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Rare working on fixes for the Sunken Pearl in Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life

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Sea Of Thieves A Pirates Life (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Many players have experienced issues in Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life.
  • Rare acknowledged the issues and is working on a hotfix.
  • Many of the issues surround the Sunken Pearl tale, including the story not progressing correctly.

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life launched yesterday, bringing together the worlds of Sea of Thieves and Pirates of the Caribbean. The update is massive and brings several new elements to the game, but unfortunately contains quite a few bugs. Many of the issues involve the Sunken Pearl tale. Rare acknowledged the issues and said that a hotfix is in the works.

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The Sea of Thieves subreddit has a megathread just for reporting bugs. Several comments in the thread highlight issues with the Sunken Pearl.

"Was doing the sunken pearl tall tale, and at the part where you fight the kraken on the boat no cannonballs or fruit spawned in the barrels and we couldn't fight the kraken properly," says Patwizer269.

"Yes The Sunken Pearl is a clusterfuck and buggy mess," explains SemSevFor.

xdeltax97 says, "The Sunken Pearl tall tale is the epitome of the pain meme. My god the bugs and annoying glitches."

There are several more reports along the same lines. Most of them have to do with the fact that the game won't progress when you complete steps. For example, a door in the final chapter won't open to allow you to enter the final battle.

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