Sea of Thieves Crashing? Here are Some Quick Fixes

Waves aren’t the only things crashing when it comes to Sea of Thieves.

Despite being a great medium for it, I don’t think there are quite enough pirate games. Sure there’s the Monkey Island series and, yes, there was the wonderful Assassin’s Creed 4: Blackflag, but I still want more. Lucky for me, Sea of Thieves exists and has been receiving constant updates and events ever since its release in 2017. Unfortunately, it seems like problems such as Sea of Thieves crashing frequently have been plaguing the game recently. Here are some quick ways developer Rare suggests you fix it.

According to Rare’s website:

Check your copy of Windows is up to date

Issues can occur when your Windows is not up to date. To check that you are using the latest version please try the below action.

  1. Press the Windows Key
  2. Type in Check for Updates
  3. Select Check for Updates

Reset your copy of Sea of Thieves (Windows Store Version)

  1. Uninstall the game
  2. Press the Windows Key
  3. Type in wsreset
  4. Right-click and select run as administrator
  5. Once complete perform a system reboot
  6. Press the Windows Key
  7. Reinstall the game (Please install the game to your C drive)
  8. Type in Apps and Features
  9. Find Sea of Thieves on the list
  10. Select Advanced Options
  11. Select Reset

Verify integrity of local game files (Steam)

  1. In Steam, right click Sea of Thieves from your games list
  2. Select Properties from the context menu
  3. From the Properties menu select Local Files
  4. Click ‘Verify Integrity of Local Game Files…


Rare addressed Sea of Thieves crashing issues on Twitter yesterday saying, “The team are aware of some players encountering game crashes. We are investigating the issue and will update you when we have more information. Thank you for your patience.”

They appear to be hard at work fixing issues as they released another statement today saying that they are continuing to “investigate recent reports of game crashes.”

For more updates on Sea of Thieves make sure to stay right here on DualShockers.

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