Palworld 0x803f8001 Error Code – Potential Fixes

Having trouble with error code 0x803f8001 for Palworld? We know what's the cause of the issue, and give potential fixes on getting the game working again!
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Are you trying to play the new game added on Xbox Game Pass, Palworld, but you’re getting the 0x803f8001 error code instead? Well, this is a pretty common code when it comes to Xbox Game Pass, and we have some information that could help you.

Palworld 0x803f8001 Error Code – Potential Fixes

0x803f8001 is an error code that Xbox is aware of, and it occurs when their systems have difficulty checking usage rights for that specific game. Now, this error is not exclusive to Palworld and can potentially happen with any game.

One of the best ways to fix this problem is to be patient. Many people will be trying to download Palworld at the moment, and servers could be overloaded; therefore, it can’t find the usage rights to something that you should be able to play.

This error may have also occurred because when Palworld was released on Xbox Game Pass, for me and other users, the option to download it was not there, only the price tag. After a few minutes, this changed to the download button, but this hiccup may not have been fully fixed on people’s systems.

Since Palworld isn’t the largest game to download, only 16GB, it may be best to uninstall and reinstall if possible, and it may find the usage rights along the way—or at least Verify and Repair files to see if that does the trick. If you do this and it’s still not working, I recommend waiting a few more hours and see if it gets patched.

As an extra thing, ensure you have internet connectivity or your Game Pass subscription hasn’t run out.

Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter is the Managing Editor at Try Hard Guides, and main guide writer. With over five years of experience in games media, including almost three years as an Assigning Editor for Pro Game Guides, and before that a Staff Writer.

His writing and game guide work has also been featured on platforms such as Metro UK and Game Rant, along with other smaller publications. He has been a devoted gamer since the days of Amiga, with a journey spanning roughly 31 years.

Mark's future goals are to grow the Try Hard Guides network as much as possible while helping gamers everywhere with gaming guide content. When not immersed in gaming, Mark enjoys delving into the worlds of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons), strumming his guitar, and indulging in a good read. His heart belongs to RPGs, the Final Fantasy series, and The Legend of Zelda. Moreover, he has a keen affection for dogs.


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