Sea of Thieves: Dark Relics update patch notes available now

The Dark Relics update for Sea of Thieves is now available, including a slew of new patch notes to digest.


Sea of Thieves is back with yet another monthly content update. This time around players will be able to dive deep into the Dark Relics, a new event that includes plenty of ways for players to progress and grow richer on their plunders. This update includes some new missions, as well as some various quality of life improvements to help make hit detection better, as well as additional changes.

If you're excited about the Dark Relics update for Sea of Thieves, then we're right there with you. Here's what the new event is all about:

The Dark Relics update includes new Dark Relic Voyages, a new Dark Relic Athena Fortune Voyage, new commendations and rewards, the Reaper's Chest, and a series of new Reaper's Chest commendations and rewards. You can learn more about these new additions in the release notes on the Sea of Thieves website.

Quality of life improvements also abound this update, with ranged and melee hit detection getting a little love. Combat is much more responsive, and hits should be more consistent after the update. The rowboat has also received a brand-new weapon, a harpoon, which can be found attached to select rowboats throughout the world. Speaking of harpoons, players can now use harpoons to grab Gunpowder Kegs and floating meat left behind by dead sea creatures. This should make gathering these items much easier in the world.

Players will also find new puzzle locations available for two of the game's Tall Tales, including Legendary Storyteller and Fate of the Morningstar. PVP has seen some more enhancements as well, with the Arena matchmaking getting a few improvements with the update. This update also adds a new option to replace gamertags, as well as an option to hide crew gamertags. 

There are still a ton of other updates and changes coming to the game with the Dark Relics update, so make sure you check out that official release before you dive in later today.

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    August 14, 2019 8:00 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Sea of Thieves: Dark Relics update patch notes available now

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      August 14, 2019 10:18 AM

      I love this game but the time commitment required keeps me from playing often. You basically need to carve out a solid hour+ to really make any meaningful progress, which is tough to do with kids.

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      August 14, 2019 10:48 AM

      Does this play well without voice chat? I keep meaning to try thanks to game pass.

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        August 14, 2019 11:00 AM

        Nice chat definitely helps with the teamwork needed for a 4 man crew. Could probably do ok with a 2 man crew.

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        August 14, 2019 3:04 PM

        The in-built chat wheel is extremely comprehensive and contextual. Holding an object, interacting with a point, or just standing around yields different chat options.

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