Rare’s Sea of Thieves is offline until 2pm today, Tuesday 29th May, in preparation for The Hungering Deep expansion. They haven’t supplied the full patch notes yet, but here’s what you can expect:
New Threat! Such a monstrous peril won’t be easily vanquished. The risk of encountering it out at sea will live on.
Drums! On the Sea of Thieves, it pays to bang your own drum. Pirate percussionists can let loose with this new instrument and play shanties with a bit more impact.
Speaking Trumpets! All that drumming drowning out your orders? Use the new speaking trumpet to be heard at a distance and find other crews on the same voyage.
Flags! Discover a new way to signal your intentions to other crews. Forge new friendships, or find new foes…
Tattoos and Scars! The Hungering Deep expands the vanity chest: choose your tattoos and scars to tell your own pirate story.
There will also be a time-limited campaign mission.
Source: Sea of Thieves