Monday, March 4, 2024

Palworld Dedicated Server Guide: How To Setup Or Join

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Setting up a dedicated server in Palworld allows for a customized, multiplayer experience. The process of setting up a server is limited to PC players so console players can not make their own dedicated servers. In this guide, we will go through everything you need to know on how to setup, run, and join dedicated servers in Palworld (Windows, Steam, Linux, Third-Party).

Official guide.

How To Setup A Dedicated Server

Setting Up on Windows via Steam

  1. Find Palworld Dedicated Server: In your Steam library, search for “Palworld Dedicated Server”. Use the filter if necessary.
  2. Launch Server: Select ‘Play Palworld Dedicated Server’ and press ‘Play’ to initiate.

Setting Up on Windows via SteamCMD

  1. Install SteamCMD: Follow the official introduction for setting up SteamCMD.
  2. Download Server Files:
    • Run: steamcmd +login anonymous +app_update 2394010 validate +quit
    • Navigate to the download directory: cd .\steamapps\common\PalServer
  3. Launch Server: Execute PalServer.exe.

Setting Up on Linux via SteamCMD

  1. Install SteamCMD: Follow instructions suitable for your Linux distribution.
  2. Download Server Files:
    • Run: steamcmd +login anonymous +app_update 2394010 validate +quit
    • Navigate to the download directory: cd ~/Steam/steamapps/common/PalServer
  3. Launch Server: Run the script ./PalServer.sh.

How To Join A Dedicated Server

Enter the dedicated server’s IP address and port number in the server list form to connect.

Using Third-Party Hosting Websites for Palworld

Opting for third-party server hosting websites can be a convenient and reliable method for hosting Palworld servers. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Monthly Costs: These services generally require a monthly fee.
  • Variety of Hosts: There’s a range of third-party hosts available, allowing you to find one that best fits your specific needs.
  • Customization and Access: These platforms enable you to customize server settings and provide you with a server IP for easy access.
  • Character Data: Be aware that characters are tied to the world they’re created in. If you discontinue the server, you risk losing your progress.

Using third-party hosting can be a more consistent and less error-prone option compared to self-hosting, offering a smoother and more hassle-free gaming experience.

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Jake
Hey there! I'm Jake, and for the past eight years, I've been diving deep into journalism and whipping up video game guides. Big-time Pokemon fanatic? That's me. Obsessed with RPGs? Guilty as charged. When I'm not jotting down the latest game tips or hunting for that elusive Pokemon, I'm geeking out with fellow gamers and sharing my latest adventures; 2500+ articles and still going! Dive into my world and let's game on!
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