How to Setup Palworld Dedicated Server

Setup a dedicated server for Palworld enhances your gaming experience by giving you control and reliability. This guide focuses on using SteamCMD, a more professional and resource-efficient method than the standard Steam download, especially beneficial for those who don’t own the game on Steam.

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Benefits of a Dedicated Server

Hosting your own Palor dedicated server has several advantages:

  • Control: You have complete control over the server settings and gameplay environment.
  • Reliability: In the event the official servers are down, your private server remains operational.
  • Cost-Effective: Utilizing your own system means there are no additional costs for third-party hosting services.

Setting Up Your Server

Here’s a detailed breakdown of how to set up your Palor dedicated server:

Now to install your Palworld server, you have to choose a Windows local machine or an online VPS like OVHCloud.

1. Downloading the Server

There are two ways to download the Palor dedicated server:

  • Via Steam: If you own the game on Steam, search for Palor in your library, find ‘Palor Dedicated Server’, and download.
  • Using Steam CMD: If you don’t own the game on Steam, use Steam CMD, an official tool from Valve. A link to download Steam CMD can be found in the description below the video guide.

Downloading Palworld Dedicated Server

Using SteamCMD:

1. Download SteamCMD for Windows: This tool uses fewer resources and doesn’t require a Steam account.

2. Extract SteamCMD: Choose a folder where you’ll install the server.

3. Create Start.bat File: In the folder, create a file named start.bat. This will later be used to start the server after auto-updating. For now, include the command

steamcmd.exe +login anonymous +app_update 2394010 +quit

4. Run Start.bat: Execute this file to download the game server files.

If Downloaded via Steam:

  • Create a New Start.bat File: In the server’s folder, create start.bat and include the same command as above.

Alternative Steam Launch Options:

  • Set Launch Options: In Steam, right-click Palworld, choose Properties, and paste the server start command under LAUNCH OPTIONS.

For All Methods:

  • Customize Server Name: Replace “GserverHosting Server” with your desired server name.
  • Public Server Listing: Remove EpicApp=PalServer if you do not wish your server to be publicly listed.

Configuring the Server

  1. Edit Default Settings: In steamapps\common\PalServer, open DefaultPalWorldSettings.ini and copy everything from [/Script/Pal.PalGameWorldSettings] to the end.
  2. Paste in PalWorldSettings.ini: Navigate to Pal\Saved\Config\WindowsServer and paste into PalWorldSettings.ini.
  3. Customize Settings: Adjust server name, description, admin password, server password (optional), and RCONEnabled.

Launching the Server

  • Using SteamCMD: Run start.bat from the server’s main folder.
  • Using Steam: Either run start.bat in the server folder or use the Steam launch options.

Joining Your Server

  • Connect Locally: Use (VPS IP address) to join your server.

Saving and Exiting Your Server

  • Admin Commands: Type /AdminPassword followed by your admin password, then use /Save and /Shutdown commands for reliable server management.

Letting Others Join Your Server

Open to LAN:

  1. Firewall Configuration: Allow the ASA server through your firewall.
  2. Open Necessary Ports: Use PowerShell as an admin to open ports 8211, 27015, 27016, and 25575 (for RCON).
  3. Local IP Address: Use ipconfig to find your local IP for LAN connections.

Port Forwarding:

  • Direct Traffic: Forward traffic from the allowed ports to your computer.
  • Router Settings: Varies per router; forward ports 8211, 27015, 27016, and 25575 for TCP/UDP to your computer’s IP.

Letting Others Join Over the Internet

  • Server Browser: Your server should now appear in the in-game server browser.
  • External IP: Share your external IP (found via Google search “What is my IP”) with others to join using open

You can also read on how to update Palworld servers


Following these steps, you can set up and manage your own Palworld dedicated server, opening up a new world of gameplay possibilities with friends, both locally and over the internet. Enjoy your custom gaming experience!

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