Your Palworld Effigy bug frustrations are finally over on Xbox

The Palworld Effigy bug had not only been preventing players from getting the capture rates shown in-game, but actively harming them on Xbox.

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Palworld developer Pocketpair is rolling out a new Xbox update that is set to bring major fixes to the open-world survival game. Version will finally squash the notorious Palworld Effigy bug that had stopped players from receiving the appropriate catch rate bonus for collecting and turning in the Lifmunk collectibles.

Soon after Palworld’s last update dropped on Xbox, players began reporting that they were not seeing any benefit from turning in their Lifmunk Effigies – contrary to the catch rate boost shown in-game. Instead, the tiny green collectibles were actually reducing their chance of snagging new pals in one of 2024’s best games.

As it transpires, the bug was actually documented back on Steam’s v0.1.3.0 (Xbox v0.1.1.1) by YouTuber ‘Chalenor’, with Redditor ‘StatusRhubarb6465’ subsequently running a statistical analysis on the video. The stats concluded that something wasn’t right, backed by further testing done by ‘Myrsta’ on v0.1.4.0 (Xbox v0.1.1.3). Up until now the sage advice was to stash any Lifmunk Effigies you came across in your inventory until it was safe to deposit them at a statue, though hopefully this new update will finally bring an end to your low roll woes.

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Here are all the fixes and tweaks coming in Palworld v.

  • Fixed an issue where the game would always crash and save data would be corrupted when the total number of Pals captured by the guild reached approximately 7000.
  • In the previous patch, save data that had already been in this state (for servers, the server’s world data) remained in a broken state that made it impossible to load, but after applying this patch it will be resolved and will load properly.
  • Fixed an issue where some weapons equipped by other players would disappear when a player used a grenade in multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue where, although the displayed capture probability increased when the capture power was strengthened with Lifmunk Effigies, the capture probability did not actually increase at all due to an internal processing bug.
  • Fixed an issue where if a Pal that was manually assigned to a breeding farm went to sleep, it would not wake up forever.
  • Fixed an issue where no wood would drop when Pal at the base felled a tree.
  • Implemented countermeasures against some cheats and exploits.

Aside from the Palworld Effigy bug it’s clear that Pocketpair is continuing its roadmap focus on dealing with the game’s biggest issues first and foremost. The ‘death by snu snu’ breeding bug, while hilarious, is one such example – likewise with the no wood issue. Although we’re still a ways off from new features being added, there’s a lot to celebrate in Palworld’s latest update.

For more of the latest Palworld news, check out why its servers “won’t go down” despite their huge cost, as well as the latest on whether a Palworld PS5 version is close to materializing.