Palworld Developers Reveal Anti-Cheat Plans

In a new post on Twitter, Palworld developers revealed their plans for anti-cheat countermeasures, including a player list function and an external solution.

Players recently reported server issues, and today’s post confirms it is due to cheating countermeasures.

Regarding cheating, the devs announced that “we are working on measures to deal with it strictly and as a priority”.

Palworld will add a player list function in a new update “at the end of February”. This will be used to identify and suspend cheaters. The function will be optional for community servers, single player, and co-op.

However, the devs do not clarify what their “external solution” and future “thorough measures” will be.

Palworld broke a variety of records when it first released, including concurrent Steam players and copies sold.

Although the buzz around Palworld has waned lately, developer Pocket Pair revealed a promising roadmap last month. It included plans for PvP, Raid Bosses, and even Pal Arena.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Pocket Pair also released numbers revealing that Palworld was the biggest third-party Xbox Game Pass launch.

So, there is still a decent Palworld audience for now, despite dwindling numbers. And it seems the developers are committed to long-term anti-cheat plans for Palworld.

However, Palworld also divided some players over its similarities to Pokémon. Last week, president of Nintendo Shuntaro Furukawa commented on Palworld.

Furukawa reportedly stated that Nintendo will “take appropriate action against those that infringe our intellectual property (IP) rights”.

Last month, Pocket Pair also announced it will jointly develop and operate a new smartphone game with KLab. The devs did not confirm any key details, but described the gameplay model as “hybrid-casual”.

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