How to fix Lavenderbeard error in Sea of Thieves

Lauren Bergin
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Sea of Thieves players can occasionally come across frustrating server outages in the game referred to as the Lavenderbeard error. If you’re stumped on how to solve this issue in the game, we’ve got everything you need to know right here. 

One of the most popular pirate games on the market these days is Sea of Thieves. You can sail the open seas, collect goodies by solving unique puzzles in treasure hunts, and take on a variety of dangerous enemies in battle.

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Before you can start swashbuckling away, however, you might encounter the frustrating Lavenderbeard effort that unfortunately prevents players from getting into the game. Thankfully, there are ways to fix the issue to get you swiftly back into your pirate adventure.

Here are all the ways you can fix the Leavenbeard error in the game.


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Sailing the seven seas has never been so fun – except when Lavenderbeard hits.

What is Sea of Thieves Lavenderbeard error?

While many pirates would tell you that Blackbeard puts the fear of God into them, Lavenderbeard is the one that terrifies Sea of Thieves players.

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Effectively, Lavenderbeard tells players that there has been an issue connecting either on Rare’s side, or on your own. This may be because the servers are down for maintenance, a new game client has been released, or there’s an issue with your antivirus interacting with the game.

In the first case, there’s not much you can do as this is a game-wide issue and can only be solved by dev intervention. If this isn’t the case though, don’t worry, there are a few different fixes you can try out.

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Dead men tell no tales; thankfully we’re not dead and we can help you fix this error.

How to fix Sea of Thieves Lavenderbeard error

There are multiple different ways of fixing the Lavenderbeard error across the game’s various different platforms, but it’s worth checking whether or not Rare have spotted a server issue. If so, we’ll reiterate that there’s nothing you can do on your end other than wait.

If the servers are online and you’re still having issues, though, then here are a series of fixes for Windows Store and Steam.


If you’re having issues with Lavenderbeard on Steam, you can try clearing your Xbox Live credentials.

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  1. Open the Windows menu in the bottom left of your screen.
  2. Type ‘Credential Manager‘.
  3. Once viewing the Credentials Manager, click the ‘Windows Credentials’ button.
  4. Find any Entries labeled ‘Xbl_Ticket‘.
  5. Remove any with ‘1717113201’ in the name.
  6. Try and boot up Sea of Thieves.

Windows Store & Steam

If you’re having issues on PC in general, this may be because your firewalls are blocking the game. Make sure this isn’t the case by:

  1. Click on the Windows Start menu.
  2. Search ‘firewall‘.
  3. Select ‘allow an app through Windows firewall‘.
  4. Select Sea of Thieves.
  5. Ensure that every box is checked.
  6. Try and load up your game.

If you’re still having no joy, it’s worth contacting the game’s official support to try and get to the bottom of the issue.

So that’s how to fix the Lavenderbeard error in Sea of Thieves and, in turn, get back to some good old-fashioned pillaging. For even more content on the game, check out our guides below:

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About The Author

Lauren was formerly Dexerto's Features Editor and resident Diablo Sorceress. With two Master's degrees under her belt and a lot more Steam achievements, she specializes in all things Blizzard and Riot Games, with some Lost Ark and FFXIV on the side.