard if you’re not prepared. With this guide at your side, you’ll soon be able to recruit a loyal animal companion to accompany you on your voyages and give it a name that suits its personality and your pirate persona.
In-game Pet Purchase
When you first set foot into the bustling store in Sea of Thieves, the buying options can seem a little confusing. From Macaw bundles to Capuchin ones, you might be led to believe that these are your only two choices. However, there’s more than meets the eye in this virtual pet shop.
At first, I was thrown off by the lack of variety, and in my haste to join my crew, I ended up buying a Capuchin Sea Dog bundle. The key to unlocking a wider variety of pets lies in the pet section at the top of the screen, which I completely missed in my initial excitement. On a PC, pressing ‘E’ will lead you to this hidden treasure trove where you can find different breeds of monkeys and parrots.
Naming Your Pets
Now, you’ve bought your pet, and it’s time to give them a name. This process stumped me initially, but I’ve cracked the code and I’m here to share it with you. In Sea of Thieves, renaming pets happens through the pet chest. You can find these chests in the Arena, Adventure mode, or outside the Emporiums at every outpost.
Once you open the pet chest (the ‘F’ key on PC does the trick), your selected pet appears on the screen. At first glance, you might not notice the ‘rename’ option. However, hover your mouse towards the bottom of the screen and it magically appears.
There are some rules you need to follow when you’re naming your pets. The name must be 15 characters or less, composed only of alphabets, numbers, and spaces. It can’t start with a number, and it also shouldn’t end with a space. The Sea of Thieves forum provides more details on these naming rules.
Another important point to remember is that the game enforces the Xbox code of conduct for pet names. So, if your pet’s name is deemed to violate this code, you may face consequences ranging from a name reset to a complete game ban.
The good news is, you can change your pet’s name if you want to switch things up. Once you’ve validated the name, you’re all set to enjoy your adventures on the high seas with your loyal pet.