Minor Releases

Release Notes – 2.0.4

Fixes and fixes and fixes. Minor 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…

Release Notes – 1.4.5

Happy Birthday, Sea of Thieves! Minor 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 – 1.4.1

Gilded Voyages! Minor 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:…

Release Notes – 1.3.1

Cargo Rums Runs are here! Minor 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…

Release Notes – 1.2.5

Minor Releases
[Link] In Patch 1.2.5, we see the first of our quality of life improvements to the barrel system. These improvements to empty barrel identification and resource level increases are the first of many improvements we have planned for future updates. Updates Bilge Rat Doubloons – To reward pirates who keep the skeleton scourge at bay, Doubloons for Cursed Crews Commendations will remain available to earn even after the Cursed Crews Bilge Rat Adventure ends. Empty Barrel Tooltip – Barrels now display a tooltip to indicate they are empty. Players will no longer need to interact with a barrel in order to discover…

Release Notes – 1.2.2

Are you a Fleet Protector of the Ancient Isles? Minor Releases
[Link] Thank you to everyone who reported an issue with The Fleet Protector of the Ancient Isles Commendation during Week 2 of Cursed Sails. We’ve issued a fix for this and from now on there’ll be no issue in receiving the Commendation after completing the battle in Week 3. Those of you who met the requirements for the Commendation during Week 2 of Cursed Sails but didn’t receive it, we’ve got your data logged and we’re working on a system to deliver you your rewards! So that you can use those rewards towards the exclusive cosmetics, we’ll be extending Cursed…

Release Notes – 1.2.1

Holy straight cannon fire! Minor Releases
[Link] Updates Cursed Sails Battle Times – Players who can only play during fixed times will be able to battle for a different region each week. For example, if this week your fixed playtime only allows you to encounter The Battle for the Shores of Plenty, next week you will encounter The Great Battle of the Ancient Isles during the same fixed playtime. This change was made in response to community feedback. Cursed Sails Battle Encounter Indicator – Battle music can now be heard from greater distances. Additionally, the flow when UI banners appear and music plays has been improved. Cursed Sails Resources – Treasure items and…

Release Notes – 1.1.8

It’s a small one. Minor Releases
It’s a small update this week, with minor bug fixes and performance improvements. Updates Great Water – Improved lighting, reflection and movement of water within the ship. UI Update – Ampersands have been updated to be more visible on loading screens and in UI header fonts. Performance Improvements Sinking items now despawn at the lowest depths the player can swim to, instead of sinking beyond. This improves overall game performance. Multiple server and client crash fixes. View the full notes.

Release Notes – 1.1.7

Merry Merrick Minor Releases
Updates Merry Merrick – More of Merrick’s lore books can be found! This time Merrick recounts the stories from during The Hungering Deep, as well as immortalising his son Derrick in a new family portrait… Pennant Flags – When raising a ship flag, the accompanying Pennants will no longer be equipped. Pennant flags are returning to the Sea of Thievesvery soon, with a new and improved purpose! Performance Improvements Improved connection stability to resolve the infrequent Alabasterbeard errors. Multiple server and client crash fixes. Further improvements and optimisations for all platforms are ongoing. Fixed Issues Changes to pirate appearance (such as hair colour /…

Release Notes – 1.1.5

Still blowing sh*t up Minor Releases
To mark 20 Years of Banjo-Kazooie, players will now be able to purchase a majestic Bear & Bird Figurehead for a very fitting price of 1998 gold! This figurehead is only available during the month of July, so make sure you join in the celebration and purchase it while you can! This week we’ve banned a number of players who we’ve been able to confirm have been cheating. Those players have been contacted via email and we’ve removed their Sea of Thieves account privileges. We will continue enforcing a zero tolerance policy to this behaviour and taking regular action against…

Release Notes – 1.1.3

Bone Thrones continues. Minor Releases
[Link]   Updates Megalodon – Since the retreat of The Hungering One back into the deep, there have been reported sightings of other Megalodons terrorising the Sea of Thieves. It’s been discovered that these new Megalodons have different personalities – some seem to turn tail at the sight of a Galleon, whilst others are said to be just as unforgiving as The Hungering One! Gold bag icons – The icons for the Bilge Rat gold bags have been updated to better show the value of the gold within!

Release Notes – 1.1.1

The Hungering Deep continues. Minor Releases
[Link] Updates Open / Closed Crew – You can now dynamically change whether your crew is open or closed while out on the seas. This option can be toggled from within the ‘My Crew’ menu. Athena’s Fortune Rewards – The chances of finding more valuable rewards have been increased. Pirate Legends and their crews can now expect to see higher rewards when embarking on their Athena’s Fortune voyages.

Release Notes – 1.0.8

Distressed Chickens. Minor Releases
[Link] Updates On to the Next! – Players can now discard unwanted voyages within the Quick Menu. No more having to propose them on the Captain’s Table and cancel them! Did You Hear That? – When you are transmitting voice over your mic, an icon will now appear on screen to let you know that you are doing so. This can be toggled on in the Audio Settings! Stories Untold – Players will now come across more Lore books on their adventures. Give and Take – Resource Crates which are being held by players can now have items put into or removed from them….

Release Notes – 1.0.7

Open and Closed. Minor Releases
[Link] Features This Seat is Taken – Players now have two crew type options available to them, Open and Closed Crews. Open Crews: This option works in the same way you’re used to. For the Galleon, an open crew will match four players together while also replacing players who leave during a game. For the Sloop, two players will be matched together, with a leaving player being replaced when possible. Closed Crews: This option allows a single player to begin a game on either a Galleon or a Sloop, allowing friends to join in when they’re available. You can now play…

Release Notes – 1.0.6

Reach for it. Minor Releases
[Link] Customisation Variety Regional Stock – Shopkeepers in different regions now only stock certain item sets, due to some mistimed deliveries. Strike a Pose – We’ve expanded our clothing range to include the Executive Admiral, Grand Admiral, Rotten Bilge Rat, Castaway Bilge Rat, Corsair Sea Dog, Ruffian Sea Dog and Imperial Sovereign sets. Ship Shape – Multiple sets of ship cosmetics have been added to the shipwright stock. Now you can purchase and equip Grand Admiral, Castaway Bilge Rat, Ruffian Sea Dog and Imperial Sovereign ship customisation sets. Ohh, Shiny! – Visit the weapon shops at the many outposts to find their stocks of…