Sea of Thieves gets makeup options and more lightning in latest update

Dave W. Shanahan

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox One, Sea of Thieves

In the latest Sea of Thieves update, The Festival of the Damned, there are now new makeup options for characters available. Patch 1.3.2 brings improvements to the mechanics of Eye of Reach, rowboats, as well as rewards gained from The Devil’s Roar. As always, this update contains fixes for known issues and performance fixes. As noted in a post on the Sea of Thieves blog, this update marks the end of Forsaken Shores and the Forsaken Shores time-limited cosmetics found in Duke’s shop.

Here’s a list of the important additions in the new update:

Bilge Rats Adventure – Festival of the Damned

Flames of Fate – On the Ferry of the Damned, the Well of Fates has been revealed. It produces a different colored light depending on the way your pirate has perished. Use your lantern to capture the flame so you can take it back to the land of the living.
Bilge Rat Doubloons – Each Festival of the Damned Commendation on the progress screen details the number of Bilge Rat Doubloons it rewards. Players can earn up to 110 Bilge Rat Doubloons.
Bilge Rat Cosmetics – Visit Duke’s Shop to purchase the time-limited lantern, sails and three Festival of the Damned Face Paint looks.
Bilge Rat Titles – Earn yourself the Title ‘Legend of the Damned’, by completing the Festival of the Damned Commendations. This title will unlock straight into your Vanity Chest, ready to be equipped.
Legendary Commendation – Earn an additional 50 Doubloons by taking on the challenge of the Legendary Commendation.

Here is the latest Sea of Thieves trailer for Bilge Rat Adventures: Festival of the Damned.


Make-up – With many pirates wanting to paint their faces in celebration of the Festival of the Damned, this is the perfect time to allow pirates access to various makeup looks that allow for even more customization options. Make-up is accessible via the Vanity Chest.
Eye of Reach – Players can now sprint as soon as the Eye of Reach is cocked, no longer restarting the animation.
Lightning Strikes – Prepare for (even more) treacherous weather conditions! Players who brave a storm will be able to tempt fate with an increased chance of lightning strikes being reported across the world. This additional peril is forecast to last for the duration of the Festival of the Damned before conditions return to normal again.
Rowboats – Reduced the time it takes to dock to the rowboat oars, allowing you to begin rowing sooner.
The Devil’s Roar Rewards – Players now have an increased chance of finding high-value loot in The Devil’s Roar!
Cargo Run VFX – Cargo crates now drip in accordance to their health (i.e. Cloth drips more when damaged and Plants drip more when at high health).
Cannon Tool-Tip – Cannons will no longer show a greyed out tool-tip for items that cannot be loaded into the cannon.

For those interested in seeing the full list of fixes, performance updates, and known issues, you can check out the Sea of Thieves blog post. Executive Producer Joe Neate talks a little about the upcoming Sea of Thieves November 2018 update in a YouTube video.

According to Neate, the Shrouded Spoils update will bring expanded ship customization; the wheel, the cannon, the capstan, etc. The upcoming Sea of Thieves update will also introduce more environmental effects, including fog, greatly affecting visibility at sea and on land. Stay tuned for more information coming in the Sea of Thieves Shrouded Spoils November 2018 update.