Sea of Thieves celebrates 20 years of Banjo-Kazooie with new figurehead, latest patch fixes performance issues

Rare’s beloved mascots Banjo and Kazooie celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the occasion the developer has added a little tribute to them in its latest game, Sea of Thieves.

Alongside patch 1.1.5, players will be able to purchase a special Banjo-Kazooie themed figurehead. The “Bear & Bird Figurehead,” as it is being called, will be available for 1998 gold, an appropriate price and homage to the game’s launch. This figurehead will only be available for a limited-time and can be purchased during the month of July, so act fast if you want to grab it.

You can read the rest of the patch notes below.


  • Bear & Bird Figurehead – Now stocked by the Shipwright to celebrate Banjo-Kazooie’s 20th anniversary.
  • Rock the Boat – Upon impact, cannonballs now apply a rocking effect to ships.
  • PC Exit to Desktop – Players on PC now have the ability to exit to desktop from the front end.
  • Shop Clutter – Player Titles no longer remain in the shop when purchased, reducing the amount of clutter in the clothing shops.

Performance Improvements

  • Multiple server and client crash fixes.
    Further improvements and optimisations for all platforms are ongoing.

Fixed Issues

  • Multiple Megalodons will no longer spawn in the same zone.
  • Megalodon encounter music will no longer be heard on the Ferry.
  • ‘Crew Management’ and the ‘Allow Friends to Join’ text is now localised to all languages.
  • There is no longer an invisible rock in Thieves’ Haven.
  • ‘Skeleton Exploder’ Title now shows the correct icon in the Vanity Chest.
  • There is no longer a wall on Plunder Valley that players can clip through to see outside the map.
  • VFX for lighting a gunpowder barrel now correctly appear connected to the fuse.
  • Players will no longer be teleported back to their ship when they shoot themselves from the cannon on the north side of Devil’s Ridge.
  • Header and footer UI in shops is now consistent with the rest of the UI menus.
  • The ‘More’ button on all radials now properly updates when key bindings are changed and will no longer remain the same button.
  • Resource barrels on ships will not longer periodically restock if they are below the default level.

Via: Sea of Thieves