Sea of Thieves Patch 1.1.5 Rocks The Boat

By Sam Quirke, 3 months ago
Just a few short days after the last release, the latest patch from Sea of Thieves is really going to rock the boat. Seriously — if your ship gets hit by cannon fire, you can now expect your aggrieved vessel to rock back and forth in response. Patch 1.1.5 also introduces a figurehead that bears (and birds) a striking resemblance to franchise that just turned 20 years old.

That's one heck of a gritty reboot.That's one heck of a gritty reboot.

You can pick up the Bear & Bird figurehead from your local Shipwright for 1998 coins, to celebrate Banjo-Kazooie's 20th birthday. Speaking of shops, you'll also find your trips to the tailor a little less chaotic now that Player Titles you've previously purchased are removed from the on-screen catalogue. PC players will be glad to hear that quitting to the desktop is no longer an ordeal, as the option has been added to the front end.

Aside from the usual server maintenance and crash avoidance, the patch also fixes a few issues. No more multi-Megalodon madness as duplicate spawns of the great beast have been fixed. Here's a list of the holes boarded up in Sea of Thieves' now violently rocking hull:

  • Multiple Megalodons will no longer spawn in the same zone.
  • Megalodon encounter music will no longer be heard on the Ferry.
  • 'Crew Management' and the 'Allow Friends to Join' text is now localised to all languages.
  • There is no longer an invisible rock in Thieves' Haven.
  • 'Skeleton Exploder' Title now shows the correct icon in the Vanity Chest.
  • There is no longer a wall on Plunder Valley that players can clip through to see outside the map.
  • VFX for lighting a gunpowder barrel now correctly appear connected to the fuse.
  • Players will no longer be teleported back to their ship when they shoot themselves from the cannon on the north side of Devil's Ridge.
  • Header and footer UI in shops is now consistent with the rest of the UI menus.
  • The 'More' button on all radials now properly updates when key bindings are changed and will no longer remain the same button.
  • Resource barrels on ships will not longer periodically restock if they are below the default level.
Rare is still working on a few other known issues, such as players firing out of a cannon in a completely different direction to the one intended. Players are still intermittently unable to unlock the "Gunpowder Plot" Commendation and its Legendary counterpart when expected; while there's still no fix, it's reported that retrying the commendation will at least sort things out for affected players.

After an extended maintenance period the 1.1.5 patch should be live as of this posting. The download size is 1.86GB on Xbox One and Xbox One X, while the Windows 10 patch is 1.50GB.

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Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016. He's also been gaming long enough to know what a text parser is. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books and podcasts or trading Pokémon with his wife.