Legends - "The Skullduggers" achievement in Sea of Thieves

Legends - "The Skullduggers"

Five legends from across the sea playing instruments in harmony!

Legends - The Skullduggers0
3 guidesOnline Game Mode - These achievements require a connection to live services, such as Xbox Live, for playing an online game mode, for sharing content, accessing leaderboards, or validating data with a server.Cooperative - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a cooperative game mode who have met the achievement requirements.Versus - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a face off gamemode who have met the achievement requirements.Players Required - These achievements require a minimum number of participating players to attempt.5 Players Required - These achievements require a minimum number of participating players to attempt.

How to unlock the Legends - "The Skullduggers" achievement

  • MikaszMikasz499,392
    30 Mar 2018 01 Apr 2018 24 Apr 2018
    26 4 7
    This achievement requires you to play a shanty with 4 other pirates (so 5 people playing at the same time). It's best to do this when you are playing with two or three more people, because you would need less random players to get this achievement.

    Wait until gigantic skull appears on the map, this is special event when hordes of skelletons are occupying one of the forts. Usually, few big ships sail to this place and fight with skelletons and other pirates. When you see that eyes of the skull turned red, it means that someone is attacking the fort. Die (doesn't really matter how you do this, make sure you don't have any cargo on board!) and you will respawn at Ferry of the Damned. Stay close to the portal and start playing a shanty. Wait until more and more pirates appear on the ship and there is high chance that they will be curious what you are doing and will join you. Continue until 4 more people play with you, you may play on different instruments.

    Don't worry if it doesn't pop immediately, it will be saved and will pop in next few minutes. Our group of four played 2-5 more minutes until one of us got the achievement, just to be super safe.

    Credit to SilverBurchLive for confirming that you only need 5, not 6 people for the achievement to pop.

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    FlintyIowaIs there an updated and easier way of getting this achievement?
    It seems like such a simple achievement to get but its really difficult to get 4 people to play shanties. Im stuck on 80% from the last time I played Sea Of Thieves and its really frying me head.
    Posted by FlintyIowa on 31 Mar at 11:56
    MikaszThe other guide mentions that Merrick counts. This should give you 4 people in one crew + Merrick to meet requirements. Personally I can't confirm it but I didn't try that method to be fair so I encourage you to check it yourself.
    Posted by Mikasz on 31 Mar at 15:10
    joseDgarayStry joining a discord "Alliance server". be sure to follow the rules, is very useful: discord.gg/A9xNgYE
    Posted by joseDgarayS on 21 Apr at 16:36
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  • SantaUndercoverSantaUndercover369,043
    29 May 2018 29 May 2018 29 May 2018
    9 2 4
    With Hungering Deep Update

    Merrick counts as a pirate! He is located South-West on the beach on Shark Bait Cove.
    All you need is 4 more pirates to join the party.
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    Ian333333That's how I unlocked it today
    Posted by Ian333333 on 31 May 18 at 01:16
    NapalmNikoSearching for players
    Posted by NapalmNiko on 31 Aug 18 at 12:27
    death metal jayNo one here on this dam island.
    Posted by death metal jay on 18 May 19 at 23:43
  • British LegendsBritish Legends780,509
    14 Apr 2018 16 Apr 2018 16 Apr 2018
    6 0 3
    There are several methods you can use to get this achievement, it depends on the number of additional friends you have with you at the time. I will do my best to list several different solutions for this, hopefully one of them will better suit you.

    3/4 friends in a Galleon
    If you have several friends with you then the best place to get this achievement is on the Ferry of the Damned. This will involve you and your team being dead and waiting with instrument in hand on the Ferry until another random from the same server shows up (is killed). Since this is a "safe zone", you can't be attacked and if someone see's 4 pirates playing instruments they will likely join in! (This is how I unlocked the achievement). Continue playing until you get the achievement. These achievements are known to unlock several minutes after you complete the requirement, so be patient.

    Solo/2-player Sloop
    This is the harder of the two solutions, this requires more luck as you need to actively find other passive players, preferably a Galleon with at least 3 other pirates. My advice would be to not hang around outposts. Although this might provide an easier meeting spot, players are typically heading there to cash-in loot and are thus more sceptical of other ships and take a considerably more offensive stance. Instead, just sail around until you see fellow ship(s), ensure you are in game chat so you can communicate your passive intentions. Use friendly gestures like the "Ahoy!" and "Aye" presets. Ensure you're weapons aren't drawn etc. With a little bit of luck you'll friend some friendly pirates. Alternatively, you can try the galleon solution above, however this may take longer as you require more people to be dead on the server at any one point.

    One final tip: Check the chat options whilst holding an instrument, selecting those will make it clear to those without a mic what you want to do.

    Any advice, hints and tips? Comment below toast
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    E vee dubSounds so easy to do, but it's just so hard to find friendly pirates.
    Posted by E vee dub on 05 May 18 at 07:23
    British LegendsYep, that really is the challenging part
    Posted by British Legends on 05 May 18 at 07:31
    MastaGamerRicanMerrick does not work anymore he now is a Fisherman
    Posted by MastaGamerRican on 20 Apr at 23:27
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