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Welcome to the Game Update Notes section! Every time we update the online Pirate game, Pirate101, we like to let our players know what changes have been made and what's new with the game. Update Notes explain what's been changed and improved.

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The Rogue Armada Dreadnaught (Skull Island Fortress)

P.1.090.2 – Spiral Date 615361

Kane’s defeat has thrown the Armada into chaos! Generals and commanders vie for power; many clockworks, deprived of proper command, have gone “haywire” and set out on forays of destruction across the Spiral. A dangerous rogue Dreadnaught has set its sights on the Spiral, and its hold is now filled to the brim with plunder from many worlds. More troubling yet, Armada scouts have been sighted lurking around Skull Island. Is the rogue Dreadnaught soon bound for Avery’s Court in Skull Island?

The Dreadnaught is a fearsome foe, and reports say that it never travels without an escort of dangerous Armada ships. You’ll definitely need to bring plenty of friends if you intend to tackle this foe!

Once the Dreadnaught has taken enough punishment it will blow open – and pirates level 50 and higher can storm it for all that ill-gotten loot! But be quick about it – the sigils on the newly-defeated Turret Boss will only be available for a short time after the boss is defeated.

That’s right – all their plunder can be yours if you win the day, and you may even be able to pick up a few “haywire” Armada weapons yourself…

Beware! Lower level ships may want to steer clear of this fight – while the Armada scouts appear to take it easier on low level ships, their guns will still sink a newcomer who isn’t careful.


New Epic Ranks

New epic talent ranks are now available via talent-boosting pets, items, and powers. Please log in and test them out!

Epic Talent Rank 4 Rank 5
Turn the Tide +25% Strength +25% Strength
Burst Fire, Relentless, Mojo Echo +1 crit rating*
*(+5% crit chance)
additional +5% crit chance per hit
Cheap Shot, Parting Shot, and Coward's Bane +1 crit rating base chance to immobilize inc to 50%
Bladestorm, Double Tap, and Mojo Rising +1 crit rating +25% damage per hit
First Strike, Quick Draw, and Intuition +1 crit rating attack is Hidden (invis to most counter-epics) and +50% damage
Hold the Line attacker buff +25% Dodge attacker buff +50% Dodge
Overwatch, Repel Boarders, and Readied Spell +1 crit rating 1 square knockback
Riposte, Return Fire, and Counterspell +1 crit rating +1 crit rating per activation
Quick Adjust, Second Chance, and Jobu's Ruse +1 crit rating +1 crit rating per activation
Flanking, Crossfire, and DoomSpell +1 crit rating can flank with allies of any attack type (not just matching types)
Vengeance Strike, True Grit, and Retribution +1 crit rating stun activation chance increase to 50%
Witch Hunter (Note: This power has been revised. Its previous function reduced magic attacker's damage STAT by 50%. Its new function is to reduce the damage of the next incoming magical attack by 50%.) +1 crit rating each successful Witch Hunter counter attack purges 1 buff from attacker
Elusive +75% dodge bonus +100% dodge bonus


Additional Bug Fixes

The following bug fixes have been made:

  • It’s a battle that’s been hard to fight, and we’re pretty sure we’re getting close to beating this bug. Please help us test out the Hydra Encounter to see if the Ebon head still sometimes becomes invulnerable when it reappears.
  • Firstmate's Boon will no longer stack with itself.
  • Blast of Discord now has a decreased chance of working if the target’s health is full (unless it’s a summoned unit).
  • Abandoning a PvP queue now gives you a timeout period.
  • Addressed Cheat Engine use in PvP.
  • Multiplayer chests have been added to the battles in Valencia 2.
  • Henchmen summoned during the Razing Kane Final Encounter will be invulnerable to attacks until they have had the opportunity to be used during a planning phase of combat.
  • Kane's Castle power will no longer allow players to target themselves.
  • The Spiral Galleon’s price is now more in line with other Valencia 2 ships.
  • The Bosun Budd Companion now has an updated icon for his Zombie Reaver promotion.
  • Getting into combat before finding the Gate Release during the Mouse Trap instance no longer causes a state where the quest can’t be finished.
  • Fixed a couple of crash bugs.
  • Fixed minor voice over and dialog text mismatches.
  • Fixed a bug causing Pirate101 to not launch correctly on the newest Mac operating system.