Sea of Thieves servers are down on PC (Steam) and Xbox One. Since the last update, players are experiencing a number of issues when they trying to play online. Out of those affected, some are reporting the server issues and the “Searching the seas” issue. You can check Sea of Thieves server status, maintenance, and downtime details here.
We recommend that you check for and install any available console updates. Follow the steps below to check for updates manually.
Checking for Sea of Thieves updates on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S
Be sure to allow any updates to install completely before beginning your game installation.
Check the status of your chosen platform to ensure that there are no problems with the service itself: