You may have seen one of these in the Bilge Rats Black Market and wondered what they were. So just what the heck is a Letter of Recommendation? Well, here’s the answer you were looking for.
These are special items you may find in the reputation shops for each faction. And if it isn’t clear from the listing in the store, they have a very specific purpose. There are multiple types for each of the Letters. Currently there is a Letter of Recommendation for each Trading Company. The five different types can all be acquired in the same way.
- Letter of Golden Recommendation – 1 Reputation Level with the Gold Hoarders.
- Letter of Mystical Recommendation – 1 Reputation Level with the Order of Souls.
- Letter of Formal Recommendation – 1 Reputation Level with the Merchant Alliance.
- Letter of Culinary Recommendation – 1 Reputation Level with The Hunter’s Call.
- Letter of Glorious Recommendation – 1 Reputation Level with Sea Dogs.
When you’re grinding out standing with the various factions in the game through voyages and other tasks, there’s a level you need to achieve to unlock a certain tier of cosmetics and other rewards. Each faction is different and offers its own rewards got each level. So how do you get up in ranks quick? The answer is to use the Letter of Recommendation in Sea of Thieves.
The letter will help in a few different ways, mostly relating to faction play. The letters are great for leveling up your reputation in a quick boost. The downside is that you can only get so many. A Letter of Recommendation gives the player one additional level of reputation. You can purchase a letter for each Trading Company except the Reaper’s Bones. These will cost you 30 of those premium doubloons.
There’s a new Letter of Recommendation for each faction, and there’s one each of the new content updates that comes out. This means that you’re locked to a certain number of easy boosts each patch. Rare changes this a few patches ago, as version 2.0.7 had a glitch of sorts where players could ruthlessly purchase tons of these to essentially engage in pay-to-win behavior to bypass the grind. That has now changed for good reason.
These are a decent way to jump up some levels. If you’re looking for an easy shortcut though, it’s not going to be as easy as buying your way to more faction rep. That’s because you’re essentially restricted to one letter per company, per month.