How to Set Up a Dedicated Server in Palworld



How to Set Up a Dedicated Server in Palworld

Aditi Joshi
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Set up your dedicated servers and enjoy the action-packed monster adventure called Palworld, developed by Pocket Pair.
Here is how you can set up a dedicated server in Palworld and enjoy the game with your friends.

In Palworld, players have the ability to create and customize their own dedicated servers. This feature, exclusive to the Steam release, opens up a world of possibilities for players looking to carve out their own niche in this expansive game. However, it does require some technical prowess to get started.

Why Do You Need A Dedicated Server in Palworld?

Palworld is not just any game; it's an epic survival title where players can team up in co-op multiplayer mode, limited to three players. But the game truly shines when you step into the realm of dedicated servers, expanding your gaming party up to a staggering 31 players.

Pocket Pair, the developers behind Palworld, not only runs its own dedicated servers but also empowers players to host their own. This flexibility is perfect for those seeking a more private gaming experience with a larger group of friends.

Having one of these private spaces with your friends lets you tweak the game environment to your liking. You can add mods, cheats, and adjust the rules as you please. Plus, it's a great spot for teaming up and connecting with your friends to build together without the stress of losing progress.

How to Set Up a Dedicated Server in Palworld

Ready to dive in? Setting up a dedicated server is currently an exclusive feature for the Steam version of Palworld. Here's a step-by-step guide to get you started:

  • Open your Steam client and navigate to your Steam Library.

  • Ensure "Tools" is selected in your Library's search filter.

Ensure Tools is selected in your steam library

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  • In the search bar, type "Palworld" and hit enter.

  • Select the Palworld Dedicated Server from the search results.

  • Install and then launch the Palworld Dedicated Server tool.

Install the Palworld Dedicated Server tool

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  • You'll have the option to "Play Palworld Dedicated Server" for a private session or "Open and start as a community server" for a public one.

  • Click the Play button and watch for a black command prompt window; this indicates your server is up and running.

  • You then need to log in to the router as admin.

  • Save a backup of the current settings just in case.

  • Locate the port forwarding options and set it to Port 8211

  • Open cmd prompt and type ipconfig to find your ipv4 address.

  • Open Palworld, select join multiplier game, and type in [your ip address]:8211.

Palworld IP Address

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  • For instance if your IP is, type the above and select connect.

  • Then visit WhatismyIPaddress to find out your external ipv4 address to share to your friends.

  • To invite your friends to join your server, they will need to connect using this specific IP address you provide.

  • It's important to exercise caution and be selective about who you share your IP address with, ensuring your server remains a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone involved.

How to Join a Dedicated Server in Palworld?

Joining a dedicated server in Palworld is just as straightforward:

  1. Obtain the server operator's IP address.

  2. Navigate to Palworld's multiplayer menu and select "Join Multiplayer Game."

  3. Enter the server's IP address, and you're all set to join the adventure.

Joining a dedicated server in Palworld using a code

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If you're unable to find a private server or simply wish to explore, public servers are readily available, offering a chance to meet and play with a diverse group of players.

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Aditi Joshi is an English Literature student who indulges in the world of gaming when she's not working. She finds enjoyment in the immersive world of gaming.

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