Sea of Thieves is taking aim at combat adjustments in its next update

    
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Combat on the high seas is about to get a bit more refined, according to Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate in the latest developer update video. The next game update, coming on February 6th, will be a balancing and bug fixing update, with a particular emphasis on the game’s combat systems. The double-gun bug that Neate has mentioned previously is still in developers’ sights, but on top of that, the team is also looking to implement “a bunch of general combat tweaks and improvements,” including adjustments to “a wide range of areas” including weapon reload, swordplay, bullet speed and damage, knockback, hipfiring, and so on.

Many of these planned changes are currently undergoing pioneer testing, but the devs aren’t quite ready to talk specifics yet, as they’re still gathering feedback and adjusting accordingly. Neate does say, however, that players can expect to learn more about the exact changes and adjustments when he and his fellow developers appear on the February 5th edition of Inside Xbox, where they’ll also be “giving a bit more of an insight into what’s going on across Rare . . . and a little bit of a tease about what’s to come.” Oh, and just a heads-up for any would-be cheaters out there, Neate says the team is still keeping a close eye on incoming data and feedback and have been issuing bans accordingly. So, you know, stop cheating, please and thank you.

Source: YouTube
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Armsbend

It’s $30 right now on the MS store for the next 8 days. Time to pull the trigger.

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Armsbend

The MS store truly is a piece of shit.

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Zeph

Yeah, it’s pretty bad. Hopefully improvements will come soon now that Phil Spencer is involved. He’s done a great job getting Xbox back on course.

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Armsbend

I didn’t know what people meant when they said they hated it. I thought they were just dumb. Nope. It is harder to install a game you bought through them than anywhere else.

Finally figured it though. Had to do a pc reset, sign out of the ms store on the PC (not web based) then sign in using my old xbox live account. I hadn’t signed into the thing in years.

Sea of Thieves this very weekend!

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Danny Smith

I didn’t think a console would replace the psp as ‘laggy, unresponsive menu’ king but the loading times and input lag on the xbone menu puts some bad indie games to shame in that regard. Can’t imagine its worse on pc.

But if it is holy shit.

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Zeph

I picked up Sea of Thieves earlier this month and I’ve been having a complete blast. Huge fan of what Rare has done with it.

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Sorenthaz

Kind of getting tempted to poke back around into the seas. Wonder if my account is even still flagged for Pioneer testing since I’ve woefully neglected it.