- Palworld, a survival game similar to Pokemon, has gained popularity with players, selling over 7 million copies in just 5 days on Steam.
- However, players are facing an annoying glitch that freezes their friendly monsters, preventing them from attacking or following commands during battles.
- With the developer, Pocket Pair, implementing quick fixes, hopefully a fix for this particular issue will come soon.
A glitch has been found in Palworld that stops a player’s Pal from attacking enemies during battle. Owing to gamers catching and battling monsters, Palworld has drawn comparisons with Nintendo’s Pokemon franchise since it debuted in early access on January 19.
Despite these comparisons, Pocket Pair’s survival game has already proven a hit with players. Within the first 5 days of the game being on sale, Palworld has crossed 7 million sales on Steam. With the game in early access, some bugs and glitches are still being ironed out by the team at Pocket Pair. One specific glitch, however, seems to be causing an issue with gamers who are looking to explore the latest monster-hunting survival game.
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Players are reporting that their Pals have stopped responding to commands or attacking enemies during crucial battles. One Twitter user by the handle LyriicDaVinci has posted a short video that shows the glitch in full effect. During an encounter with Relaxaurus Lux, the video shows the player’s Ice-Dragon Chillet is frozen to the spot. While the trainer attempts to dodge a barrage of attacks, the Pal continues to take damage, and LyriicDaVinci notes that this bug is affecting both attacks and prompts within the Xbox version of Palworld.
Palworld’s Freezing Pals Glitch Unfortunately Seems Widespread
It seems that LyriicDaVinci isn’t alone in experiencing the Palworld glitch that freezes friendly monsters in place. On Reddit, Squirrel009 notes that when throwing a Pal into battle “they just stand still doing nothing. The enemy often freezes up the same but not always.” At the moment the glitch doesn’t seem to be isolated to any of the hundred or so Pals that currently feature in Palworld. Replies to the post suggest swapping out monsters until they start moving again could be the solution to the problem.
Pocket Pair has yet to comment on Pals being frozen in place but in the days following the launch of the Palworld, the developer has been implementing fixes quickly to ensure interest remains high. Unfortunately, despite all the positive actions from the developers, some members of the community are sending death threats to Pocket Pair owing to Palworld’s similarities to Pokemon.
Threats aside, Pocket Pair is continuing to build on this early access release. The developer has already issued a roadmap for Palworld that includes a PVP mode. Other planned additions to the monster-catching survival title will include post-game content in the form of additional raids, new islands to explore, and crossplay between both Steam and Xbox platforms. Clearly, there is a lot to look forward to, so hopefully a fix for this frustrating issue comes soon.
Pocket Pair’s Palworld is a creature-collection game set in an open-world. Entering early access on January 19, 2024, the project blends survival, building, farming, monster breeding, and shooter elements.
- January 19, 2024
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Unreal Engine 5