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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.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

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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  • Avatar for gekiganwing #1 gekiganwing 3 months ago
    Currently using a Windows 8 laptop with a 2.16 Ghz processor and 4 GB of RAM. It sounded like a good deal when I bought it in used condition. However, it has only 64 MB of VRAM, which is definitely not enough for Sea of Thieves. According to tests I've run with Game Debate Hardware Scan, this laptop can barely play anything other than browser games.
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