Release Notes

Release Notes – 2.0.9

The Seabound Soul! Regular Releases
[Link] TALL TALES: THE SEABOUND SOUL Our Tall Tales series first started when we launched the Anniversary Edition earlier this year, and we’re delivering a brand new Tale this month with The Seabound Soul. Brave souls will be led down a dark path to discover the fate of a legendary ship called the Ashen Dragon, with the help of a mysterious gentleman whose name may ring a bell… Tall Tales: The Seabound Soul – The crumbling remains of a once-proud Galleon, the Blackwyche, gave Shipwreck Bay its name. Now a ghostly voice calls out from the wreckage. Journey to Shipwreck Bay and seek the captain’s journal in the heart…

Release Notes – 2.0.8

Fort of the Damned! Regular Releases
[Link] FORT OF THE DAMNED An eerie mist rolls into the Sea of Thieves, it transpires that not all the Dark Relics were safely retrieved, and twisted rituals have secretly continued. Dark Forces have begun to emerge from the shadows, seizing an old fort for their evil rituals and opening a window to the Sea of the Damned. Rally your crew and battle through the emerging Shadows of Fate to thwart their evil schemes! Ritual Skull Seeker Bounty Voyages – Stitcher Jim has warned of the presence of a dangerous new type of Shadow Skeletons ambushing pirates across the seas. While…

Release Notes – 2.0.7

Smugglers Fortune! Pets! Pirate Emporium! More! Regular Releases
[Link] In addition to new Voyages, updates and general improvements, Smuggler’s Fortune ushers in the Pirate Emporium, where players can get their hooks on a feathery or furry personal friend alongside new emotes and ship cosmetics. With the opening of Duke’s Black Market too, Smuggler’s Fortune promises plenty of opportunities to further personalise your pirate adventures. SMUGGLER’S FORTUNE Following the delivery of Reaper’s Chests to Duke during Dark Relics, he’s now managed to crack open the chests and reap the valuable items inside. Unfortunately, alongside all the treasures, it turns out that many of the Reaper’s Chests simply contained bones, rags and shards that…

Release Notes – 2.0.6

Dark Relics! Mercenary Releases
[Link] Dark Relics Duke has been asked for help by the Order of Souls! Despite boosting their arsenal with gunpowder kegs last month, the Order found themselves raided by a nefarious crew of skeletons who stole a set of powerful artefacts known as Dark Relics, spiriting them away to far-flung corners of the sea. The Order didn’t have time to determine the full extent of these Relics’ mystical properties, but they could prove to be incredibly dangerous in the wrong hands… As if that wasn’t enough, shipments of a mysterious new chest emblazoned with the Reaper’s Mark are now turning…

Release Notes – 2.0.5

Black Powder Stashes Mercenary Releases
[Link] The latest update is here! Read on for the complete breakdown of changes coming in with update 2.0.5 which introduces Black Powder Stashes, the first in a series of planned Monthly Content Updates for Sea of Thieves.  Black Powder Stashes Reaper’s Black Powder Runs – Duke is challenging crews to face off against rivals in an explosive new Reaper’s Run, the ‘Reaper’s Black Powder Run’. These dangerous new voyages task crews with hopping from Fort to Fort finding Gunpowder Kegs, buried Merchant Crates and even guaranteed Stronghold Kegs! With two routes to pick from, crews should keep watch for rival crews…

Release Notes – 2.0.4

Fixes and fixes and fixes. Regular Releases
Note: I’ve skipped the last few release weeks of releases as they’ve mostly been fixes only – but you can read them here: 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3.  [Link] Updates The Arena Matchmaking Update – Some changes have been made to matchmaking in The Arena and players are now more likely to be pitted against a new rival crew after each contest. Your own crew will remain the same, and this change will only affect who you face in The Arena. Producer Jason Cross goes into more detail in this Forum post. The Hunter’s Call and Sea Dogs Letters of Recommendation – Duke now offers…

Anniversary Update!

Release Notes – 2.0 Major Releases
[Link] Ahoy, pirates! Sea of Thieves’ momentous Anniversary Update is here, surging in on a tide of new features designed to cater to every kind of player. You’ve got a brand new competitive mode to enjoy as crews go up against each other in The Arena, an intriguing story-driven adventure to follow in Tall Tales – Shores of Gold, and the introduction of fishing, hunting and cooking to coincide with the arrival of The Hunter’s Call! TALL TALES – SHORES OF GOLD With the Anniversary Update, we’re introducing a series of interconnected Tall Tales for you to enjoy. Explore the stories of those who live on…

Release Notes – 1.4.5

Happy Birthday, Sea of Thieves! Regular Releases
Come and join us as we celebrate Sea of Thieves’ first anniversary with a treasure trove of gifts for you all! While the full-sized Anniversary Update is coming a little further down the line, today’s build brings some special time-limited items to mark one year since launch. Whether you’ve been sailing with us since day one or since yesterday, there’s something special here to help you enjoy the festivities. [Link] MERCENARY VOYAGES Reaper’s Run of Shipwreck Bay – Duke offers another treacherous Reaper’s Run Voyage costing 5 Doubloons to challenge daring pirates. Any crew willing to accept this challenge must brave the waters surrounding Shipwreck…

Release Notes – 1.4.4

Reaper’s Run of the Wanderer’s Refuge Mercenary Releases
[Link] MERCENARY VOYAGES Reaper’s Run of the Wanderer’s Refuge – Duke’s shop now holds a treacherous new ‘Reaper’s Run Voyage’ costing 5 Doubloons. Any crew willing to accept this challenge must brave the waters surrounding Wanderers Refuge – with multiple crews all heading to the same location, prepare to do battle! Reaper’s Mark Challenge – Looking for more of a challenge? Equip your Reapers Mark Flag before you set sail in order to warn rival crews of your presence. Pirates who complete The Reaper’s Run of Wanderers Refuge with their Reaper’s Mark raised high will unlock progress towards a Legendary Commendation ‘Legendary…

Release Notes – 1.4.3

Weapons balancing and Mercenary Voyages. Mercenary Releases
[Link] MERCENARY VOYAGE OF THE RUM RUNNER Duke’s in the tavern, offering a lucrative voyage for would-be mercenaries. Recruit some new pirates for your crew and start grabbing loot! New Mercenary Voyage – Purchaseable from Duke for the low price of five Doubloons, this voyage challenges pirates to seek out the stash of a notorious Rum Runner, collecting rewards valuable to all the Trading Companies. This voyage can be repeated to your heart’s content once completed, just purchase another from Duke! Loyal to the Coin – A new ‘Mercenary Voyage’ section has been added to the Reputation tab along with our first…

Release Notes – 1.4.1

Gilded Voyages! Regular Releases
[Link] Gilded Gifts ‘Tis the season to be jolly! As we approach the end of an incredible year for Sea of Thieves, the Pirate Lord has decided to reward the sheer volume of piracy displayed with a gift for every pirate who sails the seas during December, in an initiative he’s calling Gilded Gifts. Wondering what he has in store for you? Visit Duke at any Outpost tavern this month and purchase a Gilded Voyage for the fine sum of 0 Doubloons. This special voyage type with its high-value rewards will add some real holiday joy to your inventory. But choose carefully:…

Shrouded Spoils!

Release Notes – 1.4.0 Major Releases
[Link] This content update also introduces and showcases a whole host of new features that will persist in Sea of Thieves beyond the time-limited event: Expanded Ship Customisation – Pirates can now flaunt their riches by customising their ship’s wheel, cannons and capstan! These new cosmetics can be bought from Shipwrights across the Sea of Thieves and their stock is split by region (matching locations to our existing sets). So if you want to round out a cosmetic set, visit the Shipwright you bought it from the first time around! Fog – Additional care needs to be taken when sailing the seas, as fog…

Release Notes – 1.3.4

Festival of the Damned! Bilge Rat Releases
[Link] A big update with regards to bug fixes and improvements on this release so including them all below! Welcome to the first Festival of the Damned, celebrating the spookiest time of the year on the Sea of Thieves! This new update marks the end of Forsaken Shores and the Forsaken Shores time-limited cosmetics found in Duke’s shop. Instead you can find some spooky Festival of the Damned time-limited cosmetics in stock, which will be available for the duration of this Bilge Rat Adventure. Patch 1.3.2 also brings with it improvements to the mechanics of the Eye of Reach, rowboats and rewards gained from The Devil’s Roar. There…

Release Notes – 1.3.1

Cargo Rums Runs are here! Regular Releases
[Link] Updates Cargo Runs – These voyages offer an alternative way to climb the ranks of the Merchant Alliance. Obtain a contract, find out who’s waiting with the cargo, grab it and go! Don’t dawdle or damage the goods if you want the full reward when you reach your destination. The Merchants have standards… Skeleton Ship Rewards – Skeleton Captain-led ships at the end of ship battles now give four Skeleton Captain Chests and four Skeleton Captain Skulls instead of two each. Rowboat Damage – Increased damage now taken by Rowboats from Gunpowder Barrels. Stuck Rowboats – You can now push Rowboats that are…

Forsaken Shores!

Release Notes: 1.3.0 Major Releases
[Link] Forsaken Shores As The Devil’s Roar opens up to a new wave of pirates, meet a survivor of the last expedition to this perilous region and learn the fate of their crew in the Forsaken Shores campaign. This content update also introduces and showcases a raft of new features that will persist in Sea of Thieves beyond the time-limited campaign. Devil’s Roar Map – Explore the newly emerged lands to the east, where both sea and land provide new hazards for unwary pirates! Volcanoes – Exploding in a fiery inferno, volcanoes rain down hot rocks that damage players and ships. It has never been more…