Sea of Thieves Patch 1.1.1 Lands; Open And Close Crews While Ingame And Adds Better Loot Rates

Rare Studios has just dropped a new patch for their co-op adventure title Sea of Thieves. While last week’s update was considerably significant, adding a host of new content to the title, this week’s patch is far more, mainly comprising of bug fixes.

Players can now change their party settings to open/closed while in-game and pirates scouring for loot will find that the chances of finding valuables have been increased when embarking on their Athena’s Fortune voyages.

Other changes include increased framerates when walking/running and better framerates when streaming. Check out the full changes, down below:


  • Open/Closed Crew – You can now dynamically change whether your crew is Open or Closed while out on the seas. This option can be toggled from within the ‘My Crew’ menu.
    • Athena’s Fortune Rewards – The chances of finding more valuable rewards have been increased. Pirate Legends and their crews can now expect to see higher rewards when embarking on their Athena’s Fortune voyages.
  • Performance Improvements

    • Further improvements to frame rate when streaming islands.
    • Improvement to frame rate when player is walking or running.
    • Multiple server and client crash fixes.
    • Further improvements and optimisations for all platforms are ongoing .

    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 fewer 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.

Sea of Thieves is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


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