Here's a pleasant surprise we weren't expecting! To coincide with the release of Sea of Thieves' new Seasons system, the latest update for the game adds a 120FPS performance mode on Xbox Series X.

The news is buried at the bottom of the patch notes for the update, as detailed below:

"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."

In terms of content, Season One introduces a three-month long array of new gameplay features, rewards and live Events - including a new Plunder Pass - with the full release notes available on the Sea of Thieves website.

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