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Seagulls are non-lethal Threats in Raft.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Seagulls fly around the player's raft and will attempt to eat any plants being grown on the raft. Any Crop Plots or an Old Shoe with a plant in it may be targeted. They can be scared off by approaching them or by throwing a Stone at them. Since Update 12 throwing the Hook does not work anymore. Seagulls may attack a Scarecrow instead of planted crops if placed within 6 meters, which can be a good way of defending crops while gathering Materials or exploring Islands. If no crops are present, the Seagulls may land in Bird Nests if available. Seagulls will leave up to three Feathers behind if left alone in the nest.

There can be a total of two Seagulls alive at the same time. In an interval of 5-7 minutes, the game engine will check how many Seagulls are alive. If it's one or none, the game will run a 50% probability to spawn one. While flying around, the Seagulls will scream in an interval of 3-6 minutes.

Each seagull will dive down to attack a scarecrow or a crop every 4 minutes. When diving down to eat crops, the Seagull will check the surroundings for Scarecrows. When attacking either a crop or the Scarecrow, the player has 15 seconds before the Seagull succeeds in its attack. If the player comes within 2.25 meters of the Seagull, it is scared away. The Seagull can also be killed, which will then leave a dead Seagull which can either be looted or will despawn after 5 minutes.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Seagulls can be one-shot with either a Metal Spear, a Basic Bow, or a thrown Stone. Wait for the Seagull to either attack a crop or Scarecrow, or land in a nest before attacking them. Seagulls are generally slow creatures, so there is plenty of time to line up the shot. The Seagull will always attempt to fly away when attacked with a Melee weapon, but if you miss or if attacking with a weaker weapon you may simply wait until the same Seagull lands again and then finish it off.

Tips and Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Seagulls used to lay Eggs as well as feathers, before flying away from a nest. This was later changed when the Clucker was added to the game, which is the current source of Eggs. The line "dropEggInNest: 0" can still be found in the game code.
  • Seagulls are referred to as "Birds" in the Achievements.
  • Seagulls will avoid targeting crops that are covered by roofing or wood floor panels.

History[edit | edit source]

Early Access
Update 12
  • Seagulls can't be scared off crops by throwing the hook anymore.
  • Crop attack timer increased to 4 minutes.
Update 9 Seagulls do not lay eggs anymore.
Update 1 Seagulls added to the game.