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How to Fix “Your device cannot be used to host multiplayer matches” 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 “Your device cannot be used to host multiplayer matches” in Palworld on Xbox, PC, Android, or iPhone.

How to Fix “Your device cannot be used to host multiplayer matches” in Palworld

Fix 1: Get multiplayer to work on Xbox on Android

  1. Open the Google Play Store and download the Xbox Game Pass app.
  2. Login and connect your Xbox account.
  3. Launch Palworld using Cloud Play (requires a Bluetooth controller).
  4. Turn on multiplayer and create a new game.
  5. Complete the character creation and once you’re in the game, exit the game on your phone.
  6. Launch Palworld on Xbox and join the new world you’ve just created.
  7. Go to the options menu (where you can change the game’s settings” and you’ll see the online invite code.
  8. Share the code with your friends to invite them into the game.

Fix 2: Get multiplayer to work on Xbox on iPhone

  1. Open Safari and navigate to xbox.com/play.
  2. Log in to your Xbox account.
  3. Locate and select the Palworld game.
  4. Click on “Get ready to play.”
  5. Scroll down, find the upload icon, and click it.
  6. In the options, choose “Add to Home” to create a bookmark.
  7. Exit Safari and go to the newly created bookmark on your home screen.
  8. Connect your Bluetooth controller (or one linked through the charger port).
  9. Access Cloud Play from the bookmark provided.
  10. Follow the same steps as on Android to create your multiplayer world and character on your phone.
  11. Launch Palworld on Xbox.

Further reading

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