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Dubbed by many as Pokémon with guns, the survival game has blown up on Steam and Xbox through Game Pass and selling millions of copies in less than a week. It is only early access right now, which means it is not yet the final product and many improvements are on the way. Lots of fans are wondering when the next Palworld patch is coming and the official roadmap for 2024 details all of the bug fixes and massive new content coming out this year.
While the game has seen lots of success, it has also been marred by some controversy. The Pokémon Company has released a statement in response to all of the comparisons, meanwhile, PETA has also blasted the game while requesting a Vegan guide. While the game has been the butt of some criticism over Pokémon similarities and ‘animal cruelty,’ the game is simply lots of fun and has quickly gained a huge fanbase.
Even in its unfinished state, the game offers lots of content. But, even more content is on the way as the developer has promised to regularly update the game, and the official Palworld roadmap for 2024 has been shared.
Palworld roadmap 2024
Below is the official Palworld roadmap for 2024 shared by Pocket Pair on the Palworld_EN Twitter account:
[Early Access Roadmap]
Addressing Critical Issues
- Currently, numerous bugs have been identified, and we are prioritizing fixing those.
- Sometimes, the world date may experience rollbacks.
- The loading screen may persist when trying to load into worlds.
- …and so on.
Improvements to Implement ASAP
- Key configuration improvements.
- Improvements to base Pal AI and pathing.
Planned Future Updates
- Raid Bosses (End-Game Content)
- Pal Arena (PvP for Pals)
- Steam-Xbox Crossplay
- Various Xbox Feature Improvements
- Server Transfers and Migrations
- Improvements to the Building System
- New islands, Pals, Bosses, and Technologies.
When is the next Palworld patch and update?
The next Palworld patch and update has been delivered on January 25th for Steam and Xbox. Per the official Pocketpair Discord, Steam version patch v0.1.3.0 and version 0.1.1.1 for Xbox were both delivered on January 25th. The official patch notes have been shared.
In regard to future patches, Pocketpair has said that they are prioritizing bug fixes and improvements before new features. Below is their message shared on Discord:
‘Sales have far exceeded the development team’s expectations, and we are currently experiencing many problems due to excessive access congestion, among other challenges. We will prioritize improving this issue first, and then move on to implementing new in-game features. Thank you for your understanding.
While the lack of a specific timeframe is unfortunate, the transparency and communication are great. The implementation of crossplay between Steam and Xbox is something to anticipate, and so are new islands, Pals, bosses, and technologies.
For more Palworld, check out our guide for how to perform the dupe glitch to get infinite resources. You can also check our guide for how to catch bosses in seven steps with an easy cheat.