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Sea of Thieves Bronzebeard error code explained

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When Sea of Thieves (opens in new tab) isn't working as intended, players are greeted with various "-beard' messages, signifying to the team at Rare what kind of error was met. For example, if you idle out of a game, you get a lazybeard designation. But what about the Sea of Thieves Bronzebeard error message? Here's what you need to know about Sea of Thieves Bronzebeard, if you encounter it.

How to fix the Sea of Thieves Bronzebeard error message

It's a nightmare situation. You're logging into your favourite pirate simulator but just before you can set sail, you're stopped in your tracks. The scurvy dog Captain Bronzebeard has appeared, ready to sink your proverbial ship. Never fear, brave adventurer, as Rare themselves have a surefire process to fix this issue: quit the game.

There's no shame in it. You'll get him next time. Specifically, you want to quit the game in a particular way to make sure the error doesn't come back.

Rare states that you must follow this procedure to get rid of Bronzebeard.

  • Hit the guide button on your controller (the circular Xbox logo)
  • Hover over Sea of Thieves
  • Press the menu button (three lines, left of the X button)
  • Press A to quit the game
  • Relaunch Sea of Thieves from the dashboard

There we have it. That should sort out your Bronzebeard issues. If this doesn't work, there may be a deeper server-bound problem at play. 

Hopefully this lets you get out on the open water without too much trouble so you can live the life of a mighty pirate once more. Safe travels!

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