Palworld – Fix for Black Screen Error

How to Fix Black Screen on Start Up

Having a black screen error? Here’s one solution that works for some people.

Solution #1

If you go your file location, right clicking, going to properties, compatibility, then checking [Disable Full Screen Optimizations] and [Run this Program as an Administrator] the game should start working if you’re lucky.

Also check your graphics card driver. Automatic updates said it was the latest but closer inspection revealed Nvidia was lying, and there were updates I was not receiving.

Solution #2

If you’ve edited your HOSTS file to block access to EOS (Epic Online Services), you have to comment out or remove api.epicgames.com in order for it to work.

I have a non-stop black screen with this line present in there. Commenting out allows the game to launch with no steam restarts, administrator runs, GPU changes, etc..

Or you can just delete the following file here:

  • Palworld/Engine/Binaries/Win64/EOSSDK-Win64-Shipping.dll

Hope this helps you out. Have a good game!

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