The Sea of Thieves servers are still at half-mast and taking on water, with pirates-to-be waiting to join their friends for some healthy treasure hunting and plundering. For a while, it seemed like all gamers could do was wait for Rare to fix the servers, but pirates aren’t ones to rest on their pantaloons, so here’s a way to fix some of the (many) issues plaguing Sea of Thieves at launch.
Cinnamonbeard and Bronzebeard
The official support page has this fix for the “we were unable to connect you to the game” issue. Please do the following:
- Press the Guide Button on your controller
- Highlight Sea of Thieves
- Press the Menu Button (to the right of the Guide Button on your controller)
- Highlight “Quit” and press A
- Re-launch Sea of Thieves from your Pins, Recent or My Games & Apps areas of your console
- Navigate the menu and join a game as usual
This was working for some people back when the servers were only in choppy waters, not being dragged below by the Kraken. At this point, Rare is only letting a few users into the game at a time, so getting this code isn’t always going to be fixed by the above process.
What seems to be happening is players who happening is that players who came into the launch relatively late are being locked out, or can only go at it solo. No queuing into a 4-player ship for them. But here’s how to fix that.
If you have a friend who is enjoying the game, have them host a match and pull you into a 4-player game. If you were blocked before, it seems like the server gives precedence to anyone who already has their hooks in. This has worked for anyone getting the Cinnamonbeard, Greybeard, or Lavenderbeard error when solo.
Checking for Fake Coin
PC users are stuck at the login screen with the above code presenting a never-ending ellipses, but not all is lost. If you get the Checking for Fake Coin error, do the following:
- Log out of the game.
- Update your Nvidia drivers to the Sea of Thieves update (which can be found in your Geforce Experience as of March 20).
- Restart your computer.
You should be able to get in immediately.