Sea of Thieves update Ashen Winds has Ashen Lords who spit fire, scorched pets, more

The newest content material replace for Sea of Thieves, Ashen Winds, is now obtainable and it options some attention-grabbing enemies.

In Ashen Wilds, Sea of Thieves gamers will go up in opposition to Captain Flameheart’s skeletal captains as he has apparently amassed the Tomes, Jewels, and different ritual substances wanted to lift his most loyal followers.

These followers are referred to as the Ashen Lords and are somewhat fiery foes as they will exhale hearth, and hurl burning rocks. An Ashen Lord can even burst into flames when utilizing its presents, so don’t get too shut. They’ll additionally summon clouds of ash that may obscure your imaginative and prescient.

The Order of Souls has the names of no less than 4 of the Ashen Lords: Captain Grimm, Purple Ruth, Outdated Horatio, and Warden Chi. These Skeleton Captains have pledged themselves to Flameheart and had the Ashen Curse bestowed upon them. In case you occur to accumulate the cranium of one in every of these fellas, The Order of Souls pays you properly.

An Ashen Lords Cranium just isn’t solely a trophy for the Order of Souls, but it surely can be used as a lethal weapon as it can nonetheless spit out flames.

Ashen Jewels inside these skulls comprise the ability of the curse and can dim as you employ their energy. In case you drain them, they are going to be of no use to the Oder of Souls so use that energy in opposition to your enemies correctly. You can even take one from a ship that’s presently carrying one.

As a result of they’re an emergent risk, you may encounter one throughout any go to to an island, however when you want to hunt one down, have a look at the skies and also you would possibly see an Ahsen Winds Cloud which signifies their presence.

Alongside the brand new content material comes new gadgets within the Pirate Emporium. These new gadgets embrace the somewhat cute Ashen Curse Pets Assortment which encompasses a firey cat, monkey, and parrot.

You will discover the patch notes included with the replace beneath, which notes some fixes, gameplay enhancements, and extra accessibility choices.

Sea of Thieves Ashen Winds – patch notes

Obtain measurement 

Xbox One: 6.17 GB
Xbox One X: 6.5 GB
Home windows 10: 6.5 GB
Steam: 4.47 GB

Gameplay Enhancements

Dealing Injury By the Surroundings

All melee and ranged weapons are actually prevented from dealing harm via the strong surfaces of the ship. This implies gamers can duck behind the mast for canopy throughout a ranged weapon face-off, or sink beneath deck to make use of the setting and a few fast footwork to realize a bonus in sword fight.
Photographs from ranged weapons can nonetheless go via ship railings, stairs, and decking grates, offering tactical alternatives to have interaction rival gamers on completely different ranges of the ship.

Inactive Ships in The Area

If a rival crew leaves an energetic contest, their ship now begins to sink immediately, stopping any additional silver acquire from damaging it.

World Occasion Encounters

The frequency of Ashen Lord encounters is elevated at some point of the Ashen Winds replace.

Skeleton Ship Restocking

Defeating a Skeleton Ship will now reward gamers with a storage crate containing meals, wooden, and cannonballs.

Skeleton Fort Waves

New waves of skeletons seem way more rapidly after the horn is sounded.

Swapping Between Emotes

Gamers now retain entry to the Emote Radial whereas performing an emote, permitting them to change to a different emote simply.

Mute Voice Chat Keybind

Gamers are actually capable of set a keybind for the ‘Mute All Different Crews’ possibility, permitting quicker entry to muting others when wanted.

Barrel Stock Mouse Navigation

Opening a barrel stock will reset the mouse cursor to the middle of the display screen. This setting is now configurable inside the Accessibility Settings beneath ‘Recenter Mouse in Menus’.


Korean and Polish Help

Sea of Thieves now options Korean and Polish localization throughout your complete recreation.

‘My Crew’ Visibility

The in-game crew administration menu will now present gamers that take up a slot in a crew even when they aren’t presently in-game. This could higher visualize gamers who’re nonetheless within the strategy of becoming a member of a recreation or misplaced their connection however have a reserved slot.
The choice to ask pals will now be disabled if the crew is full.

Emissary Meter

The Emissary meter within the nook of the display screen show now has a revised round design.

Emissary Pockets

When representing as an Emissary and cashing in rewards, this exhibits the bottom worth together with the bonus worth earned from the Emissary multiplier.

Settings Screens

Updates have been made to Gameplay and Accessibility Settings display screen layouts to enhance navigation.


Single-Stick Management

The power to play with a single analog stick can now be enabled within the Accessibility Settings menu. This assigns motion and turning to at least one analog stick chosen by the participant, in addition to enabling auto-center for the digicam, auto-float, and glued place interplay factors.

Auto-center Digicam

Whereas the auto-center digicam is enabled by default when utilizing single-stick controls, this characteristic is out there individually from Accessibility Settings. Choices are supplied to configure the delay earlier than centering, together with the digicam motion velocity.

Auto-Float Accessibility

Auto-float is enabled by default when utilizing single-stick management and can be toggled on individually. When enabled, gamers will at all times float mechanically to the water’s floor. Word that this does forestall swimming down via water.

Accessibility Settings Reset

The Accessibility Settings menu now has a reset possibility to vary all accessibility choices again to their default values.

‘Let Video games Learn to Me’ Enhancements

When the ‘Let Video games Learn to Me’ possibility is enabled, there are actually enhanced narration directions whereas navigating menus and settings.
Standing messages in menus comparable to ‘Reporting for Responsibility’ and ‘Looking out the Seas’ together with error message pop-ups are actually narrated to enhance accessibility.
Every radial menu has additionally obtained enhanced narration and can establish the present choice together with the variety of choices on the radial menu.

Speech-To-Textual content Override

Inside the Accessibility Settings menu, gamers can now override the Xbox platform setting and allow speech-to-text.

Default Settings for New Gamers

New gamers getting into Sea of Thieves will now discover that the ‘Textual content Chat in Menus’ setting is enabled by default, guaranteeing that gamers who require speech-to-text for his or her expertise will now obtain messages whereas navigating in-game menus. Present gamers is not going to have their settings modified.

Fastened Points


When a participant is within the water and a mermaid has appeared, the mermaid will now stay till the participant’s ship reaches a a lot nearer proximity.
Ashen Key Masters will now emergently spawn on islands.
Killing a participant shortly after they’re revived after which reviving them once more will now not trigger animation points.
The Ghost Lantern now casts a inexperienced gentle over the encompassing space.
Obstructions to visibility whereas utilizing the Blighted Cannons have been eliminated.
Emissary Grade meter UI now exhibits for gamers who be a part of a crew of energetic Emissaries.
Fastened progress monitoring for Curse of the Foul Grog and Curse of the Dancing Demon Commendations.
Fastened progress monitoring for Commendations tied to handing in frequent and unusual Athena’s Treasures.
The ‘Mute All Different Crews’ possibility will now not mute crewmates on Home windows 10.
Gamers will now not lose the flexibility to speak when utilizing in-game voice chat.
Crew slots occupied by gamers who exit to desktop on Home windows 10 will now not keep energetic.

Fight and Hit Registration

Improved chain shot hit registration on ship masts.
Improved projectile and melee hit registration throughout all areas of the Sloop.
Improved hit registration when gamers are engaged in melee fight whereas swimming on the floor and underwater.
Gunpowder Kegs being carried by rival gamers whereas they climb a ladder might be blown up.
Improved hit registration when attacking rival gamers who’re standing on a ship’s yardarm.
The Rowboat now blocks any melee assaults from beneath.
Blunderbombs and firebombs can be utilized at any depth throughout underwater fight.
The ship’s wheel now solely blocks pictures fired at its central picket construction.
The rear partitions of the Sloop across the hatches now block projectiles fired via the hull.

Radial Menus

Fast Choose will now accurately equip the earlier merchandise held when wielding a weapon or holding nothing.
Gadgets outfitted by way of hotkey can be remembered when subsequent utilizing Fast Choose.
There may be now a contextual Non-Verbal Radial when climbing up the ladder to the crow’s nest.
Fastened on-screen message delay when Fast Choosing a non-verbal communication phrase from the radial.
When reconfiguring the Non-Verbal Radial to not use the A Button or the Area Bar, gamers are actually capable of bounce.
The Non-Verbal Radial will now show the right phrases when holding a pet.
The radial supervisor keybinding names are actually per the setting names.

Ghost Ships

Treasure dropped by a sunken Ghost Ship and the phantoms that circle it can persist if a participant migrates to a brand new server.
The bounty goal location in an energetic Ghost Ship Voyage will refresh if the participant migrates to a brand new server throughout a Ghost Ship encounter.
Flameheart’s taunts to gamers colliding with Ghost Ships will solely play for the crew whose ship is being broken.

The Area

The Area vote tally format has been modified to be extra seen.
After muting a participant in a rival crew in The Area, they now keep muted even after different gamers be a part of their crew.

Visible and Audio

Fastened situations of devices taking part in with out audio when switching between devices or shanties.
Scraping a ship in opposition to a floor ought to now not trigger the grinding audio impact to persist after crusing away.
Putting ghostly loot on a Rowboat docked to a ship will now not trigger the ghostly impact to stutter when the ship is transferring.
Gamers swimming underwater throughout Tall Tales and Ghost Ship encounters will be capable to hear Flameheart’s voice extra clearly when he speaks.
Beforehand set quantity settings now persist when returning to the entrance finish after leaving the sport.
Collision has been improved on partitions alongside the picket walkway within the Pirate Legend Hideout.
Up to date Sea of Thieves boot-up picture.
References to ‘Sail Hoist’ on sail interplay factors and the Pirate Chat Radial have been modified to ‘Sail Size’.
Ghosts Ships now constantly set off an implosion impact when destroyed.
Fastened brightness of sunshine mirrored off a spyglass when taking a look at loot and different gamers at night time.
Opening crates now performs a sound.
The camp on Cannon Cove is now not illuminated at night time.


The ‘Sport Transcription Override’ setting now persists throughout classes.
Improved textual content visibility for longer reward merchandise names within the contextual Non-Verbal Radial.
When utilizing ‘Let Video games Learn to Me’ upon returning to the entrance finish after taking part in, the display screen is now narrated.
When utilizing ‘Let Video games Learn to Me’, the narrator will now not loop within the ‘Select your Expertise’ display screen earlier than the Maiden Voyage, or if a participant backs out from Crew Setup.
When utilizing ‘Let Video games Learn to Me’, altering the keybindings within the Settings menu will now be narrated accurately.

Efficiency and Stability

Steam – urgent Alt+Tab in-game now not causes lengthy pauses when returning to the sport.
Steam – efficiency has been improved round Outposts and world occasion encounters for lower-spec machines.
Efficiency optimizations carried out to cut back texture loading points on Satan’s Thirst for lower-spec machines.
Improved server stability when gamers are utilizing Fast Choose to return to their final used gear.
Improved recreation stability when returning to a ship the place a participant is concurrently being revived.
Gamers experiencing a corrupt set up on UWP or Steam will now be notified by a pop-up when trying to launch the sport.

Identified Points

Gamers Impacted Following Server Migration

We’re presently monitoring quite a lot of player-impacting points which might happen following a server migration. These embrace crews migrating close to Outposts discovering themselves moved to a location the place one other ship is already current, and points with ship interplay factors following a migration.

Elevated Latency and Server Correction

In circumstances of excessive server density, some servers can exhibit efficiency hits resulting in elevated latency. This will likely lead to lag spikes throughout gameplay, rubberbanding, and server correction.

Ranged and Melee Weapon Hit Detection

In areas of intense motion, gamers might discover themselves firing pictures or touchdown strikes that don’t trigger harm to their targets. Whereas enhancements proceed to be delivered throughout our content material updates, this continues to be a key precedence for the crew.

Caught UI Menus

When interacting with a barrel and transferring rapidly via its stock, gamers might discover that the barrel’s state just isn’t up to date as gadgets are eliminated. Gamers can even expertise the Sport Choices changing into caught on-screen when exiting a barrel on this state.

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