Sea of Thieves not Launching

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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.

The most common fix for this issue is making sure Windows is up to date.

How to get the update: 

  1. Press the windows Key
  2. Type in Check for Updates
  3. Select Check for Updates

Other solutions:

Fix #1

Login to Windows 10 with a local Admin 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”} 



  1. Right click the clock on your start menu
  2. Select Adjust date/time.
  3. Untick then retick Set time zone automatically.
  4. Reboot your PC


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




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