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Sea of Thieves’ ‘Day One Patch’ is a joke

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A software update of a different sort

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It’s no secret that Rare has paid close attention to community response to Sea of Thieves, its upcoming Xbox One and Windows PC pirate adventure. To wit: One fan on Reddit recently asked for a “day one patch” — a pirate eyepatch with the numeral 1 slapped on it — and Rare quickly obliged.

“Dear Rare, don’t miss the opportunity to release a ‘Day One Patch’ eye-patch with the games Day One Patch,” user Jefabell wrote in a post on the Sea of Thieves subreddit in late February.

“I think this is a must,” user ZilorZilhaust responded. “Just a black eye patch with the #1 on it.”

Well, that’s exactly what’s in the game now.

Reddit user Darkwizard98

As noted in the item description: “A message in a bottle from Jolly Jefabell washed ashore. Eye patch makers read it and said ‘aye.’” Credit where credit’s due.

Here’s what it looks like in-game, courtesy of redditor Darkwizard98, who said the eyepatch costs just one coin:

Sea of Thieves is coming to Xbox One and Windows PC on Tuesday, March 20.