If you thought that Sea of Thieves offered a fun but rather shallow gameplay experience, you may want to start putting on that diving bell to go down into the depths with next week’s Hungering Deep content update.
Before that happens, however, there’s today’s Patch 1.0.8, which is more focused on small but useful improvements to the game. The 800 MB patch includes the ability to abandon voyages, set aim sensitivity, toggle color blind options, find more lore books, and experience better visual effects. Also: “The unsettling sound of a squawking chicken whilst caged is now… more bearable.”
Rare is obviously priming the community for The Hungering Deep and is running a small event leading up to it. The studio released both a developer update video and a teaser trailer for the free DLC. There’s also movement toward resurrecting the pioneer testing program to get players into early patch builds and a “zero-tolerance” approach for cheaters using third-party apps to gain an advantage in the game.