There is a quick and easy fix for those encountering the Palworld "prevented from playing multiplayer" error on both Xbox and PC.
In less than a week, Palworld has become the third-most played game in Steam's history. Developed by Pocket Pair, the game gives fans the chance to explore an open-world full of Pals as they farm, build, and battle poachers with a range of weapons you would never find in Pokémon. The game is still in its early access, though, and therefore is riddled with bugs and errors that prevent some players from getting the full experience.
One of the more common errors on Palworld is the "prevented from playing multiplayer" message. Here's a breakdown of how to fix the pesky bug.
Palworld Prevented From Playing Multiplayer Error Explained
Many Palworld players are getting an error screen that reads, "Sorry, you're currently prevented from playing online multiplayer games." Although Xbox users seem to encounter the bug the most, PC users have also complained about the error.
The message tends to pop up when players try to load a previous save in Palworld multiplayer. In fact, you will likely have no problems creating a new world; the "prevented from playing multiplayer" glitch is exclusive to existing saves.
Fortunately, there is an easy fix for those struck with the frustrating error.
Palworld Prevented From Playing Multiplayer: How to Fix
To fix the Palworld "prevented from player multiplayer" error, you will need to quit out of Palworld and reload the game. Since the error typically originates from an unloaded new update, Xbox players must allow their games to update before trying to dive into a previous save.
If simply restarting your game does not work, try manually updating Palworld on your Xbox by following these easy steps:
- Quit out of Palworld.
- Go to "My Games and Apps" from the main menu.
- Select Updates.
- Download the update.
Then, when you restart Palworld, you should have no issues accessing multiplayer. If you still encounter the error, then we suggest checking your connectivity or even changing your Xbox location to rid your game of the bug.
Palworld Prevented From Playing Multiplayer: How to Fix on PC
Updating and restarting your game will also likely fix the Palworld "prevented from playing multiplayer" error on PC. However, if you are still having trouble, then try clearing your Steam Download cache.
Hopefully the developers will issue a more permanent solution to the widespread problem moving forward.