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Palworld's latest update reportedly deleting multiplayer progress on Xbox

UPDATE: New fix released.

The Fire-based Foxparks Pal in Palworld. The creature, which uses fire attacks, resembles an orange fox.
Image credit: Pocketpair

UPDATE 11/4/24: Palworld developer Pocketpair has released a patch to sort out those multiplayer save issues on Xbox.

In addition, this patch also addresses a bug that caused the egg incubator to not work properly, and more. You can read the full Palworld patch notes below:

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented save data from loading correctly in multiplayer
  • Fixed a bug that caused the egg incubator to not work properly
  • Fixed a bug that prevented raid boss achievements from being unlocked
  • Bug reports and credits can now be accessed in-game
  • Improved loading times on Xbox Series


  • Chat has been temporarily disabled due to a bug that prevented data from loading in multiplayer

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ORIGINAL 9/4/24: Palworld developer Pocketpair has warned players on Xbox not to load up their multiplayer saves following reports that doing so will result in all current progress being lost.

Palworld's latest patch - which adds a new raid against a powerful evil entity known as Bellanoir - launched for Steam last week, and arrived on Xbox earlier today. Soon after its console debut, Pocketpair confirmed the update was preventing players from placing their eggs inside an incubator - but it's now clear the update has launched with considerably more dramatic issues.

In a post on social media, Pocketpair acknowledged an issue where "multiplayer player save data is not being loaded correctly when multiplayer save data from an older version is loaded". Player responses beneath the post indicate the bug is, more specifically, causing all progress to be lost on loading a save, with some suggestion the issue might also affect solo play too.

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The developer says it's now identified the cause of the issue and is currently working on a patch to provide a fix. In the meantime, it warns players not to their load their save data until after the fix is released. Additionally, it notes any save data created while using the current patch - officially known as v0.2.0.6 - won't be usable once the fix goes live.

"We are really sorry for this inconvenience," Pocketpair's message concludes, "and ask that you try to not load any multiplayer data until this fix is applied soon. Thank you."

Pocketpair recently opened applications for a Palworld closed testing program (the game, it's worth noting, is still in early access), with the goal of catching issues ahead of public patch releases - so hopefully such cataclysmic updates as today's will soon be a thing of the past.

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