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Palworld Release Date, Unlock Time, Game Pass, Controller & Steam Deck Support & More

Palworld Release Date, Unlock Time, Game Pass, Controller & Steam Deck Support & More
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Palworld is a new survival game from the makers of Craftopia that puts you in a fictional world filled with Pals, mysterious Pokemon’esque creatures whom you can tame and use for battle, base building, breeding and other such purposes. 

The survival elements aside, many players are excited to play the game on day one, all thanks to the vast collection of unique Pals, around 100, at the time of launch that you can fight and capture. 

If you are one such player, keep reading our guide as we share Palworld’s official release date and countdown while going over other details that you should know about. 

Palworld Release Date and Countdown

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Palworld will be released on January 19th at 0:00 PST in early access on the PC and Xbox platforms. 

Here is a countdown timer for Palworld’s global release:

Is Palworld Free to Play?

The short answer is no. Palworld is not a free-to-play game. It costs 26.99 USD, which may vary based on your region and country. Though, if you have a game pass subscription, you can play the game for free. 

Will Palworld be Available on Game Pass On Day 1?

Yes, Palworld is getting a day-one release on the Xbox’s game subscription service, the Game Pass. So, if you don’t want to pay a single penny and get the game on Steam, you can play it via the Game Pass. 

Does Palworld Support Controllers?

Yes, Palworld does offer full controller support, and in fact, you can even use the Xbox and PlayStation controllers to play it without any issues or input lag. 

Will Palworld be Playable on Steam Deck?

While Palworld is not yet officially verified on the Steam Deck, you should be able to play the game without any performance issues or crashes, given its low system requirements. 

Palworld Official System Requirements

Here’s a look at Palworld’s official system requirements:

Palworld minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 or later (64-bit)
  • Processor: i5-3570K 3.4 GHz 4 Core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Palworld recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 or later (64-bit)
  • Processor: i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8 Core
  • Memory: 32 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce RTX 2070
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

That sums up everything you must know about Palworld. For more on the game, check out our dedicated Palworld section

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