What time does the Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update start?

Learn how long Sea of Thieves is down for maintenance and when you can start playing the Anniversary Update.


Sea of Thieves is undergoing a transformation as the Anniversary Update sweeps over the world. A big event like this requires the game to go down for maintenance, and now we all want to know when Sea of Thieves will be back up. The start time of the Anniversary Update is really soon, so set your alarms!

What times does the Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update start?

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update start

Sea of Thieves is scheduled to be offline on April 30 at 5AM ET / 2AM PT until 11AM ET / 8AM PT. This means the servers will be down for maintenance for 6 hours while the team at Rare pushes the Anniversary Update live. At 11AM ET / 8AM PT, you should be able to log in and get to playing everything the Anniversary Update has to offer.

The official Sea of Thieves Twitter account tweets out any pertinent updates. If there is a problem with the implementation of the update to the game, expect the account to mention it immediately. The Anniversary Update is the largest content update to hit Sea of Thieves, so there could be a couple of hiccups along the way.

Make sure you know how to update Sea of Thieves, as the Anniversary Update will likely be available for download soon after the servers go down. While you wait to get in and start playing the Anniversary Update, check out the Shacknews Sea of Thieves page for all of our latest coverage – like our hands-on experience with the update at the start of April!

We’ll also be covering the Anniversary Update in great detail in the coming days and weeks. Expect campaign walkthroughs of the Shores of Gold Tall Tales as well as plenty of information on fishing. Check out the Sea of Thieves guide and walkthrough for more information.

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    April 30, 2019 3:40 AM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, What time does the Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update start?

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      April 30, 2019 6:03 AM

      Is there something that looks at timezones and automatically converts them to a chosen one? Id kill for something that does it.

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      April 30, 2019 6:04 AM

      Wow, still squeezing that stone.

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        April 30, 2019 6:43 AM

        I tried it like a month ago and there’s still surprisingly little to do in that game. The world is there. It looks amazing. And yet they have you running around doing simple stuff that feels like it was made for a little kid’s MMO like Wizard101 or AdventureQuest. There’s so much squandered potential there it’s crazy.

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