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How the Smuggler Pass works and all rewards in Skull and Bones Season 1

Skull and Bones has finally properly begun.

Season 1 has begun in Skull and Bones, named Raging Tides. Alongside new content for the game, the Smuggler Pass has been activated, which brings challenges and rewards for those who complete it. Let’s go over how to start it, how it works, and what you’ll get from it.

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How to use the Smuggler Token and activate the Smuggler Pass in Skull and Bones

With Season 1 in Skull and Bones, the Smuggler Pass has been released. The regular Smuggler Pass is activated for every player by default and offers cosmetic rewards with every other tier they unlock on the three different paths that the pass is split into.

Only players who have completed the Heist on High Seas quest can access the Smuggler Pass at all. This is one of the early quest missions, so this shouldn’t be a problem for most players.

However, many players have a Smuggler Token. This will activate the premium Smuggler Pass, which includes additional rewards. Players can only activate this in the Store.

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In the Store, an additional Smuggler Pass menu is available. In it, the players can use their Smuggler Token to unlock the Premium Smuggler Pass and receive some new rewards instantly, or they can spend an additional 1,500 Gold to purchase the Premium Pass Bundle, which includes 15 Smuggler Marks to advance 15 Tiers at the beginning of the event.

Additional rewards for the Premium Pass:

  • Nightfall’s Herald Sail Color
  • Children of Dagon Crew Skin

Additional rewards for the Premium Pass Bundle:

  • Nightfall’s Herald Sail Color
  • Children of Dagon Crew Skin
  • 15 Smuggler Marks

How to get Smuggler Tokens

Only players who bought or were gifted the Premium Edition of Skull and Bones were awarded a Smuggler Token. So every player with the Premium Edition gets free access to the Premium Pass, although not the Premium Bundle, as that requires an extra 1,500 Gold.

It is currently unclear if this will be a repeat award for every future Season, or if they must be purchased in the future. It may have simply been a one-time reward for all Premium Edition players to access one Premium Pass for “free.”

This will likely be a persistent bonus, however.

How the Smuggler Pass works in Skull and Bones

To properly start the Smuggler Pass in Skull and Bones, speak to the new NPC in Sainte-Anne (he may be present at other Pirate Dens, this is yet to be confirmed, although I’d be surprised if he wasn’t). Upon talking to him, submit the quest that merely says to talk to him, and you’ll be in.

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You can view the Smuggler Pass by speaking to Blackwood, or you can view it from the menu where you access the map, your cargo, etc.

You will have 90 days before the next season, which will come with a new Smuggler Pass, where everything will be reset.

The Pathways

In the Rewards section of the Smuggler Pass, you’ll be able to advance through three pathways, the Quartermaster, the Gunner Master, and the Shipmaster. These routes offer different rewards in their 30 Tiers, but all need to be progressed down to complete the Smuggler Pass. You can pick and choose which you divulge at any time.

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To progress one tier in a chosen pathway, you need to spend one Smuggler Mark. So, in total, you’ll need 90 Smuggler Marks to complete the pass.

Smuggler Marks and Points

To obtain a Smuggler Mark, you need to acquire 1,000 Smuggler Points.

Smuggler Points are obtained by gaining Infamy or, primarily, by completing the many Challenges that the pass will be throwing your way. Every 1,000 = a Smuggler Mark, so you’ll need to gain 90,000 Smuggler Points to complete the event.

The Challenges

The meat of the Smuggler Pass is the Challenges that you must complete to advance through the Tiers. There is a set of Weekly Challenges that are easier to complete and refresh weekly for lesser Smuggler Points, and Wave Challenges.

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Wave Challenges are much more ambitious challenges that reward you with 1,000 points, or 2,000. They will refresh every 30 days, so there will be three waves of challenges for you to get through. Completing these will be key, as fully completing Wave One will net you with 24,000 Points, including the bonus 5,000 you get for completing all 12 challenges.

Challenges will range from gaining Silver to completing contracts to cooking food to crafting items. You’ll have to throw yourself at all of the game’s content to get through them.

Bane of La Peste

La Peste is the big boss of Raging Tides, and has invaded the seas. This boss is incredibly difficult to take down, although, with items gained from the three pathways, the fight will become easier.

Each pathway will have one reward that makes the fight easier, and these are available for all Smuggler Passes.

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The Quartermaster, at Tier 20, will reward you with La Potence Schematics that reveal the weak points of the ship.

The Gunner Master will generally award you with powerful weapons that can help take down La Potence. At Tier 30, it will award you with the Carronade, an Epic Culvern.

The Shipmaster, at Tier 20, will reward you with the Wailing Ward that resists the toxic weapons of La Potence, its signature weapon.

Note that it can be defeated without these additions.

Related: Best Cannons in Skull and Bones

All Rewards for the Smuggler Pass in Skull and Bones

There are many rewards to be had in the Smuggler Pass for Skull and Bones.

Forty of the rewards are only available for the Premium Pass. Also, those who bought the Premium Pass will earn 900 Gold upon achieving the appropriate tiers, which makes up for over half of the Gold spent on the pass.

Here is a comprehensive list of all rewards:

Smuggler Pass Completion Rewards

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Here are the rewards for completing 45 Tiers of the Smuggler Pass:

  • The Barque Bundle. Includes the Blueprints for the healing vessel Barque, as well as the Brazen Healer cosmetic set.

Here are the rewards for completing all 90 Tiers of the Smuggler Pass:

  • The Skelly Welly Bundle. Includes a new Cat pet as well as an undisclosed sum of Gold.

All Quartermaster Rewards

Here are the thirty rewards in the Quartermaster pathway:

  1. Storm Gutter. Hull Color.
  2. Midnight Currents. Sail Color (Premium Pass only).
  3. 5 Torsion Springs.
  4. Touch of the Deep. Emblem (Premium Pass only).
  5. Sterile Gallery. Minor Furniture that increases crew stamina by 7%.
  6. Hadal Green. Hull Color (Premium Pass only).
  7. Water Barrel.
  8. Sunken Sailor. Sail Pattern (Premium Pass only).
  9. 10x Repair Kits III.
  10. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  11. Unfettered. Sail Color.
  12. Leviathan. Nameplate (Premium Pass only).
  13. Ride the Tempest. Sail Pattern.
  14. The Elder Vane. Ornament (Premium Pass only).
  15. Joinery Workshop. Minor Furniture that increases Repair Weapons’ effectiveness by 10%.
  16. Wounded Pride. Sail Color.
  17. The Lambent Deep. Mast Trophy (Premium Pass only).
  18. Vibing. Captain Cosmetics (Emote) (Premium Pass only).
  19. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  20. La Potence Schematics. Reveals weak points of La Potence.
  21. Dagon’s Reach. Crow’s Nest (Premium Pass only).
  22. Villainous Intent. Emblem.
  23. Embrace the Depths. Helm Decor (Premium Pass only).
  24. The Salty Beard. Wheel (Premium Pass only).
  25. 5x Eel’s Twine.
  26. Dead God’s Embrace. Figurehead (Premium Pass only).
  27. Mark of the Old One. Ship Emote (Fireworks) (Premium Pass only).
  28. Aqua Vitae. Emblem.
  29. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  30. 1,000 Pieces of Eight.

All Gunner Master Rewards

Here are the thirty rewards in the Gunner Master pathway:

  1. Powdered Bone. Captain Cosmetics.
  2. Blood & Flames. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  3. Shark Skirts. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  4. Skinned Trousers. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  5. Tide at Half-Past. Hull Color (Premium Pass only).
  6. Hardened Lorica. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  7. Dead Man’s Boots. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  8. To the Depths. Emblem.
  9. Fashioned Braces. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  10. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  11. Chain of Pearls. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  12. Belt of Teeth. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  13. Repair Bombard III. Bombard.
  14. Shark’s teeth Boots. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  15. Skin Walkers. Crew Skin.
  16. Summit. Nameplate.
  17. Coral Belt. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  18. Scaled Vest. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  19. Gilded Skull. Ship Emote (Fireworks).
  20. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  21. The marsh Plastron. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  22. Last Sky Witnessed. Sail Pattern.
  23. Hammerhead Crown. Captain Cosmetics.
  24. Green Pearl Bounty. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  25. Torpedo III. Torpedo.
  26. Crab Vambraces. Captain Cosmetics (Premium Pass only).
  27. At Dusk’s Limit. Sail Color.
  28. 500 Pieces of Eight.
  29. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  30. 2x Carronade. Culvern.

All Shipmaster Rewards

Here are the thirty rewards in the Shipmaster pathway:

  1. Hellbent. Emblem.
  2. Tan Lines. Sail Color (Premium Pass only).
  3. 5x Rubber.
  4. Grinner’s Sheets. Sail Pattern (Premium Pass only).
  5. Duel of the Gods. Ship Emote (Fireworks).
  6. Blood & Tar. Hull Color (Premium Pass only).
  7. Hoist Your Sails. Captains Cosmetics.
  8. The Iron Grin. Emblem (Premium Pass only).
  9. Head Trauma. Emblem.
  10. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  11. La Forteresse I. Armor.
  12. Barbarian King. Nameplate (Premium Pass only).
  13. Seagrass and Ash. Sail Color.
  14. Billy Feathers. Ornaments (Premium Pass only).
  15. Scrimshaw. Sail Pattern.
  16. Maiden of the Sea. Ship Emote (Fireworks).
  17. Boar Faced George. Mast Trophy (Premium Pass only).
  18. Death O’ the Sun. Ship Emote (Fireworks) (Premium Pass only).
  19. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  20. Wailing Ward. Armor that resists La Potense’s toxins.
  21. The Nest Infernal. Crow’s Nest (Premium Pass only).
  22. Clawed Fury. Sail Pattern.
  23. Engorged Tusks. Helm Decor (Premium Pass only).
  24. Blood God’s Helm. Wheel (Premium Pass only).
  25. Lichen and Loam. Hull Color.
  26. The Previous Dude. Figurehead (Premium Pass only).
  27. Oh No. Captain Cosmetics (Emote).
  28. 500 Pieces of Eight.
  29. 100 Gold (Premium Pass only).
  30. Sun and Slate. Sail Color.

The Smuggler Pass introduces a lot of goodies for players to claim. You will want a great loadout if you wish to complete the many combat-based challenges, however.


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Aidan Lambourne is a contributing writer for PC Invasion, with almost a couple years of experience in the industry. He has written about Roblox extensively, although has keenly covered new releases and indie games. A passionate writer and gamer, he still can't really believe he gets to indulge in both for a career.