Does Palworld have multiplayer or co-op modes?

James Busby
Palworld trainer

Palworld is the latest monster-taming game to take Steam by storm but does it feature multiplayer and co-op modes? We’ve got everything you need to know about whether it’s possible to play with your friends right here.

Monster collecting games are hugely popular, and the newest game to provide a unique twist on the genre is Palworld. The open-world survival title from Pocket Pair was lovingly dubbed ‘Pokemon with guns’ before the game was released, and it’s already become a big hit on Steam following its early access launch on PC and Xbox consoles.

You can catch and battle creatures known as Pals in the game and it also features base-building mechanics, item crafting, and raids but you may be wondering if you can experience all the content with friends.

So, here’s everything you need to know about whether or not Palworld features multiplayer and co-op modes.

Does Palworld have multiplayer co-op?

Palworld Pal with a minigun
Palworld features plenty of colorful critters for players to collect.

Yes, Palworld does support co-op multiplayer.

Palworld allows up to 4 players to play together. This means you can invite your friends into your world, which is great for taking down tough enemies and defending your base from unwanted attacks. Additionally, you’ll also be able to trade Pals with one another. As well as online co-op play, there’s also a dedicated server option that enables adventurers to host up to 32 players in multiplayer

It’s important to note that PvP is not currently supported in Palworld. However, the developers are testing PvP functionality and it’s expected to arrive in the future. During the official Q&A, Pocketpair said the following: 

“We want to find the right type of PvP that fits Palworld and when it is ready, we will share news with you all.”

The maximum number of players on a server will also be increased in a future update, which means there will be even more chances to flex your skills against other players.

So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about Palworld multiplayer co-op. Be sure to check out our other Palworld guides below to get the latest tips and tricks for your monster-collecting adventure.

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About The Author

James is Dexerto's Associate Games Editor who joined the website in 2020. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism, before spending four years freelancing for GamesRadar+, PCGamesN, RPS, LoL Esports, Red Bull Gaming, and many more. You can find him covering everything from CoD, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and Monster Hunter. Need to get in touch? Email James at