[Updated] Sea Of Thieves servers down or not working? You’re not alone

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on September 28, 2023) follows:

Sea of Thieves players are experiencing disruptions as the servers appear to be down or not working, leaving many gamers frustrated.

This popular multiplayer pirate adventure game heavily relies on server connectivity for a seamless gaming experience.

Sea Of Thieves servers down

However, reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) of the servers being down have been pouring in from players who are unable to access the game or are encountering difficulties during gameplay.

Moreover, the issue is accompanied by the ‘lavender beard’ error, indicating a possible connection problem. The cause of the server disruption is believed to be related to an Xbox outage.

Here are some reports for reference:


@SoT_Support Getting Lavenderbeard on both insider and production version of the game. Same with friends that also have Charter spectrum. Friends with other ISPs can connect. Any known issues? (Source)

@SoT_Support are you guys aware the servers are down? Nothing has been said here.. (Source)

Fortunately, the support team didn’t take too long to acknowledge the problem. The team is aware of the disruption with Xbox services that is causing connectivity issues with the game.

However, they didn’t provide any ETA for the fix. For now, those affected can keep an eye on the Xbox status page to know if the issue has been resolved.


Furthermore, players should keep in mind that the server outages are typically temporary. And once the problem is addressed, they will be able to return to Sea of Thieves without any issues.

That said, we update this article as and when we come across anything noteworthy.

Update 1 (October 10, 2023)

09:36 am (IST): Sea Of Thieves players (1,2,3,4) are reporting that the servers are currently down or not working for them.

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