Faction PvP battles, Cursed Cannonball balancing, emissary warning, and more

The release notes Associated Season 8 of Sea of ​​Thieves was recently revealed and will include gameplay improvements, outpost cosmetics, events, fixes and much more to further enhance the player experience in the game.

The battle for the Sea of ​​Thieves has begun in Season Eight!⚔ PvP On Demand⏳ Allegiance System🔥 New Faction Locations💀 Skeleton and Ghostly Curses📔 More Captaincy Alignments💯 100 Levels of Seasonal Rewards🏴‍☠️ Emporium Refresh☠ And more: seaofthieves.com/season-eight https://t.co/WDPAdH7VbG

A new season lures Sea of ​​Thieves players back into the treacherous waters of Rare’s popular multiplayer title. Season 8 brings in on-demand PvP two factions which players can join along with the option to earn Allegiance, Captain Alignments, cosmetics and more.

A closer look at Release Notes 2.7.0 from Sea of ​​thieves Season 8 reveals that the gameplay improvements introduced Cursed Cannonball balancing, with various in-game item adjustments, and emissary warning, to let players know that they are being emissed by emissary a worthy goal for other players.

New hairstyles and beards have also been added to the Outpost clothing store. Players will also be able to unlock cosmetics through Twitch drops during the new season, including both new and classic items. Rare also added accessibility changes, bug fixes, and a list of known issues.

New cosmetic items in Sea of ​​Thieves (Image via Sea of ​​Thieves)
New cosmetic items in Sea of ​​Thieves (Image via Sea of ​​Thieves)

Without further ado, here’s the Sea of ​​​​​​Thieves Season 8 Release Notes 2.7.0.

Exploring Sea of ​​Thieves Season 8 Release Notes 2.7.0

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Gameplay improvements

Cursed Cannonball Balancing

  • Cursed cannonballs are now even more rarely discovered in island barrels, washed-up crates and rowboats.
  • Cannonball Crates of the Damned now only reward one Wraith Cannonball due to their immense power.
  • The effect duration of green cursed cannonballs affecting other players has now been reduced across the board.
  • Players are now only allowed to hold five cursed cannonballs at a time.

Envoy warning

  • Crews representing a trading company as an emissary will now see a notification reminding them that while they can earn more rewards by doing so, they can also become a valuable target for other crews.

Front end messages

  • The game’s front-end notifications sent from Sea of ​​thieves Support now converts to the player’s local time zone.

Outpost Cosmetics

New hairstyles and beards

  • The Outpost clothing store now offers players hairstyles and beards from the Forsaken Ashes set, featuring the Forsaken Ashes Singed Hair and Forsaken Ashes Frazzled Hair, as well as the new Forsaken Ashes Beard. All of them can be purchased with players’ hard-earned gold.
  • For pirates looking for a ‘cooler’ look, the Up ‘n’ Down Hair, Topknot Hair and Craggy Beard available at the clothing stores might be more their style.


Twitch drops

  • Keep unlocking even more cosmetics with Twitch Drops during Season Eight! Stay informed Sea of ​​thieves social channels to find out when Twitch Drops will be active, some for affiliate streamers and some for all streamers, allowing players to earn a selection of new and classic items from the Eastern Winds Sapphire, Rising Morningstar, and Frozen Horizon sets.
  • Find out how to link your accounts and more on our dedicated Twitch drops page.


Tooltip narration

  • Tooltips that appear on screen when interacting with items can now be narrated, making them more accessible to the visually impaired.
  • If text-to-speech narration is already enabled, players can enable tooltip narration within the language settings, along with configuration options that allow players to control how much of the tooltip is narrated. For more information, visit the Accessibility guide on our support site.

Fixed issues


  • Players who took fatal damage aboard their ship shortly before entering the Tunnels of the Damned will now be brought back to life upon arrival at the Tunnels.
  • Players who drown while entering the Tunnels of the Damned are now brought back to life upon arrival at the Tunnels.

‘Swim Up’ can now be assigned to any key, not just the spacebar.

  • When players return from the sunken kingdom, friendly merpeople carrying treasures will now reappear closer to their ship.
  • Wreckers now appear at shipwrecks during Lost Shipment Voyages and while exploring a Shipwreck Graveyard as part of the Legend of the Veil Voyage.

Captains of Adventure

  • When browsing the Shipwright’s Captaincy store, Voyages that the crew cannot acquire are now shown as locked.
  • Players who purchase or discard Captain’s Voyages will now see the Captain’s Bookcase change visually.
  • The Crossed Harpoons Trinket now appears correctly when placed aboard the ship.
  • Completing the Emissary Journeys for each Trade Company now correctly executes the appropriate Journey Milestones.
  • Completing Emissary Journeys will no longer progress towards ‘Discovered Missions Completed’ milestones.
  • Players should now consistently see the ‘Islands Visited’ ship milestone progress when they set foot on an island.
  • Completing Wayfinder, Ghost Ship, or Lost Shipments Captain’s Voyages will now update the correct milestones.
  • When exiting and returning to the ship during the Trinket portion of the Captaincy tutorial, the Pirate Lord will now be present during his voiceover.
  • Completing quests from discovered Messages in a Bottle in The Devil’s Roar will now progress with ‘Devil’s Roar Voyage Quests Completed’ milestones.
  • The ‘Provisions Sold to the Hunter’s Call’ milestone now only advances when provisions are sold.

Pirate Emporium

  • The visual effects of the Bleakheart Banshee costume should now be seen consistently by other players.
  • Pirates of all shapes and sizes will notice that the spine costume head no longer appears squashed.


  • Small items dropped on Rum Runner Isle are now more visible to players instead of appearing beneath the sand surface.
  • Players can no longer walk through rocks on the north side of Plunder Valley.

User environment

  • Players switching from mouse to controller input will now notice that the menu selection consistently follows the controller’s actions.


  • Players who enable ‘Let Games Read to Me’ will now see that the ‘Only Change Stories’ setting is now enabled by default for new players.

Visual and audio

  • While sailing on a dinghy, players no longer hear a creaking audio effect repeating from the back canvas.
  • Icons for Reaper’s Chests and Fort Keys on the ship map now appear in the correct size when playing on console.
  • When the Festival of the Damned Lantern is on, there are no more visible issues with the glowing crystals.

Text and localization

  • The ‘Scuttle Ship’ message displayed when crews experience repeated defeats at the hands of other crews now displays text correctly in all languages.
  • Navigating the ship selection menu in the frontend will now display text correctly in all languages.
  • The Captain Ship Selection screen on the front panel now correctly displays the ship recovery value in all languages.

Performance and stability

  • Scenarios where crews stack large amounts of treasure aboard a ship or decorate an island now have optimized server performance, reducing latency, lag spikes, rubberbanding, and server correction during gameplay.
  • Improved server stability to reduce scenarios where crews are removed from a game session.

known issues

Visual problems underwater after a battle

  • After diving beneath the waves to find a rival crew in the Battle for the Sea of ​​Thieves, players visiting the Sunken Kingdom may experience visual issues when swimming into the depths.

‘Gold Earned’ Milestones

  • Crews who earn gold by cashing in an Hourglass of Fate after a battle will find that Gold Earned Milestones are currently not progressing.

Decreased server performance

  • Players may experience scenarios where they encounter random ping spikes during gameplay resulting in client rubberbanding or stuttering. While improvements were last released in update 2.5.3, the team continues to work on further improvements for future updates.

Detection of hits with ranged and melee weapons

  • In areas of intense action, players may find themselves firing shots or landing attacks that do not damage their targets. While minor improvements continue to be made during our regular updates, we continue to research and identify further improvements to players’ combat experience.

Battle enemies in Sea of ​​Thieves (Image via Sea of ​​Thieves)
Battle enemies in Sea of ​​Thieves (Image via Sea of ​​Thieves)

Season 8 is currently live on Sea of ​​Thieves for players to sail to. You can check out more details about Season 8 here.

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