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Sea of Thieves server downtime schedule, update patch notes on Xbox Series X and Xbox One

Sea of Thieves will be taken offline for server maintenance this week.

The Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S multiplayer game will receive a new update on the morning of July 13.

Unfortunately, however, the game will be taken offline in preparation for the new update.

According to the official Sea of Thieves Twitter account, the game will go down for server maintenance at 10am BST UK time.

There’s no word on how long the game will be offline, although it shouldn’t last much longer than 2-hours.

“Attention pirates! We’ll be rolling out a necessary hotfix for Sea of Thieves tomorrow, July 13th, from around 10am BST,” reads a Microsoft tweet.

“Following this there will be an update to download before you can next set sail, so please plan your Voyages accordingly.”

With the full list of patch notes to follow, Rare has provided fans with a list of known issues.

Express Online will update this article with the full list of patch notes on July 13. The known issues can be found below.

Sea of Thieves Xbox Series X/Xbox One known issues…

Tunnels of the Damned – Rejoining a Session

While travelling through the Tunnels of the Damned, rejoining the game after a lost connection may result in visual issues and failed migration to the new area, returning players to their starting location.

New Tall Tale Commendations – Tale Visibility

Players are able to browse Commendations for ‘The Sunken Pearl’ and ‘Dark Brethren’ Tall Tales before they have completed the preceding Tale.

To prevent the experience from being spoiled, avoid reading ahead!

Plunder Pass Reward Unlocking Issue

Players who have purchased the Season Three Plunder Pass may find that rewards are not immediately unlocked when the appropriate level of Seasonal progression is reached.

Logging out and back in should resolve this and cause the unlocked item to appear in the relevant chest.

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 improvements continue to be delivered during our content updates, this remains a key priority for the team.

Sea of Thieves server downtime schedule and update 2.2.0.2 patch notes for Xbox

Sea of Thieves update 2.2.0.2 is out now on Xbox One, PC and Xbox Series X/S.

Releasing just a couple of weeks after the Pirates of the Caribbean update, the new download makes some urgent fixes.

Unfortunately, however, the new update also launches alongside a period of server downtime, which begins at 10am BST.

“The Sea of Thieves servers are now offline for essential maintenance,” reads a Rare tweet.

“We’ll let you know as soon as you can download today’s hotfix and return to the seas, but feel free to take a look at the accompanying release notes in the meantime.”

The server downtime is expected to last for at least an hour, so expect the game to be back online before midday.

In the meantime, fans can check out the update 2.2.0.2 patch notes, which include a host of fixes for the Pirate’s Life content.

This includes a fix for a particularly problematic issue in which players fall through ships and into the sea.

The remaining Sea of Thieves update 2.2.0.2 patch notes for Xbox and PC can be seen below.

Sea of Thieves update 2.2.0.2 patch notes…

General

• Equipping the Merchant Alliance Cannons will now attach the correct ship cannon appearance.

Sirens

• Sirens are now able to consistently attack with melee strikes when a player is moving backwards.

Pirate Emporium

• Equipping the Eternal Freedom Cannons on the Brigantine will now allow players to fire themselves out at the correct angle on all ship cannons.

Performance and Stability

• Crews should no longer experience scenarios where they are unable to board their ship and fall through into the sea instead.

• Improved client stability when travelling through the Tunnels of the Damned.

• Improved server stability, reducing scenarios where crews are removed from a game session.

Tall Tales

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – Players can no longer reach areas that allow them to get out of the world and into unintended areas of the map.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – When joining a crew in progress, the Wraith Statue at the start of the island experience will now guide players to the correct location.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – When a crewmate is holding the Cursed Captain, other members of the crew will now see the skull animate when talking.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – Retrieving the Brig Key while holding an object should no longer cause the key to become lost.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – After retrieving the Brig Key, players should be able to walk freely around the brig.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – Rejoining a game session at the Ferry of the Damned will now allow access to the lower deck.

‘• The Sunken Pearl’ – Pulleys located in the environments will now display a prompt when they are unable to be used.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – When an Ocean Crawler emerges from the ground, it will now display appropriate visual effects.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – Crews reaching the salvaging room should no longer find the correct statue sequence fails to raise the water level, leaving them unable to proceed.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – On entering the Trophy Room, interacting with the pulleys prior to defeating the Ocean Crawlers will no longer prevent players from escaping the room.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – When the Silver Blade battle resets after a failed attempt to complete it, restarting the encounter will now allow players to correctly board the ship.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – Crews can now successfully retrieve the Chest of Everlasting Sorrows if it’s discovered after the Silver Blade Battle.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – If the Chest of Everlasting Sorrows is discovered after the Silver Blade Battle, the side door should now open when the antechamber is reached.

• ‘Captains of the Damned’ – The hand-in location for the Villagers’ Valuables has been made clearer for players.

• ‘Dark Brethren’ – Pulleys located in the environments will now display a prompt when they are unable to be used.

• ‘Lords of the Sea’ – Ghostly Resource Crates retrieved during the encounter can no longer be cashed in for gold, reputation or Seasonal Renown.

• ‘Lords of the Sea’ – Once the Black Pearl is able to be boarded, migrating to a new server will now bring the Black Pearl to the new location, enabling crews to complete the Tale.

Author: Liam Martin
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Caravans and motorhomes are a higher target for thieves than supercars and luxury models

They said some caravans without tracking devices were rarely recovered as identity markers were removed.

Data shows just a handful of drivers have trackers installed in their cars with many failing to install basic alarms.

Shaun Carse, Trackershop Managing Director said caravans were an “attractive body for thieves”.

He said: “High spec caravans can cost up to £35,000, whilst top of the range motorhomes sell for £80,000+ – making them an attractive booty for thieves.

READ MORE: Caravan owners risk fines over number plate rule

Author: Luke Chillingsworth
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4 catalytic converter thieves shoot at 2 men chasing after them in W. Houston, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two witnesses chased down catalytic converter theft suspects on Dairy Ashford near the Katy Freeway before a shooting Friday morning.

According to Houston police, the chase-turned-shooting started at about 9:30 a.m. when two men at a commercial business on Dairy Ashford noticed four suspects breaking into one of the men’s trucks, stealing the catalytic converter.

An ABC13 photojournalist in the area captured video of multiple catalytic converters on the ground in a parking lot near the scene.

The owner of the gray Toyota pickup truck and a contractor in a white van engaged with the suspects, prompting them to take off.

The two witnesses chased the suspects down on Dairy Ashford, according to HPD.

At one point during the chase, the suspects turned around and started driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Dairy Ashford.

SEE ALSO: Catalytic converter thefts in Houston up more than 400%, data shows

That’s when they crashed into a mother driving in a SUV with her child.

“This was a very dangerous situation, but we’re proud to say that nobody was seriously injured here,” HPD Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite said.

The suspects pulled into a parking lot after the crash, prompting the witnesses in the truck and van to follow.

Unaware of the situation, the mother in the SUV also pulled into the parking lot after the crash.

Once in the parking lot, HPD said the two men used their vehicles to block the suspects in.

Realizing they were blocked in, the four suspects took off on foot toward a nearby hotel parking garage, Satterwhite said.

While fleeing, two of the suspects fired shots at the gray truck, with the mother and her child nearby, police said.

Video from the scene showed bullet holes in a gray pickup truck in the parking lot.

According to HPD, a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable at the gas station across the street saw the shooting and called for backup.

In total, Precinct 1, Precinct 5, Houston police, Department of Public Safety and SWAT officials all collaborated in controlling the scene.

Houston police secured a perimeter around the parking garage, where the four suspects eventually surrendered and were arrested.

Although officials initially believed there were six suspects, further investigation led them to believe there were only four, and all four were detained.

“The community should not feel alarmed that there’s another suspect going around the property right now,” Satterwhite said.

When asked about the theft victims that chased after the suspects, Satterwhite reminded Houstonians that it is always best to call police and avoid engagement with armed individuals.

“Property is not a reason to risk your life. We want people to be careful,” Satterwhite said. “We don’t want people to engage with armed suspects. We want them to call us… They are victims, it’s the criminals that did this.”

Satterwhite said the four suspects were all men in their 20s.

WATCH: ABC13’s Courtney Fischer tells personal story of catalytic converter theft

He emphasized that HPD is taking catalytic converter thefts very seriously, noting that they believe a lot of the thefts stem from organized crime.

“The catalytic converter thefts we have going on in this city, and frankly the country, a lot of it is organized,” Satterwhite said. “It’s a huge problem and we are looking at every part of it.”

He said investigators are not only looking at theft suspects, but also individuals who are buying stolen parts.

“As a nation, we are facing some real problems right now, especially when it comes to violent crime. The police departments across the country, we are doing everything we can. We’re collaborating. We’re coordinating,” he said. “We’re just as concerned and alarmed as you are.”

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Sea of Thieves update 2.2 PATCH NOTES in full: Pirates of the Caribbean content hits Xbox

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Sea of Thieves Pirate’s Life update is live (Image: MICROSOFT)

Sea of Thieves has been given a huge new update, titled A Pirate’s Life.

The Pirates of the Caribbean-themed update ushers in the start of Season 3, which means new rewards and items to unlock.

“A new Season brings with it a new set of rewards, unlocked by earning Renown out on the seas.

“Live your pirate life and reach new Renown levels, granting you cosmetics, gold, Doubloons and Ancient Coins!

“Season Three also delivers a refreshed selection of Trials and Deeds to tackle, with a distinct focus on Tall Tales both old and new – completing these will speed up your progress towards ever more enviable Seasonal rewards.”

As you can see from the patch notes below, the update also adds new Pirates of the Caribbean content, including a brand new story.

The action is said to unfold over five Tall Tales, which are full of puzzles, pitched battles, surprises and rewards.

Players are encouraged to visit the Castaway’s Camp at the nearest Outpost to start the Pirates of the Caribbean content.

You can see the full list of Sea of Thieves update 2.2 patch notes below…

Sea of Thieves update patch notes…

A New Cinematic Adventure

Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew have crossed the horizon into the world of Sea of Thieves, and with Davy Jones following in their wake, they’ve set in motion a perilous chain of events that threaten the known world. Join Jack and other characters from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean as you battle to save the Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life unfolds across five new cinematic Tall Tales – Sea of Thieves’ carefully crafted narrative-driven adventures. Whether you’re playing solo or alongside crewmates, you’ll find these thrilling Tales filled with puzzles, pitched battles, surprises and rewards.

To embark upon the Tall Tales that comprise Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life, head to the Castaway’s Camp at the nearest Outpost to speak to this mysterious new arrival…

Explore New Locations

Venture off the Ferry and deep into the Sea of the Damned for the first time, exploring supernatural waters and uncovering the secrets of a world held in limbo where forsaken pirates linger.

Journey through a world where pirate dreams and nightmares take on physical form as you navigate Captain Jack Sparrow’s past, visiting iconic locations from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.

Dive into the underwater world of the Sunken Kingdom, discover locations built by sinister new foes and enter the towering Coral Fortress, where Davy Jones awaits.

Using the Tunnels of the Damned to travel between worlds has its restrictions: crews approaching a mystical portal with treasure on board should be aware that the journey through the Tunnels transports their ship, but not their treasure. Hand it in at the nearest Outpost before travelling through the Tunnels to avoid leaving treasure floating in the sea in your wake!

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Commendations and Rewards

New Commendations have been added to the Tall Tales Reputation tab, charting players’ progress as they uncover secrets following the world-changing events across the sea.

Progressing through each Tale will reward players with a range of new cosmetics. For true explorers, unlocking the secrets hidden within the Tales will award a tune often heard floating across the waves…

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Achievements

New Xbox and Steam achievements can be unlocked by progressing through the new in-game Commendations. A total of 300 gamerscore is available to earn from this update, and these achievements will remain in the game indefinitely.

Refreshed Front End Menus

When launching Sea of Thieves in Season Three, players will now find an improved front end experience, helping new and experienced players alike get into the right sessions more quickly.

The Play tab hosts the various game modes including the Maiden Voyage tutorial, Adventure and Arena, all with intuitive instructions to aid setup for newer players. An option for Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life has also been added, allowing players to jump straight into the latest action with their friends, placing them in a Closed Crew directly at the Castaway’s Camp ready to begin a Tall Tale.

The Discover tab has an expanded What’s New section to keep you informed of changes taking place across the seas. The Pirate Emporium continues to be available, allowing players to browse and purchase before entering the game.

Sea of Thieves new season pass

Sea of Thieves new season pass (Image: RARE)

Accessibility

New Player Accessibility Settings

New Sea of Thieves players will now be offered a range of accessibility settings when first loading the game to help tailor the experience to their needs, along with shortcut access to the wider suite of accessibility settings included in the game.

New players are now also offered a simple way to ensure Sea of Thieves is suitable for all the family. Enabling Family Mode will disable voice and text communication with other crews you may meet in the open world. These settings can always be re-enabled later from the Settings Menu.

UI Menu Visibility

• To improve readability of UI menus that overlap, the rear image will no longer use a blur effect and will now show as opaque with the front menu using a darker background.

Pop-up Notifications

• Within the Accessibility Settings, players can select how long pop-up notifications should appear on-screen using ‘Toast Message Duration’.

Changing Game Language

• Within the Accessibility Settings on PC, players can now choose a preferred game language independent of the operating system language.

UI Menu Narration

• When enabling ‘Let Games Read to Me’ in platform settings, navigating through cosmetic chests and shop UI menus will now be narrated for improved accessibility.

• Within the Quests menu, navigating through the Voyage and Tall Tale inventories will now be narrated.

• Within the Pirate Log, both Season and Reputation sections will now be narrated.

• When interacting with Trading Company representatives, menu navigation will now be narrated.

• Interacting with barrels around the world and navigating through their contents will now be narrated.

Fixed Issues

Gameplay

• Crews migrating to new servers should no longer become unable to use ship interactions on arrival.

• Crews migrating servers near a shipwreck will no longer bring undiscovered treasure with them to the new server.

• ‘Wild Rose’ – On reaching the final chapter of this Tall Tale and returning to the Order of Souls, the Outpost will now load correctly.

• Swapping emotes while emoting should now correctly change the camera positioning.

• The ‘Speak to Larinna outside any tavern’ Deed should now complete after speaking with Larinna.

• After redeeming a crate, players should no longer see a ‘Redeem’ prompt appear at the Merchant Alliance vendor.

• On Steam, players are no longer able to modify game files in order to exceed the maximum player field of view.

Lost Shipments

• The Merchant Alliance Lost Shipments map should no longer be blank for a few seconds after opening it.

Emissary Play

• When a player has voted at an Emissary table, if the vote is still in progress when they leave the Outpost their vote is now removed.

• Players should no longer be able to vote to end an Emissary session shortly after their ship has sunk.

• While representing Athena’s Fortune or the Order of Souls as an Emissary, defeating named skeletons at Skeleton Forts and the Fort of Fortune will now earn crews Emissary Grade progression.

• Killing a Megalodon should now award players with reputation when sailing as an Athena’s Fortune Emissary.

Pirate Emporium

• The Bear & Bird Ship Bundle in the Pirate Emporium will now correctly show that they have Collector’s Sails and Figurehead available to purchase separately.

Environment

• While on a Skeleton Galleon, walking into geometry outside the Captain’s cabin should no longer cause players to safe teleport.

Visual and Audio

• During an Arena contest, the Sea Dog Chest marker should now update correctly on the ship’s map.

• When sailing, the bow splash visual effects now appear from the correct location.

• During The Legend of Glitterbeard, players should hear the vocal audio when the tree starts to glow.

• Toast notifications positioned above dialogue should now move back down when the dialogue has finished.

• The skeleton runes displayed on the Masked Renegade Hull are now orientated correctly.

• After killing fauna on the islands, they should now fade out.

• Commodity Crates should now use the appropriate textures when viewed facing the sun.

• Browsing the clothing store at an Outpost should no longer show overlapping navigation markers the bottom of the screen.

• When a player is affected by snake venom, it will now display the full-screen visual effect.

Performance and Stability

• Improved server stability, reducing scenarios where crews are removed from a game session.

• Further improvements made to server performance, reducing latency during gameplay.

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Join the Rare Crew in an Exclusive Xbox Show for a Look at Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life

Summary

  • Watch a gameplay walkthrough with the team behind Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life – the ultimate pirate crossover between Sea of Thieves and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the first two Tall Tales, in which pirates set sail to meet Captain Jack Sparrow in the world of Sea of Thieves.
  • Sea of Thieves Season Three launches June 22 and is available free for all players with Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam.

Sea of Thieves Season Three launches later this month, and with it comes Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life – an epic original story that brings Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew sailing in from beyond the horizon to spark new adventures spanning five narrative-driven Tall Tales.

Following its announcement at E3 with a stunning cinematic trailer, we’ve already hinted at what’s in store for those brave buccaneers ready to stand alongside Jack Sparrow in one of the Sea of Thieves’ greatest battles yet. Today’s special Xbox broadcast catches up with the teams behind this magical collaboration to offer some rousing insights into its creation. Team members from both Rare and Walt Disney Games talk freely about the vision, the ambition, the care and attention poured into every aspect of this dream crossover – and just some of the features they’re most excited for fans of both franchises to experience.

The special broadcast also dives deep into the gameplay of the first two Tall Tales where players will brave the Sea of the Damned, amongst many other challenges, and teases more about what’s to come when Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life headlines Season Three at launch on June 22.

Join the team on this journey behind the scenes by watching the video here:

Find Out More

The Season Three update including Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life will be available for free to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC or via Steam, or players who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. For more information on Season Three when it arrives on June 22, visit the Sea of Thieves website.

New to Sea of Thieves? Join the fun with our Maiden Voyage, a narrative-driven tutorial experience. New players will begin their travels within this scenario – and more tips can be picked up from our online Pirate Academy, which provides invaluable information on topics ranging from sailing to swordplay. Learn more about Sea of Thieves at www.xbox.com/seaofthieves, or join the ongoing adventure at www.seaofthieves.com where you can embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities!

© 2021 Microsoft Corporation.

© Disney.

Author: Joe Neate, Executive Producer at Rare
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Gameplay Images Unleashed As Two Pirate Worlds Collide

Summary

  • Enjoy the first glimpse of Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life in action with a set of in-game screenshots.
  • Rare will premiere a new Gameplay Trailer highlighting Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life during the Xbox Games Showcase: Extended broadcast on Thursday, June 17 at 10am PT.
  • Sea of Thieves Season Three launches June 22 and is available free for all players with Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam.

As part of a momentous collaboration between Xbox, Rare and Disney, we recently announced that Sea of Thieves’ upcoming Season Three update will be headlined by Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life – an all-new set of narrative-driven Tall Tales that bring Captain Jack Sparrow and his infamous crew from beyond the horizon to spark an incredible new adventure.

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We’ve already debuted a cinematic trailer to give players a taste of what to expect from the story, but we know that fans are eager to see more of the exciting gameplay, enthralling new enemies and unforgettable locations they’ll encounter and explore as they work to foil the schemes of the notorious Davy Jones.

So today, we’re thrilled to premiere a fresh selection of images from Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life. They offer a closer look at Jack Sparrow, some of the memorable places that players will travel to in his company and just a few of the traps and threats that lie in wait.

We’re also delighted to announce that we will premiere the Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Gameplay Trailer during the Xbox Games Showcase: Extended broadcast on Thursday, June 17. Learn more about Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life by tuning in at 10am PT on the day – and stay tuned for more details ahead of the update’s launch!

Find Out More

The Season Three update including Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life will be available for free to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC or via Steam, or players who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. For more information on Season Three when it arrives on June 22, visit the Sea of Thieves website.

New to Sea of Thieves? Join the fun with our Maiden Voyage, a narrative-driven tutorial experience. New players will begin their travels within this scenario – and more tips can be picked up from our online Pirate Academy, which provides invaluable information on topics ranging from sailing to swordplay. Learn more about Sea of Thieves at www.xbox.com/seaofthieves, or join the ongoing adventure at www.seaofthieves.com where you can embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities!

© 2021 Microsoft Corporation.

© Disney.

Author: Joe Neate, Executive Producer at Rare
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Army of the Dead universe: All about Thieves prequel and anime series

Along with that, five of the film’s cast will return to lend their voices to their characters, including Dave.

The others are Ana de la Reguera, who plays mechanic Maria; Tig Notaro, who plays cynical helicopter pilot Marianne; Omari Hardwick, who plays zombie killer Vanderohe; and Ella Purnell, who plays Scott’s daughter, Kate.

As well as them, a huge list of stars have signed up to play roles in the animated series, including Christian Slater, Vanessa Hudgens and Jena Malone.

While it is unclear whether their roles will be big or small, another new addition to the cast is Joe Manganiello, voicing the character of Rose, who will be the protagonist in the series.

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Sea of Thieves Season 2 release time and launch date news for April 15

Sea of Thieves Season 2 promises to be the next big event in the popular pirating calendar, with the development team promising new content and adventures on the open seas.

For those who might have missed the original launch back in January, Sea of Thieves Seasons is a new format for Rate to launch content and features.

Season 1 saw the Merchant Alliance Voyage become a permanent part of the game, while other Challenges and events were also added during the three-month period.

The good news is that seasonal content is free for all Sea of Thieves pirates to play, with the updated progression system offering fresh rewards to earn as you progress through levels of Renown.

The aim of Seasons is to reward players for enjoying all parts of SoT, and Renown can be earned in a ton of different ways, and isn’t wholly dependent on handing in loot.

Trials is another important of the new Seasonal system, and gamers can expect more individual Deeds to be unlocked this week that will test your adventuring, exploring and battling capabilities.

Meanwhile, the Sea of Thieves Season 2 release date has been locked in for this week and Rare has started sharing its launch plans.

WHEN DOES SEA OF THIEVES SEASON 2 START?

Developers Rare has confirmed that the Sea of Thieves Season 2 release date has been locked in for Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The game’s support team has warned that certain cosmetic items tied to Season 1 will be disappearing on the same day ahead of the big update.

Rare has also confirmed that the Sea of Thieves Season 2 release time has been set for after 10am BST on April 15, as this will be when servers are shut down for maintenance.

With such a big patch coming to the game, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Sea of Thieves servers go offline for at least an hour, if not longer.

A message from Rare explains: “The Sea of Thieves servers will be offline from approximately 10am BST tomorrow, Thursday 15th, so that a new Season on the seas can begin! Please plan your Voyages accordingly.

“Grabbed your gilded Gold Hoarders gear yet? If not, you’ve got until 10am BST tomorrow, Thursday 15th, to collect some chests and polish off the Vault Raiders Event!

“Don’t miss your chance to broadcast your mirth at the blunders of your buddies in an unnecessarily exaggerated fashion – the ROFL Emote is only available from the Pirate Emporium for free until 10am BST tomorrow, Thursday 15th.”

More news on when Sea of Thieves Season 2 will be playable is expected to be shared by Rare through its social media feeds.

A rundown on how the new Seasons work can be found below, courtesy of Rare:

Deeds are basic acts performed within Sea of Thieves such as sailing to new islands, battling skellies or digging up loot.

Challenges involve performing more precise actions such as illuminating all lights within your ship, or battling specific Pirate Lords.

Trials are a series of varied Challenges available each Season that all pirates can take part in.

Completing any of the above will earn Renown for your pirate, and the more Renown which you earn, the more rewards you will unlock.

Plunder Pass

Players who purchase a Plunder Pass will have access to premium cosmetic items, with any items debuting in the Plunder Pass remaining exclusive for that Season (before being made available to the public the following season).

This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed