Sea of Thieves: How to Get the Stolen Secrets Commendation

Here's what you need to do to get your hands on the Stolen Secrets commendation in Sea of Thieves.

Adding the Sea of Thieves Stolen Secrets commendation to your reputation page involves dealing with buried treasure. Much of the new season revolves around burying treasure or retrieving it, either as a quest for another crew or for your own for later retrieval.

This activity, which is strictly a pirate vs. pirate task, has a host of associated challenges, including the Stolen Secrets Commendation. Here's what you need to know. 

Getting the Stolen Secrets Commendation in Sea of Thieves

To complete the Stolen Secrets Commendation in Sea of Thieves, you need to steal a Map Bundle from another crew and place it on your own map table. There are a few ways to accomplish this.

For most pirates, the first solution for getting the Stolen Secrets commendation is good, old-fashioned PVP. Sail until you find another crew, sink them, steal their map bundle when it floats to the surface. Sounds simple, right? Well, sort of.

Sinking other pirate ships for the Stolen Secrets commendation is tricky business, as there are no guarantees other ships will have a map bundle aboard. You also run the risk of having your own ship sunk (rude!).  

Clever pirates can retrieve map bundles with a stealthier approach. “Tucking” in Sea of Thieves is the art of sneaking aboard another ship undetected.

If you manage to do so, keep an eye on the voyage table. If the “donor” crew has a map bundle, it will be sitting there. You can walk up and snatch the bundle. Slip away without anyone seeing you and the Stolen Secrets maps are all yours.  

You could also take the cooperative approach for the Stolen Secrets commendation. You may be surprised by how often other crews are open to simply trading map bundles.

Asking via the speaking horn or chat isn’t the worst idea. Alliance members can also be the source of stolen maps. If a friendly crew doesn’t have a map bundle to give, they can always just bury one random piece of loot on an island. This will make a bundle you can steal, and no one has to get sunk. A win-win!

Regardless of how you do it, just get your hands on another crews' map bundle and place it on your table. That will get you the Stolen Secrets commendation, and now you can go dig up their loot. 

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That's how to get the Stolen Secrets commendation in Sea of Thieves. Now that you and your mighty crew have stolen some secrets, you can turn your attention back to other sea-bound endeavors, like creating special recipes or finding hidden journals. Whatever your next adventure, make sure to check in at Gameskinny for the latest Sea of Thieves hints and tips.  

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Justin is a married father of two, has too many pets, and is a life-long gamer. When he's not in the virtual world he specializes in live event production, designing events for corporate clients such as Microsoft and Nintendo.

Published Jan. 4th 2022

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