Palworld's new update adds two tiers of goth girl boss, more loot, quality-of-life bumps, and the ability to slam-dunk your pals out of their lunch break

An image of Bellanoir, a new raid boss in Palworld, standing intimidatingly in front of a swarm of meteors.
(Image credit: Pocketpair)

Palworld's had its first big update in the oven for a while now, promising brick numero uno in its endgame structure via a raid boss, Bellanoir. Well, she's here now, and she has not one but two flavours of dunking on your squad.

As the patch notes themselves read, Bellanoir can be called forth by way of slab at a specific summoning altar. Interestingly enough, the notes add that raid bosses "can not be captured," though it does mention that Bellanoir drops Pal eggs, so that's likely how you'll add her to your collection. Pocketpair warns players about her "extreme" version, which "is incredibly powerful and difficult to defeat".

There's also been a whole batch of loot added to the game. Manuals for both you and your Pals—technical points for humans, experience points for Pal-monsters. The new Homeward Thundercloud acts as a kind of hearthstone, bamfing you to your nearest base, and there's a new shirt that's fashionable (and functional) no matter the weather, giving you protections against all elements.

The game's seen some quality of life bumps, too. For instance, aiming your sphere at a Pal will show you how many you've captured already—great if you're aiming for the 10 Pal capture bonus. You can also see item stats on the technology screen before unlocking them, which'll help avoid buyer's regrets.

Meanwhile, new advancements in Pal mistreatment allow you to micromanage your captives until they finally snap, if that's what you're into. You can limit what work your Pals can do, what items they can put in certain chests, and link supply chains up to workbenches. All in all, a bunch of improvements.

Pal barons can also interrupt their Pal's lunch breaks by picking them up and hurling them at their assigned jobs like they're trying to break ankles on the basketball court. "Pals recover their SAN while taking a break, so be careful!" warn the patch notes, in the same way a waiter might warn a diner that the plate they've just been handed is hot. Admit it, you're gonna push your luck anyway.

The patch also has a host of bug fixes, balance tweaks, and other adjustments. You can find a full list below.

Update v0.2.0.6

Bellanoir, a new Pal featured in an upcoming update for Palworld, floats regally while swarms of meteors crash into the landscape behind her.

(Image credit: Pocketpair)

After the v0.2.0.6 update, it has been reported that there is an issue where eggs cannot be placed inside the incubator. We apologize for this inconvenience.

The problem can be resolved by rebuilding the incubator.

Steam version v0.2.0.6 has been released.

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 Adjustments

  • 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

We are planning a larger, more content-packed update for summer 2024.

Enjoy never-before-seen scenery and thrilling adventures on a new island, home to many new pals.

In addition, we plan to add a large amount of new content including new buildings, weapons, and tower bosses.

Thank you for your continued support of Palworld.

Harvey Randall
Staff Writer

Harvey's history with games started when he first begged his parents for a World of Warcraft subscription aged 12, though he's since been cursed with Final Fantasy 14-brain and a huge crush on G'raha Tia. He made his start as a freelancer, writing for websites like Techradar, The Escapist, Dicebreaker, The Gamer, Into the Spine—and of course, PC Gamer. He'll sink his teeth into anything that looks interesting, though he has a soft spot for RPGs, soulslikes, roguelikes, deckbuilders, MMOs, and weird indie titles. He also plays a shelf load of TTRPGs in his offline time. Don't ask him what his favourite system is, he has too many.