Sea of Thieves 1.0.1 Update Looks to Improve Performance on Xbox One X

Sea of Thieves 1.0.1 Update Looks to Improve Performance on Xbox One X

The thievin' and plunderin' life just got a little smoother.

Rare's swashbuckling multiplayer pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves, is already a week old. Time flies when you're getting run through by sabre-wielding skeletons. Rare has an update video and a significant update (1.0.1) for the game's first-week anniversary, and among other things, the update looks to improve Sea of Thieves' performance on the Xbox One X.

"This is a full game update as opposed to just a patch. It contains a wide array of fixes across our services, stability and game experience," Rare wrote on its official Sea of Thieves message board. "We felt the priority here was releasing the improvements to our player base. For our next client update, we plan to send out a much smaller patch size." In other words, settle in for a sizable download: 10 gigs on the Xbox One, 18.97 gigs on the Xbox One X, and nearly 20 gigs on Windows 10.

The trade-off is a huge array of bug fixes and performance tweaks, all of which are listed on the official update notes. The performance optimizations "specifically [target] the 4K native resolution of Xbox One X." Rare also dropped its planned "Death Cost" feature like a cursed pirate skull after player backlash. Death Cost was supposed to be a tax applied after players died. Rare thanked players for their "honest feedback & discussion."

If you're looking to tackle the high seas, we've got a sizable library of guides, hints, and tips for Sea of Thieves. We can tell you how to conquer Skeleton Forts and how to customize your ship so that it's the prettiest vessel on the sea, and the envy of all the other pirates.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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