You may have seen one of these in the Bilge Rats Black Market in Sea of Thieves and wondered what they were. Maybe you have enough doubloons but don’t want to spend it on an expensive Ashen Voyage. So what exactly is the point of a Letter of Recommendation?
A Letter of Recommendation gives the player one additional level of reputation. No matter how close or far you are from the next level of reputation, this letter will automatically grant you a level-up. The letter is available for 30 doubloons, not a hefty price as compared to voyages in the store. You can purchase a letter for each Trading Company except the Reaper’s Bones.
While this is a quick way to gain a level, you can only purchase a Letter of Recommendation with each content update. These come around every month, so you can view it as one letter per company, per month. After that, you’ll have to earn your rep the old fashioned way, by looting and pillaging.