Sea Of Thieves Gets A Day-One Eyepatch

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Screenshot: Darkwizard98 (Reddit)

Someone on the Sea of Thieves subreddit asked Rare for a day one patch. Not, like, an update to fix the game or anything, but a literal patch with the number one on it for people’s characters to wear. Today, the company obliged.

It was 19 days ago that user Jefabell first made the request, writing, “Dear Rare, don’t miss the opportunity to release a ‘Day One Patch’ eye-patch with the game’s Day One Patch.” In addition to the “patch” pun, Sea of Thieves is also a pirate game, the perfect opportunity to poke fun at the recent trend of companies shipping games that are somewhat broken and need big updates right when they’re released in order to work properly. (Although the game’s official release is tomorrow, people who pre-ordered are able to download and start playing today.)

Earlier today, Reddit user Darkwizard98 uploaded a picture of the day one eye-patch for all to see. “A message in a bottle from Jolly Jefabell washed ashore,” reads the item’s description. “Eye patch makers read it and say ‘aye’.” Well played. And here’s what it looks like in action:

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Screenshot: Darkwizard98 (Imgur)
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The eye-patch only costs one gold piece, so anyone who wants one can get in on the joke, but it’s only available until March 29.

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at ethan.gach@kotaku.com

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Listen. It’d otherwise think this was a pretty funny gag, but this breaks the game’s loot system.

Everyone knows that in the world of pirates, eyepatches are endgame loot (peg legs and New Game + loot). But now any landlubber who has ONE doubloon in their pocket can buy this thing and convincingly carry themselves like a seasoned pirate who has survived an encounter with a kraken.

It devalues the eyepatch that you get from actually surviving an encounter of a kraken when can get this thing without encountering as much as a hermit crab.