Sea of Thieves is going to need an update from time to time, especially after major patch releases and server downtime. Learning how to update Sea of Thieves on PC isn't as straightforward as on console, as it seems to be random as to whether the game automatically updates or whether you need to manually remind it to download the latest version. Either way, updating Sea of Thieves on PC is a simple process.
How to Update Sea of Thieves on PC
If you find that you’re receiving BeigeBeard errors or “game mismatch” messages, you will need to ensure that Sea of Thieves is up-to-date. The first thing that must be done is to quit out of Sea of Thieves and ensure it is no longer running in the background. Sometimes, this is enough to have the game trigger a patch download.
As for forcing Sea of Thieves to update, proceed with the following steps:
- Open the Microsoft Store app via the Start menu or search bar
- Click the three-dot icon in the top-right
- Select Downloads and Updates
- Choose Get Updates
The first port of call when looking to update Sea of Thieves should always be the Microsoft Store app. This can be found by typing “Microsoft Store” into the search bar or by clicking the icon in the Start menu. When the app opens, you will need to navigate to the Downloads and Updates page. This is found by clicking the three-dot icon in the top-right corner. Sea of Thieves should be on the list, and if it has not recently been updated, it should begin updating now. You can also click "Get updates" to force the Microsoft Store to fetch anything that might require a patch.
Another step might be to actually visit the Sea of Thieves product page. This can be done by clicking on Sea of Thieves in the Downloads and Updates section or by searching for it using the Microsoft Store’s search functionality. When you reach the Sea of Thieves page, it should automatically begin updating.
In the event Sea of Thieves refuses to update on PC, even after visiting the two previously mentioned sections, consider resetting your PC and attempting the steps again. Worst case scenario, you might need to uninstall and reinstall the entire game. Hopefully this solves your problem and you should now know how to update Sea of Thieves on PC in the future, in the event this happens again. Shacknews is your trusted home for all things Sea of Thieves!