PlayStation has published Sea of ​​Thieves PS5 FAQs

April 4, 2024 by No Comments

Sea of ​​Thieves is heading to the PlayStation 5 (PS5) on April 30, and the PlayStation Released a complete FAQ A section for players going to the high seas for the first time.

Some of the questions answered include progression and item carry over, PlayStation VR 2, playing with friends, whether you need a Microsoft account to play on PS5, and more.

You can find the full FAQ for Sea of ​​Thieves below, courtesy of Sony.

Sea of ​​Thieves PS5 FAQ

If I’ve played Sea of ​​Thieves before, will my progress/items carry over?

Fear not, praise collectors! When linking your PlayStation and Microsoft accounts, any active pirate character will be playable in the PS5 version of Sea of ​​Thieves. This means that any progress made with that pirate, including accolades, cosmetics, Twitch drops, and collected gold, doubleloons, and ancient coins, will be synced across all other platforms linked to that account.

Although there is a limited selection of designated platform exclusives, all additional cosmetics that players have previously purchased or have purchased while playing the PlayStation 5 version of Sea of ​​Thieves will be available. This selection is subject to change as cosmetics become available through alternative channels and we will keep you all informed as it progresses.

Only cosmetics and items obtained through platform-specific offers may not be fully available on different devices. For example, the Duke Ship cosmetics linked to the launch of the Xbox Series X|S will not be used on the PS5. Likewise, the Ruby Viper cosmetics or Dauntless Adventurer closed beta rewards, other than PlayStation pre-order campaigns, are not available on Xbox or Steam.

Will there be special cosmetics to celebrate the launch of Sea of ​​Thieves on PS5?

Pirates who pre-order on PlayStation 5 will get exclusive access to four Ruby Viper weapons and the Scarlet Storm Parakeet.

Additionally, participants in the PS5 Closed Beta will also receive Dauntless Adventure Sails and the title as unlockable rewards. These cosmetics are classified as non-transferable and are exclusive to players on the PlayStation platform.

We are currently making plans for an exclusive sail that will be available to all players during the PlayStation 5 launch period. This sail marks the convergence of pirates across all platforms – stay tuned for more details!

Why do I need to use a Microsoft account to play on PlayStation 5?

Whether you’re a seasoned pirate or just starting out, you’ll need to sign in with a Microsoft account to play Sea of ​​Thieves. For those already sailing, you can seamlessly continue your adventure and share progress across platforms. Newbies will find that their Microsoft account keeps track of their pirates’ travels, antics and adventures, making sure everything stays on track between gaming sessions.

Curious about your progress? With normal login Using your Microsoft account, you get instant access to a wealth of essential pirating information. From checking your cosmetic inventories to keeping tabs on your hard-earned currency, every aspect of your pirating progress is at your fingertips.

Furthermore, you can easily track your seasonal progress and display your accolades, marking your daring feats on the high seas. Fashion-savvy pirates can also access the Pirate Emporium, where you can browse and purchase hundreds of cosmetics for your pirate and ship, with the latest available seamlessly through the website.

How do friend invites work?

An updated in-game friends list on PlayStation 5 now displays players’ current Xbox friends list alongside their PSN friends list, allowing them to easily invite friends from both platforms to join cross-play sessions. PlayStation users also have the option to invite friends to their session or use the platform’s friends list to easily join their friends’ sessions.

Do I need Xbox Live or PlayStation®Plus to play Sea of ​​Thieves on PS5?

PlayStation players will need a PS Plus subscription to participate in multiplayer gameplay, but you can sail solo in Safe Seas mode even without an active subscription. PlayStation players do not need to purchase an Xbox Game Pass subscription when playing on PS5.

Solo play in Safe Seas does not require a direct subscription, it is not an offline mode as it is still connected to servers hosted in the cloud. Safe Seas can usually be played with a crew, but playing without a live membership only enables solo play – thus it’s not possible to join other players’ sessions or invite them to your own while playing the game.

Safe Seas mode still allows access to most of the game’s content, including all of the story-driven Tall Tales. Notable exceptions are PvP-focused elements such as The Reaper’s Bones and Faction Wars, as well as Athena’s Fortune Trading Company and world events such as Fort of the Damned and Fort of Fortune.

Will there be PlayStation-only servers?

Pirates playing on a PlayStation can disable cross-play functionality, thereby limiting their gaming sessions to exclusively include other PlayStation users. Players will also have the option to restrict gameplay to fellow controller users, allowing play between PlayStation and Xbox players who prefer controller-based gameplay.

If someone buys a digital version of a game that allows them to play on both Xbox and PC, will that also allow them to play on PlayStation 5?

To begin the adventures in Sea of ​​Thieves on PlayStation 5, players will need to acquire one of the available editions of the game (Standard, Deluxe, or Premium) from the PlayStation Store. Xbox Play Anywhere is only available through the Xbox and Windows Store.

With the introduction of a larger player pool, will we see six ships on a server again?

The team is currently exploring the return of six-ship servers and will update players accordingly.

How does player flow affect server stability?

The team is ready to welcome new PlayStation players to the seas and our live service capabilities have been scaled in preparation for the launch.

Are there plans to prioritize bugs before launch?

The team is prioritizing quality of life improvements during our monthly updates in order to launch on PlayStation 5. We continue to maintain our unwavering commitment to the health and longevity of the game.

How does the PS5 version of Sea of ​​Thieves work with the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller?

Sea of ​​Thieves supports the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, which includes several unique features:

  • Haptics – Sea of ​​Thieves uses the haptic feedback technology in the DualSense controller to enhance the experience of movement and interaction with the world.
  • Adaptive triggers – Sea of ​​Thieves uses adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller to enhance gunplay, allowing players to feel every pull of the trigger.
  • Built-in microphone and speaker – Sea of ​​Thieves uses a built-in microphone so players can chat with their friends without the need for a connected headset.

Will there be a PSVR2 compatible version of Sea of ​​Thieves?

The team has no current plans to integrate with PSVR2.

Does Sea of ​​Thieves work on PlayStation Portal?

Yes – we’ve tested it and are happy to confirm that Sea of ​​Thieves is playable through the PlayStation Portal.

Will the PS5 version have a performance mode that allows 120 FPS?

Sea of ​​Thieves on PlayStation 5 is optimized to run at 60 FPS at 4K resolution, with an extra performance mode available for supported TVs that allows 120Hz refresh rates at 1080p resolution. It’s similar to the Xbox Series X experience.

Will there be an Insider Program version for PlayStation players?

Yes – log into the Sea of ​​Thieves website and you’ve added more details Insider Program Hub When will they be available?

What trophies are available and can I still get Platinum Sea of ​​Thieves on PS5 if I’ve already unlocked trophies through existing platforms? Do the trophies automatically unlock if I meet the criteria before?

All active Sea of ​​Thieves achievements on Xbox and Steam will be converted to trophies on PS5. Some trophies may be unlocked immediately after logging in with existing achievement progress, requiring players to replay to fully unlock trophies on PS5.

Both new and existing players can progress through the base trophy set (60 trophies) to achieve the new platinum trophy ‘Pirate Perfectionist’.

Additionally, while more trophies are added over time, just like achievements, only the initial set of enabled trophies will contribute to unlocking the Platinum title.

If I participate in the closed beta, will my progress be launched?

Participants in the closed beta can earn reputation, currency, and cosmetic rewards as part of the Season 11 seasonal progression track. Their pirate will keep these rewards and these items will be available when the game launches globally at the end of April. As thanks for their participation, they will also be awarded 10 levels of reputation for their Season 12 seasonal progression track.

Closed Beta participants will not be able to engage with Pirate Emporium and will only play with other PlayStation players during this period. Although trophies are disabled during the closed beta, progress towards them will be tracked, carried over and unlocked once the retail version is launched.

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