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How to Fix Black Screen on Launch in Palworld

Palworld is a game where players coexist with Pals, mystical creatures.

Players can live with them, use them for fighting or farming, sell them, or consume them.

The game involves survival in a harsh environment and exploration using mounted Pals.

Build structures with Pal labor, farm, explore dungeons, and poach for profit.

It offers a unique blend of resource management, creativity, and ethical dilemmas.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the black screen in Palworld on launch on Steam or Xbox (Game Pass).

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Palworld as an administrator

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Palworld > Properties > Local Files > Browse.
  3. Right-click Palworld > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK > Launch the game.

Fix 3: Allow Palworld in your antivirus

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select Palworld app > Open.
  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select Palworld app > Add.
  • Turn off Real-time protection: Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Real-time protection > Off.

Fix 4: Disable overlays/conflicting programs

  • Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Palworld > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Nvidia GeForce Experience > Settings > General > In-Game Overlay > Disable.
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • End the task for Razer Synapse or MSI Dragon Center.
  • Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.

Fix 5: Repair/verify the game files

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Palworld > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Palworld.

Fix 6: Update Windows to the latest version

  1. Search for “Check for updates” using Windows Search.
  2. Update Windows to the latest version.
  3. Launch Palworld.

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