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Sea of Thieves ‘Dark Relics’ patch notes – Mysterious chests, new cosmetics, trailer and more

Published: 14/Aug/2019 15:14 Updated: 14/Aug/2019 15:24

by David Purcell


Mysterious chests and a whole host of brand new content have been added to Sea of Thieves with August’s ‘Dark Relics’ monthly update, and there’s a lot to get through. 

Rare appear to have shaken up their pirate game yet again with the introduction of fresh concepts, arrival of even more customizable cosmetics to unlock, and some interesting changes to gameplay. 

The update goes live on August 14 and is just the latest in a series of large monthly updates that have been promised by the developer, following on from the Black Powder Stashes patch that in went live July. 

RareNew Dark Relics quests are now available to play in Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves ‘Dark Relics’ update trailer

There’s no better place to start than the new Sea of Thieves trailer, which sheds some light about the changes that have been made to gameplay, including the arrival of harpoons on smaller boats. 

A few new cosmetics can also be spotted in the video, as well as other changes included in the patch notes. 

Sea of Thieves ‘Dark Relics’ patch notes

New content:

  • New Voyages into the Dark: “Assist in the urgent recovery effort and you’ll be well rewarded, but you’ll have to butt heads with some skulls along the way. Find the Relics to earn Commendations and gold, while boosting your reputation with the Order on your path to Pirate Legend!”
  • Dark Times voyages: “Duke is hiring pirates who don’t mind a tussle to take on Dark Relic Voyages, which will involve smashing skellies, taking their Relics and returning them to the Order. Find him in any tavern to lay claim to a Voyage!”
  • Limited time cosmetics: Three new cosmetics have been added to Sea of Thieves for the Dark Relics update, all of which can be found below: 

RareThese Mercenary Ship cosmetics have been added to Sea of Thieves.

  • Collect the relics: “There are five types of Relic to look out for: the Enchantment Vessel, Hexing Skull, Evil Eye, Mutinous Effigy and Bewitching Doll. The Order of Souls assures all pirates that they won’t get horribly cursed just by handling the Relics. There’s a special Commendation for finding one of each type – so consider trading your spares with other crews! 

    “Over the next few weeks, Duke will offer Dark Relic Voyages in The Shores of Plenty, The Ancient Isles and The Wilds, with special Titles and Commendations to earn. There will also be dedicated Devil’s Roar Voyages for Pirate Legends, which are riskier but reward more Relics…”

  • Rope, rope, rope your boat: “While the skellies have been up to no good, pirate tinkers have begun attaching harpoons to Rowboats throughout the world! Just like the harpoon on your ship, the Rowboat version fires a sturdy rope that attaches to large objects or pulls in small objects.”


  • Doubloons and Danger: “Duke also wants pirates to watch out for Reaper’s Chests – strange new treasures that have just begun to surface around shipwrecks. Cursed with the Reaper’s Mark, these chests show up on all pirates’ maps!

    “Getting one of these back to Duke won’t be easy with all that extra attention on you. What’s inside them? Not even Duke knows yet. However, he’s willing to pay Doubloons for each Reaper’s Chest returned!”

(Source: Sea of Thieves)

Well, there you have it. Everything that’s included in the brand new monthly update for Sea of Thieves. If you want to try out some of these new additions, just jump right into the game. 


Summit1g defends actions on Sea of Thieves after being labeled “toxic”

Published: 5/Oct/2020 16:28

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar has hit back at a report and claims that he was toxic on Sea of Thieves after breaking up servers where players wouldn’t interact in PvP. 

For the most part, playing Sea of Thieves can be a fun and enjoyable experience. You hop aboard a ship with a friend or two and sail the seas in hopes of completing quests picking up loot that you can sell on.

However, there are plenty of players who try to ruin that – typically through bombarding your ships with constant attacks. As a streamer, Summit has dealt with his fair share of this too, but he’s been able to fight back. 

Previously, he’s put people on blast on Twitter for not playing the game the right way, and while he hasn’t played Sea of Thieves for a while, he’s come under fire for his previous behavior. 

Microsoft StudiosSome players have big issues with the Sea of Thieves community.

Summit’s supposed “toxic” behavior was highlighted in a recent article after streamers quit the game due to harassment from other players. As he started up his October 4 stream, the leader of the 1G squad fired back – tearing into how some players aim to keep servers to themselves in a bid to farm coins. 

“Motherf**ker, you don’t talk about how they get those servers going in the first place – on Discord, through harassment themselves. They will stomp a ship out until they leave the game and get on their ship, you feel me? They don’t talk about all that stuff though,” he said, addressing the article. 

He turned his attention to the players who try to ruin these servers, adding: “Then, they sit on their servers where it’s supposed to be a give and take experience, pirates that take, and pirates that find, and it’s a big circle of we need each other but they sit in their circlejerk farms avoiding all aspects of fear.”

Summit added that playing like that is “not how the game should be played” so after those players took things to Discord in a bit to communicate and organize, he and his pals used “streamer benefits” to find out about them, as well ultimately infiltrating the servers.

He added that he’d never verbally abuse anyone in a racist or sexist way, but just trash-talked if someone else started on him.“We’d only talk s**t if they talk s**t, we’d only give it if they gave it,” Summit continued.  

“And if they’re giving it, they’d take it. They’re fine, they’re big boys, but what we’re talking about here is ridiculous. So, I just don’t understand why it’s a bad thing for one side to do it but not a bad thing for another side to do it.”

Plenty of his fans and Sea of Thieves players backed Summit’s cause to frustrate the players who keep servers to themselves in a bid to coin farm.

The game has undergone plenty of changes in recent months, but it’s unknown if he’ll return to it on a full-time basis as he once did.