Con una nota ufficiale sul sito ufficiale di Sea of Thieves, gli sviluppatori di Rare hanno svelato l’elenco delle novità incluse nel primo grande aggiornamento del titolo in salsa piratesca.

L’aggiornamento, dal peso di 10GB su Xbox One e circa il doppio su Xbox One X e PC, mira a correggere alcuni fastidiosi bug e glitch che affliggono l’esclusiva di Microsoft. Alcune dei problemi risolti riguardano i contenuti bonus esclusivi per coloro che hanno prenotato il gioco, la corretta visualizzazione degli oggetti nell’inventario, miglioramenti nei movimenti degli animali e degli scheletri, nonché altre correzioni per bug generici.

Nelle note è possibile anche leggere di alcune correzioni per le texture in 4K di Xbox One X e PC, oltre a una serie di miglioramenti per il fogliame in zone particolarmente fitte di vegetazione, all’ottimizzazione del frame-rate quando si è in presenza di isole di grandi dimensioni e altri miglioramenti visivi.

Inoltre, gli sviluppatori fanno sapere che con i futuri aggiornamenti, che saranno di dimensioni ridotte rispetto a questo primo grande update, correggeranno altri problemi come l’errata visualizzazione della lingua in qualche indovinello o il glitch che fa diventare in alcuni casi minuscoli i giocatori dopo aver combattuto contro il Kraken.

Inoltre, la software house ha deciso di ritornare sui propri passi e non applicare un costo per la morte del vostro personaggio, scelta ampiamente criticata dalla community, dal momento che vi avrebbe spinto a spendere buona parte del vostro oro. A proposito, sapete come ottenere oro e mappe del tesoro in Sea of Thieves?

Di seguito il change-log completo (in inglese):

Fixed Issues

  • Players who have redeemed their Black Dog Pack pre-order code will now correctly see these items in their in-game chests. Not received your code? Check your Xbox Live messages over the next couple of days.
  • Characters should no longer lose details such as hair colour and scars.
  • When digging up a chest, there is no longer a chance that it will be impossible to pick up.
  • Players should no longer intermittently be missing items and weapons when loading into the game.
  • Weapon, clothing and ship cosmetic changes made after migrating server will now persist across sessions.
  • Players will now correctly see other players titles.
  • Snakes will now behave correctly, turning to face the player when agitated.
  • Animal and skeleton movement around slopes has been improved.
  • The game will no longer enter an unresponsive state after accepting a game invitation whilst matchmaking.
  • Merchant Alliance notifications for handing in various items have been corrected.
  • Lighting has been tweaked in order to improve performance on multiple islands and outposts.
  • Fixed tinnitus sound which persists after being killed by multiple explosive barrels.
  • Seagulls now fly over floating barrels.
  • Players can no longer be held by a seemingly invisible Kraken tentacle.
  • Fixed a range of potential game crashes.

Performance Improvements

  • Significant performance optimisations across all platforms, specifically targeting the 4K native resolution of Xbox One X.
  • Drastically reduced the likelihood of tearing when using the small ship.
  • Reduced the likelihood of tearing when inside the Taverns.
  • Sizeable framerate improvements when traversing large islands.
  • Reduced likelihood of framerate hitches when navigating outposts.
  • Optimised Foliage for smoother experience in overgrown jungle areas.
  • Further improvements and optimisations for all platforms are ongoing.

Known Issues

  • Player gold and reputation can be delayed when cashing in a reward.
  • Player achievements can be delayed.
  • For an update on both of these issues, please read our Launch Update written by Executive Producer, Joe Neate.
  • Bounty quest skeletons sometimes do not spawn or cannot be found.
  • If you encounter this bug, a potential work around is to sail away from the island until it’s out of range, and then sail back in to trigger the Island Name banners.
  • Joining a player whose ship is parked at an active skeleton fort will prevent the joining player’s radial menus being opened.
  • Rare Lore Items throughout the world will read in English, regardless of current language settings.
    “Hunter of Cursed Crews”, Commendation is not updating.
  • Players may become comically smaller after fighting the Kraken.

Coming Updates

  • Death Cost – Thank you all for your feedback on our previously discussed Coming Update, Death Cost. Due to your passionate comments, we have decided not to move forward with this feature. Thanks for the honest feedback & discussion on this