Having troubles connecting to Sea of Thieves this morning? You’re not alone.
A number of users have taken to Reddit to complain of the Lavenderbeard error, normally chalked up to firewall or anti-virus complications on a PC. Trouble is, the error is being issued to a lot of new or returning players on Xbox and PCs alike. Most users said the error started popping up about an hour ago, 9.00 am AEDT.
We’ll report back as we learn more. For now, here’s a list of all potential ‘beard’ errors that can plague pirates.
Sea of Thieves Beard Errors and Solutions
- KiwiBeard: This can be caused by any of the following:
- The Servers Are Closed – We are not running a play session when you tried to log in, so you cannot play Sea of Thieves right now.
- You have more than one Gamertag signed in to your console. Please sign all other accounts out of the console, and only launch the game with the one account that has been invited to play.
- You have not been invited to play the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha. If you’re registered as an Insider, you may be invited in the future – keep an eye on your registered email address.
- CinnamonBeard & BronzeBeard: We were unable to connect you to the game. 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
- Ashbeard: You must be signed into Xbox Live to play Sea of Thieves. Ensure your Xbox Live status is connected and then sign in and try again.
- AvocadoBeard: When playing on an Xbox One console, you need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play online. Please check your subscription settings and purchase a Gold membership as needed.
- AlabasterBeard, AllmondBeard & CyanBeard: Your connection to Xbox Live and/or the Sea of Thieves services has been disrupted or lost. Please check your console’s network status via the Settings > Network menu.
- Beigebeard: Your game client is out of date, please check for updates.
- DaffodilBeard: Something has happened on our side that we’re working to fix. Please check the status of the game at seaofthieves.com for more information.
- FluffyBeard: We have either taken the servers down for an update, or we are not currently running a playtest session at this time. Please verify there is a scheduled playtest running in your timezone.
- Lapisbeard: Something has happened on our side that we’re working to fix. Please check the status of the game at seaofthieves.com for more information.
- Lavenderbeard: Can be caused by Anti Virus/Firewall settings, but can also be caused by proxy servers and other network management manipulation / tools
- Lazybeard: You have been removed from the active game session due to lack of activity.
As you can see, there are a number of errors that can occur.
Sea of Thieves is currently available on Windows PC and Xbox One.