Skull and Bones, Ubisoft’s new maritime adventure, is about to arrive for players to immerse themselves in the thrilling world of piracy on the high seas. However, one burning question many are asking is whether if the game includes hand-to-hand combat. We have the answer for you.
Skull and Bones offers a gripping maritime adventure focused on intense naval battles and naval strategy. However, this isn’t Ubisoft’s first foray into the ocean.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag launched in 2013 and it was that year that saw the formation of Skull and Bones. The game was initially intended to be an expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag but became its own standalone adventure over time.
Black Flag is often considered by many to be one of the best Assassin’s Creed games. When it was released, it offered something new to players by allowing them to pilot their own ship as a pirate and engage in naval combat, as well as build a crew and board enemy ships, which made melee combat a central aspect of the gameplay.
This definitely begs the question of whether or not Ubisoft included melee combat in Skull and Bones. Here’s everything you need to know.
Is there hand-to-hand combat in Skull and Bones?
No, unfortunately Skull and Bones does not feature hand-to-hand combat but focuses solely on ship-to-ship combat.
The primary form of combat relies on mastering your sailing vessel, executing strategic maneuvers, and navigating as captain of your vessel. This is unfortunate as some players have expressed interest in a close combat mechanic that would allow for closer engagements between ships, adding another layer of depth to the gameplay.