Getting stuck at Checking Pirate Roster is one of the most common errors in Sea of Thieves. It has been preventing a bunch of people from playing the game ever since launch. The good news is that it’s going to go away on its own soon enough. The bad news is that there’s not much you can do about it. This guide will explain the Checking Pirate Roster error in Sea of Thieves, how you can try to fix it.
Stuck at Checking Pirate Roster
The pirate roster error appears when you try to log into the game, and it will stop you from entering. It turns out it’s actually an issue that pops up when the servers are full. Microsoft and Rare obviously didn’t expect the game to sell as well as it did (or at least as quickly as it did). They were unprepared for the tidal wave of hungry players rolling in all at the same time. It might have something to do with the large number of people switching their location to New Zealand so they could play a few hours early.
Obviously, it’s going to get better. People will start switching back to their own locations as the game rolls out, and the developers will introduce more servers. It’s a temporary issue, but it’s still a hindrance. You can try getting around it by restarting the game. Trying to wait it out won’t help – the ones who tried waiting for the pop-up to go away report getting slapped with one of the numerous beard errors afterwards.
Just be patient. Soon enough, the floodgates will open, and you’ll finally get the chance to go around grabbing chickens, singing shanties, eating bananas and plundering skeleton forts. Yarrr.