Release Notes

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…

Release Notes – 1.2.5

Regular 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 – 1.2.4

Cursed Crews! Bilge Rat Releases
[Link] Patch 1.2.4 brings with it the return of the Kraken, increased chances to find consumable crates, a Commendation requirement rebalance and a controller sensitivity increase. It also includes key performance improvements, crash fixes and other fixes for known issues. Bilge Rats Adventures – Cursed Crews Through the ill deeds of Captain Warsmith and her subsequent defeat, the accursed power she sought to control has now been unleashed upon the Sea of Thieves. In recognition of this major event, the Bilge Rats are rewarding pirates who seek out and use these cannonballs against skeleton crews and other ships. Cursed Cannonballs –…

Release Notes – 1.2.2

Are you a Fleet Protector of the Ancient Isles? Regular 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! Regular 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…

Cursed Sails!

Release Notes – 1.2.0 Major Releases
This content update introduces and showcases a raft of new features which will persist in Sea of Thieves beyond the time-limited campaign. Cursed Sails Campaign – Pirate dominion on the Sea of Thieves is being challenged, by the dead! Skeletons are taking to the waters in grim galleons, united and spurred on by a mysterious captain. Armed with cursed cannonballs that sow chaos and confusion, the dead make war on the living in Cursed Sails! Watch out for banners on the Outposts, calling you out to battle skeleton ships over the course of three weeks. You can also take a break from the action…

Release Notes – 1.1.8

It’s a small one. Regular 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 Regular 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 – 1.1.6

The Sunken Curse! Bilge Rat Releases
[Source:] Rumours of artefacts beneath the waves are being whispered across the Outposts, and as usual the Bilge Rats already know all about it! Underwater statues and dangerous curses are amongst their tavern tales, so take a deep breath before diving into this Bilge Rat Adventure! Sunken Curse Event – Cursed Mermaid Statues are the latest addition to Sea of Thieves. Hidden in the shallows around island shores, they radiate ancient magic. For this adventure, the Bilge Rats are challenging all brave pirates to seek out and destroy the statues. Not all statues are bound by the same curse but they…

Release Notes – 1.1.5

Still blowing sh*t up Regular 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 – 1.1.4

Gunpowder skeletons go boom now! Bilge Rat Releases
Bilge Rats Adventure – Gunpowder Skeletons Vigilance, a loaded gun and your best running shoes are all critical for this explosive Bilge Rats Adventure! Gunpowder Skeletons Event – Carrying a gunpowder keg, skeletons can now rush towards you, light their fuse and… BOOM, off to the Ferry you go! The Bilge Rats are challenging all brave pirates to defeat them in various ways, some less conventional than others! Keep an ear perked for a burning fuse, and a finger on the trigger… good luck! Explosive Force – When detonated, gunpowder kegs now have the force to rock and push ships. Fuses – When…

Release Notes – 1.1.3

Bone Thrones continues. Regular 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 – 1.1.2

Skeleton Thrones! Bilge Rat Releases
[Link] Bilge Rat Adventures – Skeleton Thrones Do you consider yourself a well travelled Pirate who knows the map of the seas like the back of their hook? Combine this with eagle-eye precision with your cannon skill and you may well earn your crew some fine booty this week! Skeleton Thrones Event – The Skeleton Thrones are the latest addition to the world of Sea of Thieves. These thrones require a good sense of discovery to find, and for some an even steadier aim to reach. There are 5 small Thrones and 5 large Thrones, the small requiring just one pirate…

Release Notes – 1.1.1

The Hungering Deep continues. Regular 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.

The Hungering Deep!

Release Notes – 1.1.0 Major Releases
Note: At the time of THD’s release, Megs had only been hinted at as the main threat for the campaign, which is why the introduction of The Megalodon as a ‘new threat’ in the Sea of Thieves is not specifically listed in the notes below.  [Link] This week’s update introduces The Hungering Deep, the first step in our post-release content plan. A new and not inconsiderable threat to seafarers is joined by a raft of other additions, including a voyage of discovery upon which you’ll cross paths with Merrick himself. The Hungering Deep This content update introduces and showcases a raft of…