Since Palworld is included with Game Pass, I imagine many have already downloaded it, but there are certainly those who are still unsure if the game is for them. For those who are curious but want a little help, here are five tips to get you started in the best way possible.
Choose the location of your base with extra care
This may sound obvious, but for me, eager to get started, I pretty much chose the first and best location I saw. Sure, you can move your base, but if you’ve already started building a lot of things, it’s pretty cumbersome to tear everything down and start over.
So finding the perfect location for your camp has a lot to do with a large open space, but I would say proximity to resources is the most important thing. Make sure there are plenty of trees and rocks nearby so that both you and your friends can gather resources in abundance. The boundary of your camp is marked by a blue line, and if you have resources close to the edge of this – and then place chests just inside the blue line, you will have access to everything you collected while building without having to take it out of the chests, which is very convenient.
It’s also smart to keep in mind how to furnish your home and build a wall and other defenses to help when the base is attacked. So even if you’re eager to get started, it’s worth spending some time exploring the environments before you start building.
Everything you build and collect contributes to leveling up, but capturing Pals is the best method
Just grab a stick from the ground or make an axe and you’ll see experience points appear in the corner of the screen. Because everything you do contributes to making your character and your Pals stronger. But the fastest way is to catch Pals, which gives you both experience points and, of course, more Pals to use in different ways.
Make sure you make lots of Pal Spheres and then just go hunting. There is no shortage of Pals to catch. It is also easy to see when you take out your Pal Spheres and aim at a Pal when you have already caught it, as if there were ” new” it says, you want to make sure you get it, and if you collect 10 of the same kind, you get an extra heap of bonus experience points. So try to collect them all and your character will quickly level up.
It helps tremendously to have the right friends in your base, so check their properties in the menu
It took me a while before I really started exploring what my Pals could contribute, but once I went in and discovered what they could do, I made sure I had a very efficient division of labor spread throughout my base. Some do the planting, watering and harvesting and others collect resources.
Giving the menus some time and seeing how you can use the labor you have makes it much more efficient, in fact a few Pals gathering resources means you can get a lot of them in a short period of time, so you don’t have to stand around chopping down trees and mining stone and ore deposits, and can use your time for other, more important things.
Flow and efficiency is everything in this game, and good flow makes Palworld much more fun to play, so take advantage of the features and you’ll soon have resources in abundance.
Explore the world efficiently
The map in Palworld is large, but fortunately there are a few things you can do to make your travels more efficient. The first is to capture a Pal to use as a riding animal and then build a saddle. Another important thing is to keep an eye on the compass at the top of the screen, as there are plenty of Fast Travel points around the world to unlock, allowing you to return to your base (which also serves as one) and more.
You also get a technology point for every point you unlock and these are used to unlock things to build (you also have to reach a certain level with your character to unlock more things to make) in your camp. Different environments also mean different and new types of Pals to discover and, of course, capture. If you see something in the distance that looks interesting, do a little exploring and don’t forget to activate the Fast Travel points you encounter during your travels.
Vary your game moments with different experiences
Sure, at its core Palworld is a farming-crafting-survival game in which you also catch Pals. It’s a curious mix, but it also lacks a story and focus (other than defeating five difficult bosses) and can get pretty monotonous. Still, it is very entertaining and by creating your own little adventures, it is easy to spend hours on end.
We all play in different ways, and if you prefer the actual building, then you can spend hours doing that, and if you prefer trying to catch all the Pals, then you will probably spend most of your days hunting. I’m not the one telling you how to have fun, so this tip is the most subjective of all: enjoy Palworld in the way you want.
Those were five little tips that can help you as a new player get started while gaining a little extra insight into what Palworld has to offer. If you’ve already started, be sure to share your own tips in the comments below.