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How To Install & Launch Palia From Epic Games Store

Players looking to continue their adventures can finally know whether the native launcher is needed to launch Palia via the Epic Games Store.
How To Install & Launch Palia From Epic Games Store
(Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

The cozy MMO Palia has landed on the Epic Games Store, which is available for free, and so is the latest patch update. With European servers going live to celebrate this momentous occasion, players will have access to their game files and still chat with friends online.

Whether the game's native launcher is required to start the game from Epic's digital storefront has intrigued players. But don't worry, as we have done all the research to determine how they can install and launch Palia with or without the native launcher from the Epic Games Store.

Palia on EGS: How To Install & Launch

Developer Singularity 6 has launched Palia via the Epic Games Store along with releasing the v0.170 patch update. The update welcomed European servers, more spooky Premium Outfits to acquire, and plenty of bug fixes that will make Auni more enthusiastic about catching bugs.

With the game now available from the Epic Games Store, players have wondered whether they still need its native game launcher to boot up the game, which we stood up to the challenge. After installing the game, whose installation file is relatively small, the game will load up with the Play button appearing on-screen, and log into the account using their Palia account.

In summary, players won't need a game launcher for Palia when booting up the game from the Epic Games Store. This is an option for players when the game launches on the Nintendo Switch console this Holiday Season, as the developer has noted that crossplay and cross-progression are supported for these platforms.

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Players with an Epic Games account won't need a native launcher to start Palia, which helps Nintendo Switch owners when the game releases on the platform. (Picture: Singularity 6)

There are a few things to remember: players must have a Palia account to log into the game, which can be done by visiting Palia's Accounts hub. As such, players cannot sign into the game using their Epic Games account, so if players are looking to journey to Kilima Village, they'll need a Palia registered account.

If you're an existing player, your saves carry over as they did when the Closed Beta began in August 2023. The developer also stated that there is no exclusive content for Epic Games account holders as all players, including Nintendo Switch owners, have access to the same content and updates regardless of platform.

Regarding monetization, the Premium Store remains accessible in Palia; however, it will not be featured anywhere on the Epic Games Store. Therefore, all in-game purchases made with real-world money are strictly for Palia, as players can't make game purchases from the Epic Games Store.

Palia is currently available in Open Beta for PC, as players can install the game launcher detailed in this guide. The game is slated to release on the Nintendo Switch, releasing Holiday Season 2023.