Sea of Thieves 2.8.5 Patch Notes Revealed: All Improvements and Fixes

Sea of Thieves 2.8.5 Patch Notes Revealed

A new update for the video game Sea of Thieves is coming to Xbox One and PC. In this update, called 2.8.5, there’s a new story called ‘The Legend of Monkey Island.’ It’s told in three exciting parts called Tall Tales. In the first part, ‘The Quest for Guybrush,’ players go on an adventure to rescue Guybrush from a dream world. They have to overcome difficult challenges.

This update also brings some new things to the game. There are cool items you can get from the Pirate Emporium, like the Mad Monkey Ship Collection. They’ve also made it easier for people to play the game with some new settings, fixed some game problems, and made the game world look better.

If you want to know all the details about this update, you can read the official patch notes for Sea of Thieves update 2.8.5.

Sea of Thieves 2.8.5 Patch Notes 

New Tall Tales: The Quest for Guybrush

  • A new original story told across three Tall Tales.
  • Guybrush has been imprisoned by LeChuck in a dream-world.
  • Crews must undertake three Legendary Trials to convince Guybrush to break free.
  • New Commendations, achievements, and rewards added.

Pirate Emporium:

  • Players can purchase cosmetics from the Pirate Emporium using Ancient Coins (purchasable with real money).
  • Ship liveries, costumes, weapons, pets, and emotes are available.

New Items:

  • Mad Monkey Ship Collection.
  • Mad Monkey Ship’s Crest.
  • Mad Monkey Weapon Bundle.
  • Mad Monkey Concertina.
  • Guybrush Costume Set.
  • Elaine Costume Set.
  • Carla Costume Set.
  • Spiffy Pet.
  • Paradise Garden Cutlass (free!).
  • Sea of Sands Sailor Bundle (Microsoft, Xbox, and Steam Stores only).
  • Various other outpost cosmetics and items.

Season Two Legacy Cosmetics:

  • Cosmetics previously available during Season Two are now available in Outpost shops in exchange for Doubloons.
  • Pirate Legends can purchase special items like Athena’s Might Cutlass and Shackled Phantom Hull.

Refreshed Emissary Ledger Rewards:

  • Players representing various factions in their Emissary Ledger can earn specific rewards.

Accessibility Improvements:

  • New aiming accessibility option for combat with audio cues.
  • Accessibility setting added for reduced camera sway while riding ziplines.

Fixed Issues


  • Pirates jumping and grabbing a ladder at the top will now smoothly climb the last step and ascend more quickly.
  • Players who join the game on a crew actively taking part in a Skeleton Fleet encounter may now find they initially appear on the Ferry of the Damned before arriving on their ship.
  • The Legend of the Veil Quest Book can now be stashed within the Quest Radial.
  • Pondies can no longer be caught around Port Merrick.

‘The Journey to Mêlée Island’

  • Pirates are prevented from accessing off-limits areas of Mêlée Island while progressing through this Tall Tale.
  • Pirates are prevented from inspecting the Citizen’s wares while handing in items to prevent overlapping dialogue.
  • The Clock Tower is now set to the correct time when starting the Tale from a checkpoint.
  • When the objects blocking the mansion door are removed, they will now be visually removed for all crew members.
  • Pirates will no longer become stuck in the ground at Lookout Point when attempting to jump into the mist.
  • Pirates’ movement will no longer feel buffered when walking over rocks near the mansion.
  • The liquid in Corina’s pot now moves as intended.
  • The History Book has now been repositioned on its stand.

Battle for the Sea of Thieves

  • Same Faction battles will now correctly progress the Distinguished Faction Champion Commendation.

Captains of Adventure

  • Placing a Storage Crate in front of a shipwright will no longer allow Captains to bypass the limit on how many provisions can be purchased.
  • Pirates being harpooned away during a transaction with the shipwright will no longer enable the provision purchase limit to be bypassed.

Visual and Audio

  • Players will no longer hear their own text chat messages audibly spoken by other players who are using Text to Speech.
  • Players with the Prehistoric Plunderer ship items equipped will no longer experience visual issues when playing on Xbox Series X and Series S with a HDR screen.
  • Hendrick’s appearance is now consistently correct during a Lost Shipments Voyage.
  • When a fishing rod is equipped in the Tunnels of the Damned, the float and line no longer disappear.
  • Snakes will no longer appear to turn away from the player when being charmed.


  • Players can now easily speak to the Pirate Lord in the Pirate Legend Hideout.
  • Further improvements have been made to remove areas where pirates can push through the environment into the sea within the Pirate Legend Hideout.
  • Pirates can no longer intersect with palm trees at Port Merrick.
  • Pirates should no longer encounter an invisible wall when walking around Ancient Spire Outpost.
  • Pirates are no longer able to push themselves under the environment by swimming into rocks at Plunder Outpost.
  • Pirates are no longer able to walk through a stone wall in the closed Rowboat dock at Mercy’s End Fortress.
  • Ship Trinkets on the souvenir wall in the Pirate Legend Hideout no longer have the same sail pattern.

Text and Localisation

  • Article Two of the Pirate Code hanging at the Outposts now consistently shows as “The Sea Unites Us as One Community” in all locations.
  • Coral Artefacts now show the correct names on notifications when handed in to The Reaper’s Bones.

Performance and Stability

  • Improvements made to initial loading times when launching the game.
  • Ongoing improvements made to server stability to reduce instances where players are disconnected from their session.

Download Size

  • Xbox Series X: 8.82 GB
  • Xbox Series S: 5.73 GB
  • Xbox One X: 8.82 GB
  • Xbox One: 5.73 GB
  • Microsoft Store: 8.7 GB
  • Steam: 7.93 GB


Sea of Thieves Overview

Sea of Thieves is a video game made by Rare and Microsoft Studios. It came out in 2018. In this game, you become a pirate and do different jobs for trading companies. You can play with other people and explore the open world on a pirate ship. Sometimes, you make friends with other players, and sometimes you fight with them. When the game was being made, they got ideas from other games like Eve Online, DayZ, and Rust.


They thought about making the game with vampires or dinosaurs, but they chose pirates instead. They were inspired by movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Goonies. In the game, you can customize your ship and go on adventures. You can also join alliances with other players to earn more gold. If you die in the game, you go to a ghost ship until you can come back. The game got mixed reviews when it first came out.


Some people liked the ship battles and graphics, but others didn’t like the progression and lack of things to do. But the developers kept adding new things to the game, and it got better. Now, “Sea of Thieves” has millions of players and is very popular. You can play it on Xbox and PC. It’s an exciting game where you can be a pirate and explore the high seas.


Sea of Thieves Gameplay

In “Sea of Thieves,” you get to be a pirate and go on adventures with your friends. You can choose your pirate character and explore a big world where you can meet other players. You’ll sail on a ship, and you can even customize how it looks. Sometimes, you’ll run into other pirates, and you can decide to be friends or have a pirate battle. If your ship gets damaged, you have to fix it with wooden planks and buckets.

You can also do missions for trading companies, like finding treasure or fighting skeletons, and earn gold to buy cool stuff. There are special story missions called “Tall Tales,” and if you do really well, you can become a pirate legend with special rewards. You’ll explore islands, face storms, sea monsters, and even go fishing and cooking. It’s all about having fun as a pirate on the high seas!

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