Palworld: Multiplayer, Coop & Dedicated Servers explained [+Best Hosts]

Published: Jan. 19, 2024
Updated: Jan. 19, 2024

German English

Palworld has launched, and many players are eager to start exploring the vast game world with their friends, aiming to catch all the Pals. This overview provides all the information you need about multiplayer, co-op, and dedicated community servers.

Multiplayer Options in Palworld:

  • Palworld offers online co-op for up to 4 players.
  • Official servers support up to 32 players.
  • Dedicated community servers with 32 players.

Here's how Multiplayer and Coop work in Palworld

If you want to play with a small group of friends, it makes sense to open a co-op lobby in Palworld. This way, you don't have to pay for a server, and you're not forced to play with strangers. For those who prefer playing with a larger group, we recommend renting a server. Here, you can set the maximum number of players, as well as performance and access rights.

Starting a Co-op Lobby in Palworld

To play together with your group of friends, you need to:

  • Activate the "Multiplayer" option when creating the world.
  • Open the inventory in the game and go to "Options".
  • At the top right, you'll find your invitation code, copy it, and send it to your friends.
  • The invitation code changes after each restart of the co-op lobby.
coop-session in palworld
Here you can find the point, create multiplayer.

Are there dedicated servers for Palworld?

Yes, you can choose to join one of Palworld's official servers, or rent your dedicated server from various providers.
You can also host a Palworld server on your own PC, but this requires knowledge about SteamCMD, port forwarding, and server maintenance. Another issue with this method might be the electricity costs, as your PC needs to stay on continuously to offer uninterrupted gameplay.

Most affordable providers for Palworld servers (not sponsored!)



Price (monthly)





36,12 €


Survival Servers

25,74 €



8,99 - 15,99 €


More Coming Soon...

xx.xx €

Coming Soon

Attention! When purchasing a rental server, avoid providers that run your Palworld server on an HDD. A Palworld server should always benefit from an SSD.

Who keeps the save state? When playing in co-op with your friends, only the host keeps the current save state. All other players have to wait until the host restarts the lobby.

Gamepass & Steam players cannot play together

The Guided editorial team has tested various multiplayer configurations. Currently, it's not possible to play Palworld across platforms. Console and PC remain on separate servers. Also, Game Pass owners on PC cannot play with Steam players. This is due to different versions, as there has already been a Day-One patch on Steam, which is still missing in the Xbox App.

That's everything you need to know about dedicated servers, multiplayer, and co-op in Palworld. We warmly invite you to join our Palworld Community Group on Facebook. If you have any further questions or comments on the topic, please write us a comment or contact the article's author through the Community Discord.

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