Palworld Not Working in Gamepass: Common Issues and Fixes

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Palworld Not Working in Gamepass: Common Issues and Fixes

Palworld not working in Gamepass? Check out our troubleshooting tips to fix the problem


Palworld is one of those games that would fly under the radar until one day, it suddenly hits you in the face! This unique lovechild of Pokemon and Ark Survival Evolved recently went into Early Access, and people seem to be head over heels for it.

It’s a fantastic game that, for Pokemon fans, seems like the perfect New Year’s gift. There are even Pals here that look like Pikachu!

This game got a Day One release on Xbox Game Pass, so those who use the service could start playing it the moment it launched. However, like most Early Access games, Palworld seemed to have a few common issues that got in the way of some players.

The good news is that the issues that Game Pass users are facing are solvable. Issues like the Black Screen while launching or the Error 0x803F8001 can be fixed quite easily without too much of a hassle on your end.

In this troubleshooting guide, we’ll help you sort out any issues you might face with your Palworld not working in the Game Pass so that you can start enjoying the game like everyone else. Let’s get started.

Palworld Not Working in Game Pass PC: Troubleshooting Tips

Since Palworld is available in Game Pass, if you have the Game Pass subscription in your PC, you can download and start playing it right away. The most common error that you’ll face with the Game Pass version of the game is the error code 0x803F8001. But since we’ve discussed it in another article, we’ll assume you know how to fix it already.

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Another issue that some players have reported facing in Palworld is when they try to launch the game; they get the “Game Pass not working” error. To fix this issue, you need to verify and repair the game files.

Palworld Not Working in Gamepass: Common Issues and Fixes

Here are the steps to do that:

  • Launch the Xbox app on your PC.
  • Find Palworld in your Library. It should appear just under the Store option on the Left tab of the Xbox app.
  • Right-click on Palworld, and from the menu, select Manage.
  • A new window will open up. Go to the Files Tab.
  • You’ll see the Verify and Repair button at the bottom of the window. Click on it.

Wait for the Xbox app to finish repairing the game files. With any luck that should fix the problem right up and you should be able to play the game.

Palworld not Working in Game Pass Console: Troubleshooting Tips

On the Xbox console, issues with Palworld are somewhat rarer. Its performance on the console is doing really well, and most people are enjoying the game without any weird launch issues.

If you’re having trouble launching the game, the first thing you should do is check your network connection. Since you’re using an active Game Pass subscription to play the game, if your internet is not working properly, you won’t be able to launch it.

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Palworld Not Working in Gamepass: Common Issues and Fixes

However, sometimes, weird issues can come up without any reason. And if your Xbox is having trouble running the game, the best thing you can do is Reset your Xbox.

  • Head to your Xbox Settings and go to the System menu.
  • Click on Console Info.
  • You should see the Reset Console option at the bottom of the window.
  • Click on it and choose Reset and Keep My Games & Apps.

This will reset your console to its original state while keeping all your game data and account info. It will take some time to finish the process, so let it do its thing. Once it’s done, you should be able to launch Palworld without any issues.

The Bottom Line

Apart from a few launching hiccups reported by some players, Palworld is a pretty well-optimized game. It runs well on pretty much any PC that’s been made in the last five years. And the game is quite charming with its unique blend of genres.

Hopefully, our fixes can help sort out your launch issues in the Game Pass version of the game. Now you can jump into the massive map of Palworld and start capturing new Pals! Good luck!

Palworld Not Working in Gamepass: Common Issues and Fixes
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