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Sea of Thieves beard error codes explained

Sea of Thieves kiwibeard error code message
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Sea of Thieves beard error codes can appear for a number of reasons based on bugs, connections issues, server issues, and more. They're also a real pain your buccaneer's butt, preventing you from playing Sea of Thieves and plunderin' some loot with your scallywag crew. Figuring out what each enigmatic error codes means, or what's causing them, is tricky on your own, so we’ve listed all the Sea of Thieves beard error codes below, along with what they refer to and how to resolve them.

Sea of Thieves error codes

Sea of Thieves

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These Sea of Thieves beard error codes can appear for a multitude of reasons. Regardless, your first port of call should be to check your own internet connection and whether or not the Sea of Thieves servers are down, either due to technical issues or maintenance. Restarting the game, your PC, or your Xbox console may also resolve some issues. Here are all the error codes - listed alphabetically - and their causes:

  • Sea of Thieves AlabasterBeard, AllmondBeard & CyanBeard error: Uh oh, you might have a dodgy internet connection as these messages mean that your connection to Xbox Live or Sea of Thieves’ servers has been lost. Make sure your internet is working, then try again. 
  • Sea of Thieves Ashbeard error: This means that you’re either not signed into Xbox Live, or your Xbox Live status isn’t connected. Try signing out, then signing back in, and attempting to play Sea of Thieves again.
  • Sea of Thieves AvocadoBeard error: An Xbox Live Gold membership is needed to play Sea of Thieves, so get this message and it’s probably a warning that your membership has run out. 
  • Sea of Thieves Beigebeard error: Check for updates and install any that are pending, and you should be good to go. 
  • Sea of Thieves Bronzebeard error: This one requires a fair few steps. First, press the Guide button on your controller (the big button in the middle with the X on it). Hover over Sea of Thieves, then press the Menu button (the one with the three lines). Select the ‘quit’ option. Boot up Sea of Thieves again (doesn’t matter if you do it from your recent games, your pinned items, or the my games and apps section), and try to play again. That should fix it. 
  • Sea of Thieves Cinnamonbeard error: Same as Bronzebeard; see above for how to solve it. 
  • Sea of Thieves DaffodilBeard error: As some of you will have heard before in a wildly different context, the problem here isn’t you - it’s Sea of Thieves. Check their Twitter feed for information about what’s gone wrong, or head to their website for an update on what’s happening.
  • Sea of Thieves FluffyBeard error: Although this code is usually reserved for playtests, if it does pop up it means that the servers have been taken down for an update. Sit patiently and they should be back up soon. 
  • Sea of Thieves Kiwibeard error: Like with Fluffybeard, this facial hair means that the servers are closed for whatever reason. It’s either that or the fact that you have multiple Gamertags signed in on your console - try signing everyone out, and then sign one back in again. You should be able to play Sea of Thieves now. 
  • Sea of Thieves Lapisbeard error: Oops, Sea of Thieves is running into some issues if you get this message. Like I mentioned above, try checking their Twitter feed or website for information about what’s going on. 
  • Sea of Thieves Lavenderbeard error: This one is a bit trickier. Lavenderbeard can be caused by anti-virus or firewall settings, as well as proxy servers and various other network management manipulation or tools. Check your firewall isn’t acting up and then try again. 
  • Sea of Thieves Lazybeard error: You’re a bit of a lazybones, aren’t you? Get this message and it’s a sign that you’ve been kicked because you’ve left your character idle for too long. Jump back in and find some sweet booty to make up for it! 
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Zoe Delahunty-Light

While here at GamesRadar, Zoe was a features writer and video presenter for us. She's since flown the coop and gone on to work at Eurogamer where she's a video producer, and also runs her own Twitch and YouTube channels. She specialises in huge open-world games, true crime, and lore deep-dives.