How to guard Sea of Thieves loot from pirates like summit1g with one simple trick - Dexerto

How to guard Sea of Thieves loot from pirates like summit1g with one simple trick

Published: 23/Jan/2019 13:16 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 13:22

by Ross Deason


If you’re an avid Sea of Thieves player, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard all about the adventures of Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar and his pirate crew as they terrorize the seas and steal everyone’s loot. But is there any way of stopping them?

Summit has almost single handedly revived interest in the pirate adventure game on Twitch in recent months and now a number of other big name streamers like Dr Disrespect, CouRage and TimTheTatman are also playing it.


However, some Sea of Thieves players have been vocal in their displeasure at summit’s tactics in the game as he launches one daring heist after another and relieves other crew’s of their valuables.

summit1g / TwitchDon’t be fooled by the smile – summit1g is a pirate king with a ruthless streak and an unquenchable desire for loot!

Whether you agree with the streamer’s approach to the game or not, the game is called ‘Sea of Thieves’ so you should probably get used to the idea that your crew could come under attack at any given time. But what can you do to make life more difficult for invaders?


Well, Reddit user ‘Pricetag60’ has shared one very simple, and apparently very effective, method of guarding you anchor so that it is more difficult for opponents to drop the anchor when they board: Stack a load of chests on top of it!

Pricetag60 / RedditPricetag60’s trick is simple but effective.

Basically, stacking a load of items on top of the anchor will make it more difficult for raiders to find the drop anchor prompt and stop your escape from their crew. The time it takes them to do so could make all the difference, allowing you and your crew to kill them.

Another user, ‘Nextonex’, confirmed that Pricetag60’s method does in fact work more often than not. Chicken Coops and Pig Crates can also be used in place of chests if you’re worried about putting anything valuable in the line of fire.


“It works,” Nextonex says. “You can usually kill a boarder before they find the prompt to drop the anchor. If they are smart they grab a chest and jump off.”

Of course, this still might not be enough to prevent players like summit from robbing you blind, but it can’t hurt to try. Especially if you’re sailing around with Athena chests!


72-year-old Twitch streamer OldBuzzardt passes away

Published: 19/Oct/2020 15:16

by Jacob Hale


A 72-year-old Twitch streamer that went by the name of OldBuzzardt has sadly passed away, with family members leaving the announcement on his Twitch channel to let fans know.

OldBuzzardt, known to friends and fans as Buzz, who previously worked in law enforcement, including stints in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Active Reserve, would often share his Fortnite gameplay to his loyal fans, with an infectiously happy spirit about him.


Buzz had over 80,000 followers on the platform, and even had his own Creator Code on Epic Games’ hit battle royale title, clearly loving what he was doing and going live almost every day for his viewers to catch up with him.

Unfortunately, on October 17, ahead of a scheduled Fortnite stream, Buzz passed away and his family took it upon themselves to launch his stream with a message to fans letting them know what has happened, and even offering a place for his fans to find support.

oldbuzzardt Twitch streamer Fortnite
YouTube: oldbuzzardt
Buzz loved playing Fortnite, sharing his gameplay on Twitch and YouTube.

The livestream simply contained a still image of Buzz, looking as happy as ever, with a few words.

“It is with a heavy heart we have to inform you that Buzz passed away at home on 10/17/2020,” it read. “We have left the stream and chat open for you all to gather and pay your respects. We hope you know how much you all meant to Buzz.”

It went on to say that his stream was and will continue to be a very special place, before explaining that the moderators will be in the chat offering support, with fans able to leave a nice word or talk about their favorite memories of Buzz with others.


Buzz was a great reminder to his viewers and the wider community that age is really just a number in gaming: while Fortnite was typically looked at as a kid’s game, he jumped on the game everyday and had a great time, fostering a positive and lighthearted community.

We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Buzz’s family, friends and viewers at this sad time.