A Gamertag is a player's Xbox username and the name they are identified by in Sea of Thieves.
Sea of Thieves uses an Xbox Live account to sync player progress across Xbox game consoles, and Windows 10 versions (both Steam and Microsoft Store). A Gamertag is always displayed above a Player Pirate if they are in close proximity. Some cirsumstances will hide a Gamertage, such as if one player is under water while the other is above, or during the use of some emotes. Titles can be displayed below Gamertags, which are equipped in the Vanity Chest once unlocked.
Gamertag colour will depend on the following:
- A Green Gamertag is seen on all players within the player's own Crew.
- A White Gamertag will be displayed on players from another Crew.
- A Purple Gamertag signifies players from another Crew within the player's own Alliance.
Crew Status Tags
Crew Status Tags (found under Settings > Gameplay) is an option that displays the current action of a Player Pirate next to their Gamertag. These appear as small circular icons beside the names of your Crew Members.
The following Actions are displayed with the Crew Status Tags:
|Digging with a shovel.|
|Steering a ship's wheel.|
|Adjusting a ship's sails.|
|Interacting with a capstan.|
|Interacting with a cannon.|
|Using a harpoon.|
|Repairing ship damage using Wooden Planks.|
|Scooping water with a bucket from a ship's hull.|
|Tossing contents of a filled bucket.|
|Dousing a fire with a bucket of water.|
|Taking damage in a fight. (Ex. from Skeletons, Player Pirates, or Throwables.)|
|Dead but can be revived for a short time before being sent to the Ferry of the Damned.|
As well as the addition of an icon, the Crew Status Tags option also allows a Player Pirates Gamertag to be displayed from further away and through any obstacles.
Replace Gamertags (found under Settings > Gameplay) is an option to replace all Gametags with pre-made names. This is often referred to as "Streamer mode" as it helps streamers preserve the anonymity of themselves, the players in their crew, and players they encounter to prevent harassment and stream sniping.
Most of these names are references to characters or things from Sea of Thieves lore.
- Names from the Sea of Thieves Comic Book Series:
- Alessia in Disguise
- Mele Silvertongue
- Osgar Seamark
- Sharpshooting Rin
- Naveed The Healer
- Philip Martin
- Names from Athena's Fortune (novel):
- Captain Adelheid
- Banana Stall Larinna
- Seaworthy Faizel
- Little Ned
- Ramsey's Ghost
- Rathbone's Secret
- Journalling Mercia
- Cheerful Shan
- Landlubber Rowenna
- Names from Tales from the Sea of Thieves:
- Nine Cat Nura
- Half-a-Stew Jean
- Trading Isidro
- Names referring to generic things in lore or game:
- Cho-han Master
- Karnath Fortune
- Liar's Dice
- Moonlit Shanty
- Clouded Skull
- Buried Treasure
- Ruby Splashtail
- Captain Chicken
- Names of misc./unknown reference:
- Cannonball Chris
- Anna de Aquatic
- Sprinty John
- Betting Betty
Gamertags can be hidden by using "Toggle HUD" but first requires a Controller or Keyboard bind to be set under the appropriate Game Options menu. This also hide all other HUD components such as interact prompts, health and ammo, and radial menus.
Players can check the Reputation of their account at The Xbox Reputation Page. Here players can see how many times they have been reported and for what reason, which makes up their reputation.