Sea of Thieves updates are usually pretty big. That can mean giant shark battles, massive PvP modes, or even grand story adventures. While the newest update does have a big addition — a difficult “fort of the damned” with rare loot inside — it also has a smaller, sillier feature: the ability to change the colour of your underwear.
Cosmetics form the core of Sea of Thieves’ progression system. Grind enough reputation or gather enough gold and you can gather a variety of dashing hats, golden swords and exclusive “Pirate Legend” gear. Through it all, there’s been one boring constant: dull, drab underwear.
Finally, you can change the colour of your smallclothes and, in theory, change out your ragged and well-worn breeches. It’s all thanks to a simple little widget that dyes clothing with a range of basic colours.
It’s as simple as accessing the clothing chest on your ship and selecting a bottle of dye. No hassle, no bizarre quest to steal the ancient underwear potion of Captain Dread Pants, and no need to spend gold on colours. It’s a pretty limited system for the moment, but I’m hoping that an exciting range of designs and colours become available.
A captain usually wears a heavy coat or fantastic dress, but every now and then you need to intimidate an enemy crew by running around half-naked. And at least now, you can do it with a little more style.