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Sea of Thieves Update Brings 120 Hz Support for Xbox Series X

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Poorna Shankar Posted:
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120 Hz support for the Xbox Series X for Sea of Thieves has arrived as part of a recent update, plus several fixed issues.

The update specifically notes,

“On the Xbox Series X console, a performance mode is available supporting 120Hz at 1080p. Some TVs do not support 120Hz and HDR simultaneously, so HDR may need to be disabled from the Console Settings.”

The patch also brings several improvements to gameplay, in addition to several fixes. The team also notes some known issues, including ranged and melee weapon hit detections, any players impacted by server migrations, and stuck UI menus.

If you have yet to download the patch, here are the download sizes per platform:

  • Xbox Series X: 8.82 GB
  • Xbox Series S: 6.01 GB
  • Xbox One X: 8.82 GB
  • Xbox One: 6.01 GB
  • Windows 10: 8.56 GB
  • Steam: 6.65 GB

You can check out the full patch notes here. Sea of Thieves has recently forgone monthly updates for the more traditional seasonal cadence, with Season One having just recently launched.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.