Vergangene Woche ist das Piraten-MMO Sea of Thieves erschienen, nun haben die Entwickler von Rare Ltd. den ersten Patch auf die Version 1.0.1 veröffentlicht. Und mit bis zu 20 GB-Umfang fällt das Update nicht gerade klein aus! Während Spieler auf der XBox One "gerade mal" 9.99 GB herunterladen müssen, sind es bei der XBox One X 18.97 GB und für die Windows 10-Version 19.53 GB.

Hintergrund hierfür ist laut den Entwicklern, dass mit der Aktualisierung zahlreiche Bugs behoben werden, von denen einzelne sogar zum Spielabsturz führen können. Ferner werden eine Vielzahl von Optimierungen vorgenommen, darunter Performance-Verbesserungen und eine Reduzierung der Tearing-Effekte. Hier die Changlog zum Nachlesen:

Fixed Issues
  • Players who have redeemed their Black Dog Pack pre-order code will now correctly see these items in their in-game chests. Not received your code? Check your Xbox Live messages over the next couple of days.
  • Characters should no longer lose details such as hair colour and scars.
  • When digging up a chest, there is no longer a chance that it will be impossible to pick up.
  • Players should no longer intermittently be missing items and weapons when loading into the game.
  • Weapon, clothing and ship cosmetic changes made after migrating server will now persist across sessions.
  • Players will now correctly see other players titles.
  • Snakes will now behave correctly, turning to face the player when agitated.
  • Animal and skeleton movement around slopes has been improved.
  • The game will no longer enter an unresponsive state after accepting a game invitation whilst matchmaking.
  • Merchant Alliance notifications for handing in various items have been corrected.
  • Lighting has been tweaked in order to improve performance on multiple islands and outposts.
  • Fixed tinnitus sound which persists after being killed by multiple explosive barrels.
  • Seagulls now fly over floating barrels.
  • Players can no longer be held by a seemingly invisible Kraken tentacle.
  • Fixed a range of potential game crashes.
Performance ImprovementsSignificant performance optimisations across all platforms, specifically targeting the 4K native resolution of Xbox One X.

  • Drastically reduced the likelihood of tearing when using the small ship.
  • Reduced the likelihood of tearing when inside the Taverns.
  • Sizeable framerate improvements when traversing large islands.
  • Reduced likelihood of framerate hitches when navigating outposts.
  • Optimised Foliage for smoother experience in overgrown jungle areas.
Further improvements and optimisations for all platforms are ongoing.

Known Issues
  • Player gold and reputation can be delayed when cashing in a reward.
  • Player achievements can be delayed.
    For an update on both of these issues, please read our Launch Update written by Executive Producer, Joe Neate.
  • Bounty quest skeletons sometimes do not spawn or cannot be found.
    If you encounter this bug, a potential work around is to sail away from the island until it"s out of range, and then sail back in to trigger the Island Name banners.
  • Joining a player whose ship is parked at an active skeleton fort will prevent the joining player"s radial menus being opened.
  • Rare Lore Items throughout the world will read in English, regardless of current language settings.
  • "Hunter of Cursed Crews", Commendation is not updating.
  • Players may become comically smaller after fighting the Kraken.

Sea of Thieves wurd am 20.03.2018 vom Publisher Microsoft veröffentlicht und zählt nach einer Woche bereits mehr als 2 Millionen Spieler.

Quelle: Offizielle Sea of Thieves Website