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Sea of Thieves July update revealed: Early patch notes, new Adventure event details, release date

Published: 5/Jul/2019 16:46 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 16:52

by David Purcell


Rare have finally announced the release date and details regarding the next set of new Sea of Thieves content, with a new patch expected to deliver some big changes to game modes. 

The game’s developer posts update videos to YouTube on a weekly basis, usually reacting to opinions or issues raised by the community, but during the July 3 episode executive producer Joe Neate dropped the news of exciting things to come. 

A brand new update is officially in testing and has been given an official release date of July 17, bringing new content in the form of an in-game Adventure mode event and changes to the The Arena as well.

RareNew Adventure mode event will bring more quests and voyages to Sea of Thieves with July 17 update.

New Sea of Thieves Adventure event

Sea of Thieves players will soon be able to get involved with a brand new event across the seven seas, once the patch rolls out on July 17. 

The event, which is called Black Powder Stashes, is set to bring some different dynamics to the popular pirating title, with Neate making a comparisons to the previously active Reaper’s Run missions. 

Therefore, it’s expected that Black Powder Stashes will introduce a fresh set of voyages and quests for players to grind their way through, in their search for glory. 

“Currently, we’re testing with insiders a new update that we’re calling Black Powder stashes, which is the first of a regular series of activities that we want to bring to Adventure,” the executive producer said. “We really want to drive really interesting social dynamics and behavior in the shared world.”

The mode event is still in testing and we can more than certainly expect further details closer to its release. Until then, you would expect Rare to remain tight lipped. 

The Arena is changing in Sea of Thieves

Another change to be implemented in the July 17 update is going to have an impact on The Arena, a mode added in the Anniversary update back in April. 

For those who aren’t aware, the game mode is Rare’s take on competitive play in Sea of Thieves, allowing several crews to come together in a much tighter stretch of the map to compete. It’s very much a player versus player (PVP) centred mode. 

Graphics: RareFrom left to right – the Sloop, Galleon, and Brigantine are the current ships available in Sea of Thieves.

“We’re trying to test some interesting stuff with different ship sizes in Arena itself,” Neate said, revealing that the development team is now receiving feedback about the new feature – as seen on the official game website. 

There are already three different ship sizes included in Sea of Thieves, as players will well know, including the Sloop, Brigantine, and Galleon – which hold up to two, three, and four players respectively. 

Whether or not Rare will change their plans for the July 17 patch after the feedback is made available to them remains to be seen, but these are the early notes for the upcoming update – with more quality of life and bug fixes expected as well. 


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.