The latest patch for Sea of Thieves has sailed into our ports, and it has the catchy name of Update 1.2.3. While it’s not the biggest patch in the world, the Sea of Thieves patch notes for update 1.2.3 does mark the end of the Cursed Sails expansion’s events that have been going on the past three weeks. So get after those skeleton crews, as the region-wide ship battles may not be happening after this week, and the doubloons and cosmetic items available during this time can no longer be plundered.
Sea of Thieves Patch Notes 1.2.3 Battle Times Changes
The biggest change is how the real-world Cursed Sails battle times for skeleton ship encounters have been rotated. This was done in response to a request from the community, in order to help out players who can only play during fixed periods and give them the opportunity to battle for a different region each week. Rare implemented this change in the last fix too, now the developer has changed the battle times again to allow more players to organically encounter the three region battles of the course of the campaign. Which is nice of them.
Sea of Thieves Update 1.2.3 Commendation Fix
Although it was promised in the last update, one of the more annoying problems in Sea of Thieves Cursed Sails has been fixed at last. The Fleet Protectors of the Ancient Isles Commendation, which you are supposed to get from beating ‘The Great War of The Ancient Isles’ while in an Alliance with all of you running Ancient Isles sails, has been bugged for a few weeks and players have been unable to get it. It’s finally been fixed, and Rare has made it available retroactively so you don’t have to do it all again. Arr, that be good news.
Known Issues For The Next Sea of Thieves Update
Rare has also highlighted a few issues that they’re aware of, and should hopefully be fixed in the next Sea of Thieves patch. The biggest (literally) is the Kraken, which was disabled due to the performance issues it was causing. Considering sea monsters are one of the best parts of the game, hoping this guy will be back in very soon.
Other than that, the developer is working on a fix to make Merchant Alliance crates float to the surface if the ship they’re on sinks, and solving the issue where if a player receives multiple Alliance offers, accepting one will accept all offer rather than just the one closest to the player.
Sea of Thieves 1.2.3 Patch Notes
The full release notes for Sea of Thieves update 1.2.3 can be found on Rare’s website, otherwise here are the main fixed issues:
- Updates – Cursed Sails Battle Times. Battle times have been rotated to give players who can only play during fixed times the opportunity to battle for a different region each week. This change was made in response to community feedback.
- Fixed Issues – Fleet Protectors of the Ancient Isles Commendation now unlocks correctly. Players who have met the requirements for the commendation and did not earn it before the fix have now been awarded the Commendation correctly.