Sea of Thieves First Content Update Goes Live With The Hungering Deep (VIDEO)
Sea of Thieves has gone live with the first of many planned content updates that will include new adventures for players to take part in. The first of these is the Hungering Deep, which pits pirates against an ancient enemy that roams the deeps with the power to make ships disappear from existence. The new content adds tons of a new features that players are really going to enjoy and adds more individuality to player’s in-game character as well as new mechanics. To discuss these changes, Rare Ltd. have employed Executive producer Joe Neate to share the details on the Hungering Deep:
One of the new features added through this content update that is pretty exciting is the new abilities to communicate between players. A new Speaking Trumpet has been added to the game which can be unlocked through the Hungering Deep campaign, which will allow players to communicate with other ships around them at long distances. Another new communication tactic is ship flags, which can be rigged up at the crow’s nest signalling to other players just who they are dealing with – whether it be friendly or hostile. Players will have new customization options as well, with the addition of scars and tattoos. Scars are earned through campaign and events, while tattoos can be purchased in shops around the world.
Check out the details on release V1.10 for Sea of Thieves, via Rare Ltd.:
The Hungering Deep
This content update introduces and showcases a raft of new features that will persist in Sea of Thieves beyond Merrick’s story and its time-limited campaign.
- Bilge Rats – To stay in the know as to what is changing in the Sea of Thieves, visit the Bilge Rat character in the taverns to discover what time-limited events are active. Whether it’s The Hungering Deep or future events, this is the place to go!
- New Threat – Something old, vast and hungry is surfacing. Follow the trail of riddles and rumours. We hope you live to tell the tale.
- Speaking Trumpet – Parley! Let other ships know if you are friend or foe with the new Speaking Trumpet, making yourself heard from longer distances. The first Speaking Trumpet is obtainable through The Hungering Deep campaign, but purchasable variants will be arriving in the shops in the near future.
- Ship’s Flags – Want to sink and plunder, or seek allies to adventure with? Let your intentions be known with new flags which can be raised high above your ship! Climb up to the crow’s nest and decide which to raise.
- Drum – BOOM! Pirate percussionists (inspired by Merrick himself) can now be heard all across the seas. The first drum is obtainable through The Hungering Deep campaign, but purchasable variants will be arriving in the shops in the near future.
- Tattoos – Many pirates wanted them and now they are here! Check out the vanity chest for 16 sailor tattoo sets and visit the clothing shop on outposts for stocks of four purchasable tattoo sets.
- Scars – What enemies have fallen to your pirate might? Scars earned through campaigns and events such as The Hungering Deep will allow you to tell a story of your pirate’s history and adventures. These are not purchasable, they must be earned.
- Pirate Preview Camera – The daily dilemma for every pirate, what to wear?! Make that an informed decision with the new animations within the clothing and vanity chests. These new animations will bring focus to the area you are currently equipping. Imagine a pirate lifting their leg when equipping a peg leg… you get it!
- Loading Screen – In case too much grog has made some pirates forget… the loading screen imagery has been updated to highlight The Hungering Deep campaign.
- Shark Hunter Figurehead, Sails, Hull & Flag – With the strange increase in shark activity in the seas, shark hunting is on the rise! Shipwrights have caught on early to this trend and now stock a new figurehead, sail, hull and flag.
- Sailor Sail Tints – Want a splash of colour on your ship but don’t have the coin? Those Shipwrights are impossible to bargain with. Sailor colour variants for you more cost-conscious pirates are now being stocked. These include Black, Grass Green, Royal Blue, Red and Yellow.
- Majestic Sovereign Clothing – If it’s time to freshen up your look, check out the new Majestic Sovereign set in the clothing shop, it may tickle your fancy! Remember stock is different from outpost to outpost, so you may want to check the Ancient Isles.
- Item Colour Variants – Purchased the Grand Admiral, Castaway Bilge Rat, Ruffian Sea Dog or Imperial Sovereign clothing sets but want matching items? Now they are here! Shipments have arrived at the equipment shops on outposts.
- Pirate Legend Dress – We heard feedback from our Pirate Legends that in the approach to summer, a breezy alternative to the existing Legendary attire would be appreciated. Future Pirate Legends will automatically be awarded this dress, and existing Pirate Legends can grab it in the Hideout for free.
- Ghost Dress – Arriving in the same shipment as the Pirate Legend Dress, pirates can now complete the Ghost set with the dress, stocked in the Pirate Legends Hideout clothing shop.
- Pirate Legend Flag – Are you even a legend if you don’t have a flag to say so? Some say not. Rush to the Shipwright in the Pirate Legends Hideout to get yours!
- CPU performance has been improved when loading objects.
- Further improvements and optimizations for all platforms are ongoing.
- Permanent black loading screens will no longer be encountered when returning from the Ferry or using the mermaid.
- Leaving and returning to the ship will no longer remove the tool-tip to unload cannons which are loaded.
- Upon starting a Merchant Contract or Bounty Voyage, the UI message will correctly state “Quest Received” rather than “Maps Discovered”.
- Coral and plants will no longer appear to pop in when approaching the reef near Fools Lagoon.
- Light will no longer appear to flicker underneath the large eagle rock on Plunder Valley.
- Upon spawning at an outpost, an issue has been resolved which would occasionally cause the crew’s Galleon to be missing.
- Resolved a known cause of some player disconnects.
- Multiple server and client crash fixes.
- Customer Support have resolved all known players who were missing downloadable content in-game.
- Washed-up items, including messages in bottles, are still disabled.
- Dropping Skeleton Fort keys in water can prevent them from being picked up again.
- Athena’s Fortune Bounty Quest skeletons are sometimes unable to be found.
Xbox One: 1.40GB
Xbox One X: 1.40GB
Windows 10: 1.35GB
Sea of Thieves and version 1.10 are live now on PC and Xbox One.
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