How to Join a Crew in Sea of Thieves

A great multiplayer game that’s quickly taken over the gaming world, Sea of Thieves is a pirate adventure filled with buried treasures and epic sea battles. And even though the excitement of the game has prompted many players to quickly find out what it’s all about, SoT works in quite a specific way that tends to be a bit confusing for new players.

To that end, if you’re having trouble starting a new session as well, here are some ways you could join crews when playing Sea of Thieves:

Joining open crews

Open crews are automatically assembled, and can consist either of random players or your friends. To join them, just follow the steps below:

  1. Firstly, load Sea of Thieves, and then begin a new game.
  2. Now, you will have the opportunity to select the size of the crew, from the Sloop option (2 players max) to the Galleon option (4 players max).
  3. Here, simply choose the ship size that suits you the most.
  4. A new pop-up will then appear, where you could utilize the Invite a Player option to include your friends in the game.
  5. If you wish to join a random crew, however, then just choose the option to start the game, without sending invites. SoT will then either put you on a vessel with other random players or spawn you onto a new vessel and wait for other random players to join.

Joining closed or arena crews

Both closed and arena crews consist of players who have specifically been invited to join; the only difference is the size of the crew. If you wish to join either one of these crews, another player will need to send you an invitation to join beforehand.

In order to achieve this, keep in mind that you will also need to be friends with the person who wants to invite you on the Xbox application for Windows; there’s no other way to send or receive SoT invites.

And that’s it; all you need to know about joining different types of crews when playing Sea of Thieves.