How to Fix Low Level Fatal Error in Palworld

Anastasios Antoniadis

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Here are the possible fixes for the low level fatal error in Palworld.

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Palworld, the creature-catching survival game from Pocketpair, has its share of technical hiccups, among which the low-level fatal error stands out as particularly troublesome. This guide will delve into the reasons behind these errors and offer a series of potential fixes to enhance your gaming experience.

A low-level fatal error in Palworld typically points towards two primary issues: either your PC doesn’t align with the game’s recommended system requirements, or the game itself, being in Early Access, lacks optimal optimization. Fortunately, several solutions are applicable for the game’s Microsoft Store and Steam versions.

Solution #1: Update Graphics Card Drivers

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A primary and often overlooked step is ensuring your graphics card drivers are up to date. Users with AMD GPUs should visit the AMD website for the latest drivers, while Nvidia GPU owners should head to the Nvidia website for updates.

Solution #2: Adjust Game Settings

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Lowering the game’s graphical settings can significantly impact performance, particularly for PCs struggling with the demands of Palworld. Consider adjusting settings like Effects Quality, Texture Quality, Grass Detail, and View Distance. Additionally, turning off motion blur and enabling Vsync or capping your FPS can also be beneficial.

Solution #3: Switch to DirectX 12

Palworld Laucnh Options on Steam
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Changing the DirectX version that Palworld runs on for Steam users can sometimes solve the issue. You can do this by:

  1. Right-clicking Palworld in your Steam Library.
  2. Select “Properties” and navigate to the General tab.
  3. Typing “-dx12” in the Launch Options field.

Solution #4: Verify Game Files Integrity

Verify Palworld's Files on Steam
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This solution is particularly useful for Steam players. By verifying the integrity of game files, Steam will check and repair any corrupted or missing files:

  1. Right-click Palworld in the Steam Library.
  2. Choose “Properties” and go to “Installed Files.”
  3. Click “Verify integrity of game files.”

For Microsoft Store users, reinstalling the game might be an alternative solution.

Solution #5: Run Palworld as Administrator and Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

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Running Palworld with administrative privileges and disabling fullscreen optimizations can also help. This can be done by:

  1. Right-clicking the Palworld game file in its respective directory (either for PC Game Pass or Steam).
  2. Selecting the “Compatibility” tab.
  3. Checking the options for running the program as an administrator and disabling fullscreen optimizations.
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