This Week at Lavaboots: Challenge Chests!

12:05 PM willsterling23 5 Comments

Ahoy mateys!

This week we've been working on a fun and new repeatable challenge for you to participate in along your pirate journey. We are calling this new content challenge chests. So let's hop right into what you can expect!

Pirate Challenge Chest

Now, whenever you visit a pirate island, you will come across a new unique looking chest. Unlike other treasure chests, this one cannot be opened with a key. Instead, you have to clear the island of all the pirates to unlock it. These chests will have some unique rewards different from normal chests so as to encourage you to loot them as well. There will also be different tiers of challenge chests depending on the island difficulty. 

Deer Challenge Chest

Get your bow ready. You will now have a similar opportunity to unlock chests in hunting shacks by hunting down all the deer on an island. As with the pirate chests, these will contain unique loot and rewards. You will also get better rewards for opening chests on larger islands. 


Each chest you open will have a guaranteed token drop: either a pirate token or a hunter token. You can collect these tokens and trade them into Sea Collectors for really nice and unique items. Speaking of the Sea Collector, he is going to have a lot of new items you are going to want to get, including some nice looking new ships! 

Additional Changes

This week we also added in a fun new cloak that allows you to glide in the air. This won't be easy to get and you'll have to figure out how on your own, but the reward is definitely worth it! We also added in some new arrow types that you can craft with feathers you get from hunting birds. These arrows have unique effects and will provide a good reason to try your bow skills against the islands new flying inhabitants. We are also still working hard on Sea Treasure and are making some good progress in that regard! 

As always, thanks for reading and let us know if you have any feedback or questions! 


This Week at Lavaboots: Birds!

7:47 AM willsterling23 1 Comments

Hey everyone!

We're still working hard on the next update and expect to have it out on the testing branch soon! This week we started working on implementing a new feature we are very excited about: birds! We've also been working on some new quest related NPCs, added some new item rewards, and more!


In this next update you can expect to see little birds flying around islands! The new birds add, not only new wildlife to hunt, but a new sense of atmosphere to the game. There will be multiple colors of birds, some more rare than others. There will also be quest related items that you can get from birds such as feathers. We are also adding in the ability to make special arrows using the feathers you get from hunting birds!

Overall we think birds are going to add a fun new gameplay and aesthetic element to the game!

New NPCs and Items

This week we've also been working on getting some new quest related NPCs in and working. In addition to that we've been adding in some more new items. Some of these are related to the new quests and some are items you get from collecting bird feathers!

Thanks for reading and as always we'd love to hear your feedback!