Steam version unable to launch

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By Largo
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We are currently investigating some compatibility issues with specific anti-virus products which are flagging the sotgame.exe as potentially harmful. Until we can resolve this issue you may want to whitelist the game within your anti-virus product. The default install location for the game is here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sea of Thieves\Athena\Binaries\Win64\sotgame.exe

If you are unsure on how to complete the whitelisting process we have included guides for the most popular products below:

AVG

  • Open AVG
  • Select menu> Settings> Exceptions
  • Click Add Exceptions
  • Select Browser
  • Navigate to the Sea of Thieves Steam exe file
    • As mentioned above, the default location is : C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sea of Thieves\Athena\Binaries\Win64
  • Select the EXE
  • Press OK
  • Reboot Sea of Thieves 

Avast

  • Open AVAST
  • Select menu> Settings> Exceptions
  • Click Add Exceptions
  • Select Browser
  • Navigate to the Sea of Thieves Steam exe file
    • As mentioned above, the default location is : C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sea of Thieves\Athena\Binaries\Win64
  • Select the EXE
  • Press OK
  • Reboot Sea of Thieves

You can also find your anti-virus products support page by using the following search in your favourite search engine: (anti-virus product name) antivirus exception.

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