Latest Sea of Thieves patch adds Banjo-Kazooie figurehead while squashing numerous bugs
Sea of Thieves keeps on getting better and better.
Sea of Thieves had a rocky star at launch because it just didn't have a lot of content. Luckily, Rare added mini-campaigns and other features to the game which made it a treat to play. Today, the developer released another update which brings some long-awaited content and important bug fixes.
The Banjo-Kazooie-themed figurehead that costs only 1,998 gold needs to be picked up by everyone! Apart from that, the team is cracking down on cheaters. You can read about all the major additions and tweaks below.
- Upon impact, cannonballs now apply a rocking effect to ships.
- Titles no longer remain in the shop when purchased, reducing the amount of clutter in shops.
- Multiple server and client crash fixes.
- Multiple Megalodons will no longer spawn in the same zone.
- There is no longer an invisible rock in Thieves' Haven.
- There is no longer a wall on Plunder Valley that players can clip through to see outside the map.
- Effects for lighting a gunpowder barrel now correctly appear.
- Resource barrels on ships will no longer periodically restock if they are below the default level.
- Certain Commendations may not unlock.
- Some players travel in an unintended direction when fired from a cannon.
- Bilge Rat Doubloons have not been correctly rewarded to a number of players.
- The Hungering Deep rewards were not received by a number of players.
It's great to see Rare aggressively supporting this game. Hopefully it'll get even more content in the future which brings players back.
For those unfamiliar with the title, Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game which launched on March 20, 2018. Rare is known for many famous franchises including Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, and GoldenEye. However, in recent years, the team focused on developing Kinect games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. This was a curious decision, so when Phil Spencer became Head of Xbox in 2014, he assigned Rare a new project. Sea of Thieves is a shift for the developer and a concept the team hasn't tackled before.
The game is currently available at retailers for $59.99 or as part of the monthly $9.99 Xbox Game Pass subscription. The game features Xbox One X enhancements and Xbox Play Anywhere support.
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It'd be nice if they added additional requirements then just gold to unlock specific cosmetics. Yes there are the Ceremonials that require level 50 but I mean specific tasks like "Complete a skeleton fort alone." or "Complete a skeleton fort only using your sword." Something that shows that the user really earned it.
Cannonballs rock ships now huh? That should be fun
Different cannonballs would be nice too
Hopefully they have squashed all the trolls
you mean guest_aosft?
Not yet, it seems.
A Known Issues list on a released game? Back in my day, games had most bugs fixed before release and the bugs that made it to RTM will be there until the end of this Earth.
It's interesting to note the franchises of Rare you have listed in this article, the obvious one that has not had a general release for Xbox users is GoldenEye, the previous Xbox 360 XBLA Build was very playable and evoked so much Gaming Fandom, it seems an obvious no brainer to have a high regarded polished Retro Classic project have a Full Launch on the Xbox One and Microsoft Store. If Turok could get a Finalised Launch on the Store then sure, the polished GoldenEye Remastered Build deserves a successful run on the Microsoft Store.