Although the special Megalodon that players could summon returned to where it came from after The Hungering Deep event came to an end, today's new 1.1.3 Sea of Thieves update introduces some of its friends into the seas.
According to the patch notes, these new Megaladons won't all have the same tenacity as the original one, as some of them will try to avoid fights with galleons if possible. It seems these ancient Megaladons have now become random encounters similar to the Kraken.
The Skeleton Thrones event from last week is still ongoing as well, challenging players to hunt down a number of thrones hidden in precarious locations all over the world for rewards. The gold bag icon for the new Bilge Rats faction has been updated as well, letting players see the amounts easier than before.
And here are the performance improvements and fixed issues included in the update, as well as the known issues that are currently being worked on:
- Reduced frequency of client hangs on Skeleton Forts.
- Significantly improved stability when loading new areas.
- Multiple server and client crash fixes.
- Resolved an 'X Marks the Spot' location on Kraken's Fall where the chest was impossible to dig up.
- Grand Admiral Hull livery on the Sloop now correctly matches the Galleon.
- Resolved an issue causing the PC client to hang upon closing.
- Some players travel in an unintended direction when fired from a cannon.
- Being poisoned by a snake can show the VFX a second time.
- Bilge Rat Doubloons have not been correctly rewarded to a number of players who earned them through the Skeleton Thrones event.
We are investigating a resolution for this and will share information when available.
- The Hungering Deep rewards were not received by a number of players who earned them.
We are currently rolling out a fix to this issue which will award missing rewards from The Hungering Deep. This will take some time, so keep an eye on the weekly patch notes to see when this rollout is complete.
The update's size is a bit larger than usual, coming in at around 2.6GB on the Xbox One family of consoles and 2.3GB on Windows 10 PCs. The servers have now come back up from their scheduled maintenance session as well, so any interested pirates can start their Megalodon hunting runs right now.