Palworld has become a sensational new gaming hit, achieving over five million sales within just three days of its release.
Released on January 19, this distinctive game rapidly climbed to the peak of Steam’s most-played games chart, surpassing major titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 and PUBG.
Palworld, created by Tokyo’s PocketPair, offers a unique gaming experience by combining traditional creature companion elements with a novel survival twist in a weaponized environment.
Recently, Palworld shared on X “The number of Steam users currently playing #Palworld has exceeded 1.85 million! Thank you for playing the game even though it is a weekday! The team is working hard to ensure that you can enjoy the game even more comfortably.”
What is the Palworld Game?
“PalWorld, a unique action-adventure survival game, developed by Japan’s Pocket Pair and released in early access in January 2024. This open-world game is populated by creatures called “Pals,” which players can battle, capture, and use for various tasks like building bases, traveling, and combat.
Available on Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, PalWorld supports solo play or online multiplayer with up to 32 players on a server.
Known for its humorous approach, PalWorld, often referred to as “Pokémon With Guns,” allows players to arm their pals with firearms. The game also features unconventional elements like using creatures for food and labor in mines and factories. Within just three days of its early access launch, PalWorld sold over four million copies and received praise for its gameplay, content, and satirical nature. However, it faced some criticism for its shock humor and use of familiar designs and mechanics.”
Developer(s) Pocket Pair
Publisher(s) Pocket Pair
Programmer(s) Hiroto Matsutani
Artist(s) Daiki Kizu
Composer(s) Tatsuya Yano
Engine Unreal Engine 4
Platform(s) Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Release January 19, 2024 (early access)
Genre(s) Action-adventure, survival
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
How to Install Palworld on Steam?
Step 1: Launch Steam and click on “Games > Activate a Product on Steam.”
Step 2: Enter the distributed product code in the window shown in the screenshot below
Step 3: If it successfully activates the product, Palworld will appear in your Steam library
How to Change Language Setting?
Palworld uses your computer’s system language by default. If you want to use other languages, Please modify the language setting by following the steps below.
Step 1: Right-click on Palworld in your Steam library and choose “Properties.”
Step 2: Choose “Language” in the “General” tab and launch Palworld
How to Play Multiplayer?
In co-op multiplayer, up to four players can play together. The higher the specs of the host player’s computer, the smoother the game performance will be. It is strongly recommended that the player with a higher-spec computer be the host.
To be a host player
Step 1: Select “Start Game” in the title screen
Step 2: Create a new world
Step 3: Set the Multiplayer option “ON” and press “OK” to proceed to character creation
Step 4: Adjust each options as you like to create your character and start a game
Step 5: Open the main menu and tell the Invite Code to guest players (Main menu can be opened with the ESC key or the START button)
A host player can keep playing the game while waiting for guest players to join.
To be a guest player
Step 1: Select “Join Multiplayer Game (Invite Code)” in the title screen
Step 2: Entering the Invite Code received from a host player will allow you to join the host player’s world
Follow the in-game instructions to create your character, and enjoy playing Palworld. Please note:
● All the character data is saved within the world’s saved data.
● Guest players can play in the world only while a host player is opening the world.
● You cannot transfer the character data to other worlds’ save data.
What are the recommended world settings?
● Standard progression speed as same as survival craft games
● Gathering materials takes a significant amount of time, and the estimated playtime to defeat the final boss is around 50 hours
● Faster progression speed as same as creature collector games
● Capturing Pals is easier; levels increase quickly
If you want to quickly progress the game within your streams/videos, please use the Casual difficulty settings.
With the Casual difficulty settings, you will receive:
- 30% more EXP
- Doubled Pal Capture Rate
- Doubled amount of gatherable items and dropped items
If you don’t want to make the combat easier, please adjust them as you like via the Custom settings.
In an industry frequently ruled by sequels and well-known series, Palworld emerges as a bold and creative game. However, the question remains: will its player base endure over time? Keep following to see what happens next!