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Sea of Thieves hotfix update – Server maintenance, fixes and more

Rare released the latest Sea of Thieves hotfix update, addressing various in-game issues. Here are the patch notes, including all fixes and more.
Sea of Thieves hotfix update – Server maintenance, fixes and more

Sea of ThievesSeason 6 is well underway as Pirates defend their captured Forts from rival groups, continue their adventures in the Shrouded Deep or complete the latest Pirate Legend Voyage, Legend of the Veil. With all this amazing content to keep you busy, some have incurred troubles on the high seas.

As such, developer Rare has released the latest hotfix update for Sea of Thieves to discuss these issues plus highlight a few known issues that have been identified. We'll explore what you need to know about the Sea of Thieves hotfix update, including server downtime, patch notes, and more.

Sea of Thieves hotfix update – Server downtime

Sea of Thieves servers was down on 28th April 2022 for an "essential maintenance" period to address many issues players experienced following the Season 6 release. The maintenance period lasted for around an hour, and the developer supplied the hotfix update patch notes on the official Sea of Thieves website.

The developer has also provided the download and installation files sizes across its available platforms, which we've detailed for you below:

  • Xbox Series X: 4.76 GB
  • Xbox Series S: 3 GB
  • Xbox One X: 4.76 GB
  • Xbox One: 3 GB
  • Microsoft Store: 4.67 GB
  • Steam: 4.21 GB

Sea of Thieves hotfix update – Patch notes

Rare has addressed various critical issues that arose following the release of Sea of Thieves Season 6. According to the developer, "the team have been working on additional fixes based on feedback from the community".

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Rare has rolled out the latest hotfix update to address these issues based on player feedback. (Picture: Twitter / Sea of Thieves)

Below, we have detailed the complete patch notes addressed in the latest hotfix update, including all general fixes and known issues.

Sea of Thieves hotfix update – Fixed Issues

  • For The Shrouded Deep, all crew members who aid in summoning the Shrouded Ghost will now unlock the Deed within the Adventures menu.
  • Larger crews will no longer gain Athena's Fortune Emissary Grade progression at a faster rate when completing quests within the Legend of the Veil.
  • Ancient iconography used across the Legend of the Veil Quest Book pages and cosmetic rewards has now been adjusted.

Sea of Thieves hotfix update – Known Issues

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A few known and fixed issues regarding The Shrouded Deep Adventure have been addressed in the hotfix update patch notes. (Picture: Twitter / Sea of Thieves)
  • Crews who migrate across servers after placing an enchanted Megalodon effigy on the Ritual Table may find that the effigy is not present on the destination server.
  • For The Shrouded Deep, following the defeat of the Shrouded Ghost or another summoned Megalodon, rewards may remain beneath the surface, requiring players to swim down and retrieve them.
  • Players may experience scenarios where they encounter ping spikes at random while playing, resulting in rubberbanding or client stutters.
  • Some Steam players may find that after an achievement is unlocked in the game, it is not unlocked within Steam.
  • On ranged and melee weapons, in areas of intense action, players may find themselves firing shots or landing strikes that do not cause damage to their targets. While small improvements continue to be delivered during our regular updates, we are continuing to investigate and identify further improvements to the player combat experience.

This completes the patch notes for the latest hotfix in Sea of Thieves. Enjoy your time sailing the high seas and engaging in the brand new content that's arrived in Season 6.

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Featured image courtesy of Rare / Xbox Game Studios.