Over at the Sea of Thieves subreddit, where Rare — the game’s developer — have been taking feedback and suggestions from the game’s community, someone asked Rare for a day one patch. While games receiving day one patches is a (sometimes unfortunate) normal thing nowadays to iron out some issues and add features upon a game’s release, this was something VERY different. Reddit user Jefabell wasn’t requesting an update to fix the game, but an actual patch with the number one on it for people’s game avatars to wear. So, Rare took the suggestion and made it a reality. Oh dear God; what have we done?
The request from Jefabell stated, “Dear Rare, don’t miss the opportunity to release a ‘Day One Patch’ eye-patch with the game’s Day One Patch.” Here’s the thing: Sea of Thieves is a pirate game, so it was the perfect opportunity to make such a “pun-derful” request while also making fun at the aforementioned recent trend of companies shipping (somewhat broken) games that need huge updates upon their release so they work properly. On Tueday morning, Redddit user Darkwizard98 uploaded a picture of the day one eye-patch for all to see (which only costs one gold piece in-game), with the description stating: “A message in a bottle from Jolly Jefabell washed ashore. Eye patch makers read it and say ‘aye’.” The “Day One Eyepatch” will only be available until March 29th. Also, well played, Rare; here what the patch looks like in-game: