Published: Tue, March 27, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Sea of Thieves Death Cost planned, then dropped

Sea of Thieves Death Cost planned, then dropped

The game's hefty grind is one of several complaints its player base have at the moment, so Rare is ditching the tax.

The announcement of the Death Cost was initially made in the release notes that were revealed last week but players were quick to show their concern over this feature via social media. The "Death Cost" was included as a coming update in a set of release notes, suggesting that the Captain of the Ferry of the Damned would charge a small fee for each death.

Rare has announced that it has axed the Death Cost feature in Sea of Thieves after many players complained. The Sea of Thieves Death Cost, as it came to be known, caused significant uproar amongst fans.

The Sea of Thieves team has already addressed other player complaints following the game's launch, including concerns that Sea of Thieves may be lacking in cosmetic or overall content.


Sea of Thieves is now available on Xbox One and Windows PC. After telling the feature is canceled, Neate mentions that he and the company didn't mention how it would have properly have worked, because of that that Rare chose to remove it and he thanked the players for their feedback on the game and discussion on this matter.

Sea of Thieves developer Rare has scrapped plans for a proposed change, after harsh feedback from the community and a realization that their messaging around it was confusing. We are hoping to enable this by the end of the week, and will share more information soon.

With Rare's Joe Neate taking to Twitter to confirm. Seeing as though Sea of Thieves is a sandbox game, stopping players exploring and experimenting isn't a great idea.

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