Palworld Timeout Error: The Quickest Solutions to Fix

For a quick fix, use the host's IP to join the session directly

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How to fix the Palworld Timeout Error

The Palworld Timeout Error appears when trying to join an ongoing session, not when joining server hosts. To fix this issue quickly, after you get the host’s IP address, click on Join Multiplayer Game from the main menu. On the bottom, replace the IP with the host’s before the :8211 port string.

How do I fix the Palworld Timeout error?

1. Play the game on DirectX 12

On Steam

  1. Open Steam and go to your library.
  2. Right-click Palworld and select Properties.
  3. Type -dx12 in the Launch Options field.

On PC Game Pass

  1. Right-click on your Palworld shortcut and click Properties.
  2. In the Target field, you will see the game’s location and .exe file in quotation marks.
  3. Press Space after the segment with quotation marks, and then type -dx12
  4. Click on Apply and OK to make the change, then use the modified shortcut to launch Palworld.

2. Forward the ports 27015 and 8211 in Firewall

  1. Open Windows Defender Firewall and click on Advanced Settings.
  2. Click on Inbound Rules from the left pane and select New Rule.
  3. Choose the Port option, then click Next.
  4. Select UDP, then choose Specific local ports, type 27015, 8211 and click Next.
  5. Select Allow the connection and click Next.
  6. Don’t change anything in the next window, just click Next.
  7. Write a profile name that you can remember.

This will ensure that Palworld has now two dedicated ports for multiplayer in Firewall. However, if you still get the Timeout error or you can’t connect to the multiplayer games, trackback this solution and delete this rule.

Additional solutions to fix the Palworld Timeout Error

Most of the gamers will fix the Palworld timeout error by using the solution from the intro of this guide or the two solutions below. However, this is a typical connection error so you can’t rule out local connection problems.

  • Restart your PC and the game.
  • Restart your router and make sure you have a steady internet connection.
  • Verify the game files integrity if you’re playing on Steam.

Also, keep Palworld updated and make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements to play the game.

So, to fix the Timeout error in Palworld, join the multiplayer server with the host’s IP, play the game using DirectX 12 and forward the right ports in Windows Defender Firewall. And because we’re talking about multiplayer options, check our guide on how to cross play Palworld on PC and Xbox.

You might also be interested in reading our guide on what to do if Palworld keeps crashing on PC.

Did you manage to fix the Palworld Timeout error using our solutions? Let us know in the comments below.

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