Have you had trouble launching Sea of Thieves? Don't worry, you are not alone. To fix the problem, click this post.


Sea of Thieves is never going to launch

Firstly, you must make sure to have your Windows Operating system up to date and that it meets the minimum requirements.

There is a minimum requirement for Sea of Thieves

OSWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i3 2.0 GHz/ AMD Athlon IIT X3 455
Hard disk space9 GB
Graphics cardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 660/ AMD Radeon HD 7850

Checking for updates:

Windows+IThe latest updates and security
ClickCheck for Updates.

Try these fixes:

There are 7 fixes for you. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

Fix 1: Run as administrator

The privilege issue might be the reason for the won’t launch problem. With high integrity access, Sea of Thieves can make full use of its features, so run the game as an administrator to see if this fixes your issue.

Exit Sea of Thieves.Right-click on the Sea of Thieves icon and clickProperties.
Under theCompatibilitytab, tickRun this program as an administrator. Then clickOK.
Run the game to check whether the problem is solved or not.

Fix 2: Do an App reset

Reset the Sea of Thieves is a good option to try. This method will revert the game to its default settings which may fix the won’t launch issue.

Clean uninstall Sea of Thieves.Press theWindows Key + R together.Type “wsreset.exe” and press Enter.
Download and install the Sea of Thieves.Press the Windows key + I together and click Apps.
Find and clickSea of Thieveson the list.ClickAdvanced Options and click Reset.
Run Sea of Thieves to check.

Fix 3: Change the Time & Region

It’s possible that the problem is caused by incorrect time and region. When you run Sea of Thieves, the game will compare the date and time automatically through the internet. If your PC time zone is different from your region, the connection may fail to load and cause the problem.Take a look at the time show on your screen, if it’s different from your region, you can follow the steps below to fix the problem.

Press theWindows Key + I and click Time & Language.
Open the Set time automatically button.
Check your time zone and date.ClickRegionand check your region is corrected.
Reboot your PCRun Sea of Thieves to check.
Note: If your language and region is set toEnglish (United States)already please change it toEnglish (United Kingdom)instead.

Fix 4: Run Powershell

Besides these basic fixes, you can use Powershell to enforce the application to launch.

PressWindows + R to open the Run box.Type“powershell”and hit Enter.
Copy and paste the following into the Powershell window and press Enter.Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} Run Sea of Thieves to check.

Fix 5: Update your drivers and programs

The outdated or wrong drivers for your graphics card, network card, sound card, etc. may cause problems. Updating your drivers is a good option to fix errors. What else, this method can also provide you better gaming experience.

Option 1 – Manually– You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install itstep by step.


Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.

Option 1–Download and install the driver manually

Devices keep updating drivers. To get them, you need to go to the manufacturer website, find the drivers corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 32 bit) and download the driver manually.

Once you’ve downloaded the correct drivers for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

Option 2 – Automatically update drivers

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easywill automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or thePro versionof Driver Easy. But with thePro versionit takes just 2 clicks(and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

Run Driver Easy and clickScan Nowbutton. Driver Easywill then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
Reboot your PC and run Sea of Thieves to check.

Fix 6: Disable incompatible apps

Third-party applications might be the reason won’t launch issue. You can try to disable apps like AfterBurner that show FPS, OSD, MSI, EVGA, etc and then restart your PC. If this doesn’t help, you can also try to disable your antivirus software like Trend Micro which has been known to cause conflicts.

IMPORTANT: Be extra careful about what sites you visit, what emails you open and what files you download when your antivirus is disabled.

Fix 7: Reinstall your game

If the above fixes don’t work, reinstall your game may be the only choice. The clean uninstall can delete every file, then redownload and install it from Microsoft store. This can make sure there’s no corruption or wrongly installed files which should make the game work again.

We hope you find the above information helpful. And if you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions, feel free to leave a comment below.