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Palworld Adds First Raid Boss As Pocketpair Teases "Massive" Summer Update To Come

In case the normal Bellanoir isn't hard enough, there's also an extreme-difficulty version.


Palworld now has its first raid boss for players to challenge, a goth-girl-like Pal that will serve as the game's ultimate challenge for the time being.

Bellanoir is the Pal's name and can be summoned using the newly implemented summoning altar. These Pals can't be captured, but they do drop Pal eggs upon defeat. Developer Pocketpair has also included an "extreme" difficulty version of the Bellanoir encounter, for those looking for even more of a challenge.

Though the raid battle is the star of the update, there are a number of other significant changes that have come alongside the game's patch. Building restrictions, for example, have been relaxed to allow for more freedom when it comes to base building, and players can finally alter their characters' appearance after starting the game. It should be easier to catch Pals than ever before thanks to a new Pal passive skill, Mercy Hit, and a new item, the Ring of Mercy. Both the skill and ring make it so enemy HP cannot be reduced below one when attacking, eliminating all those times when a Pal intended for capture is instead killed.

Other additions are a new buildable Ore Mining Site which allows the production of ore from the comfort of home, and several new items. Stat-boosting items like the Power Fruit, Life Fruit, and Stout Fruit will raise Pal stats when used, and the new Ability Glasses allow users to see Pal stats when worn.

There are balance changes too. Flying and floating Pals are now immune to fall damage, partner skills that increase a player's attack power have been uniformly reduced to a 1.2 multiplier, and the selling price of diamonds has been "corrected." Pocketpair notes that the update has caused an issue where eggs can't be placed inside incubators, and that until a fix is implemented, dismantling and rebuilding the incubator should fix the problem.

It's a big update and to celebrate, Palworld is currently 10% off on Steam. But Pocketpair is promising more where that came from. In a press release, Pocketpair promises that a "massive, content-packed update" is slated to arrive this summer, one that will add a new island and multiple new types of Pals, including a new Tower boss. The update will additionally introduce new buildings and weapons.

For the full rundown of all the update changes, be sure to check out the full patch notes below. Palworld's popularity may have waned from its sky-high launch that broke Steam records, but it is still among the top-played games on Valve's platform thanks to its clever combination of survival-game mechanics and the monster-collecting gameplay of Pokemon. The game's popularity saw it run afoul of The Pokemon Company, which stated it would be investigating Palworld for potential acts of intellectual property infringement.

Palworld Update Patch Notes

New Content

・Implemented the first Raid Boss

⤷ You can summon Raid Boss Pals by using slabs at the new Summoning Altar

⤷ Raid Boss Pals summoned by slabs are very powerful and can not be captured. Work alongside your base Pals to take on these powerful foes.

⤷ Pals Eggs can drop after defeating Raid Boss Pals.

⤷ The "extreme" version of the Raid Boss is incredibly powerful and difficult to defeat

・New "Training Manual" items have been added. These manuals allow you to give experience points to Pals.

・New item "Ancient Technical Manual" has been added. This manual gives you ancient technology points and can be randomly found inside dungeon chests.

・New "Recovery Meds" items have been added. Using these meds will slowly recover your HP over time.

・New item "Homeward Thundercloud" has been added. When used, this item will instantly move you to your nearest base.

・New item "Ability Glasses" has been added. When equipped, you can see Pal's stats.

・New stat boosting items have been added: "Power Fruit, Life Fruit, Stout Fruit". These items will boost Pal's stats when used.

・Added a new passive "Mercy Hit". Pals with this passive cannot reduce enemy HP below 1 when attacking.

・New item "Ring of Mercy" has been added. When wearing this ring, you cannot reduce enemy HP below 1 when attacking.

・New armour "Multiclimate Undershirt" has been added. Protect yourself against both the heat and the cold with just one slot!

・New building "Electric Egg Incubator" has been added. This incubator consumes electricity to automatically adjust the temperature to the optimum temperature for each egg.

・New building "Ore Mining Site" has been added. This mining site allows you to produce ores from the comfort of your base!


・Kelpsea can now produce Pal Fluids at the ranch

・Dumud can now produce High-Quality Pal Oil at the ranch

・You can now reduce the weight of metal ore while riding Surfent Terra

・Increased the amount of ore dropped while riding Astegon

・You can now raise Pal's rank to the maximum with a single synthesis using the Pal Essence Condenser.

(Condensation progress is now accumulated in the individual Pal)

・Negative Pal status will now be resolved after spending some time in the Pal Box


・While aiming a sphere, it will now display how many of the target Pal has already been captured

・You can now check the cooldowns on partner skills for all your Pals on the main screen

・Equipment and item stats are now visible on the technology screen, even if you have not unlocked them first

・The tutorial has been improved and renamed to "Journey"

・You can now show/hide the "Journey" in the game options

・Damage number display size can be changed in the game options.

(In Raid Boss battles, the damage numbers tend to overlap a lot and it may be difficult to see, so we recommend adjusting the size)


・Items dropped by players after death on a dedicated server can now be picked up by anyone after 24 hours of real-time have passed

・Added a new "sleeping" player emote (edited)

Base Related

・You can now allow/disallow certain work for base Pals at the Monitoring Stand

・Chest filters have been added. Select item types to allow or disallow inside chests

・Crafted items are now transported from crafting facilities. Selecting "allow transport" when crafting will result in Pals transporting those items to chests when finished

・You can now edit your character's appearance at any time by using the "Antique Dresser"

・Building and building piece placement rules have been relaxed

⤷ You can now connect stairs facing upwards

⤷ Roof pieces can now directly connect to foundations

⤷ Triangular walls can now be connected to stairs

・You can now force a Pal to work and cancel their break by picking them up and throwing them towards a facility

(Pals recover their SAN while taking a break, so be careful!)

・Fixed assignments remain fixed, even after bad events occur. Previously, some assignments would change due to certain conditions, but now they will remain fixed unless the Pal is placed inside the Pal Box

Balance Adjustment

・Minimum heat and cold resistance have been added to various armour. You will no longer need to take off your heat-resistance armour when it is cold at night in the starting areas!

・Reduce the button press time in the egg incubator

・Change the pattern for Jormuntide Ignis to something more unique

・Added legendary blueprints for some firearms (Dropped from specific enemies)

・Corrected the selling price of diamonds

・In single-player, it is no longer possible to select the initial spawn point for multiplayer

・Blocked the back of the starting area with rocks to prevent players from getting lost or stuck

・The increased attack power multiplier of partner skills that increase the player's attack power while riding has been uniformly reduced from 2.0 to 1.2

・Eggs now have a small chance to produce Alpha Pals

・Flying and floating Pals are now immune to falling damage

・Shop price adjustments

Bug Fixes

・Fixed a bug where treasure chests would become empty when dying in a dungeon, etc

・Fixed an issue where the effect that increases the player's attack power while riding was duplicating and accumulating under certain conditions

・Fixed an issue where players were not receiving loot when capturing Pals while mounted

・Adjusted the HP of the Legendary Pal and fixed an issue where the difference in HP between the captured Legendary Pal and the bred Legendary Pal was too large

・Fixed an issue where Pal would eat while riding.

・Fixed an issue where spheres thrown close to wild pals would not hit and be lost


・Improved various Pal models and textures

・Added and adjusted some sound effects

・Many other minor bug fixes

Dedicated Server

・Fixed an issue where sorting did not work in the server list

・Improved the server list to allow page transitions

・Dedicated servers now support various log outputs

・Implemented REST API

※ Please check the tech guide for details

Cheat Prevention

・Fixed a vulnerability that allowed Steam account spoofing

・Fixed 7 other critical vulnerabilities



・One new song has been added to the soundtrack. If you have already purchased the soundtrack, please update and enjoy the new song!

※ Please note that the soundtrack may take a few days to update

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