Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost guide


If you’ve been playing Sea of Thieves for a while now the chances are you’ve already encountered a Megalodon. The Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost megalodon however is an entirely different beast, with its spawn location being something of a mystery among the seas.

It’s no secret that the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost meg is one of five that you can find in the seas, and it’s certainly considered to be the rarest with almost mythical theories on how the beast will actually spawn. Lucky for you we’re here to help alleviate some of the myths surrounding the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost Meg, and if you’ve already discovered the four other sharks then finding this last one will award you with a commendation or two. The Hunter of the Shrouded Ghost and the Legendary Hunter of the Shrouded Ghosts are the commendations we are referring to.

When the 1.4.3 update dropped it marginally increased your chances of the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost meg spawning, but our tips within this guide are in place to help the odds of finding the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost soar. In finding the beast at sea it should put all those tall tales that other players are discussing to bed, as you’ll actually end up finding the shark in your own way.

Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost – keep your distance from land

Before we begin it is worth noting that your chances of a Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost encounter will greatly increase if you keep your distance from islands (inhabited or uninhabited). By this we mean you will have a better chance of a shark spawning if you sail in a map square with no land nearby. Megs don’t like land, so if one spawns near you and you sail toward land you’ll see it back off.

Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost – identifying the meg

If you’ve already encountered a megalodon then you’ll recall a change in the music just before their back appears out of the water. Said music sounds almost like a roaring sounds, and once this echoes through your ears you should see the Meg bopping above the water to the rear of your ship – allowing you to examine it closer. You will be able to recognise the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost meg over the other four variants as it will have red eyes, fins that have pink tips, and the shark’s skin will be of a white colour. If it doesn’t present these traits you can kill the beast or simply sail away (if you can).

After the sounds of the meg rings in your ears it would be beneficial to drop your anchor to prevent you heading towards another island and scaring off the meg. Additionally you will be able to examine it more easily, and move on to find the next if it’s not what you’re looking for. If you’re set on finding the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost then keep your wooden planks stocked well on your ship, megs like to take chunks out of ships so you’ll need to patch well to avoid landing yourself on the Ferry of the Damned.

Foggy areas spawn the shark – believe us they don’t

Back when the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost became something we were looking for, it was believed that the meg in conjunction with fog would summon the Megalodon, which many thought was because fog had come in the same patch as the Shrouded Ghost. Over the past months it has come to light that foggy areas have no impact on the shark’s spawn points, as many players have witnessed the appearances in areas without fog.

Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost spawns randomly

Bear in mind that other players sailing the seas are pirates, so their word should be taken with a pinch of salt. The same goes for the myth that there is a single location for the Shrouded Ghost to spawn, which has now been proven as hearsay from the Sea of Thieves Reddit community. The sub-Reddit essentially tells us that the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost has spawned across various locations for players spanning The Devil’s Roar, The Wilds, and The Ancient Isles. So basically, the Shrouded Ghost can spawn anywhere on the Sea of Thieves map, so you can avoid taking the plunge to visit the more dangerous parts of the map unnecessarily.

Turning off lanterns won’t help you find the Shrouded Ghost

Several players reckon that turning the lanterns on your ship off will help your chances of encountering the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Ghost. Changing the colours of lanterns or turning them off has been tried and tested for a while now and it has no impact whatsoever inĀ  helping the beast spawn.

Now that we’ve put the rumours to bed, it’s time to go hunting for the Sea of thieves Shrouded Ghost.

If you haven’t completed it already, make sure to check out our Sea of thieves Shroudbreaker guide.

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