Sea of Thieves delays bigger patch features and fights toxicity


Sea of Thieves’ August update is going to be a mite bit skimpier than players were previously led to believe. This is because Rare said that it made the decision to hold back some of the patch’s bigger features until September in order to make sure these systems are on the up-and-up.

“Since we started working from home, we’ve definitely had to be a bit more flexible with our plans for each month, and as such we’ve decided to move our key planned features back to our September release,” the studio said. “Because of this, [Tuesday’s] update focuses on a range of bug fixes and quality of life improvements while rolling out a series of live events to mark the summer of Sea of Thieves.”

Rare recently acknowledged that the game has some toxicity issues and is working on reviewing and improving policies to deal with it. It says these discussions are a “top priority” among the company and encouraged players to report those who are breaking the game’s code of conduct.

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