Sea of Thieves not Launching

By Blaze
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Our team are aware of some users reporting that on PC the game will momentarily open and display a grey screen.

There are some troubleshooting tips below that may help you get into the game should you be one of the affected players.

Fix #1

Login to Windows 10 with a local Microsoft Account. This fixes majority of cases reported.

Fix #2

  1. Open the Windows 10 Store, then in the top right corner click on the profile picture.
  2. If you have multiple accounts signed in, sign out all of them but leave the email account linked to the game’s purchase signed in.
  3. Next, in the Windows 10 Store download any free app at all.
  4. Then try playing Sea of Thieves again through the Windows 10 Store “Library” page.

Fix #3

Go to the below link and save / run the tool. Follow the on screen instructions to troubleshoot / fix your issue.


  1. Press Windows + R
  2. Type Powershell and hit enter
  3. Copy and paste the following into the powershell window and press enter


Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

If your problem persists please create a support ticket for further assistance.



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