Sea of Thieves – How to Log Into Xbox on Steam Deck

This is for people who are struggling to play the game at all on their Steam Deck because the X-Box/Microsoft login is bugged to ****.

Guide to Log Into Xbox on Steam Deck

How to Get Past This Issue

For anybody experiencing this problem, this was the solution that worked for me. It’s a real pain in the ass and took several attempts, but it did end up working. I will provide the steps I took in the order I remember them.

  • Step 1: Open the game in gaming mode on the deck.
  • Step 2: Hit start game in the opening menu, which should take you into the log in screen for the xbox/microsoft ***.
  • Step 3: Be confronted with a black screen that appears useless.
  • Step 4: Hit the “Steam” button plus the “X” button to bring up the on screen keyboard.
  • Step 5: This is where it gets a little *. Attempt to type out your microsoft e-mail and pull the right trigger or tap the enter key on the keyboard to submit.
  • Step 6: If the keyboard didn’t pop back up after submitting the e-mail, then use the steam+x keys to open it again. Type your password and hit trigger/enter again to submit the password.
  • Step 7: If you are still on the black screen at this point (I was), then just type your e-mail in again and submit one more time.
  • Step 8: Play game (If the previous steps didnt work on the first try then keep trying while also making small changes to the process along the way. I found that hitting the enter button when first opening the keyboard may have done something)!

Good luck fellow Deck Pirates!

Jan Bonkoski
About Jan Bonkoski 962 Articles
Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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