Sea of Thieves: Players Must Choose Sides in Return of the Damned Event

Return of the Damned Event
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Return of the Damned is the latest limited-time event in Sea of Thieves, brought by Update

In this event, players must choose between two sides. They can either go with Belle to save Sir Arthur Pendragon’s soul, or pledge allegiance to the Reaper’s Bones and protect the ritual that brings the wretched Captain Flameheart back to life.

Interested participants must head to Larinna to get this new adventure started. Whichever side they choose, players will clash at the various Sea Forts in the game. These forts can be claimed by raising the appropriate flag.

Once the fort is taken, players must seek an item called the Bewitching Doll, a dark relic required for either side to succeed. Defeating a Soulflame Captain enchants the said relic as well, giving it even greater power. The Bewitching Doll can be returned to Belle at Shipwreck’s Bay or the Servant of the Flame in the Reaper’s Hideout.

Those who participate in the latest Sea of Thieves event will earn rewards and an exclusive title for completing all Deeds in this adventure. The event ends on November 17.

Patch Notes

  • Gameplay
    • Players exploring The Devil’s Roar should no longer experience continual volcanic eruptions and earthquakes while traversing islands.
    • Players should no longer encounter multiple active World Events at the same time.
  • Pirate Emporium
    • The Collector’s Lodestar Figurehead is now purchasable at the correct price in all locations within the Emporium.
  • Environment
    • Players exploring the Shrine of Tribute will no longer discover a placeholder environment asset.
  • Visual and Audio
    • Players wielding weapons and equipment will now hear the intended audio effects.
    • Players should now hear the appropriate waterfall sounds when exploring various islands.
  • Return of the Damned Early Completion
    • Crews who are skilled enough to return an enchanted Bewitching Doll to Belle or the Servant of Flame while all Sea Forts are claimed for their chosen side will find the Adventure completes abruptly, removing their Quest Items and showing the final sequence. They are then offered the chance to repeat the Adventure to amass further strength for their chosen side.
  • Reduced Server Performance
    • Players may experience scenarios where they encounter ping spikes at random while playing, resulting in rubberbanding or client stutters. While improvements were most recently released in update 2.5.3, the team continues to work on further improvements for future updates.
  • Ranged and Melee Weapon Hit Detection
    • In areas of intense action, players may find themselves firing shots or landing strikes that do not cause damage to their targets. While small improvements continue to be delivered during our regular updates, we are continuing to investigate and identify further improvements to the player combat experience.

Sea of Thieves Update is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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