How to Fix StrawberryBeard Error in Sea of Thieves

Sounds sweet, but tastes sour.

Like most online games, Sea of Thieves has a plethora of possible errors that users could experience for a multitude of reasons, from client-sided to server-sided issues. Taking a look at their official Beard Error support page, you’ll be able to see all the errors and their causes, and may notice that each error follows a charming pattern of naming, having a noun/adjective followed by the -Beard suffix. I think that’s pretty neat, but anyway, that’s not the point. You’re probably here because you can’t connect to Sea of Thieves and need an explanation. Here’s how to fix the StrawberryBeard Error in Sea of Thieves.

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How To Fix StrawberryBeard Error In Sea of Thieves

According to the Sea of Thieves support page, the StrawberryBeard error is mainly due to “…servers being down for maintenance, or external network issues. This can also be caused by Firewall and Antivirus updates blocking the game client, or ISP connection issues.”

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Simply put, there’s a wide range of issues that could cause the StrawberryBeard error to happen, so there’s really not one specific fix for it. If you’re experiencing the error, try these steps out and see if it helps:

  • Check Sea of Thieves server status through a site like Downdetector. If the problem is on the game’s servers, you’ll be able to find out this way.
  • Make sure to Allow Sea of Thieves to function when Windows Firewall pops up after starting the game and connecting to servers.
  • Manually add Sea of Thieves to the list of allowed programs in your Firewall and Antivirus settings.
  • On PC, you could try resetting the Windows Store completely. Close the game, the Xbox app, and the Windows Store, and in the Windows search bar, type wsreset and run the command. Open the Windows Store and the Xbox app back up, and try connecting to Sea of Thieves again.

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If none of those solutions work, you may be better off contacting the Sea of Thieves Support Team by creating a ticket through their Official Support page. Before you know it, you’ll be sailing towards the booty in no time. For more information on Sea of Thieves, check out our other guides here at Prima Games.

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Matt Vatankhah

Matt's writing career began when he joined Prima Games in 2022. As an Associate Editor, he tries to make sure everything you read looks as pretty as possible. He's had a passion for video games all of his life and really loves Final Fantasy, retro FPS, roguelikes, and metroidvanias. He will absolutely stomp you in Tetris.