With the latest expansion, Sea of Thieves is all the rage once again, and players are coming back for more and for new content, but there is still plenty of old content that few have ever seen, such as the Kraken. Defeating the Kraken in Sea of Thieves is no easy task, to find the Kraken may prove to be just as difficult.
Many veteran players have still yet to encounter the Kraken in the sea, though it is certainly a moment that every fan of the game should get to experience. While a large factor in finding it is luck, there are some things you can do to increase the odds of encountering this beast.
Achievement hunters will be rewarded for their efforts if they can defeat the Kraken, unlocking the “Kraken Good Job” achievement. The Kraken’s difficulty will scale depending on the ship you’re using and the size of your crew, but a full crew is still recommended.
Sea of Thieves: Where to Find the Kraken
As previously stated, there is a large element of luck required to find the Kraken, as it does not have a set spawn location or time. It’s mostly random, though there are a few tidbits of information that you can use to skew the odds in your favor.
You’re technically not going to be “finding” the Kraken, but instead putting yourself into a location where the Kraken can easily find you. To do this, you are going to went to set sail to the deep sea, when there are no cloud events active on the map.
The deep sea is where the Kraken is most likely to spawn, and active cloud events, such as Skeleton Fleet ship clouds or Skeleton Fort skull clouds, decrease the odds of you being exposed to the monster.
Once you’re in the deep sea, stay there and keep sailing around. The Kraken is a rare encounter, so it may take some time, but as you are maximally exposed to it, it should come to you eventually. You’ll know it has arrived when the water around you begins to turn black. Once you’ve found the Kraken, you can try your hand at defeating it.
Sea of Thieves: How to Defeat the Kraken
It’s recommended that you come into this encounter with plenty of cannonballs to go around, so make sure you’re well-stocked before venturing out to the deep sea.
You should see numerous tentacles sticking up and out of the water around the ship, and you’re going to want to aim for the thickest parts of each one when manning the cannons.
If you’re firing a gun, aim for the “head” of the tentacles.
If you get grabbed by a tentacle, start stabbing it with your sword until it lets you go. If it happens to pull you into the water, stay submerged as you make your way back to the boat, as the ink layer on the water surface can damage you.
Back on the boat, make sure you are always attacking. The Kraken will damage your ship over time and can sink it, so time is of the essence. Do note that you don’t need to destroy every tentacle. You just need to do enough damage to the Kraken to make it flee.
If you can land enough damage on this beast and you live to tell the tale, you will be rewarded with an achievement.
Be warned that it is known to be quite buggy, sometimes positively, sometimes negatively. Some players have reported having the achievement unlock even after having their ship sunk, while others have unlocked it, just by watching some other unfortunate souls fight the Kraken from a safe distance. A few people have even reported it not unlocking after killing it, and needing to do it again.
Defeating the Kraken is one of the coolest things you can do in Sea of Thieves, so if you’ve never had the opportunity, definitely make sure you stock up and head to the deep sea. It’s not an experience you want to miss.
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