How to update your own server

Running Palworld servers can be a bit of a handful, whether you’re cruising on the official ones or hosting your own private playground for you and your pals. If you’re thinking about firing up a dedicated server, you’ve got to be ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the nitty-gritty of setting it up and keeping it updated so you don’t get left in the dust when new updates drop.

If the thought of hopping onto a public Palworld server doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, whether it’s because of personal preference or a wary eye on potential cheaters and exploiters, fear not! You can take matters into your own hands by setting up your very own dedicated server. Now, fair warning, this isn’t exactly a walk in the park. It involves either diving into the realm of third-party programs like Nitrado or getting cozy with the inner workings of your PC to turn it into a hosting powerhouse. And let’s not forget the ongoing responsibility of keeping that server shipshape and up to date, which can feel like navigating a labyrinth if you’re not exactly a pro at server maintenance.

Updating your dedicated Palworld server might sound like a techy headache, but fear not! There are a couple of routes you can take, each involving a bit of digital spelunking into your computer files and running a few processes on existing programs. Just remember this golden rule: always back up your data before diving into the update process. Trust me, you don’t want to accidentally wipe your Palworld server clean of all your hard-earned progress!

Updating your Palworld server via SteamCMD might seem daunting, but it’s actually pretty straightforward. Here’s the lowdown:

  1. Fire up SteamCMD on your PC. (If you’re already running a server, you should have this installed.)
  2. Type “logon anonymous” and hit Enter to log in.
  3. Now, you can either search for your Palworld directory using “force_install_dir C:/Palworld_Server” or skip straight to step 4.
  4. Type “app_update 2394010 validate” and hit Enter. This will kick off the download and validation process for the update files.
  5. Once it’s done, you’re good to go! You can launch the game and access your updated dedicated server by locating the Palworld.exe file.

With these steps, you’ll have your Palworld server up to date and ready to roll in no time!

Encountering the “incompatible version” error message when joining a Palworld server? Here’s what’s up:

  1. The server you’re trying to join is rocking an older version of Palworld compared to your version.
  2. The host needs to update their server to match the latest version.
  3. If you’re the host, follow the steps to update your server to resolve the issue.
  4. Still seeing the error? Ensure your Palworld game is updated to the latest version too.
  5. Heads up: Dedicated servers aren’t available on Xbox versions yet.

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