Skull & Bones has received a ton of information from Ubisoft during its most recent Ubisoft Forward Spotlight. A release date, new gameplay, and the mechanics of customization were also disclosed. A longer article has been made available that goes into greater detail about some of the various ship categories, sizes, and other aspects.
Cargo ships, which are excellent for smuggling enormous quantities of commodities, are already well known. You also have navigation ships, which are swift and have the most sails, ships with a lot of weaponry but are unsuited to long-distance sailing, and vulnerable ships that support other ships. A ship with a Draught profile can cruise inland through rivers, close to coasts, or out into oceans, which bigger ships cannot do. Size also matters.
Additionally, each ship has unique benefits. The Ghanja navigation ship has advantages that boost its ramming and front quadrant speeds. The Padewakang is perfect for smuggling because it offers additional cargo space.
You will have faster-firing Demi-cannons for close-quarters fighting as well as a Giant Ballista for ranged combat, albeit the latter requires more time to aim and charge. Depending on your opponent’s armor, you’ll need to choose between dull, piercing, crushing, tearing, flood, fire, and explosive damage. Weapons are categorized into various families and come in a variety of modifications for further amplification.
For instance, Mortars are perfect for firing at a distance. You can choose between a Blasting Mortar, which has a wider explosion radius but requires more projectile travel time, a Siege Mortar, which has a smaller blast radius but deals massive amounts of crushing damage with no drop-off, and a Repair Mortar, which heals teammates. Additionally, there are Attachments such as Reinforced Wood Armor, which offers good protection against piercing and crushing damage, Metal Armor, which offers protection against blunt and crushing damage, and Stone Armor, which offers protection against piercing and burning damage.
Additionally, furniture provides other synergies such as boosting ship hitpoints, enhancing crew-to-crew combat, automating tasks like cooking and fishing, etc. The group shares a lot of furniture perks, which can result in intriguing combos.
On November 8, Skull and Bones will be available for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC, Amazon Luna, and Google Stadia. In the upcoming months, keep an eye out for further information.