Sea of Thieves Can't Equip Anything - How to Solve

An issue in Sea of Thieves causes players to be unable to equip anything. This is regardless of the somewhat strange controls or anything. It’s simply a bug blocking people from equipping anything from the inventory. Luckily, there is a workaround, if somewhat annoying. So, let’s see how to fix Sea of Thieves equipping issue.

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Sea of Thieves Can't Equip Anything - How to Solve
Sea of Thieves Can’t Equip Anything – How to Solve

How to Solve Equipping Problem in Sea of Thieves?

To solve the Sea of Thieves equipping issue, there are two things you can do. You can either leave the game completely and come back, or just kill yourself in-game. That seems to fix the problem for everybody. Sure, it’s a hassle either way, but at least it will get rid of the issue. Do whatever is easiest for you. Killing your character might just be the easiest way. Just make sure your ship is secure first, and any cargo that might be on it. Then, step ahead into Davy Jones’s locker.

As for the issue itself, this is how it manifests. Basically, players can’t equip anything from the inventory. Some can perhaps grab a banana, or they can hold a plank, but nothing more than that. Needless to say, it’s quite the predicament. You’re all but useless if this bug happens to you. Because, yes, it is a bug in its core, and quite an annoying one, to say the least. I’m sure that Rare will be fixing it as quickly as possible. Until then, though, the solution is either exiting the game, or in-game suicide. At least killing yourself in Sea of Thieves can be entertaining, if you get creative about it.

Sea of Thieves is now available all across the world, on PC and Xbox One. For more info on the game, check out some of our other Sea of Thieves articles, including Where to Find Preorder Bonus Items – Black Dog Pack and How to Play Coop & Invite Friends.

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  1. K

    So my game lets me equip my items from my inventory but I can’t use them. I’ll click and nothing happens. I’ve only had the game for a few weeks and don’t know what to do…

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