- A new mod for Palworld called Basic Minimap introduces a minimap feature that players have been asking for since the game’s release.
- Palworld is currently one of the most popular games on Steam, with over 19 million units sold, but it is still in development and lacking in quality-of-life features.
- Other mods for Palworld include Pal Info, which provides accurate information about creatures before attempting to capture them, and a controversial mod that turned all Pals into Pokemon characters.
A new Palworld mod introduced a minimap to the Pokemon-like survival game. Palworld is still in early access, and despite several gamers asking for a minimap since its release, its developer, Pocket Pair, has not officially introduced this feature yet.
Palworld became a huge hit soon after its release, and it’s currently the second game with the most simultaneous players in Steam’s history. The survival game sold over 19 million units in a few weeks, becoming almost as popular as Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Despite the success, the game is still in development, and it’s currently lacking several quality-of-life features.
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The new Palworld mod is called Basic Minimap, and it was created by the modder Dekita. With almost 50,000 unique downloads on Nexus Mods at the time of writing, this handy mod essentially inserts a minimap on the corner of the screen. According to its creator, the newest version has features such as being able to position the minimap in several locations on the screen and opting to make it always face north, for example. The creator is still working to improve its stability, though, as some gamers are facing stuttering or other issues while using it.
Ever since Palworld’s release, its community has come up with several useful mods. One of them, for instance, is a mod that helps Palworld players when catching new Pals. Called Pal Info, this tool gives accurate information about Pals before trying to capture them, which may help players save Pal Spheres during their hunts when finding less-than-ideal creatures.
Palworld Already Has Very Controversial Mods
Some other Palworld mods are less about improving the overall experience of playing and more about completely revamping it, though. Perhaps the most controversial example of this was the Pokemon mod for Palworld. This mod changed all of the Pals into official Pokemon and switched generic NPCs for characters like Ash Ketchum and Misty.
As expected, Nintendo sent a cease and desist letter to the mod’s creator soon after the project was made public, and the content was quickly removed. However, the creator surprised the community a few days after that by re-releasing the mod, now as a legally distinctly Pokemon mod for Palworld. The new hilarious mod has an alternative version for creatures like Pikachu, for instance, which is now just a rat with yellow fur. Other examples include a normal-looking sheep replacing Wooloo or a ridiculous potted onion becoming the new Oddish.
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.