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As one Adventure ends and another starts to take shape over the horizon, today’s update ushers in a fresh bunch of fixes and adjustments to improve your experiences on the Sea of Thieves, alongside a fearsome refresh of Pirate Emporium stock. But first, for Captaincy context, remind yourself of Season Seven’s key features with this trailer...

Pirate Emporium

Dread is the watchword for this new Emporium update, as the tale of the broken-hearted Bleakheart Banshee takes life in an eerie new ship set, costume, tankard and weapon bundle. Alongside that, the Season Seven Plunder Pass is still on offer to boost rewards as you build Renown...

Season Seven Plunder Pass

Bleakheart Banshee Ship Collection

Bleakheart Banshee Costume

  • Dress as a grim spectre from Sea of Thieves legend, whose devotion to a love lost at sea led to an afterlife spent seeking retribution.
  • Players can also perform the Banshee Cry Emote while wearing this costume.

Bleakheart Banshee Tankard

  • This tankard was supposedly used in the ritual that transformed a heartbroken bride-to-be into a vengeful spectre. Don’t worry, it’s been rinsed out since then.

Bleakheart Banshee Weapons

  • In this bundle are four carefully restored weapons, salvaged from the ash and ruin of a gothic ghost story.

Freebie Skull Crusher Emote

  • Show those skellies exactly what they’ve got coming to them with this freebie emote.

Banshee’s Bait Bundle (Store Only)

Furtive Fox Bundle (Store Only)

  • Available only from the Xbox, Microsoft and Steam Stores, this bundle contains 550 Ancient Coins, an Auburn Fox, the Hide and Peek Emote Bundle, Hunter clothing for your pirate (Hat, Jacket, Trousers, Belt and Boots) and a free 10,000 gold bonus for use in the Outpost shops! Head to the Microsoft Store or Steam Item Store to find out more.


Twitch Drops

Gameplay Improvements

Rebalanced Ferry Time Across Crew Sizes

  • Following reductions to the Ferry of the Damned wait time in previous updates, these times have undergone further adjustment to provide a more balanced experience across all sizes of crew.
  • Solo crews will now be held for 15 seconds, two-pirate crews for 19 seconds, three-pirate crews for 23 seconds and four-pirate crews for 25 seconds.

Replace Gamertags and Replace Ship Names

  • Players can now choose to replace gamertags or ship names independently, allowing creators who wish to protect themselves and others they meet on the seas to see Captained ship names if they choose.

Replace Captain’s Gamertag on Ship’s Banners

  • Captains now have access to a new setting, providing creators with more control over their Ship’s Banners. Captains enabling ‘Replace Gamertag on Ship’s Banners’ will now find the Captain’s name on the banner is replaced when their ship is viewed by any other player.

Fixed Issues


Legend of the Veil

  • Pirate Legends will once again encounter Shipwreck Graveyards during Legend of the Veil Voyages.
  • During a Legend of the Veil Voyage, crews should now be consistently directed to the next quest after completing the initial quest from Belle.
  • Starting and cancelling Legend of the Veil Voyages should now ensure that treasure from Shipwreck Graveyards is removed from the world.

Captains of Adventure

  • The first Captained ship to join a server should now consistently retain previously saved ship decorations.
  • Saving a customisation to a Captained ship should now consistently ensure that the item is equipped in the next session.
  • In the shipwright stock shop, Voyages will now appear locked and unavailable for purchase if a ship does not have enough space to store the Voyages.
  • After migrating servers, players should now consistently see all purchased Captain’s Voyages on their Captain’s Bookshelf.
  • Captain’s Logbook customisations should no longer reset after migrating servers.
  • Crews will no longer be offered the option to restore a ship if the ship is already in pristine condition.
  • Crews defeating specific skeletons such as Gold Skeletons and Plant Skeletons will now progress the expected Milestones.
  • Trinkets now have a small chance to be nudged if they are submerged in water.
  • Players who skip the Captaincy tutorial 10 times will no longer be shown the tutorial in their next session.
  • Milestones related to Tall Tale completion will now progress as intended for larger crew sizes.
  • Within the Captain’s Logbook, Quests Completed in the current Voyage will now progress as intended for larger crew sizes.
  • When purchasing a Trinket tier, players no longer have to close and reopen the shipwright’s shop to buy the next tier.
  • Retrieved Captain’s Logbooks will now advise players to take them to The Reaper’s Hideout to be cashed in.
  • Realigning a Trinket will now cause controller vibration.
  • The Scorched Forsaken Ashes and Silent Barnacle tables, chairs, curtains and chandeliers now use the correct colours and match the rest of the items in their sets.
  • The text within the Captain’s Logbook regarding pets has now been corrected.


Visual and Audio

  • Players sprinting or switching weapons shortly after eating will now hear the audio effect stop short, clearly indicating the action was cancelled.
  • Wood burned in campfires will now disappear when fully depleted.
  • The steam effects on the Ah, Coffee! Emote can now be seen properly when performed with all body sizes.
  • Crews venturing into the Shrine of Hungering while the Fort at Shark Fin Camp is active will now hear the appropriate Shrine music.
  • There is no longer a visible texture seam on the finger of the Jack O’ Looter Costume.

Text and Localisation

  • Notifications received when earning Trading Company reputation will now display the correct text.
  • When switching to a language other than English, the prompts to show and hide Tall Tales should now change to the selected language.

Performance and Stability

  • Improved server stability to reduce scenarios where crews are removed from a game session.

Known Issues

Reduced Server Performance

  • Players may experience scenarios where they encounter ping spikes at random while playing, resulting in rubberbanding or client stutters. While improvements were most recently released in update 2.5.3, the team continue to work on further improvements for future updates.

Ranged and Melee Weapon Hit Detection

  • 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.

To learn more about known issues in Sea of Thieves currently being tracked and their status, head over to our Issues support site article.

Download and Installation

Download size:

  • Xbox Series X: 6.93 GB
  • Xbox Series S: 4.5 GB
  • Xbox One X: 6.93 GB
  • Xbox One: 4.5 GB
  • Microsoft Store: 6.46 GB
  • Steam: 6.55 GB