Having been criticised for lack of content in their swashbuckling adventure, Rare have responded by rolling out their first legendary ship customisation option for Sea of Thieves. If Rare are to be believed, this is just the first of many.
Now don't be expecting a major content update just, because this Sea of Thieves patch is not that. In fact, other than the ship customisation options, the 1.0.4 patch is mostly refining the existing concepts and mechanics.
Sea of Thieves thankfully follows the latest trend in micro-transactions, meaning that the upgrades you buy are purely cosmetic. So, Rare have finally obliged and rolled out the Pirate Legend sails, hull and figurehead, each costing 300K gold.
There have been some changes in sound effects and Rare enabled easier placing of chests and skulls in Captain's Cabin. Push-to-talk button can be remapped on controllers as well.
The remainder of Sea of Thieves' 1.0.4 patch is reserved for various fixes and several performance improvements, which you can sift through on the game's official website.
Rare recently spoke at length about complaints of lacking content in Sea of Thieves, reminding the player base that the company had already announced April 2018 as the month of tweaks and refinements. Therefore, there will be no major content updates until May 2018.
Interestingly, the devs claim that it's quite an exciting time for Sea of Thieves, as the game is no longer solely in Rare's hands - it's everyone's property. Sea of Thieves has a huge audience that keeps inventing new ways to play and Rare are keen to oblige and adapt the game to make room for this.
Speaking of content, first larger Sea of Thieves content update is called the Hungering Deep and it will come in May 2018. Rare say that the name hints at content, just like the Cursed Sails, which will also land sometime in Summer 2018.
Forsaken Shores is the third content update that lands in Summer 2018, with further three Sea of Thieves updates expected by end of 2018, all of them free.
With devs already teasing Cursed Cannonballs and Skeleton Thrones, we're looking at a big year for Sea of Thieves and Rare.