Sea of Thieves - Kiwibeard Error

Sea of Thieves has finally landed on Xbox One and PC, allowing pirates everywhere an opportunity to live out their own pirate lives. Sadly, many players are encountering a few errors that are preventing them from getting online and setting sail, one of which is the particularly incredibly frustrating Kiwibeard error which tells you simply: Sea of Thieves is temporarily unavailable.

What is the Sea of Thieves Kiwibeard Error?

Sea of Thieves Kiwibeard Error can be caused by any of the following problems, all of which render the game temporarily unavailable:

  • The Game's Servers Are Closed – Rare and Xbox are not running a play session when you tried to log in, so you cannot play Sea of Thieves right now.
  • You have more than one Gamertag signed in to your console. Please sign all other accounts out of the console, and only launch the game with the one Xbox Live account that has been invited to play.
  • You have not been invited to play the Sea of Thieves Scale Test. If you’re registered as an Insider, you may be invited in the future – keep an eye on your registered email address. (NOTE: This last one is no longer an option as the Alpha, Beta, and Scale Test have finished)

How to Fix the Kiwibeard Error in Sea of Thieves

If you're encountering the Kiwibeard error, it's most likely because the servers are currently down for maintenance, meaning the game is temporarily unavailable. Rare will be taking Sea of Thieves down for maintenance on the following days in March:

  • Thursday March 22nd, 5am–9am ET
  • Saturday March 24th, 5am–9am ET
  • Tuesday March 27th, 5am–9am ET

However, if you are experiencing the Kiwibeard error outside of these times, the best solution, like the Bronzebeard error, is to keep trying to connect to the game. If the servers are down, keep an eye out of the official Sea of Thieves Twitter account for updates about the downtime.

During the Sea of Thieves Scale Test, the Kiwibeard Error was quite common, but thankfully the developers have continued to keep the community updated on what's going on.

Sea of Thieves is currently absorbing all of our time, we can't get enough of Rare's latest title. Keep it locked on Shacknews for all the latest Sea of Thieves news. Can your PC even run Sea of Thieves? Check out our guide to the minimum specs for the game. And don't forget to swing by our Sea of Thieves guide hub for more information on server performance and tips for playing!