As Belle calls for players’ support to uncover the circumstances of Merrick’s disappearance in ‘The Forsaken Hunter’, live until July 14th, the team here at Rare have been working on additional fixes based on feedback from the community. We’re introducing more of these fixes in today’s release, update

For more information on the currently active Adventure, see the previous release notes. For a refresher on all the new content that arrived at the start of Season Six, check out the launch release notes!

Fixed Issues

‘The Forsaken Hunter’

  • Players sent to the Ferry of the Damned while taking part in this Adventure will no longer find their equipment, clothing, vanity items and emotes removed.

  • Players affected by the above issue who also found some visual traits of their pirate removed, such as freckles or scars, will find them returned upon loading the game after downloading this update.

Legend of the Veil Voyage

  • Crews defeating a Soulflame Captain during a Haunted Island encounter will now earn the correct number of rewards and gain the intended Emissary Grade progression when playing as an Emissary.

Steam Achievements

  • Steam players should now find that when an achievement is unlocked in the game, it is also consistently unlocked within Steam. Anyone missing previously unlocked achievements should load the game following this update to force those achievements to unlock.

Known Issues

Reduced Server Performance

  • Players may experience scenarios where they encounter ping spikes at random while playing, resulting in rubberbanding or client stutters. While more improvements were released in update 2.5.3, the team continue to work on further improvements for future updates.

Ranged and Melee Weapon Hit Detection

  • In areas of intense action, players may find themselves firing shots or landing strikes that do not cause damage to their targets. While small improvements continue to be delivered during our regular updates, we are continuing to investigate and identify further improvements to the player combat experience.

To learn more about known issues in Sea of Thieves currently being tracked and their status, head over to our Known Issues support site article.

Download and Installation

Download size:

Xbox Series X: 5.59 GB
Xbox Series S: 3.63 GB
Xbox One X: 5.59 GB
Xbox One: 3.63 GB
Microsoft Store: 4.93 GB
Steam: 5.2 GB



Forum Discussion

You can discuss these release notes in the Forums here.

You can leave your feedback on the game in general here.

Looking For Crew?

Looking for new crewmates? We've got a bunch of places you can visit to seek out like-minded pirates, so sail on over to these official Sea of Thieves hangouts: