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Latest Sea of Thieves patch fixes bugs and preps for next big update

Patch 1.1.8 has just rolled out to the Sea of Thieves video game on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 devices.

This update includes a variety of fixes and improvements including new fonts for the UI header and improved lighting for water on ships. Here's the full release notes.


  • Great Water - Improved lighting, reflection and movement of water within the ship.
  • UI Update - Ampersands have been updated to be more visible on loading screens and in UI header fonts.

Performance Improvements

  • Sinking items now despawn at the lowest depths the player can swim to, instead of sinking beyond. This improves overall game performance.
  • Multiple server and client crash fixes.
  • Further improvements and optimisations for all platforms are ongoing.

Fixed Issues

  • The Executive Admiral Jacket no longer clips on muscular body types.
  • Flags no longer become detached from flag poles when sailing.
  • Players no longer clip out of the Sloop when interacting with Banana/Food Barrel.
  • Screen stutter has been reduced whilst sprinting and aiming down sights.
  • Players who earned but did not receive items during The Hungering Deep will receive these upon next login.

Known Issues

  • Some players travel in an unintended direction when fired from a cannon.
  • Some players may continue to hear muffled sound after being fired from a cannon.
  • We have reports that being fired out of a cannon again clears the muffled sound.
  • The UI and pirates in the 'Select Your Pirate' carousel may not be visible for some players.
  • We have reports that the UI and pirates become visible after a few minutes.
  • Some Skeleton Thrones Titles were not correctly awarded to players who completed the required Commendations.

In additions to all of these changes and adjustments, the official Sea of Thieves Twitter page also suggests that this patch prepped the game somewhat for the next major content update, Cursed Sails.

The Cursed Sails update will be completely free and will bring new missions, new customization items and options, more skeleton items, new ship decorations, and more.

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