Sailing the high seas is risky business, from eldritch Krakens and colossal sharks to bloodthirsty pirates who seek to plunder your precious loot. Arriving safely to an outpost with your spoils is most certainly a relieving moment, but turning in your treasures only to receive no gold or rep (reputation points) in return is devastating indeed. Many Sea of Thieves players have encountered the persistent problem on their voyages of not getting the gold and rep they rightfully earned. With the game’s next massive update almost upon us, this issue could become more prevalent in the coming days.
How to Fix the “Not Getting Gold Bug” in Sea of Thieves
The Sea of Thieves “not getting gold” bug stems from latency on the game’s server-side to process the increased value for your gold or rep. In other words, the player(s) affected by this issue simply have to wait for the game’s back end to catch up with their progress. The amount of time it takes for the server to solve this issue will vary depending on the player. Some have experienced their gold amount being updated within seconds after a short delay, while others have gone hours without seeing any compensation for their arduous haul of goods. Of course, a “tried and true” technique to solve this problem is restarting Sea of Thieves after selling all your loot. If the “not getting gold” bug persists, then the second best thing players can do is wait for Rare to resolve it.
Sea of Thieves has had a long history of client-to-server lag since its launch. It is no surprise that players are encountering this problem recently, especially with the eagerly anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean update close at hand. We can only hope with fingers crossed that Rare will be able to deliver this exciting update as smoothly as possible.
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Have you ever encountered the Sea of Thieves “not getting gold” bug on your voyages? How long did the problem persist in your case, and how were you able to fix it? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!