Developer Pocket Pair, Inc’s open-world survival game has impressed us hugely since its launch in Early Access. Despite still being a work-in-progress, Palworld is a top-notch experience that already feels like a meaningful evolution of the Pokemon formula which has for years been stagnant. Of course, it’s not perfect, and we can envision a bunch of features and enhancements that could be added. Luckily, the talented modding community is already hard at work. Here’s a list of the best Palworld mods you should consider installing. We’ve just added a few more!
Ghibli Style Preset
Any anime-esque survival game has us dreaming of a Studio Ghibli game that has never been. Well, except for the iconic Ni No Kuni series. If you’re hankering for something similar in appearance then this simple ReShade Preset gives a Ghibli style to your Palworld experience, adding warmer colors and giving a better look to your grass and trees.
Remove Flying Stamina Cost
Soaring high above Palworld’s lush expanse is one of our favorite activities, but having your hang time limited by stamina can be a bit of a bummer. Here’s a mod that removes the flying stamina cost and allows you to glide about without having to worry about taking a pause.
Carry Weight Increase
Just as having to worry about flying stamina is a bore, so too is having to manage your inventory to carry things. This mod increases carry weight restrictions, making your traversal around Palworld’s map so much easier. Well worth a download!
Local Co-Op & Dedicated Server Options
Palworld has had its fair share of woes when it comes to setting up multiplayer lobbies and creating dedicated servers. This mod modifies the max player capacity of your local co-op multiplayer and dedicated server. It’s also able to change many aspects of your dedicated server, such as its name, time of day, speed, and experience rates.
Toggle Hud Mod
Nothing breaks your survival immersion like giant HUD icons! Thankfully, there’s now a Palword mod that can switch off distractions at the push of a button, making for a more serene and uncluttered gameplay experience.
Play as Victor
Victor and Shadowbeak are Palworld’s fifth Tower Boss battle, but as much as they’re an adversary it’s fair to say Victor is a bit of a badass. So, no wonder we were ecstatic to learn there’s mod that allows you to play as him! There’s a bit funkiness going on with his hair, as explained by modder FrancisLouis, but overall this is really well done.
Play as Zoe
Zoe was the bane of our lives for a good hour or so as we tried to beat her and Grizzbolt, but she definitely… catches the eye! Well, if you’d like to play as her then you now can thanks to this mod. Note that if you want her hairstyle you’ll need to install a separate mod.
Tasks Add Sanity
When we enslave Pals and put them to work, they should be happy in their daily grind, right? What’s with all the loss of sanity! Well, now there’s a mod that ensures your fuzzies are content mining and farming as you commend them to. Very handy!
All Constructions Unbreakable
They don’t build em’ like this in the vanilla game! This mod makes all constructions in the game unbreakable once built, which means your defenses and structures remain solid as a rock. Very useful if you’re not in the mood for constant upkeep.
One feature we love in Palworld is that it’s not just creatures you can capture and put to work but humans too. Unfortunately, they’re nowhere near as useful, which is exactly why this Palworld mod is so damn good: NPC Workers makes humans more useful. Specifically, they’ll get the following traits:
- Watering Lvl 4
- Handiwork Lvl 1
- Gathering Lvl 4
- Lumbering Lvl 4
All Pals Work Suitability LV4
If you’re besties with a Pal but their work suitability isn’t up to snuff then fear not. This mod makes all your pals Work Suitability Lv. 4, which means they kickass at all the tasks you assign them to! Be a little careful with compatibility on this one as it clashes with a few mods (check the forum posts).
Unlock the Map
If you just want to skip having to clear the entire map and reveal its secrets then this map unlock mod is perfect. It doesn’t actually activate fast travel points, but at least you’ll have a clear direction on where to find any useful Pals or resources you’re looking for.