Sea of Thieves Update 2.5.2 – Patch Notes on May 12, 2022

A new update has been released for Sea of Thieves Update 2.5.2 with Patch Notes. You can find out all the details of the Game Update, Bug Fixes, improvements, and Patch Notes below. The Sea of Thieves Updates 2.5.2 Patch Notes are now available for download, for all platforms, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. The file size may vary depending on the platform.

Season Six Community Day (May 14th)

  • All players setting sail during Season Six Community Day will be gifted the exclusive Season Six Community Day Flag and bonus Wing Flap Emote. Be sure to fly that flag when you set sail!
  • This time, the Renown multiplier will be in players’ hands! Tweet using the hashtag #SeaOfThievesCommunityDay to help boost the Community Emissary Grade and multiply the Renown earned by all players across the seas, speeding up that climb through the 100 levels of Season Six.
  • All players will also be able to earn double gold and reputation throughout the day.
  • Head to the Pirate Emporium to find a variety of items on sale at hefty discounts!
  • Tune in to participating streamers on Community Day and earn the Gilded Phoenix Banjo. Head to our Twitch Drops page now to link your accounts.
  • Finally, visit the Sea of Thieves merchandise store for a celebratory sale with SoT products discounted by 30% using the code COMMUNITYDAY at checkout. There’ll also be a unique Season Six Community Day T-shirt, only available to buy on the day!
  • Find out more about Season Six Community Day here.

Twitch Drops

  • Continue to unlock even more cosmetics throughout Season Six with Twitch Drops! Stay tuned to Sea of Thieves social channels to find out when Twitch Drops will be active for Partnered streamers, allowing players to earn more items from the Twilight Hunter set. Find out how to link your accounts and more on our dedicated Twitch Drops page.

World Encounters

  • As the summoning ritual of ‘The Shrouded Deep’ has drawn to a close, the Megalodons have returned to their usual behaviour patterns. Crews can once again encounter Megalodons emergently while out at sea.
  • With the wreck of the Killer Whale now cleared, the area has been reclaimed by the skeletal hordes. Crews may once again spy the ominous ship cloud in the sky, signifying an encounter with a Skeleton Fleet.

Morrow’s Peak Activity

  • Morrow’s Peak Outpost seems to now be lying dormant due to decreased volcanic activity, meaning crews will no longer encounter island volcanic threats on this island.

Deep Sea Enemy Encounters

  • Sirens encountered below the waves will now leave longer pauses between uses of their abilities to give players more breathing room between attacks.

Legend of the Veil Haunted Islands Balancing

  • Brigantine and Galleon crews will now encounter additional Phantoms during the Haunted Islands part of this Voyage when compared to solo and duo crews.

Fixed Issues

Gameplay

  • When caught in the explosion radius of a firebomb while aboard a Sloop, players should no longer be knocked back.
  • Larinna once again offers the Barrel Disguise and Rolling Dice Emotes.
  • When players attempt to deliver treasure to an incorrect location, the supporting tooltips now clearly display the correct location.
  • Players will no longer find Pondies near Sea Forts.
  • Players who have rebound the ‘More’ key for radial menus will now find their shanty shortcut key is unbound if the same key is selected.
  • Players who have enabled Virtual Keyboard while playing on console will now find that text chat continues to function as expected when switching to Steam.
  • When using the ‘Disable Controller Input on PC’ option, controller input will now be disabled entirely and no longer remain available in menus.
  • ‘The Art of the Trickster’ – Dying in combat during the Captain of the Lair encounter no longer makes the Captain disappear and result in blocked progress.

Legend of the Veil Voyage

  • Larger crews will no longer unlock additional progress towards the True Legend Commendation and achievement within the Legend of the Veil.
  • Treasure items collected following the Ghost Garrison encounter should no longer disappear if the Voyage is completed before they’re handed in.
  • When a Veil Stone is added to the Veil of the Ancients, the visual effects can still be seen even when looking away from the Veil itself.
  • The chance of heavy fog during a Ghost Garrison encounter has been reduced.
  • An appropriate impact audio effect is now heard when Ancient Phantoms are hit with swords.
  • The lit torch of an Ancient Priest should no longer be visible after they have disappeared.
  • The Veil of the Ancients arriving or being removed from a player’s ship is now accompanied by visual effects.
  • Targeting the front entrance of a Ghost Garrison no longer prevents damage to the nearby area.
  • Belle should no longer disappear before her lantern during cutscenes.

Environment

  • Players should no longer become stuck under tree branches on Old Faithful Isle.
  • Players should no longer become stuck within palm trees at Ancient Spire Outpost.
  • ‘Shores of Gold’ – When approaching the encounter with the Gold Hoarder, players should no longer be able to get stuck behind the Siren statue located before his lair.
  • ‘Captains of the Damned’ – Players should no longer fall through the geometry while moving through Isla Tesoro.

Visual and Audio

  • Ship sails viewed from a distance while in a storm no longer flicker.
  • The Naval Commander Short Hair no longer intersects with the player on a range of larger body types.
  • When the Ghost Hull is equipped, all beams on the Sloop now have the darker-coloured wood.
  • Title iconography for Athena’s Fortune rank 30 has been revised.
  • Food being cooked should no longer visually flicker when changing between cooking states.
  • The glowing lantern lights of the Killer Whale wreck are no longer present when the Adventure is inactive.
  • The glowing light effect from a mermaid is no longer extinguished when looking away from the mermaid.
  • When viewing the Barrel Bombardier Hull from a distance, players should no longer see glowing parts of the hull disappear as they move towards it.
  • When the Skeleton Fort at Shark Fin Camp is active, crews descending to the Shrine of Hungering should no longer hear overlapping music within the Shrine.
  • Players equipping Forest’s Blessing Costume 3 should find that their equipped hair or beard no longer interferes with the costume’s mask.
  • Large pirates performing the Cheer Emote should no longer see their pirate’s hands intersecting with their body.
  • When Ritual Skulls are returned to Larinna, the correct Bilge Rats artwork is now used in notifications.
  • Portuguese language is now spelt correctly in the language settings.
  • Players can no longer see a gap in the Thriving Wild Rose Blunderbuss when held.
  • With the Spring Blossom Figurehead or Capstan equipped, experiencing an earthquake in The Devil’s Roar should no longer cause the petals to shake erratically.
  • Chests placed on top of the Legendary Capstan now sit correctly above the capstan.
  • The line of the Scorched Forsaken Ashes Rod now has a glowing effect throughout.
  • Inside a flooded Ancient Vault, the bubble effects on water pouring from the statues now appear from the correct source.

Performance and Stability

  • Optimised the performance of floating items on the water surface, improving server performance.
  • Network improvements made to improve server performance.
  • Optimised retrieval of player inventories to improve server performance.
  • Improved client stability for some users experiencing repeated crashes at launch.
  • Improved client stability across general gameplay to reduce scenarios where players may exit the game unexpectedly.
  • Improved server stability to reduce scenarios where crews are removed from a game session.

Known Issues

Reduced Server Performance

  • Players may experience scenarios where they encounter ping spikes at random while playing, resulting in rubberbanding or client stutters. While improvements have been released in update 2.5.2, the team continue to work on further improvements for future updates.

Steam Achievement Unlocking Issues

  • Some Steam players may find that after an achievement is unlocked in the game, it is not unlocked within Steam.

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 small improvements continue to be delivered during our regular updates, we are continuing to investigate and identify further improvements to the player combat experience.

Source: Sea of Thieves