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It’s no secret that Sea of Thieves has quietly grown in popularity since the arrival of ‘A Pirate’s Life expansion. Whilst great for developer Rare, the added number of individuals playing the game saw more bugs and potential gameplay issues arise.
Fortunately, Rare didn’t waste too much time releasing a new update for the game, offering up bug fixes and gameplay improvements that would appease the disgruntled gamers.
In this article, we’ll be looking at the latest Sea Of Thieves update (2.2.1) to see how what changes have been implemented and how they’ll affect your gaming experience.
In the wake of record numbers of pirates taking to the seas, Creative Director @ChappersChapman offers a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the team for our community’s response to Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life. Cheers! https://t.co/XKPjJZy7kY pic.twitter.com/NZhtKFC2hf
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) August 17, 2021
Sea Of Thieves Update 2.2.1 Patch Notes
We’re now well into the second half of Sea Of Thieves Season three, and Rare decided now was a good time to release a heft update for some of the game’s bugs.
Alongside the latest Private Emporium update, players can expect a new event to surface before the end of the season too. This will offer up its own unique set of rewards, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
That being said, below are some of the game’s main improvements – taken from the official Sea Of Thieves Release Notes:
Hit Registration on Moving Ships
- Improvements have been made to how bullets are affected by the velocity of a moving ship, providing a small improvement to ranged weapons fired from moving ships.
Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Tall Tale Improvements
- During ‘The Sunken Pearl’ and ‘Dark Brethren’ Tall Tales, when a crew engages with an encounter and the room is locked, other crews approaching the encounter room will now find a notification on the locked door indicating that the room is currently in use by another crew.
Island Enemy Encounters
- When encountering emergent threats while exploring islands, crews are now less likely to encounter Ocean Crawlers and Phantoms.
- When attacked by Ocean Crawlers while exploring islands, the number of enemies that attack in a wave has been significantly reduced.
- When facing a crew of Ocean Crawlers, crews will often find they have more time to tackle these challenging new foes before encountering additional threats.
- After crews complete a Bounty Quest on a named island, there is now a longer delay before they may find themselves attacked by emergent threats.
- When players defeat a Phantom, there is now a chance that they will drop Gold Pouches which can be collected to award gold to your crew immediately.
Deep Sea Enemy Encounters
- When players swim into deep water, the time span before a Siren encounter has been broadened, and their presence should be felt less strongly than before.
- Crews swimming in deep water will now be attacked less frequently by sharks and Sirens together in a wave.
Trident of Dark Tides Balancing
- When players wield the Trident of Dark Tides, Megalodons and emergent Krakens now take reduced damage from the Trident’s attacks.
- The Rowboat’s back seat now shows both ‘Sit in Seat’ and ‘Open Storage’ options together.
- To sit in a Rowboat’s passenger seats, players will be prompted by ‘Hold to Sit’ instead of ‘Press to Sit’. Controlling the oars remains unchanged and is still ‘Press to Sit’.
- Ships at Golden Sands, Sanctuary and Ancient Spire Outposts should now spawn closer to the dock, meaning players should no longer need to swim to reach their ship.
Ancient Coin Wallet
- When earning Ancient Coins, players will now see the number of coins earned tick up in the notification area alongside any gold and Doubloons earned.
Like the recent Dota 2 update, the Sea Of Thieves update is also fairly hefty. To keep this article as short as possible, we recommend going to the official Sea Of Thieves release notes to read all the latest cosmetic changes, accessibility changes, general updates, and fixed issues – of which there are a few.
How big Is The Sea Of Thieves Update?
Like most large updates, the Sea Of Thieves 2.2.1 update is pretty sizeable. Below are the update sizes for various platform:
- Xbox Series X: 9.74 GB
- Xbox Series S: 6.53 GB
- Xbox One X: 9.74 GB
- Xbox One: 6.53 GB
- Windows 10: 9.67 GB
- Steam: 8.7 GB
So, there you have it, everything we have on the latest Sea Of Thieves update 2.2.1. The latest patch will offer up an improved quality of life, alongside several changes to address complained about matters regarding enemy spawn rates.
If you have any questionst regarding the Sea Of Thieves 2.2.1 update, feel free to drop us a comment in the section below.