Palworld was out just a couple of days ago, and it’s already one of the most popular Steam games. But all is not perfect: many players are experiencing problems like crashing in the middle of the game, like 20 minutes into the game on PC. Given that Palworld is a very new game in its early access, these problems are quite understandable.

Before the devs release patches that can fix the Palworld crashing problem on PC, here are some fixes that have proven effective by many community and forum gamers. So if your Palworld is also crashing, you may want to try the following fixes as well.

Try these fixes for the Palworld crashing on PC problem

You don’t have to try all the following fixes: simply work your way down the list until you find the one that does the trick to fix the Palworld crashing on PC problem for you.

  1. Check the system requirements for Palworld
  2. Update Palworld to the latest version
  3. Run Palworld as administrator
  4. Verify the game files
  5. Disable multiplayer in Palworld
  6. Update your graphics card driver
  7. Make sure your computer is not overheating
  8. Turn off anti-aliasing
  9. Launch the game with DX12
  10. Repair damaged or corrupted system files

1. Check the system requirements for Palworld

Technically speaking, Palworld doesn’t require a super advanced processor or graphics card, as long as your computer is made after 2016, the game should run fine on your machine.

So if your Palworld crashes easily, one of the first things you need to check is whether your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the game. If your machine is below or just at the requirements, you may need to upgrade your hardware for Palworld to run smoothly.

Here are the requirements for your reference:

MinimumRecommended
OSWindows 10 or later (64-bit)Windows 10 or later (64-bit)
Processori5-3570K 3.4 GHz 4 Corei9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8 Core
Memory16 GB RAM32 GB RAM
GraphicsGeForce GTX 1050 (2GB)GeForce RTX 2070
DirectXVersion 11Version 11
Storage40 GB available space40 GB available space
Additional NotesInternet connection required for multiplayer. SSD required.Internet connection required for multiplayer. SSD required.

If you’re not sure how to check your computer specs, you can press the Windows key and the R key on your computer at the same time, then type msinfo32 to check your system specs in detail:

When you’re sure that your machine meets the system requirements to run the game, but Palworld still crashes, please move on to the other fixes below.


2. Update Palworld to the latest version

As mentioned before, Palworld is a rather new game in its early access, which means that its devs are getting all the bug and problem reports from the gamers. Generally, when some problems are more often seen than others, the devs will make it a priority to create fix patches.

So if you haven’t tried to update Palworld to the latest version when it crashes, it’s time to do it now. If you’re sure that Palworld is fully updated, but it still crashes, please move on to the other fixes below.


3. Run Palworld as administrator

One of the reasons why Palworld crashes easily is lacking certain system permissions and privileges. To see if this is also an issue for you, you can try to run Steam as admin, which grants it full access and privileges to all system resources. To do so:

  1. Right-click your Steam icon and select Properties.
  2. Select the Compatibility tab. Tick the box for Run this program as an administrator. Then click Apply > OK to save the changes.

  3. Then tick the box for Run this program in compatibility mode for: then select Windows 8 from the dropdown list.

Now open Palworld again (it should be opened with administrative permission) to see if it still crashes. If the problem remains, please move on to the next fix.


4. Verify the game files

Corrupted or missing game files will stop your Palworld from running or launching as well. This is especially true for early-access games like Palworld. To see if this is the case, you can verify your Palworld game files on Steam in this way:

  1. Launch Steam.
  2. In the LIBRARY, right-click on your game and select Properties from the drop-down menu.

    Steam - how to verify integrity of game files
  3. Select the Installed Files tab and click on the Verified integrity of game files button.

    Steam - how to verify integrity of game files
  4. Steam will verify the game’s files – this process may take several minutes.

Then try to launch Palworld again to see if it still crashes. If the problem still remains, please move on.


5. Disable multiplayer in Palworld

Some forum gamers mentioned that disabling multiplayer in Palworld helps to stop the game from crashing. To see if also helps to stop the crashing in Palworld for you:

  1. Launch Palworld. Click Start Game.
  2. Click Palpagos Island then select Change World Settings.
  3. Turn on and then OFF the Multiplayer mode, then click OK to save the change.

Now try to play Palworld again to see if it crashes again. If the problem still persists, please move on.


6. Update your graphics card driver

An outdated or incorrect display card driver could also be the culprit to your Palworld crashing problem, so if the above methods don’t help to stop Palworld from crashing, it’s likely that you have a corrupted or outdated graphics driver. So you should update your drivers to see if it helps.

There are mainly 2 ways you can update your graphics driver: manually or automatically.

Option 1: Update your graphics driver manually

If you’re a tech-savvy gamer, you can spend some time updating your GPU driver manually.

To do so, first visit the website of your GPU manufacturer:

Then search for your GPU model. Note that you should only download the latest driver installer that’s compatible with your operating system. Once downloaded, open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to update.

If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
    Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Launch Palworld again and see if the latest graphics driver helps to stop the crashes. If this fix doesn’t work for you, try the next fix, below.


7. Make sure your computer is not overheating

Game crashing is also likely related to an overheating computer environment, especially if your computer crashes too when you’re playing other games, or using other resource-hungry software programs like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.

If you can feel the heat on your computer case or on your computer itself, or you can hear the fan(s) running very loud when you play Palworld, you need a cooler environment for your machine to make sure that your computer doesn’t crash because of the heat.

You can usually use free tools like HWMonitor or AIDA64 to tell whether your computer CPU, the CPU core, and the GPU are running too hot.

Here is a detailed post with more detailed information if your computer is overheating and how you can do about it: How to Know Your CPU Overheating and How to Fix It


8. Turn off anti-aliasing

This is also another recommended fix by the community gamers: according to some, turning off anti-aliasing helps to stop Palworld from crashing constantly. To do so:

  1. Launch Palworld. Select Options.
  2. Select Graphics on the left side, then click the arrow for Anti Aliasing until you see None.

Some also said that changing the Anti Aliasing option to FXAA also helps to Palworld from crashing. So if disabling anti-aliasing in Palworld doesn’t help, you can also try FXAA to see how it works for you.

If Palworld still crashes on your computer after you make the anti-aliasing changes, please move on.


9. Launch the game with DX12

Even though the system requirement for Palworld is Direct X version 11, some found that launching Palworld with DX12 helps to stop it from crashing. To do so:

  1. Launch Steam.
  2. In the LIBRARY, right-click on Palworld and select Properties from the drop-down menu.

    Steam - how to verify integrity of game files
  3. Under the launch options, add -DX12, save and launch Palworld.
  4. See if Palworld stops crashing now when it’s launched with DX12. If the problem remains, please move on.

10. Repair damaged or corrupted system files

If you are facing persistent issues with Palworld and none of the previous solutions have proven effective, it’s possible that your corrupted system files are to blame. To rectify this, repairing the system files becomes crucial. The System File Checker (SFC) tool can assist you in this process. By executing the “sfc /scannow” command, you can initiate a scan that identifies problems and repairs missing or corrupted system files. However, it is important to note that the SFC tool primarily focuses on scanning major files and may overlook minor issues.

In situations where the SFC tool falls short, a more powerful and specialized Windows repair tool is recommended. Fortect is an automated Windows repair tool that excels in identifying problematic files and replacing malfunctioning ones. By scanning your PC comprehensively, Fortect can provide a more comprehensive and effective solution for repairing your Windows system.

  1. Download and install Fortect.
  2. Open Fortect. It will run a free scan of your PC and give you a detailed report of your PC status.
  3. Once finished, you’ll see a report showing all the issues. To fix all the issues automatically, click Start Repair (You’ll need to purchase the full version. It comes with a 60-day Money-Back Guarantee so you can refund anytime if Fortect doesn’t fix your problem).
The repair is available with the paid version of Fortect that comes with a full money-back guarantee and full technical support. If you need any assistance, feel free to contact their support team.

Thanks for reading the post. Hope one of the above methods helps to fix the Palword crashing problem on your PC for you. If you have other constructive suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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