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2.5.2
Release Date May 12, 2022
External Link SeaofThieves.com
Version History
←  2.5.1.2

As our third time-limited AdventureThe Shrouded Deep’ reaches its conclusion, Season Six Community Day springs up to keep pirates busy in the interim while the Pirate Emporium is treated to a colourfully regal restock. And if you still haven't fully explored those Sea Forts, whet your appetite with the original Season Six trailer...

Our time with Season Six is growing short, so as we head into its final month, keep reading for all the info on what's new and incoming between now and the next Adventure!

Events[]

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Another Community Day arrives this month, with freebies, sales, multipliers and more for players setting sail and sharing their stories, ideas and endeavours! Meanwhile, Season Six isn’t quite done with Twitch Drops yet...

Season Six Community Day (May 14th)

  • All players setting sail during Season Six Community Day will be gifted the exclusive Season Six Community Day Flag and bonus Wing Flap Emote. Be sure to fly that flag when you set sail!
  • This time, the Renown multiplier will be in players’ hands! Tweet using the hashtag #SeaOfThievesCommunityDay to help boost the Community Emissary Grade and multiply the Renown earned by all players across the seas, speeding up that climb through the 100 levels of Season Six.
  • All players will also be able to earn double gold and reputation throughout the day.
  • Head to the Pirate Emporium to find a variety of items on sale at hefty discounts!
  • Tune in to participating streamers on Community Day and earn the Gilded Phoenix Banjo. Head to our Twitch Drops page now to link your accounts.
  • Finally, visit the Sea of Thieves merchandise store for a celebratory sale with SoT products discounted by 30% using the code COMMUNITYDAY at checkout. There’ll also be a unique Season Six Community Day T-shirt, only available to buy on the day!
  • Find out more about Season Six Community Day here.

Twitch Drops

  • Continue to unlock even more cosmetics throughout Season Six with Twitch Drops! Stay tuned to Sea of Thieves social channels to find out when Twitch Drops will be active for Partnered streamers, allowing players to earn more items from the Twilight Hunter set. Find out how to link your accounts and more on our dedicated Twitch Drops page.

Pirate Emporium[]

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May brings opportunities to mimic the most majestic of fish via the extensive Lionfish collection. Meanwhile, the Pocket Crab and Pocket Rat emotes broaden your animal friendship options, and it’s your last chance to pick up this Season’s Plunder Pass!

Season Six Plunder Pass

Lionfish Ship Collection

Lionfish Costume

  • Send ripples throughout the tavern with this regal costume set, containing masked and unmasked variants of the Lionfish Costume.
  • While wearing this graceful outfit, players can perform the Courtly Dance Emote.

Lionfish Weapons

  • Get to grips with four dazzling new weapons inspired by the striking yet toxic lionfish.

Lionfish Hurdy-Gurdy

  • Expect some psychedelic jams when you're rocking out with this harlequin hurdy-gurdy. Groovy.

Pocket Pet Emotes

  • Players looking for a less needy companion while out at sea can now purchase a pocket pet, brought out when using the emote. One of a range of adorable interactions will be performed each time.
  • Players can choose between a whiskered Pocket Rat or a pinchy Pocket Crab!

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Aquatic Elegance Bundle (Store Only)

Outpost Cosmetics[]

Eastern Winds Jade Set

Dark Adventurers Tattoo

Gameplay Improvements[]

World Encounters

  • As the summoning ritual of ‘The Shrouded Deep’ has drawn to a close, the Megalodons have returned to their usual behaviour patterns. Crews can once again encounter Megalodons emergently while out at sea.
  • With the wreck of the Killer Whale now cleared, the area has been reclaimed by the skeletal hordes. Crews may once again spy the ominous ship cloud in the sky, signifying an encounter with a Skeleton Fleet.

Morrow’s Peak Activity

Deep Sea Enemy Encounters

  • Sirens encountered below the waves will now leave longer pauses between uses of their abilities to give players more breathing room between attacks.

Legend of the Veil Haunted Islands Balancing

Fixed Issues[]

Gameplay

  • When caught in the explosion radius of a firebomb while aboard a Sloop, players should no longer be knocked back.
  • Larinna once again offers the Barrel Disguise and Rolling Dice Emotes.
  • When players attempt to deliver treasure to an incorrect location, the supporting tooltips now clearly display the correct location.
  • Players will no longer find Pondies near Sea Forts.
  • Players who have rebound the ‘More’ key for radial menus will now find their shanty shortcut key is unbound if the same key is selected.
  • Players who have enabled Virtual Keyboard while playing on console will now find that text chat continues to function as expected when switching to Steam.
  • When using the ‘Disable Controller Input on PC’ option, controller input will now be disabled entirely and no longer remain available in menus.
  • The Art of the Trickster – Dying in combat during the Captain of the Lair encounter no longer makes the Captain disappear and result in blocked progress.

Legend of the Veil Voyage

  • Larger crews will no longer unlock additional progress towards the True Legend Commendation and achievement within the Legend of the Veil.
  • Treasure items collected following the Ghost Garrison encounter should no longer disappear if the Voyage is completed before they’re handed in.
  • When a Veil Stone is added to the Veil of the Ancients, the visual effects can still be seen even when looking away from the Veil itself.
  • The chance of heavy fog during a Ghost Garrison encounter has been reduced.
  • An appropriate impact audio effect is now heard when Ancient Phantoms are hit with swords.
  • The lit torch of an Ancient Priest should no longer be visible after they have disappeared.
  • The Veil of the Ancients arriving or being removed from a player’s ship is now accompanied by visual effects.
  • Targeting the front entrance of a Ghost Garrison no longer prevents damage to the nearby area.
  • Belle should no longer disappear before her lantern during cutscenes.

Environment

Visual and Audio

Performance and Stability

  • Optimised the performance of floating items on the water surface, improving server performance.
  • Network improvements made to improve server performance.
  • Optimised retrieval of player inventories to improve server performance.
  • Improved client stability for some users experiencing repeated crashes at launch.
  • Improved client stability across general gameplay to reduce scenarios where players may exit the game unexpectedly.
  • 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 have been released in update 2.5.2, the team continue to work on further improvements for future updates.

Steam Achievement Unlocking Issues

  • Some Steam players may find that after an achievement is unlocked in the game, it is not unlocked within Steam.

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 Known Issues support site article.

Download and Installation[]

Download size:

  • Xbox Series X: 10.78 GB
  • Xbox Series S: 7.42 GB
  • Xbox One X: 10.78 GB
  • Xbox One: 7.42 GB
  • Microsoft Store: 10.45 GB
  • Steam: 9.8 GB
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