Quality of life improvements have been added to Sea of Thieves and that includes Signal Flares that work like fireworks. These can be used to light up some dark areas and indicate danger. In this Sea of Thieves guide, we are going to go over where you can find Signal Flares and how you can use them properly.
Finding Signal Flares In Sea Of Thieves
There are two types of Signal Flares that you can find in the game; Red Signal Flares and White Signal Flares. Similar to fireworks, Signal Flares spawn randomly in Resource Barrels and Crates that you can find around the world.
Furthermore, when you spawn into the game, you will have some Signal Flares of each time in the Cannonball Barrels on your ship. This means that whenever you launch a game you will have some signal flares and do not have to waste time trying to find some. But you can always find and collect more if you want.
How To Use Signal Flares
Firstly, you need to make sure that you have a Signal Flare in your inventory. If you do then you need to select and equip it. After that, you need to walk up to an unloaded cannon on your ship and press and hold Y. This is going to load the flare. Aim where you like and then fire. There is a slight delay as the fuse of the flare needs to burn down before it shoots. It will travel a fair distance before exploding into a red or white light.
Red flares are used to signal danger. White signals are used to light up the dark. You can use it in other ways as well. You can try and use one to distract an enemy ship and shit it at an enemy ship to try and set it on fire. Have fun with it.
This is how you can find Signal Flares in Sea of Thieves and how you can use them. If you want to learn more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you can get the Silver Blade Key.