Sea of Thieves' Lowest Settings Let the Game Run on the Dinkiest Computers

Sea of Thieves' Lowest Settings Let the Game Run on the Dinkiest Computers

OK, it probably won't run on your old 486, but these are still some pretty low requirements.

Rare recently unleashed a spec spreadsheet for its sea-faring MMO, Sea of Thieves. The bare-bones minimum specs you need to run the game are quite low, which makes it easier for everyone to be a pirate.

Bear in mind it's not recommended you actually play Sea of Thieves with its lowest settings. It's a bit like navigating the high seas in a rowboat and whining "wait uuuup!" while your friends cruise by in frigates. Even Rare refers to its low-setting options as "Cursed." Still, the settings are worth trying if your plunder stash is too low for you to afford a computer upgrade.

Here's what you need to run the "Cursed" version of the game:

  • Resolution: 540p at 30fps
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 or Intel Iris 520
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • GPU: Integrated
  • Modern GPU: Integrated
  • HDD: 60GB 5.4k RPM
  • Graphics settings: Minimum ("Cursed")

And here are Sea of Thieves' recommended settings:

  • Resolution: 1080p at 60 fps
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel i5 4690 @3.5ghz or AMD FX-8150
  • RAM: 8GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 380x
  • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX 470
  • HDD: 60GB 7.2k RPM
  • Graphics settings: Medium ("Rare")

Sea of Thieves lands on March 20 for Xbox One and PC.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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