Sea of Thieves 1.1.1 update marks the return of washed-up items and other bug fixes

The first content update for Sea of Thieves landed last week, giving pirates the opportunity to go on a grand hunt in search of a megalodon. A week has passed and Rare is back with another routine update, 1.1.1, this time bringing a wealth of bug fixes.

Before getting into them, however, there are a couple of changes worth mentioning. The new open and closed crew function that was implemented in the 1.0.7 update has now been enhanced so that players may change their crew's status even while sailing.

Pirate Legends should also now see increased rewards when embarking on Athena's Fortune voyages. Alongside the usual crash fixes, FPS boosts for when the game streams islands and when players are walking or running have arrived as well.

And here are the known and fixed issues in update 1.1.1, also heralding the return of the highly requested washed-up items feature:

Fixed Issues

  • Washed-up items and messages in bottles, have returned to the shorelines once more!
  • Dropping Skeleton Fort keys in water will no longer prevent them from being picked up again.
  • Athena's Fortune Bounty Quest skeletons will now correctly spawn on Thieves Haven.

If you encounter this issue, please submit a bug report to our Player Support Team with as much detail as possible on your location.

  • Players can no longer be voted into the brig before fully spawning onto the server.
  • After equipping a weapon from the armoury, aim sensitivity will no longer default to high the first time you aim down the sight.
  • When switching between items and weapons, players will see less instances of default models appearing for a few seconds whilst the correct equipped model loads.
  • Pricing of the rank 4 and 5 Gold Hoarders compasses are now correct.
  • It is no longer possible to accidentally select a pirate whilst watching the intro animation.
  • The icon for the Rotten Bilge Rat Shirt no longer appears low quality.
  • Player chat indicator can now be toggled from the front end settings menu and within the game.
  • Ship lanterns will no longer appear to remain in an upright position, and now follow ship motions.

Known Issues

  • The option to lock FPS to 90 no longer appears.
  • Some players travel in an unintended direction, when fired from a cannon.

The update comes in at around 1.6GB on both Xbox One and Windows 10. As today's maintenance period has already come to an end, pirates can sail out with their voyages or have another crack at the new Hungering Deep content right now.

Sea of Thieves is currently available for purchase via the Microsoft Store for $59.99, and it is also part of Xbox Game Pass, which costs $9.99 per month. However, those who are interested in jumping in may want to wait, as there is a massive E3 sale approaching on the Microsoft Store and Sea of Thieves is one of the games slated to receive a discount.

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