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Sea of Thieves update changes battle times and music volume

Xbox One and Windows 10 users are seeing plethora of updates coming in for the platforms latest games such as State of Decay 2 and now Sea of Thieves.

Today, players of Sea of Thieves are getting yet another dose of updates that target user feedback around battle schedules, the distance players can hear battle music, and expanded battle cool down time among other items.

Today’s update is follow up to the Cursed Sails content drop that started last week.

Here are the details of Patch Notes 1.9.1

  • Cursed Sails Battle Times – Players who can only play during fixed times will be able to battle for a different region each week. For example, if this week your fixed playtime only allows you to encounter The Battle for the Shores of Plenty, next week you will encounter The Great Battle of the Ancient Isles during the same fixed playtime.
    This change was made in response to community feedback.
  • Cursed Sails Battle Encounter Indicator – Battle music can now be heard from greater distances. Additionally, the flow when UI banners appear and music plays has been improved.
  • Cursed Sails Resources – Treasure items and Barrels of Plenty will now float for longer. This allows greater opportunity to find resources and treasures mid-battle.
    Cursed Sails Battle Cooldown – The timer between battles has been extended to give players a chance to collect loot dropped by defeating the skeleton crews.
  • Cursed Sails Battle Despawn – The battle despawn timer has been increased, which will give sunk crews a greater chance to sail back and continue the battle they started.
  • Skeleton Ship VFX – Improvements have been made to VFX of water splashes when skeleton ships emerge.

Perhaps, more importantly, the new content update brings a few fixes to issues the community has been looking forward to since the expansion dropped.

  • Skeleton Forts have been re-enabled.
  • Skeletons and animals now spawn as intended.
  • Players fired from cannons will no longer occasionally travel in unintended directions.
  • Firing yourself out of a cannon no longer causes muffled cannon audio to persist.
  • Ship Liveries that change the colour of the ship’s hull now correctly change the colour of the capstan.
  • Alliance join/leave/disband pop-ups now appear even when the player is in the Flag Box menu.
  • The Brigantine’s missing bell has now been found and added.
  • Players speaking to a Gold Hoarder NPC at an Outpost will no longer incorrectly receive “The Hungering Deep Begins” banners.

The update comes in at around 1.41GB for the Xbox One and One X and 1.09GB for Widows 10 PC users.

To get more details or to jump into the community forum for questions and answers pertaining to the update, visit the official Sea of Thieves update page here.

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