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Sea of Thieves

How to play Sea of Thieves – Where to buy, cross-platform play, price and more

Published: 22/Jan/2019 17:32 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 13:36

by Matt Porter


Sea of Thieves is growing in popularity by the day as top streamers like summit1g, Dr Disrespect and more begin to play and broadcast the swashbuckling title. Here’s everything you need to know about the pirate adventure game.

What is Sea of Thieves?

Sea of Thieves is an action-adventure game that sees players take on the role of a pirate, sailing the high seas in search of enemies, other ships and treasure. 


Players sail through an open world competing various tasks and missions, but can also choose to attack vessels belonging to other plays and try to steal their loot, or perhaps even the ship itself!

In order to play, first you will be given the option of the type of boat that you and your crew would like to command – whether that be a one or two person Sloop, a Brigantine – which is suitable for three players – or a huge Galleon, which is best used with a squad of four players. Make sure you choose wisely. 


After that, you will spawn with a ship at one of the games outposts. There are different outposts across the Sea of Thieves map and these are go-to destinations for pirates, as they’re the only place where you can exchange the loot you find for coins. 

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From here, approach different characters in the game and search for quests – the world is your oyster. 


Sea of Thieves in an open world pirate adventure game.

What can I play Sea of Thieves on?

Sea of Thieves is developed by Rare and was published by Microsoft Studios. Because of this, the pirate title is only available on Xbox One and Windows PC platforms, and it seems highly unlikely that it will ever be released on PlayStation 4.

Is there cross-platform play?

Yes, Sea of Thieves does feature cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows PC. Due to the nature of the games open-world design, players will often run into other pirates, with players coming from both console and PC.

Players can come across enemy players from both Xbox One and PC in Sea of Thieves.

Where can I buy Sea of Thieves?

While many PC gaming fans prefer to buy their titles from Steam or the Epic Games Store, anyone who wants to play Sea of Thieves will have to purchase it directly from the Windows 10 store.


For Xbox One players, the game is available from the Xbox Marketplace on the console, and can also be purchased as a physical copy from numerous online retailers.

The good news is that thanks to Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ program, anyone who purchases a digital copy of the game will be able to play it on both platforms, regardless of whether you purchased it on PC or Xbox One first.


How much does Sea of Thieves cost?

Sea of Thieves is currently $59.99 when purchased directly from Microsoft.


Summit1g defends actions on Sea of Thieves after being labeled “toxic”

Published: 5/Oct/2020 16:28

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar has hit back at a report and claims that he was toxic on Sea of Thieves after breaking up servers where players wouldn’t interact in PvP. 

For the most part, playing Sea of Thieves can be a fun and enjoyable experience. You hop aboard a ship with a friend or two and sail the seas in hopes of completing quests picking up loot that you can sell on.


However, there are plenty of players who try to ruin that – typically through bombarding your ships with constant attacks. As a streamer, Summit has dealt with his fair share of this too, but he’s been able to fight back. 

Previously, he’s put people on blast on Twitter for not playing the game the right way, and while he hasn’t played Sea of Thieves for a while, he’s come under fire for his previous behavior. 

Microsoft StudiosSome players have big issues with the Sea of Thieves community.

Summit’s supposed “toxic” behavior was highlighted in a recent article after streamers quit the game due to harassment from other players. As he started up his October 4 stream, the leader of the 1G squad fired back – tearing into how some players aim to keep servers to themselves in a bid to farm coins. 

“Motherf**ker, you don’t talk about how they get those servers going in the first place – on Discord, through harassment themselves. They will stomp a ship out until they leave the game and get on their ship, you feel me? They don’t talk about all that stuff though,” he said, addressing the article. 

He turned his attention to the players who try to ruin these servers, adding: “Then, they sit on their servers where it’s supposed to be a give and take experience, pirates that take, and pirates that find, and it’s a big circle of we need each other but they sit in their circlejerk farms avoiding all aspects of fear.”


Summit added that playing like that is “not how the game should be played” so after those players took things to Discord in a bit to communicate and organize, he and his pals used “streamer benefits” to find out about them, as well ultimately infiltrating the servers.

He added that he’d never verbally abuse anyone in a racist or sexist way, but just trash-talked if someone else started on him.“We’d only talk s**t if they talk s**t, we’d only give it if they gave it,” Summit continued.  

“And if they’re giving it, they’d take it. They’re fine, they’re big boys, but what we’re talking about here is ridiculous. So, I just don’t understand why it’s a bad thing for one side to do it but not a bad thing for another side to do it.”


Plenty of his fans and Sea of Thieves players backed Summit’s cause to frustrate the players who keep servers to themselves in a bid to coin farm.

The game has undergone plenty of changes in recent months, but it’s unknown if he’ll return to it on a full-time basis as he once did.