Those playing Sea of Thieves on PC or Xbox will get the Lavenderbeard error message when they try to host or join a game. Whether this is a server-side or client-side issue, a connection disruption on your end is likely to blame.


Method 1: Verifying The Server Atatus

Before you try any patch that is proved to work locally, you should start by looking to see whether the problem is not being aided by a server issue.

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In case the problem is broad and it’s occuring for a lot of customers in your area, chances are none of the local workarounds below will allow you to fix the issue — In this instance, the only realistic fix is to wait until Rare’s devs manage to address the issue.

As it turns out, if you’re dealing with a server issue, it’s either caused by a problem with the Xbox Live infrastructure or it’s a problem with the game’s server. If you think you could be dealing with a server outage, check DownDetector and IsTheServiceDown and see if there are other users in the same scenario.

In case you discover that other users are reporting the same type of difficulty, you should go over on the official Twitter account of Sea of Thieves and seek for official notifications on the status of the situation.

If there are no announcements on the Twitter page, you should also verify the condition of the Xbox Live infrastructure, since Sea of Thieves’ whole multiplayer component is build around Xbox Live.

If Xbox Live is down (or a sub-service) so will Sea of Thieves. To verify the status of the Xbox Live infrastructure, visit the Xbox Live Status page and see whether there are currently any problems with any of the Xbox Live service.

Also, check to see if the Sea of Thieves is mentioned under Games & Apps. In case our inquiry did NOT discover any underlying server difficulties that might end up creating the Lavenderbeard error code in Sea of Thieves, continue down to the following fixes below for steps of troubleshooting the issue if it’s only occuring locally.

Method 2: Installing The Newest Game Version

The most common reason that will cause the Lavenderbeard error code to occur locally with Sea of Thieves is when the client version of the game has become out of the screen with the sever.

In the majority of known occurrences, this problem will occur when a newer game version is being delivered while you are actively playing the game. The solutions of this problem will be different depending on the platform that you’re playing on.

If you’re on Xbox One, a hard restart followed by the installation of the upcoming update should take care of the problem. On PC, you may repair it simply by heading to the Microsoft Store and installing the newest version available for Sea of Thieves.

To accommodate both user bases, we produced two distinct instructions (on for PC and one for Xbox users) (on for PC and one for Xbox users). Follow the sub-guide for the platform that you’re using while experiencing the Lavenderbeard error:

1: Doing a hard restart on Xbox One

Step 1: With your console turned on, make sure that your console is idle.

Step 2: Press and hold on the Xbox button (on the front of your system) and keep it pressed for around 10 seconds. Release the button after you see the front LED turns off and you can hear your console fans shutting down.

Step 3: Once your console no longer shows any signs of live, physically disconnect the power line from the power source and wait for 30 seconds or more to ensure that the power capacitors are totally depleted.

Step 4: After this time period has passed, click the power button once more to power up your Xbox One console conventionally and wait for the new startup to complete.

Step 5: After the setup is complete, check to see if a new update for Sea of Thieves is available. If there is, install it traditionally, then run the game to see if the problem is now fixed.

2: Installing the Pending updates from MS Store

Step 1: Ensure that the main Sea of Thieves game and it’s launcher are entirely closed (and not running in the background) (and not running in the background)

Step 2: Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialogue box. Next, write ‘ms-windows-store:/home’ within the text box and click Enter to open up the Microsoft Store.

Step 3: Inside the main Microsoft Store interface, click on the update symbol in the upper right column.

Step 4: Inside the Downloads and Updates panel, look for the update for Sea of Thieves and click on the download icon to download & install it individually or just click on Get Updates to install them all at once.

Step 5: Once the current update is installed, restart your computer and open the game at the next startup to see if the problem is now fixed.