Sea of Thieves Steam Launch FAQ
Get some answers to questions arising as we welcome a new wave of sailors on Steam!
Ahoy, Steam users! We wanted to address some questions that we've seen players ask since we announced back in April that Sea of Thieves was coming to Steam. It's now available to buy on that platform, and we hope you'll find this FAQ useful in answering some more specific questions about requirements, compatibility and progress!
When is Sea of Thieves available on Steam?
Sea of Thieves launches on Steam today, June 3rd 2020, at £34.99 GBP/$39.99 USD/€39.99 EUR. You can check out its official Steam page here.
Do I need an Xbox Live account to play?
To be able to play this game, users will need to sign in when prompted with an Xbox Live account. If you already play on Xbox Live or Windows 10, simply sign in with the account linked to your Xbox gamertag! If you need to set up an Xbox Live account, head over to https://www.xbox.com/live, click 'Create an Account' and follow the instructions. Please note that it is free to create an Xbox Live account, and playing Sea of Thieves on Steam will not require an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Do I have to be running Windows 10 to play?
Yes. For this game to work, users must be running the Windows 10 operating system.
Is the Steam version included in cross play?
Yes! Players will be able to crew up and play together regardless of which platform they're on, so those already playing on Xbox One and Windows 10 will be able to play with friends on Steam.
Will game progress carry over to Steam?
Yes! Your ranks, cosmetics and currency will all be there after you sign in to your Xbox Live account, meaning you'll be able to pick up exactly where you left off. Previously earned achievements will automatically unlock on Steam too.
Will this game be locked to 30 frames per second?
No. FPS will be uncapped.
Do I get the game for free on Steam if I already own it?
No. Players on Xbox One and Windows 10 will not receive an entitlement to a free Steam copy. However, cross play breaks down barriers by enabling new Steam players to crew up easily with existing players on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Where do I activate in-game cosmetic/item codes?
To enter a code for an in-game cosmetic or other reward, go to https://redeem.microsoft.com, log in with your Microsoft account and type in the 25-digit code as instructed. Note that it'll be unlocked on this account only, so make sure this is the same account you use to sign in to Sea of Thieves!
Will Sea of Thieves be available in my country/region?
This game will be purchasable in all countries where the Steam store is available, and the list of supported languages is being expanded for the Steam release. However, if your language is not supported, the game will default to English.
We'll see you on the seas!