The high seas are a chaotic place, but the servers for Sea of Thieves can be even more hectic during certain times of the day. There are always the occasional server issues regarding online games, so it can be confusing when you receive an error code when trying to get into the game.
If you’re trying to get into Sea of Thieves, and the servers are down, there could be multiple problems. Luckily, there are a few ways you can learn about what’s happening and double-check the status of the servers. Here’s what you need to know about if the Sea of Thieves servers are down.
How to Check Sea of Thieves Server Status
The best place to check to see if there are problems with the Sea of Thieves servers is to check the official server status page. This will give you the best chance to find out if it is an issue with your local internet connection or if the problem is with Rare’s servers. If the servers are down, this will give you the best possible chance to find out why and when they are expected to be back online.
If that doesn’t work, you can always try an external server status page, such as Downdetector, but while these might tell you that the server is down, they won’t tell you any reason for the outage.
Finally, you can check the official Sea of Thieves social media pages. These will usually tell you when the outage began and when they might be back online. Just be sure to be kind to the people manning this account. Doing all this should be able to give you the latest information on the Sea of Thieves server status.
All Sea of Thieves maintenance times
Sea of Thieves goes down for maintenance at 9 AM UTC or 10 AM BST for big updates, such as a seasonal update or adding a new adventure. Recall that developer Rare is based in the U.K. In the U.S., this converts to 2 PM PT or 5 AM ET. Depending on the update’s size, the game may be down for as short as half an hour to several hours long.
There’s also the chance the servers might be down because it’s Tuesday night. For anyone playing Sea of Thieves on Steam, there’s a good chance the servers might be struggling with an influx of players, and will mean you can’t play the game for several hours. This is a relatively common issue, but it will typically return to normal after a few hours.