New Sea Of Thieves Update Out Now, Here Are The Patch Notes

A new patch is now available on Xbox One and PC.

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Rare has rolled out a new update for Sea of Thieves. Following a round of maintenance, patch 1.0.2 is now available to download on Xbox One and PC, and it primarily addresses a number of bugs and performance issues.

The patch weighs in at roughly 450 MB on each platform. The most notable change it makes is to a ship's respawn distance after it sinks. Following the update, ships will now respawn "outside of visible view" of the ship that attacked it. "This is in response to lots of player feedback which highlighted that the previous spawn distance was resulting in 'griefing' behaviour and stalemates at the forts," Rare said.

In addition to that, the update tweaks the mermaid teleport function. Now, players will have to drop any treasure they are carrying before a mermaid prompts them with the option to return to their ship. Rare says the reason for this change is because it "wanted to make it more clear that when you teleport you leave your treasure behind."

Finally, the new update fixes a number of server and crashing issues. It also addresses an assortment of bugs, such as one that would cause a player to fall through their ship and into the ocean if they repeatedly jump on a mid-deck barrel or chest. You can find the full patch notes on the official Sea of Thieves website.

Sea of Thieves is Microsoft's fastest-selling new IP this generation, surpassing two million players shortly after launch. You can read more about the open-world pirate game in our Sea of Thieves review. If you're just diving into the title, be sure to check out our beginner's guide and tips you should know before starting.

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