How to Change Ship Type in Sea of Thieves

There are small ships and tall ships, but the best ship is Companionship.

Sea of Thieves is a multiplayer pirate experience that allows players to band together to go on the ultimate adventure. Depending on your player size, you’ll need a ship that accommodates that. Two pirates working together on a big ship might be challenging so you’ll need to adjust accordingly. Here is how to change your ship type in Sea of Thieves.

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How to Change Ship Type in Sea of Thieves

Okay, so we’ll get the bad news out of the way first. If you’re looking to change your ship type mid-session, you won’t be able to. This means if you’re looking to get a smaller or larger ship in the middle of the session, you are out of luck.

You’ll need to finish up whatever you’re doing so you don’t lose progress, and then exit the sessions and start up a new one.

The ability the change your ship type mid-session has been requested for years now, but it seems to be trickier to implement than fans think.

So in order to change your ship type, you’ll need to start a new session, and then pick your ship based on the number of players. If you want a smaller one because you’re a solo player, grab the Sloop.

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If you’re playing with two to three players you’ll want to snag the Brigantine. If you have a full party of four pirates you can grab the Galleon, the largest playable ship in Sea of Thieves. Just note if you lose a player during the session, you’ll be stuck managing such a large ship with one less pirate.

That’s everything you need to know about how to change your ship type in Sea of Thieves. There are plenty of customization options in the game, even a Halo-themed spartan ship.

Sea of Thieves is currently available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.


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