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.

Tagged with Microsoft, Rare.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

More News

Facebook Referred to Kids as Young as Five as "Whales" for Its Monetized Games

Facebook wouldn't refund large purchases made by underage gamers.

Trails of Cold Steel 3 Coming to North America With an Experienced Localization Team

NIS America is bringing in support for a new localization.

More on PC

More MMO Games

Fallout 76 Base Building Tips - Best Base Locations, How to Save Camp to Blueprints

Fallout 76 expands upon the base-building features first introduced in Fallout 4. This time players can build wherever they want. Here’s all of the details about building in Fallout 76 we know so far.

Fallout 76 Tips - Stash Increase and Patch Notes Detailed

The world of Fallout 76 is a dangerous place. There’s other players, vicious robots and even a new hyper-intelligent race of ghouls to contend with. Here’s how to make sure you stay alive.

Director Luke Smith Addresses Destiny's Future Following Activision Breakup

Destiny 2 director recalls "memorable past" when discussing series future.