Palworld Patch Tackles Pal AI, Fixes Save Data Issues, and No More Long-Holding F

Palworld Patch Tackles Pal AI, Fixes Save Data Issues, and No More Long-Holding F

Palworld developer Pocketpair has released an update for the game that makes a number of important improvements. Patch is out now for Palworld on Steam and soon on Xbox.

Highlights for patch include adding backup of save data on the world selection screen, resolving an issue of unnecessary data accumulating in save data, improvements to the Pal AI, server lobbies, and the first improvements to cheat prevention (Palworld’s cheating problem is on the rise). It’s also worth noting the patch adds fully supported keyboard key configuration. And players will be happy to know long-pressing F can now be toggled. Now your finger can rest!

Last week, Pocketpair announced its ‘Pokémon with guns’ crafting and survival game had seen over 25 million players since going on sale in January. Pocketpair said the Steam version has sold an incredible 15 million copies, whereas on Xbox it’s seen 10 million players.

But while Palworld is one of the biggest game launches ever, it’s also one of the most controversial. Pocketpair has said its staff have received death threats amid Pokémon “rip-off” claims, which it has denied. Soon after launch, Nintendo moved quickly to remove an eye-catching Pokémon mod, then The Pokemon Company issued a statement, saying: “We intend to investigate and take appropriate measures to address any acts that infringe on intellectual property rights related to Pokémon.” IGN asked lawyers whether Nintendo could successfully sue.

Here are the Palworld update patch notes in full:

Major Fixes

・Implemented backup of save data on the world selection screen

・Resolved issue of unnecessary data accumulating in save data

Key Configuration

・Added fully supported keyboard key configuration


・Modified specification to allow guild members to be removed when not logged in

Player Issues

・Changed long-press operation during player tasks to allow continuous work by pressing the work button once (This is switchable in the options settings)

・Fixed issue where riding in prohibited hunting areas would not result in a crime

・Improved interaction accuracy with adjacent objects


・Changed specifications so that when a Pal is instructed to “attack aggressively,” the Pal will attack enemies indiscriminately even if they are not in combat

・Corrected an issue to allow Pals of rank 1 or higher to be selected as concentrated material (higher-ranked Pals yield more points when concentrated)

・Fixed bug where if a large amount of experience points were gained and the level increased to 50 at once, Pals would not learn any active skills

・Mitigated an issue where using Mossanda’s partner skill “Grenadier Panda” on a dungeon boss would cause the boss to get stuck in walls

Base Issues

・Fixed an issue where base Pals would get stuck on top of a logging site, etc.

・Added measures to prevent the issue where base Pals would wander around and get stuck at the border of the base area

・Fixed an issue where Pals at the base would get stuck repeatedly starting transportation tasks and the light bulbs icon would appear over and over again.

・Added measures to prevent the issue of base Pals getting stuck in the farm on a roof

・Fixed an issue where work Pals would get stuck in the summon space of Palbox when restarting the server on a dedicated server.

・Adjusted the default work priority of base Pals (Anubis will prioritize manual labour)

・Significantly relaxed building restrictions for stairs and triangular roofs

・Fixed an issue where sound would play in an infinite loop when Pals at the base used certain active skills.

・Specifications changed so that all changes in environmental temperature are added up (if you put 4 campfires next to each other, the surrounding area will have the temperature of a volcano)

・Implemented “relax” working style on the monitoring stand

Balance Adjustment

・Significantly strengthened mining power for Digtoise partner skills

・Fixed the abnormally high selling price of nails

・Significantly increased the number of police officers who appear when a crime is committed

・Added electric shock effect to Free Pal Alliance’s crossbow

・Adjusted the flight distance of Sphere Launcher and Scatter Sphere Launcher.

・Increased the SAN value recovery amount of high-quality hot springs

Network Related

・Renovated the server lobby

・[Search by server name] will now work

・Added the ability to view online players on a dedicated server

*On community servers, this will only be displayed if the setting is enabled


・Fixed the issue where Day 5 Memo was not placed

・You can now adjust the in-game brightness in the settings

・Fixed many minor bugs

・Corrected various incorrect text

・Improved measures against cheating

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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