Plans to introduce a Death Cost that would see players charged gold every time they died in Sea of Thieves have been ditched following outcry.
However, following backlash to the idea from the Sea of Thieves’ community, Rare have now decided to scrap these plans.
“One piece of additional feedback we've seen is around a proposed change listed in our release notes last week, and we've heard the sentiment there, so I can confirm that Death Cost is, well, dead. Thanks for the feedback here. We're listening,” said Executive Producer Joe Neate in a recent blog post addressing some of the problems the studio is working on following the game’s release last week.
Amongst the more pressing issues Rare are looking to resolve is putting an end to “persistent player griefing” such as constant spawn killing, player rewards being delayed and fixing Achievements, the latter of which has been temporarily disabled to allow Rare’s services to “cope with the scale of the messages flowing through them.”
You can read more on how the studio plans to tackle these problems here.
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