• Ahoy!

    My game keeps randomly crashing. Suddenly the display freezes for a second and after that the screen turns black.
    Background sounds (like the waves) can still be heard but the system is dead. I usually send it to sleep, resume and then the Game is gone with this message:

    Video driver was crashed ! Update your drivers !

    Most of the time it happens during fights or on looting. Opening a barrel, hove with the mouse over an item and the game freezes.

    I have times where I can play 2-3 hours without any problems with lots of stuff happening, full inventory, etc. Other times the session freezes after 5 minutes of playing.

    At least the error message seems common but most of the tips aren't helpful or don't change anything.

    I'm running the Game via Steam on a Windows 10 Installation.
    Macbook Pro 2019, fresh Bootcamp Installation. (Tried reinstalling the whole OS several times).
    Everything is on default configuration.

    Hardware Specs:
    Macbook Pro 16", 2019
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500 M (4Gig memory)
    RAM: 64 Gig
    Intel i9 9980HK @ 2,4 Ghz 8 Core

    I've tried updating the driver for the graphics card but it didn't change anything. Right now I'm running the official AMD Radeon Drivers, latest Version 26.20.13003.5002

    It's a little bit confusing having a fresh installation on more or less "standardized" Hardware and still a crashing game.

    I think you can imagine how frustrating it is to lose a lot of chests, skulls and gold items to a simple skeli sloop because suddenly the game crashes and I have to reconnect.

    Any advice what I could do to solve this?

  • Playing on a PC with an fov of 90 causes motion sickness on a lot of displays. On my main 2560x1440 monitor, 90 fov is tough to play with for long periods. I'm guessing on a TV, this is not an issue because players are generally much further from the screen, but on a PC this is very noticeable. I have also tried on my 1080p monitor that is slightly smaller. I find it much more comfortable to play on, but it doesn't look as nice.

    It would be nice to be able to set the fov higher than 90. This would greatly help with motion sickness from playing the game (especially since most of the game takes place on a rocking boat).

    I also know this is a pretty "1st-world" problem and that changing the fov beyond the initial design might not be trivial, but it would make playing the game a lot more comfortable for me (and I imagine a good deal of other players as well).

  • I have to buy the game on steam because the windows 10 version has been stuck with a daffodil error for days. My friend has a working copy on windows 10 and I was wondering if I could friend him

  • Go to Settings, Sound, Manage Sound Devices, and Scroll down to your input devices, and disable all of them Except for the one you're wanting to use. I'm guessing the Game just picks one from the list without even thinking, and since there's no in game option to change it, really the only way to change which mic it uses is to disable the other ones. If you need those sound inputs, you can always scroll back down and Re-Enable them

  • As a lower sensitivity player I feel that the game could use the extra sensitivity sliders like we have for the Eye of Reach, Flintlock, and Blunderbuss, for the Cannons, Harpoons, and Spyglass.

    I play with 800DPI and use 2.0 mouse sensitivity in-game ( ~16.4cm 360 distance) which is already noticeably higher than my usual sensitivity in other games ( 23.5~24cm 360 distance) despite this however Cannons, Harpoons, and the Spyglass are incredibly slow at this setting which requires me to exclusively use WASD to aim my cannons and harpoon shots which naturally is incredibly inaccurate annoying to line up shots and as well as makes using the spyglass in even remotely rough waves incredibly difficult as it requires me to essentially yank my mouse across the entire height of my mousepad to counteract the movement of the waves.

    This completely does not allow me to have any granularity or control when using these tools and weapons and gets greatly irritating.

  • Hello,

    I posted this over on reddit, but I never got really any feedback on it.

    I've done tons of googling and have tried many things, but my voice chat still doesn't work at all.

    I am on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with Xbox Game Pass.

    Here's everything I tried:

    • Making sure my default windows devices are set properly
    • Set SoT's microphone privacy access to "on"
    • Made sure "Others can communicate with voice, text, or invites" in my account settings
    • Enabled Xbox Game bar for "Audio" in the Xbox app
    • Changed from directional to non-directional
    • Changed between "speakers" and "headphones" in my game settings
    • Made sure the hotkey I use is registered in the game
    • Completely reinstalled my game
    • Overrode the sound devices from "default" in Windows' "App volume and device preferences" in sound settings

    I'm not sure what else to try.

    Let me know if I need to provide any more info, like game version, Windows version, etc.

  • I am a new player (Windows 10) trying to play through the tutorial. I continually get to the point where I’m told to open my quest menu, and cannot go further. For some reason the default qwerty keyboard configuration has no key bound to quest radial (for me at least). Ok, I think, Ill bind it and it will be fine. I bind it, go back to the tutorial, and still see the prompt give me a blank. The key isnt working. I tried binding to different keys, restarting the tutorial, setting they keybind outside the tutorial, and even exiting and reentering the game, but I still encounter the same problem. I was really excited to play, so I’m really disappointed and frustrated. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

  • Dear Reader,

    I made this topic because I recently found out that Sea of Thieves (Windows Store Edition) Keeps running in the background while the game is closed. I think this is a serious bug because this does take CPU time And Network while it's closed.

    Is there any way this can maybe be avoided / fully closed?
    Thanks for reading.


    [Task Manager/App History]

  • Iv'e been playing this game since January 2019. Apperantly after the Steam launch iv'e been getting crashes very frequently, every 1-2 hours in adventure and every second game of Arena. I'm tired of getting banned in Arena. And it affects my crew, having to finish the game with 3 people.

    It's one thing to crash and have to launch the game again, but its another thing to enter the game and get a 30 min ban with none of my fault of my own.

    I own the Windows and Steam version. but i only have the Windows version installed.

    I tried to contact support, but i get genric "Copy Paste" answers with no context of what iv'e been writing to them.

    I don't know what do you guys think? anyone else experiencing this lately?

  • I can't imagine how often this topic gets posted as I've seen a multitude of threads about the same topic. I'm at the end of my straw with this issue, I've been sat here trying different fixes for the past 4 hours and nothing is working. I don't know what else to do at this point other than to make a post.

    So the error appears after fully downloading and during the phase where it says "installing sea of thieves". It then changes to "Error". I've tried all the fixes I can find online other than reinstalling windows as there must be an easier way. I have changed permissions to folders, cleared the windows store cache - both manually and with wsreset. I have tried everything I can find and all I can think of now is to make a post and hope someone has a miracle solution.

  • If you are in to PvP, this is for you.

    We have all seen them. The pirates that are able to hit all of their shots with the Eye of Reach in close quarters. Although it is very annoying to be shot by them and loose over 75% 0f your health, it could be easy to do.

    First, we have to understand what a close-quarters quickscope is. This type of quickscope occurs when your enemy hits his/her shots with an Eye of Reach in close range.

    To get started, you have to understand that this attack method can be hard to master, but can prove very effective. When I was first learning how to do this, I put a little piece of tape on my screen where the crack in the scope of the gun lined up. This helped me understand where the middle of my screen was. (If you are not comfortable with doing this tape trick, it is OK! It may take you a little longer to learn where the middle of your screen is.)

    When you are in PvP, use the tape trick to line up the middle of your screen with your target. Once you are lined up, quickly scope in and take your shot. Remember that you have to do this in a VERY short amount of time. If you wait to shoot, you are going to miss your shot.

    Please remember that you are not going to hit all of your shots first try. All you have to do is practice. Sometimes when I'm sailing on the seas, I like to practice my quickscopes on the ship's bell. If you didn't know, the bell rings whenever it is shot.

    There you go, pirate! Good luck on the seas!!

  • my friends gets a "Game version mismatch. Please check for game updates. (LightbeigeBeard)" whenever he starts the game. also he bought it on this site: https://www.durmaplay.com/tr/store/sea-of-thieves/buy/sea-of-thieves?gclid=CjwKCAjw88v3BRBFEiwApwLevfDdmj4s7epAQOW1HZe1mJAgUbAmpFcpD8U_ZrHt0vUKl7VIMKm_ThoCWqMQAvD_BwE

  • Hello, I have recently purchased Sea of Thieves on Steam. I've used to play the gamepass version. One thing I noticed is that the regional pricing for MTXs doesn't exist on the Steam version. I understand that maybe they cant be exactly the same due to Valve's cut, but the mismatch between them right now is ridiculously huge, and it forces me to keep the Windows Store version installed.
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    As you can see, in the steam version it can be 5 to 6 times more expensive which is just silly. Would it be possible for MS to fix this?

  • When the game loses or regains focus, it freezes consistently for 2.5 seconds.
    I've tried all sorts of video settings (Windowed and Fullscreen, VSync, etc) to no avail.

    This is really inconvenient because I like to watch Videos or use Discord on my second monitor. Having the game freeze every time I alt-tab back is really jarring and catches me off-guard every time.

  • Good day Rare,

    I've been running into issues with disconnecting, but it doesn't seem to be entirely game related. I'm just trying to find a solution to my problem. here's the problem I'm running into.

    When playing with 1 friend of mine, I'm constantly being disconnected from the game. Sometimes it's only 5 minutes (after getting in and logged onto my pirate), sometimes it's almost 40 minutes sometimes it's 6 hours.

    P.S. I'm sorry if this isn't the place to post this. I'll repost it where it needs to go if that is the case. Thank you.

  • Recently every time I start the game it keeps loading the main logo a few minutes and then closes on its own. I don't understand why this happens since several days ago i could play normally.

    I tried to clear the cache of the windows store and reinstalling the game but it doesn't seem to work. What can I do to fix this? Anyone having the same problem?

  • I got something around 40,000 in Gold and quite a bit in Dubloons upon logging in and starting up a sloop. Is there something I missed?

  • Me and my bud play pretty offensively and people don't like it.

  • Adding the opportunity to buy supplies, for example, balls or planks, for a small price because the constant search for very people playing man and causes the desire to finish quickly

  • Bienvenidos a mi sección de Sea of Thieves donde intentare subir cosas de mis directos y algunas otras "Exclusivas"

    Os dejo mis redes por si quereis visitar algo mas:

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  • Hello. I just installed a new Radeon RX 5700. It work well in all my other games, however, when I try to launch SOT, a window opens up with the SOT logo and a black background, and after a few breif milliseconds it closes. Nothing happens. The game doesn't launch. I've tried reinstalling drivers. I've tried reinstalling the game. Anyone know why this may be happening?

  • What are Minor Suggestions?
    These are suggestions in which is not THAT important, but to at least have in the game because why not.

    Here are my Minor Suggestions:
    Boat Trail - So when on a boat IRL of course, you will see the trail it leaves behind. Why not at that into the game, just to bring some aesthetics to the sailing experience.

    Flute - OK so...I think these will be cool having to play music on along with the other instruments that is already in the game.

    Diamonds - Uhhh...I know that Gold is the top currency in the game, but would be cool to add in diamonds as well. You have Gold, Sapphire, Emeralds, and Ruby Gems...why not add Diamonds.

    Dolphins - They will be jumping out from the waters at times, mainly in the Ancient Isles and Shores of Plenty area of the map.

    Crabs - I mean come on, they look cool, and can clamp on to your hand and will damage you at 2% of health. Like it will clamp on to you, and your character will automatically shake it off.

    I think that is all I have. What are your thoughts?

  • Hi all, I've been trying to install SOT for almost a week now through the microsoft store on windows 10. The download has always started out strong, downloading around 1.75 GB immediately but just stopping there. When I waited it out and downloaded for three days straight, the message fluctuated btwn "downloading 44.25 GB/44.25 GB" and "Installing SOT..." and never installed. I've gone through nearly every possible remedy to my problem including wsreset multiple times, clearing cache, etc. Anyone?

  • Ahoy there fellow pirates of The Sea Of Thieves. Due to some small disagreements with a few members of me crew...well lets just say I be on the lookout for a couple (Or even a few) new faces to sign up. Here be a few things about us and hopefully it catches ye interest.

    We are an Crew of 6 currently. (used to be 8 but remember those disagreements i told you about?...)
    We are a very respectful crew who cares a lot about anyone committed to our alliance and our jokes and banter never intend to harm anyone, only to have a small laugh.
    We accept all genders and races. doesn't matter who you are as long as you can play well with others and work efficiently. Oh and have fun at the same time.
    We are a friendly crew most of the time and we always avoid pvp whenever possible, but will attack if attacked.

    Our crew are from very different places around the globe and aren't always on together (Hence one of the reasons I am here) so we will usually be able to find a slot for you.
    Discord? If you stick with the crew long enough then you might be welcome to join.
    Do we play other games? yes we do but if you catch us on another game don't hesitate to ask.
    I hear you asking "what do we get in return" well A good solid crew, lots of gold and rep (If you need it) also quite a bit of a laugh as we often stumble upon the stupidest stuff.
    Are there any specific requirements to join? only 2. No Squeakers and no noobs please bring at least some experience along.

    Do we have ranks? working on those.
    I'll wrap up here since I've been going on a bit. But I hope I have at least interested some of ye. especially if ye are having issue finding a solid crew. Ye can msg me over Xbox Live, or Twitter @Mayorsam01 or sail over to Sanctuary Outpost where you you may find me with a mug of water and Lydia Or Keira (My Parrots) (I'm not a fan of that grog stuff)

    This be Captain Dom. Alliance Commander. (Pirate Legend 31 HC, 49 SD, 50 GH, 50 OoS and 50 MA) (Been on the seas since launch) I wish you all a great voyage and hope you will be interested to join our friendly crew. Good day.

  • This isn't a game breaking problem but why will they including selling empty collector's chests????? The ashen collector's ones kinda makes sense as in 'Oooh they might be cursed or have hidden meaning' so the factions are interested but selling normal empty boxes for the OoS or GH or M? Why would they be interested?! This just seems as an extra way to make a quick buck or something and adds nothing to the experience.

  • There's a major problem with the newly introduced Black Market 'Archives'. As we all know, the major rewarding factor of Sea of Thieves is having a piece of limited time cosmetics. The fact that the idea of re-releasing the exact same items with the exact same color scheme was even brought up is laughable. Many people strive to play Sea of Thieves at specific time periods to obtain time-limited cosmetics. What will be the point of trying to play the game when the updates come? To get at a cheaper price??? That won't affect anyone with millions upon millions of gold. (Unless the price increase will reach 5mil+ a piece or so, which I doubt will be the case).

    Please reconsider releasing the exact same colors of time-limited cosmetics as that would ruin the experience for anyone who joined during that time period. Adding a new color gives the player-base the missed event items themselves while giving respect to the players that played the content during its period.

    This problem is reaching an absurd level with the constant re-release of limited content ever since the release of the Mercenary Clothing Set with the Midnight Blunderbuss [Purchasable Hard-drive] following soon after, after that the Victorious Sea Dog Blunderbuss with its permanent 240 win cap after being announced as time-limited, and god knows what's next.

    It's honestly starting to feel like a scheme set up by Rare to extort money or play time from its fans. I hate to assume the worst but based on evidence from the Dev Update/patterns of re-release it seems this plan is going through.

    Please keep this part of Sea of Thieves untouched.

  • Ive tried changing permissions, different user, reinstall,

    event viewer shows this when i launch it

    Unable to start a DCOM Server: Microsoft.SeaofThieves_2.87.8848.2_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe!AthenaClientShipping as Ei käytettävissä/Ei käytettävissä. The error:
    Happened while starting this command:
    "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.SeaofThieves_2.87.8848.2_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Athena\Binaries\UWP64\SoTGame.exe" -ServerName:AthenaClientShipping.AppX1tppsmwxvf2km3jd8xq57zc8r6c65hfj.mca

    but i couldnt find anything about it online

  • This is a simple one and I’m sure it has been mentioned in the past but having more wildlife in the ocean would be amazing. Dolphins, whales, different kinds of sharks (maybe a big great white?), bigger fish in deeper regions (i.e. - tuna) and/or giant schools of fish.

    Sea of Thieves has one of the best environments in the industry, and I genuinely feel like more diverse wildlife to fill up the ocean would make the experience of roaming the seas so much better. Imagine dolphins swimming in front of the ship or a massive whale breaching the surface of the ocean in the distance! So much potential!

  • How many rounds (including the last round with Gray Marrow) are there at FOTD?

  • So I that this thought in mind and told a friend (we are both insiders) about it and he thinks it’s a good idea.

    So when becoming an Insider for SOT, you are obliged to make a new pirate. I was shook at first, but realized it was different form the actual game. So I choose my pirate (BTW I loved the new pirate for the Insider Program). So then this came to mind.

    For those who are insiders, can we have the option to switch between our pirates in the actual game & our pirates in the Insider in the actual game of SOT.

    Confused? Let me example more.

    See, I thought about that since we cannot make changes to our original pirates from the actual game of SOT, for those who are insiders and have to make a new one, can have the option [Under “Pirate Settings”] to change our pirate (use the insider pirate we created to use in the actual game as a selection) WHILE STILL KEEPING the same progress we accumulate when we played since day one on the actual game. I just thought about it and wanted to see how everyone else think about it.

  • I would like to suggest a new option to invite friends to a serve, not to sail with you but as another crew on the waters. To be able to show off your skills AGAINST your friends and hunt them down!!

  • For some reason, did the loading time increase because quite frankly—8/10 chances it takes a little longer for me to join back in the game or my boat. We all know that the moment you die, you will immediately spawn in the Ferry, but now it’s like I’m on the “Black Screen of Death” while hearing the sounds of being on the Ferry, AND THEN it puts me in the Ferry before the doors open for me to come back into the real world. That’s when I have to wait “impatiently” until I come in the game after a long time on the loading screen. Yes, I am a XboxONE player, but the loading time is really a kill and will cause stress.

    So has the loading time gotten better or gotten worse?