Palworld Keeps Crashing on PC – How to Fix?

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
7 Min Read
Credit: Pocket Pair

Like most new games, Palworld is also vulnerable to crashes. However, we’ve put together some common workarounds to get the game going without crashing.

Palworld is the latest addition to the open-world survival and crafting gaming genre. More importantly, it is also a multiplayer/ co-op title. The creation of the Pocket Pair, a Japanese game developer, has taken the multiplayer gaming world by surprise, and it became one of the most sold games on the Steam platform almost instantly.

Players have been enjoying the game so far, except for the part where it crashes while capturing a rare Pal. We understand that it’s annoying and frustrating. Especially if it keeps happening to you over and over again. So, to make your life easier, we’ve gathered some of the best workarounds you should try to enjoy the game without interruption.

Palworld Keeps Crashing on PC - How to Fix
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How to Fix Palworld Crashing Issues

Palworld is made on the Unreal Engine 5. If you’re familiar with Unreal Engine games, you may already know that they crash a lot! However, unlike most games, Palworld is fairly optimized, and we’ve only seen a selected number of people facing the crashing issues. But, it is present. Thankfully, there are many workarounds that many have tried and found to be working and minimizing crashes by a significant margin. The fixes and workarounds are as follows:

1. Check if your PC meets the minimum system requirement

We understand it’s a very minor thing. However, people often purchase, install, and start playing a game without checking its minimum system requirement. So, take a second and check if your PC is good to run Palworld without any issues.

Palworld Keeps Crashing on PC - How to Fix?
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Minimum

  • OS: Windows 10 or later (64-bit)
  • Processor: i5-3570K 3.4 GHz 4 Core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available SSD space
  • OS: Windows 10 or later (64-bit)
  • Processor: i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8 Core
  • Memory: 32 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce RTX 2070
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available SSD space

Everything looks good? Okay, great! If everything checks out, we can move to the next step.

2. Verify Game Files

Verify Game Files
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Sometimes, the crashing issue may be caused by corrupted game files. So, verifying the game files is a good idea, even if you think there’s no chance of the files being corrupted.

To verify Palworld on Steam:

  • Open Steam application
  • Go to Library and find Palworld
  • Right-click on Palworld and select Properties
  • Go to Installed Files
  • Select Verify integrity of game files
  • Wait for Steam to verify and repair the game files
  • Launch Palworld

To verify Palworld on the Microsoft Store or Xbox app:

  • Open Xbox app on PC
  • Go to My Library and find Palworld under My PC Games section and left-click
  • Click on more actions (…) besides the green Play icon
  • Now, select Manage and go to Files tab
  • Click on verify and repair
  • Wait for Xbox app to verify and repair the game files
  • Launch Palworld

3. Update GPU Driver

Update GPU Drivers
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The latest drivers are usually more compatible with modern games. So, the companies constantly release the newest drivers and encourage players to download and install them. So, if your graphics driver and operating system are outdated, you should update them immediately.

To update graphics driver for NVIDIA GPUs:

  • Go to NVIDIA’s official driver download website
  • Select your GPU series, model, and operating system type, and press the search button
  • NVIDIA will recommend a GeForce Game Ready Driver
  • Download and install the updated graphics driver
  • Launch Palworld

To update graphics driver for AMD GPUs:

  • Go to NVIDIA’s official driver download website
  • Select your GPU type and model from the lists and press submit
  • Select your operating system and press download
  • Install the updated graphics driver
  • Launch Palworld

To update graphics driver for Intel GPUs:

  • Go to Intel Arc’s official driver download website
  • Navigate to the latest WHQL Certified Game On Drivers and press download here
  • Press the download button under the available downloads section
  • Install the updated graphics driver
  • Launch Palworld

4. Check for GPU and CPU temperatures

credit: Pocket Pair

Palworld is a graphics-heavy game and may utilize your hardware’s resources excessively, increasing your CPU and GPU temperatures. High GPU and CPU temperatures can also cause the game to stutter and crash. So, use third-party apps like HWmonitor and Msi afterburner to check for GPU and CPU temperature while playing Palworld. If you find the temperature high, consider lowering your graphics settings. You may also want to clean your PC and apply thermal paste to your processor if you have a high-end PC.

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That is it. If you follow these steps properly, you should not face crashes at all or at least minimize the frequency of crashing by a significant margin. Still, keep in mind that Palworld is still in an early access state, so you are bound to face some errors and bugs in the game. Hopefully, developers are looking into these issues and trying to figure out permanent fixes.

By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.