Announcements List

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13th Nov 2023 announcement

This is an update that Halloween activities are coming to an end!

Halloween spawns have ceased and the Halloween Dungeon is now closed.

The Halloween Candy vendors will remain until the end of the month so you can complete any final candy trades or purchases

The Bazaar vendors on Yew bank will remain until the end of the month

Thanks to everyone for participating and we hope you've had as much fun as we did!

(Note: end of the month time is Dec 1st 9am UTC)

13th Nov 2023 announcement

The results are in for the Halloween 2023 House Decoration Contest!

The staff has voted and ranked the following winners:

  1. International House of Mojo by Guybrush
  2. Halloween House designed by Taria
  3. Halloween Deco 2023 by Zarnack

The winners will receive a Toxic Kettle filled with some Halloween Candy for spending, and some customized Halloween goodies 🎃

We will drop your gifts off shortly!

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all participants! You all made some amazing creations and we can't wait to see what you come up with next!

12th Nov 2023 announcement

The server is coming back online now.

11th Nov 2023 announcement

During the next restart, the server will remain offline for up to an hour to conduct additional maintenance tasks. Please keep an eye on #news in Discord for an announcement as to when the server will be available again.

Thank you for your patience.

Update: As some of you may have noticed, this didn't go ahead - it will now happen during the next maintenance window.

7th Nov 2023 announcement

We are working diligently to address the recent lag issues which causes stuttering and freezes in-game from time to time. We hope to have the issues improved very soon and appreciate your patience through the rough patches!

UPDATE: We have deployed a few fixes in the past couple of days to address some causes of server lag & stuttering.

31st Oct 2023 announcement

Congratulations to the 2023 Halloween Lottery winners! 1st - Zandel Q, 2nd - Zookeeper, 3rd - Mordred. We will be in touch shortly to give out your prizes!

20th Oct 2023 announcement

UPDATE: The deadline for the Halloween Deco Contest has passed and entries will no longer be accepted. The staff will be ranking and deciding the top 3 entries and the winners will be announced this weekend. Winners will receive a bag of Halloween Candy & a special customized Halloween gift! Stay tuned for the results and thanks to those who have participated

It's time for another Halloween House Decoration Contest!

Entries will be accepted starting immediately and the drawing will take place on Nov 8th, as Halloween activities come to an end.

Prizes will be announced at a later date (soon)

Please submit your entries in

20th Oct 2023 announcement

The server is coming back online now and will be available shortly. Thanks for your patience.

20th Oct 2023 announcement

We will be performing extended maintenance on our server cluster at this time and as a result, the game may remain offline for up to 4 hours. Please keep an eye on #news in Discord for a notification as to when the game will be available again.

Thank you for your patience.

15th Oct 2023 announcement

We've made an update to our Rules page within the Communication Rules section. We've added a new section called 'Accusations of Favoritism or Nepotism.' We kindly request that you review the updated rules page to ensure your behavior aligns with our community standards. Thank you for your cooperation!

11th Oct 2023 announcement

Dear Valued Players,

In our journey through the world of Shards of Britannia, it's easy to get caught up in the details. Constructive criticism is important, but let's also celebrate what keeps us returning.

Let's take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated developers who have generously contributed countless hours over the years to enhance our gaming experience. Now is the perfect time to share your appreciation for an aspect of the server you enjoy or offer a simple "thank you" if you prefer.

We're all part of this incredible community, and our developers are no exception. They're real people, just like you. Let's not forget this.

This thread is dedicated to sharing positive messages about Shards of Britannia, highlighting what you enjoy or love about the server. It's not the space for passive-aggressive comments or other criticism. Only positive messages are welcome.

Silent or less talkative players, we also encourage you to share your thoughts. It's important to hear from all voices in our community, both the vocal and the quietly content.

Reading feedback on this server can sometimes feel like an insurance agent after a crash — rarely get a call or a comment with good news. Let's take time in this particular thread to reverse that notion and show the better side that all players are capable of.

Thank you for being a part of our passionate community. Here's to many more adventures in Britannia! Thread:

4th Oct 2023 announcement

The new Halloween Dungeon has been opened and is marked on the map:

Level 1 of this dungeon includes Halloween Dungeon monsters which have a small chance to drop candy or a costume.

Throughout Levels 1 and 2 there will be jack-o-lanterns and graves for digging.

In the middle of Level 2 there is a Spawn Altar for spawning the Halloween Champion spawn. This encounter can be started with the Skull of Hallows Eve, purchased by the Halloween Witch in exchange for Blood Candles.

Happy Hunting!

2nd Oct 2023 announcement

Hail, valiant adventurers of Shards of Britannia!

We're happy to introduce the Season System, a grand addition that promises thrilling challenges and coveted rewards to enrich your adventures. Dive into this immersive journey where every action counts, and every quest brings you closer to greatness.

Earn Season Points: Embark on quests, conquer challenges, and achieve milestones to accumulate Season Points. These valuable points are your key to unlocking incredible rewards.

The Season System is your gateway to a world of adventure and fortune! Join us in this epic questing adventure and seize the treasures of the Season!

1st Oct 2023 announcement

The Halloween activities are being deployed across Britannia and will be available throughout the month of October!

There will be a Halloween handout for logging in closer to the holiday & staff-run events as time permits.

Pumpkins & Halloween Gravesites will be randomly scattered across the over-world. Smash the pumpkins and kill the monsters for a chance to get a reward or candy that can be spent at the Halloween Vendors

We will continue to add on to the Halloween options throughout the month, stay tuned for future updates.

  • Cleaning Up Britannia - Holiday:

    • You will soon be able to trade your Cleaning Up Britannia points for Halloween candy
  • Halloween Vendors:

    • Candy Hoarder Vendor: collect candy by smashing pumpkins and killing Halloween mobs to buy Halloween goodies
      • last year's candy can be traded for fresh candy
    • Witch Vendor: collect Blood Candles from smashing pumpkins and killing Halloween mobs to trade for Invasion Spawn activator
    • The vendors will be available soon
  • Halloween Paragons:

    • chance for compatible monsters to spawn as a Halloween Paragon that will have a chance to drop a reward or candy that can be spent at the Candy Vendor
    • Paragons have the highest chance to spawn in the Daily Dungeon, the second-highest chance to spawn in other dungeons, and the third-highest chance to spawn in over-world zones
    • Paragons that spawn in the Daily Dungeon will have a higher chance to drop special items
  • Gravediggers will enjoy chances to obtain more goodies & a chance to spawn the Headless Horseman (even more goodies?)

  • Fishers will enjoy a small chance to find candy as they fish & we will work to add some Fishing related Halloween encounters soon

29th Sep 2023 announcement

🎃🦇👻 Attention, zombies and witches! 🎃🦇👻

We are excited to spook-tacularly announce that our "ghoul" is to get Halloween festivities started by Oct 1st! 🌙🕷️🕸️(subject to monster availability)

We're stirring up some wickedly good fun, including candy "haunts" 👀🍬 and other bone-chilling activities! 💀🎉 Now, while we're trying to brew up some fresh enchantments, at first, it may be a cauldron of similar items as last year. 🧙‍♀️🔮

As everyone knows, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, so we will keep working on it throughout the season, conjuring up new surprises and eerie delights! 🎃🌕🦉

Stay tuned for more thrilling updates, and let's make this Halloween a scream! 🎃👻🌟

🦇 Bats wishes and cobweb kisses! 🕸️🦇

20th Sep 2023 announcement

The Bounty Hunter NPC & PVP Leaderboard have moved slightly SW into the small Guard Shack by West Britain Bank. The Cleaning Up Britannia vendor has taken up shelter inside the bank. The Rock Collector vendor has pitched a tent behind the Guard shack & the Fisherman has launched a boat in the moat!

18th Sep 2023 announcement

Whispers amidst the waves: In tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffett, a melodious pirate now sails the deep seas. Honor his legacy and set out on a quest!

For those cherishing every note: An NPC, Jimmy the Pirate, celebrates Buffett's spirit. He waits in the vast oceans, bearing a special gift for those who find him, one per account. As you embark on this homage, kindly give him ample space to journey; Jimmy changes his course every few hours, honoring the free spirit of his namesake.

17th Sep 2023 announcement

Rumors swirl: a salty pirate sings in deep waters. Seek the melody!

13th Sep 2023 announcement

This is a reminder that the August Bazaar will be ending Sept 15th, any remaining vendors will have their goods packed up that day. We are already planning the Autumn Bazaar to begin at the start of October, see you there!

12th Sep 2023 announcement

We are excited to introduce the new Faction Coin System. This system allows members of opposing factions to engage in PVP combat and earn Faction Coins. Before you jump into the action, please familiarize yourself with the rules governing this system:

  1. Eligibility for Earning Faction Coins:

    • You can only earn Faction Coins by defeating members of opposing factions in combat (Coins will not be received while participating in Pillar events).
    • If you kill the same player within a 30-minute period, you will not receive additional coins.
  2. Bonus Coins in Towns:

    • Engaging in combat with a faction member within a town will grant you double the amount of Faction Coins.

Exploitation Warning: Any attempt to exploit or abuse the system to gain coins unfairly will not be tolerated. Exploitative actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing fake battles to farm coins.
  • Using alternate accounts or collaborating with opposing faction members to gain an unfair advantage.

Consequences for Exploitation: Players found exploiting the Faction Coin System will face severe consequences, which may include:

  • Temporary jailing of your character.
  • Permanent banning of your account.

Using Faction Coins:

  • Faction Coins can be exchanged for rare and unique in-game items.
  • Participate in faction-based lotteries, where you can use your Faction Coins to enter for a chance to win valuable prizes, including rare items.

7th Sep 2023 announcement

The server will be restarting briefly at the top of the hour to deploy some updates, roughly 20 minutes from the time of this post. Patch notes will be posted soon

The server is back online now with the most recent patches applied:

5th Sep 2023 announcement

The server is back online. Thanks for your patience.

4th Sep 2023 announcement

At 9am UTC on September 5th, Shards of Britannia will remain offline for up to 3 hours while some critical maintenance tasks are performed. Please keep an eye on #news in Discord in order to be notified on when the game is available again.

Thank you for your patience.

30th Aug 2023 announcement

This is a reminder of the project's Vacation Hold policy for player houses. If you are in any position where you cannot get to the game for an extended time, whether it be military deployment, natural disasters, or something else please contact us, and we can consider your request to put your house into a Vacation Hold to prevent it from decaying in the normal timeframe.

25th Aug 2023 announcement

Cleaning Up Britannia vendors have been spawned around most of the Banks for spending your CUB points. Thanks for keeping Britannia clean!

16th Aug 2023 announcement

The August Bazaar end-date is being extended from September 1st to September 15th. There's still plenty of vendor spots available, and they can be rented until September 1st.

The following Bazaar will be Autumn related as we enter into October, our favorite time of year!

7th Aug 2023 announcement

Shards of Britannia is no longer accepting Steam Account transfer requests.

If you are new or returning to the game, please create a new account following the instructions on our website:

If you already submitted a transfer, we are still working on processing the requests, but it may take some more time, so please continue to be patient and we will reach out to you via email when necessary. Batches of transfers are usually completed once a month due to the time it takes to complete them.

Please Note: If you recently returned to SOB and submitted a Steam transfer request, it may not be required. If you did not play on SOB prior to June 2021 then you will have no prior progress to transfer over, and thus you should continue playing on your new account(s)

4th Aug 2023 announcement

Prepare for an epic update in our world of adventure! The PK Balance Pass is almost here, introducing a whole new level of intensity to player-killing and justice in the realm. Guards will now stop at nothing to pursue murderers, relentlessly hunting them down with a chase & kill behaviour. Murderers, beware! Escaping their clutches won't be easy, but there's now a slim chance for survival.

Townsfolk NPCs in Guarded areas are no longer passive bystanders either. They will now react to murderers, raising the alarm and calling for help. The heat is on, and justice will be served!

But that's not all. The repent option for murderers will soon be disabled, and the time for reporting a murder has been extended to 72 hours, giving players a better chance to report foul play. Additionally, the lockout time for murderers in dungeons and hostile regions has been increased to 2 hours, making the stakes even higher.

Oh, and don't think you can get away with multiple accounts to escape the consequences. Murder counts will now be tracked across all your linked accounts. Accumulate enough kills, and you'll face even harsher restrictions upon resurrection.

Speaking of which, the cost of resurrecting for murderers has been revamped. Prepare to pay a hefty price based on your murder count. It's time to face the consequences of your actions!

As if that's not enough excitement, the Murderer Bounties & Leader board are making their grand entrance! A brand-new PVP Leader board will showcase Bounties, Vigilante Kills & Murders. Do you have what it takes to rise to the top?

For those brave souls hunting down criminals, we introduce the Hunting Mode in Tracking. Now you can target Hostile Players or Innocent Players, becoming a force of justice. Activate the Hunting Mode, and the chase begins! But beware, you'll need at least 30.0 Tracking skill points to join the hunt.

Gear up, fellow adventurers! The PK Balance Pass and Murderer Bounties will bring exhilarating challenges and rewards like never before. Are you ready to embrace the thrill of the hunt? Stay tuned for the patch notes soon!

28th Jul 2023 announcement

The August Bazaar is kicking off in East Britain! Stop by the East Britain Park pavilion just North/NW of the Bank and rent your vendor spot today. The vendors will be available through August and expire on September 1st. Happy trading!