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Launch week woes.

‍As with any game in Early Access, Palworld isn’t without its fair share of launch week woes. Even though it’s fairly well polished at this stage of its development, multiplayer issues are a source of frustration. Many players have encountered the “Sorry, You’re Prevented from Playing Online” error when trying to join multiplayer sessions. This guide will help you troubleshoot and rectify this issue with easy-to-follow steps.

“Sorry, You’re Currently Prevented From Playing” Error in Palworld, Explained

The “Sorry, You’re Currently Prevented From Playing” error in Palworld is a multiplayer restriction that typically shows up when Palworld players try to load an existing save in multiplayer mode. While you can still create new worlds, loading previous saves might be an issue. This predicament usually signifies a network connectivity or server problem.

How to Fix the Multiplayer Error

To address this error, the first step is to quit Palworld entirely and then relaunch it. Check the stability of your internet connection. If the problem persists, it might be time to update Palworld and Xbox Live.

To manually update your game, navigate to the My Games and Apps section and proceed to Updates. If there are any pending updates for Palworld or your system, start the downloads.

If the error persists even after updating, you can change your Xbox region by going to Settings, then System, and finally Language & Location. After altering your region, restart your system and see if Palworld connects.

In some cases, you may need to delve deeper into your system settings to solve the problem. Here are some advanced troubleshooting tips:

  1. Run Palworld and Steam as administrator.
  2. Allow Palworld through your firewall.
  3. Change your DNS address and restart your router.
  4. Go to your Steam library and select Palworld. Proceed to Properties and scan and repair your files. Remember to clear the cache beforehand.
  5. Run Palworld-Win64-Shipping.exe directly.
  6. Wait for a few hours and try again since an EOS error is usually server-side.

Potential Game Version Differences

It’s important to note that the version of Palworld you are playing might influence the stability of your game. If you’re playing the Game Pass version of Palworld (included in Microsoft’s Game Pass suite at launch), you might be playing an earlier version.

The Steam version of Palworld is a later edition with enhanced bug fixes and quality-of-life upgrades. It’s reportedly more stable compared to the Game Pass build. Therefore, if you’re trying to play multiplayer, using the Steam version of Palworld might be beneficial.

The Importance of Server Status

Sometimes, the issue might not lie with your system at all. The problem could be on the server-side, particularly if Palworld is experiencing a surge in its player base or if everyone is trying to log in simultaneously. Keeping an eye on the official server status page can help you determine if this is the case.

If you’ve tried all these troubleshooting steps and are still encountering the “Sorry, You’re Currently Prevented From Playing” error, you might consider reaching out to the developers.