Sea of Thieves is almost here which means PC players everywhere are going to want to make sure their gaming rigs will be able to meet the system requirements. For a lot of gamers, meeting the minimum system requirements is alright, for others reaching the recommended is best, but for an elite tier, only the ultra-settings will do.
Sea of Thieves PC System Requirements
In a recent Sea of Thieves news post, Ted Timmins, PC Design Lead, detailed the various levels of graphical prowess you’ll be able to achieve a bevy of different gaming setups. Rare has taken it one step further, and instead of sticking to “minimum” and “recommended”, they’ve instead broken down the resolution size and frame rate you can hope to reach with each setup.
There are two ways to read this image. You can either see where your setup lies on the scale or pick the intensity you wish to reach and make sure your rig is up to scratch. If you want to experience Sea of Thieves in glorious 4K at 60 fps, but are not too sure how to go about doing that, take a moment to check out Chris’ excellent PC build guides.
You can also see in the image that there are upper and lower levels for graphics cards for each of the resolution-frame rate settings. For the recommended settings, the oldest card you can use is listed as “GPU”, while the highest card you can use (before being able to shift up a graphical setting) is listed as “Modern GPU”. This allows for some slight wriggle room.
Rare has ensured that even PC gamers with “potato” machine can experience Sea of Thieves to some degree. Gamers running an integrated GPU like an Intel Iris Pro will be able to experience the wonder of Sea of Thieves, albeit at a 540p resolution. This level is appropriately named “Cursed, while the top-tier ultra-setting is labelled as “Mythical”.
The recommended settings for Sea of Thieves is fairly run-of-the-mill these days, but if even that is too much, there’s no shame in jumping on an Xbox One and playing. Sea of Thieves is joining Microsoft’s Play Anywhere program, which allows you to play with your friends on PC while you play on console, and should you choose to jump ship to PC, you can bring your game save with you.
Sea of Thieves Recommended Settings:
- Windows 10
- Intel i5 4690 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6Ghz
- 8GB of RAM
- 4GM of VRAM
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 / 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 380x / RX 470
- 60GB HDD at 7.2k RPM
Hopefully you can exceed even the recommended system specs, because Sea of Thieves looks absolutely incredible on a 4K ultrawide setup. Be sure to stick with Shacknews as we sail off into the horizon, because we’ll be covering Sea of Thieves across its betas and well through its release.