How to Fix the KiwiBeard Error in Sea of Thieves [Updated 2019]

This guide helps you get around the pesky Kiwibeard error in Sea of Thieves, as well as a few other thorny errors that might pop up.

Sea of Thieves has been out for more than a year now. Today, Rare released the highly-anticipated anniversary update, which brings a ton of new content to the game. While you can read more about that here, a new update doesn't mean you won't run into old curmudgeons, such as the Kiwibeard error.  

Below, we talk about what the Kiwibeard error is, as well as what you can do to get around it and back to plundering. We also take a look at a few other Sea of Thieves errors as well, such as the CinnamonBeard and BronzeBeard errors, Ashbeard, and AvocadoBeard. 

What Is the KiwiBeard Error in Sea of Thieves?

The error is caused by any of the following conditions:

  1. Sea of Thieves is not running a play session when you tried to log in, so you can't play right now.
  2. You have more than one Gamertag signed in to your console. Sign all other accounts out of the console, and only launch the game with the account that has been invited to play.

Run down this list of possibilities and you should come across the one that's causing the game to throw up this error.

If you don't meet any of these error conditions, give the game a few hours to solve these online issues itself and give it another try. If you're still having trouble, send a message to the Sea of Thieves support page.

At any rate, there's a very good chance that the servers are down, especially considering tons of players will be back for the latest update.

Sea of Thieves KiwiBeard error

What Are Some Other Common Beard Errors? 

Although KiwiBeard has appeared as one of the most common error messages when launching Sea of Thieves, there are plenty more.

We talk about solving many of them in this guide, but here's a quick rundown: 

  • AshBeard: You must be signed into Xbox Live to play Sea of Thieves.
  • AvocadoBeard: When playing on an Xbox One console, you need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play online.
  • AlabasterBeard, AlmondBeard, and CyanBeard: Your connection to Xbox Live and/or the Sea of Thieves services has been disrupted or lost.
  • BeigeBeard: Your game client is out of date and you need to check for updates.
  • DaffodilBeard: Something has happened on Sea of Thieves' side of things, and you'll need to wait for them to fix the issue.
  • FluffyBeard: Either the servers are down for an update, or a playtest is not currently running at this time.
  • LavenderBeard: This can be caused by antivirus/firewall settings or misconfigured proxy servers and other network management settings.
  • LazyBeard: You have been removed from the active game session due to lack of activity.
  • BronzeBeard and CinnamonBeard: You are unable to connect to the game. Relaunch Sea of Thieves


That's all you need to know about getting around the KiwiBeard error in Sea of Thieves. 

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Published Apr. 30th 2019

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