The first major content update for Sea of Thieves is still set to launch early next month, but meanwhile, Rare is continuing its weekly updates for its pirate adventure game. Today's update is numbered 1.0.4 and brings along several new features as well as an array of bug fixes.
Pirates who have reached legendary status can finally show off their dedication to the game thanks to the new Pirate Legend sails, hull, and figurehead items that have been added to the game. These customization items can be purchased through the Shipwright's Shop that is situated in the Legendary Hideout.
The captain's cabin in the galleon now lets players place their valuable treasure pieces on shelves much easier than before. Also, dropping items off ships onto the sea has also been made easier, meaning the number of pirates accidentally falling overboard while trying to drop gunpowder barrels off the back of the ship should be lowered.
There's a couple of new sound effects that have been added as well, which should play out when opening a lore book and when a merchant alliance contract expires. Lastly, the push-to-talk function can now be rebound to other buttons on controllers.
As for performance improvements, islands should now look much better when viewed at a distance using a spyglass on all platforms. PC players running at lower resolutions than what their monitor is capable of should see some performance improvements as well. Rubber banding reductions and some server crash fixes have also been implemented in this update.
Here are the resolved issues in the Sea of Thieves 1.0.4 update:
- The server migration-free zone around the Skeleton Forts has been doubled.
- Trading companies now inform you when you have reached the voyage purchase limit for the day (Refreshes at 6am in-game time).
- Fixed clipping of reward values in wallet UI animations.
- Fixed text clipping in the Reputation menu UI.
- Company icons in the voyage pop-up UI are now the correct size.
- Ammo box on Lookout Point can now be used.
- Skeleton crews encountered during bounty quests and skeleton forts now have correctly matching attire.
- Players weapon selection from the Armoury should no longer reset to default after death.
- A notification should now trigger when a crewmate finds a reward from a Message in a Bottle map.
- Ships should no longer spawn with damage.
- Voyage description text has been increased in size, and should now be easier to read from a distance.
- Filters in the Equipment Chest will no longer become impossible to select.
- Candles are no longer floating in the air on Old Salts Atoll
- Lantern in the north-western part of Kraken’s Fall is no longer floating above the barrels.
- Skeleton Fort Cannons can once again be manned by players without fear of an explosive demise.
- Appearance of the water in the Legend Hideout has been improved.
- Rain will no longer appear inside the Legend Hideout Tunnel.
- Players will now correctly take damage from gunpowder kegs whilst underwater.
- Multiple text bugs and NPC dialogue issues in English have been resolved.
And here are the known issues:
- Some players cannot see their downloadable content in game.
Once you redeem your code, here is a Support Article that shows you where to find your items in game. If you still cannot find your items in game, please raise a support ticket to log this issue.
- Players may experience details of their pirate (such as hair colour / scars) looking different from their initial selection.
We are working on a way for our Customer Support team to reset your pirate to your original selection. If you have experienced this bug, please ensure you have logged a Support Ticket for this issue.
- Skeleton Fort or Bounty quest skeleton waves sometimes spawn in the ground or cannot be found at all.
Further improvements to spawning have been made in this update, and we are working to resolve the issue for all islands. For a potential work around, please read this Support article.
- [PC] Push to talk option will reset to default (disabled) between sessions.
This bug has been fixed and will be added to a future update.
The game is currently in the middle of its weekly maintenance session which is set to run until 6am PT. But, since the update is already available to download on Xbox One and Windows 10, weighing in at around 1.25GB, players will be able to jump in with the new build right as the servers come online.
Sea of Thieves is available for purchase via the Microsoft Store for $59.99 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title for Windows 10 as well as Xbox One, and is also part of the $9.99/mo Xbox Game Pass subscription program.