Skull and Bones has numerous missions for you to undertake, some of which take you to far-flung corners of the world. One early-game objective even tasks you with sinking an enemy vessel, before looking for buried treasure. Here’s our guide on how to complete High Seas Heist in Skull and Bones.
How to complete High Seas Heist in Skull and Bones
You can complete High Seas Heist by destroying a Compagnie Royale ship known as the Royal Louis, followed by uncovering two buried treasure chests in specific locations.
Note that this quest comes from John Scurlock, the pirate lord of the Sainte-Anne hub. It takes place after the Brokered Ground mission where you gather information from the Sea Peoples. In any case, we’ve got all the details for you in the sections below.
How to find and sink the Royal Louis
You can find the Royal Louis ship by heading to the Islands of the Moon, which is further northwest of Sainte-Anne. During our playthrough, this location was extremely foggy, which greatly hampered visibility. As of the time of this writing, we can’t confirm if this was just due to dynamic weather effects or if it’s scripted as part of the mission.
Regardless, once you spot the Royal Louis, do everything you can to deal as much damage as possible. That’s because it will circle around the islands and call on other Compagnie Royale vessels nearby. From fighting a one-on-one naval battle, you might end up facing numerous foes.
Where to find the Royal Burial Ground
Once you’ve managed to sink the Royale Louis, loot your rewards and get ready to sail southward. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open the world map and check the journal so you can inspect the clue regarding Caradec’s Bounty.
- The document refers to the Royal Burial Ground, which is an outpost along the southeastern portion of the Red Isle.
- If you haven’t visited this area yet, make sure you disembark once you’re close enough to turn it into a fast travel point.
Caradec’s Buried Treasure location #1
The next step in the High Seas Heist quest in Skull and Bones involves looking for buried treasure. Based on the first clue, we need to find a tree that has an hourglass-like marking. Simply head up the sloping path from where you disembarked. You should spot the tree in the clearing, and a glowing beam will appear to denote the area where you can dig.
Caradec’s Buried Treasure location #2
Now, you have to find a triangular rock with some sort of circular symbol (i.e. it looks a bit like a turtle). From the area with the first chest, head back down to the beach. There’s a small cove between where your boat is docked and where several NPCs are camped. You should notice the peculiar rock in this location.
The beam of light should then appear, which would allow you to dig for the buried treasure. Once you’ve opened it, you’ll receive your rewards. You may then return to John Scurlock back at Sainte-Anne for the next segment of the main quest.