A faction leader in Palworld looks at the camera.
Image via Pocketpair

Is Palworld crossplay or cross-platform?

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Crossplay or cross-platform functionality is huge in modern gaming, and we’ve got the answer if you’re wondering whether Palworld offers the feature.

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Palworldaffectionately dubbed by many as “Pokémon with guns,” has taken over the gaming world since releasing on Jan. 19, but the game is full of mystery and many fans have posed questions about the game, its gameplay, and its future.

Among them is whether crossplay or cross-platform functionality is available in Palworld. We’re here to put those queries to rest with a definitive answer.

Does Palworld have crossplay or cross-platform play?

A Mammorest in Palworld attacking with its trunk raised.
New features are coming. Image via Pocketpair

No, Palworld does not have crossplay. Developer Pocketpair confirmed in an FAQ thread on the official Discord server that Palworld will not launch with crossplay or cross-platform functionality between Xbox and Steam. However, there are plans to add this feature after launch.

After launch, Xbox put out a blog post about Palworld and its huge success on the platform, stating that “developers are listening to player feedback, and have started applying their learnings to the game already–and they know crossplay is one of the largest requests from fans, and are working quickly to address it.”

Other post-launch updates include “support to enable dedicated servers, offering engineering resources to help with GPU and memory optimization, speeding up the process to make Palworld updates available for players, and working with the team to optimize the title for our platform,” according to Xbox.

Future updates could potentially see new Pals, areas, and additional features added to Palworld as part of the year one roadmap set to be revealed after the early access launch.

If you are on an Xbox console, you will be able to play with other users on Xbox and those on PC using PC Game Pass, but you will not be able to play with users on Steam—which also means that there is no crossplay functionality for those on PC playing through Xbox Game Pass and those playing through Steam.

If you are planning to play on PC, I recommend speaking to friends who are also planning to play Palworld to ensure you all choose the same platform on PC. Otherwise, you will have to wait until updates further down the line.

Does Palworld support cross-platform progression?

Palworld does not have cross-platform progression for players on Steam, but there are options for those on Xbox.

If you play via PC Game Pass, you will be able to continue your saved game on your Xbox console as your progress is saved to the cloud—and the same is the case if you move from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S.

Cross-platform progression across all platforms may be added in a future update alongside the addition of Pocketpair, though there is no confirmation this will be the case.


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