Support for Play with a Single Analogue Stick, Auto Centre Camera, and Automatically Float in Water

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Play with a Single Analogue Stick

There's been a drive from the team to reduce the number of held inputs required to play the game. Previously we have introduced Tap To InteractToggling Radial Menus, and Toggling to Use Item, and this new feature continues the initiative.

When Play with a Single Analogue Stick is enabled the whole of Sea of Thieves will be playable on a single analogue stick, reducing the number of inputs required to adventure on the high seas.

All menu and object controls will be moved to your stick of choice, plus movement and camera controls are simplified down to moving forwards and backwards and turning left or right. Though there are limitations we feel that these compromises opens up Sea of Thieves to more people than ever.

  • Navigate to Settings - Accessibility Settings
  • Move down to the section titled Input
  • Change Play with a Single Analogue Stick to Off/Use left stick/Use right stick

Please note that if you are using an analogue stick to navigate the menu then as you change this option you may turn off that analogue stick as an input. For instance, setting the input to use the right stick will disable the left analogue stick entirely. Please note that you can also use the dpad to navigate menus without interruption.

Other current restrictions when enabling Play with a Single Analogue Stick include:

  • Players cannot strafe
  • Players cannot look up and down
  • Players will not be able to look around when docked to ship controls

By default, the Play with a Single Analogue Stick option also alters other options to ensure a player is best setup for navigating the world. These options can then be altered independently of Play with a Single Analogue Stick.

Auto Centre Camera

To support Play with a Single Analogue Stick, auto-centre camera ensures that players always have a view of the horizon. Whereas actions such as digging up chests or climbing a ladder can - against your control - tilt your view to show you the action, auto centring ensures that it will without prompting return back to a spot dead ahead of you.

The timing and speed of this reaction can be altered.

  • Navigate to Settings - Accessibility Settings
  • Move down to the section titled Auto Centre Camera
  • Change Auto Centre Camera to On
  • Change Auto Centre Delay to alter the number of seconds before the camera returns to centre since its previous input
  • Change Auto Centre Speed to alter the speed at which the camera returns to centre

Automatically Float in Water

To support Play with a Single Analogue Stick, this removes the need for players to angle the camera to swim. Should you leap off a high ledge or a cannonball forces you out of the crow's nest and into the deep blue, this option will automatically see you bob to the surface.

The caveat? You can't then choose to go underwater. This keeps you nestled to the surface like an invisible life jacket. 

  • Navigate to Settings - Accessibility Settings
  • Move down to the section titled Gameplay

Change Automatically Float in Water to On

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