Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shore DLC Delayed A Week to Ensure Smooth Release

Rare discovered a memory issue keeping the build unstable.

The newest expansion to Rare's Sea of Thieves, Forsaken Shores, will be delayed about a week to ensure polish and that there's no post-launch hiccups, says Rare.

"Our priority is to ensure we deliver a stable, polished and bug-free experience that all our players can enjoy. We have just had a weekend of Pioneer testing, which has highlighted a memory issue in the build, which is resulting in an unstable build where a large number of our Pioneers were experiencing crashes," Rare executive producer Joe Neate writes in a new blog post.

As such Rare will be holding off on releasing Forsaken Shores by about a week, delaying the expansion to Thursday September 27 instead of releasing it on September 19 as originally planned.

Forsaken Shores is the third DLC for Sea of Thieves and features the new region Devil's Roar. This is one of the hardest areas in Sea of Thieves and the constant threat of a volcano eruption means that only high-level pirates will be able to face this new content.

Check out our Sea of Thieves guide for more info on how to best get started with Rare's expansive pirate adventure game and check back on the 27th when Forsaken Shores finally drops.

Tagged with Microsoft, News, PC, Rare, Xbox One.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

Xbox One S All-Digital "Maverick" Console Reportedly Releasing on May 7

Microsoft's rumored console hasn't been announced yet, but it's taking shape regardless.

Sea of Thieves is Offering Bonus XP and Gold to Players This Weekend

To help you ready up ahead of next week's one year celebration.

More News

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Post-Launch Roadmap Revealed, Including Eden Raid Release Date

Here's when you can jump into the first raid for Shadowbringers.

Fortnite Came Close to Being Canceled

There's an alternate timeline out there without Fortnite.

Minecraft: Story Mode Episodes Re-Listed At $100 Apiece On Xbox Store To Deter New Purchases

A high price to pay to play Story Mode before it disappears.

More on PC

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Post-Launch Roadmap Revealed, Including Eden Raid Release Date

Here's when you can jump into the first raid for Shadowbringers.

Fortnite Came Close to Being Canceled

There's an alternate timeline out there without Fortnite.

The Madden 20 Release Date and How to Play Early

Here's all the information you need on the Madden 20 release date, how to play the game early, and the beta.

Watch Dogs Legion Release Date, Map, Gameplay - Everything We Know

This is our guide to the Watch Dogs Legion release date, map of London, gameplay reveal, and more.

Ubisoft's Gods and Monsters Release Date, Trailer, Platforms - Everything We Know

Here's everything we know about the Gods and Monsters game from Ubisoft, including release date and trailer information, and more.

Minecraft: Story Mode Episodes Re-Listed At $100 Apiece On Xbox Store To Deter New Purchases

A high price to pay to play Story Mode before it disappears.

All the Gears 5 Release Date and Beta Info We Know

Here's our guide to the Gears 5 release date, upcoming beta, new multiplayer modes, and more.