Despite some rough waters at launch, Rare has already launched its first update for Sea of Thieves. The update offers changes varying from highlighting a favorite pirate that you’ve created to how you’ll pay for your death. You can find the full patch notes the Sea of Thieves site, but here are some of the highlights:
- Favorite Pirate – Sea of Thieves doesn’t feature a full suite of character customization options, but rather generates randomly selected pirates for you to choose from. Want to save a potential favorite for later and try again? Now you can!
- Achievements – Previously, there was a delay when achievements would unlock in Sea of Thieves. That issue has been resolved.
- Snakes! – Along with pigs and chickens, snakes have now been added to the island. Their poisonous spit can be used to ward off any scallywags who dare try to steal your treasure.
- Coming soon: Death Cost – A trip to Davey Jones’ Locker is going to start costing you gold. The way that you meet your demise will affect how much gold you will have to pay (so dying from a Kraken will most likely cost less than if you were starring at a map and walked off a cliff). Rare does not intend for this gold fee to be applied to any PVP related deaths.
Sea of Thieves is available now for Xbox One and PC. You can check out our review here.
[Source: Sea of Thieves official website]