If you’re looking for an excuse to continue plundering treasure and vanquishing foes, Joycity’s highly popular MMO sea battler Oceans & Empires is back with a wealth of fresh discoveries in its latest grand update.

Immediately waiting for you the next time you load up the game, new monsters levelled between 31 and 33 promise to test every budding swashbuckler’s skills on the quest to dominate the high seas. Giving you landlubbers a chance against these more formidable beasts, take comfort in knowing that the update now also raises the max castle level cap two levels from 30 to 32, so no excuses scallywags.

Maritime battles and voyaging are also now taken to the next level with the introduction of a new tier 13 ship known as the Vulcan, being set to raise an eye-patch or two. Keep your sea legs about you and you’re sure to be researching and building the new vessel in your shipyard before you know it. But what’s a new ship without a new crew? Tier 11 ‘Sword Master’ troops answer that call.

The grand update sees JoyCity seeking to increase Oceans & Empires’ online stability by merging servers 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-11, so there really is no excuse not to become the undisputed ruler of the ocean.

If a pirate’s life is still very much indeed for you, Oceans & Empires’ latest update lets you indulge, available to download on iOS and Android now.

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