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Check out the latest news, updates, and patches for Valheim in this guide! This includes all the latest news, including patches, update schedule, & more!!!

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Hearth & Home Update Will Be Released In September. NEW!

Hearth & Home Update

The devs have posted a cinematic video for the Hearth & Home Update and have also revealed the release date for September 16.

Click Here For The Announcement

Hearth & Home Update and Release Date

The devs have posted about Valheim's first major update, and they've included huge updates for Hearth & Home! They've also mentioned that they won't be able to deliver all 4 updates this year. The first update is set to release in Q3 2021, which will be this summer.

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Valheim on Early Access

Valheim is currently in its early access stage and can be download on STEAM.

The full version of the game will be available sometime in the near future.Check Out Valheim On STEAM (Official Page)

Leaked! Valheim Coming To Mac?

Some people have been able to discover Mac files for Valheim through a 3rd party app. Would we see Valheim coming to Mac soon?

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Five Million Vikings

March 4, 2021: New Milestone Update!

Valheim game devs have announced yet another milestone - 5 million sales! Even more players have "uncovered ancient treasures, sailed savage seas and secured the tenth norse world". They also mentioned the following records were broken:

• More than 15,000 years have been played!

• Valheim has been watched for a total of 35 Million Hours of Gameplay Twitch!!

• Landed on the number 39 Spot in the best user reviewed games on Steam of all time

Four Million Vikings

Feb 25, 2021!

Valheim game devs have announced yet another milestone and have reached 4 million & also stated the following breaking records:

• Over 80,000 have given ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ reviews

• This past weekend, they have hit 500,000 concurrent players & thus putting Valheim on the top 5 most played games on STEAM!

• Valheim is still on Steam’s Top 250 best reviewed games of all time and is now sitting at 57th place!

• Valheim has been played more than 10,000 years! That’s 3,649,980 more days than the 20 days it has been on Steam Early Access.

Three Million Vikings

Feb 20, 2021!

Valheim game devs have announced that this month was truly "wild", as they've been able to reach their next milestone: over 3 million Vikings (Players) have entered Valheim to prove themselves to Odin!

The Valheim game devs have let us know that the game has been continuing to break records:

• Over 60,000 have given ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ reviews

• The game reached Steam’s Top 250 best-reviewed games of all time (78th and climbing!)

• The 7th most streamed game on Twitch, surpassing CS:GO, Dota 2, Minecraft, and Rust

• The game has reached over 20 million hours of gameplay already watched!

Two Million Vikings

Feb 16, 2021!

Valheim game devs have announced that their milestone has been reached in just 13 days - over 2 million of Vikings (Players) have now set sail!

One Million Vikings

Feb 11, 2021: Milestone Update!

Valheim has announced that over 1 million Players have purchased the game and started their Viking journey!

Valheim Release Announcement

▲A screenshot of the meadhall in-game

January 19, 2021 Announcement!

The Game developers have announced that early access for Valheim will be go live on Feb 2, 2021.

Patch Notes

Patch 0.156.2 NEW!

Patch 0.156.2
Patch Date:July 1, 2021

The game devs have brought us with another update which is tiny fix that involves some tweaks to the monster AI to make them behave better when attacking structures etc. You can check the list of updates they've included on the fix below:

Overview Of Changes

• AI tweaks (Monsters should always target creatures [including players] first if they have a clear path to them & monsters should only attack low priority structures [walls etc.] if they are trying to get to a player)

Patch Notes 0.155.7

Patch Notes 0.155.7
Patch Date:June 24, 2021

The game devs have brought us with another update which is mostly fixing AI issues, they also tried to make monsters slightly more aggressive and attack your buildings, etc. When they are not able to attack you. You can check the list of updates they've included on the fix below:

Overview Of Changes

• Random save bug-fix (Solves a very unusual case of world corruption caused when shutting down)

• Monster AI tweaks (More aggressively attacking structures when unable to attack the player among other things)

• Open container fix (Fixes issue where you had to click a container multiple times to open it in multiplayer)

• Taught Greydwarfs to throw better

• Event trigger tweaks (Wolf event only triggers after Bonemass has been killed, Moder army can trigger in mountains etc.)

• Long forgotten Blob event enabled

• SFX volume setting fix (Used wrong DB conversion)

• Maypole enabled (Happy midsummer!)

• AI flee behaviour tweaks (Bosses don’t run from you anymore)

Patch Notes 0.154.1

Patch Notes 0.154.1
Patch Date:June 9, 2021

The game devs have brought another update which is fixing some bugs and minor issues, they also fixed the random events never triggered as expected, they included two new events: “You are being hunted…” and “The horde is attacking”. You can check the list of updates they've included on the fix below:

Overview Of Changes

• Fixed issue where capes sometimes formed strange bumps on the back after jumping

• Close build gui with ESC selection fix

• Fuling army event trigger fixed

• Wolf hunt event trigger fixed

• Troll ground slam can now be blocked

• Longship repair & build sound fixes

• Wolfcape durability fix

• Respawning resources timer fix (Berries and flint should now correctly respawn)

• Serpents no longer flee when low on health

• Fixed issue with ship containers not closing properly in some situations

• Raise terrain is more smooth & less pointy

• Fixed water particles & water-surface clipping issues inside boats

• Better fermenter feedback when it’s exposed

• Tweaked some sound assets to use less RAM

• Covered rocks should no longer look wet during rain

Patch Notes 0.153.2

Patch Notes 0.153.2
Patch Date:May 12, 2021

The Game devs have brought as another patch update, the patch included some fixes & tweaks also added some visual updates on some creatures & lastly made some changes to the harpoon mechanics to make it less rubberband-y and more rope-y. Here are the following changes made on the updates:

Overview Of Changes

• Fixed smelter issue when a very long time has passed since visiting (10000 days)

• 30s Pre world save warning added

• Stone stair physics fix

• Inventory screen gamepad focus fix

• Large-creature visual overhaul (troll, boss-2 & boss-3)

• Troll ragdoll material fix

• Harpoon mechanics overhauled

• Engine updated (some stability improvements)

• Draugr archer visual fixes (1 & 2 star draugrs sometimes got the wrong material)

• Fixed issues when crafting station is destroyed while in use

• Creature group spawning adjusted to avoid spawning over total limit (in some cases)

• Credits updated

• Localization updates

Patch Notes 0.150.3

Patch Notes 0.150.3
Patch Date:April 19, 2021

The game devs have released another patch with plenty of fixes. It was also mentioned that the new terrain modification system was made to reduce the number of network instances and make loading faster and smoother. They have included the following updates:

Overview Of Changes

• Swamp draugr spawner location fix to prevent draugrs from spawning inside stones

• Lox pet-sfx fix

• Torches in locations should no longer support constructions

• Dolmen location stone size fix

• New terrain modification system

• Terrain-modification priority changed (Terrain modifications in an area should load before buildings, only applies to the new terrain modification system)

• World loading tweaks (to fix issues with ships and buildings getting damaged while loading)

• Stop server list download when leaving the start menu (to decrease network bandwidth usage)

• Lowered the amount of stone required to Raise ground using the hoe

Patch Notes 0.148.7

Patch Notes 0.148.7
Patch Date:March 29, 2021

Valheim devs have posted a cute mini-tweak patch that contains some updates on music, tools & more.

Overview Of Changes

• Localization updates

• Added separate walk-sneak snow footstep SFX

• Music update ( fixed some sound glitches )

• Credits updated ( Changed the look of the credits screen & added missing names )

• Hammer,Hoe & Cultivator timing & input tweaks ( Slightly lower use delay & queued button presses for a smoother experience...just for you )

Patch Notes 0.148.6

Patch Date:March 23, 2021

Valheim devs have posted another patch fix, and it is indeed a long one but mainly it fixes some gameplay tweaks & some bug fixes. They have included the following updates:

Overview Of Changes

• Campfire,Bonfire & hearth take damage when dealing damage

• Reinforced chest inventory space increased to 6x4

• All boss drops can now float on water

• Sunken crypt entrance tweaked (to stop tombstones from getting stuck)

• Fixed rotation of Wood tower shield on item stands

• Deathsquito & Drake trophy drop rate increased

• 1 & 2 Star creature HP fix

• Night-spawning wolves should be easier to tame now (should stop trying to run away & despawn after starting to tame)

• Harpoon does not work on bosses anymore

• Ingame console disabled by default (add launch argument "-console" to enable)

• The console command for enabling developer/debug commands has been changed to “devcommands” from “imacheater” and a warning message has been added.

• Improved enemy projectile reaction system

• Battle axe tweaks (hits multiple enemies easier)

• Player knockback force is affected by equipment speed modifiers (IE heavy gear will reduce the knockback from enemies)

• Blackforest stone tower tweaks

• Ward system fixes (You can no longer place a new ward where an enemy ward overlaps)

• Comfort calculation fixed

• Failed to connect" error message fixed

• Serpent trophy stack fix

• Missing Moder spawn location in some worlds fixed (NOTE: For existing worlds "genloc" command needs to be run manually in a local game with dev commands enabled to generate new locations, this is only needed if your specific world has this issue, this is not very common)

• Megingjord item-collider fix

• Added a slight use-delay on Hammer, Hoe & Cultivator

• Hammer remove auto-repeat added

• Better network bandwidth handling (should work better on low bandwidth connections & also use higher data rate if possible)

• Dolmen location fixes (Stop top stone from falling for no reason)

• Fixed removing item from item-stand not always syncing item stats

• Server list refresh button can be pressed before the entire list has been downloaded

• Better bad connection detection

• Fixed issue causing server to send more data the longer a client was connected

• Localization updates

Patch Notes 0.147.3

Patch Date:March 02, 2021

Valheim devs have posted yet another patch fix to dedicated servers that should result in much lower latency for most players. They have also included the following updates:

Overview Of Changes

• Localization updates

• Made Haldor head-turn smoother

• Object network interpolation is skipped if object was far away, solved issue with network players flying through the air when entering dungeons & exiting portals etc

• Added -public 1/0 flag to dedicated server again, Allows players to host local lan only servers

• Join IP-button updated to allow for lan-connections (dedicated servers only) & added DNS support

• Dedicated servers use directIP connection instead of SDR, solves issues with slow steam relays in some areas of the world

• Bonemass puke-effect network fix

• Updated Dedicated-server PDF manual

• Prevent pickup items when entering portals

• Lowered wolf procreation slightly

• Lowered chance of boss trophy talking

Patch Notes 0.146.11

Patch Date:February 26, 2021

Valheim has had a quick patch fix that should resolve some network issues.

Overview Of Changes

• Fixed connected player counter (Correctly ending auth sessions)

• Fixes instant disconnection issue that some players have experienced.

Patch Notes 0.146.8

Patch Date:February 25, 2021

Valheim have announced some major changes & which includes the updated socket backend that should improve connection issues for many players. They have also stated the following updates:

Overview Of Changes

• Crafting item-dupe bug fix

• Harpooned player & ship bug fix

• Fixed player ragdoll

• Bonemass,Moder,Yagluth difficulty tweaks

• Moder music updated

• Tombstone bugfix (probably wont fix disappearing tombstones though)

• Fixed world corruption caused by pressing ALT+F4 while logging out.

• Deathsquitos have slightly longer audio range

• Tweaked audio on blast-furnace & spinning wheel

• Shared map position setting is saved per world

• Updated network stats (F2)

• Building destruction drop-fix

• Vulkan support in windows builds

• Network disconnection bugfix

• Updated socket-backend

Info & Future Updates - Update Schedule

Future Planned Updates

The game devs have revealed their plans for the game this 2021. The following updates are expected in 2021:

Future Updates
Update 1Hearth & Home
Update 2Cult Of The Wolf
Update 3Ships & The Sea
Update 4New Biome - Mistlands

If Odin Wills It

Multiplayer Interactions Combat Improvements
Moon Phases Tar Pits
Vendor Inventory Expansion Svartalfr Brigands
More Unique Locations Sandbox Mode

As you can see, a ton of new content is scheduled to hit the game this year, including an entirely new biome! Future updates are coming soon, so make sure to check back often for updates.

Welcome To Valheim

What Is Valheim?

▲You can explore the open-world of Valheim

Valheim is an open-world survival game where you train, survive, craft items, build an empire and prove your worth to the Gods!

▲Travel by ship and discover new places

Valheim has tons to offer with its open-world exploration, crafting & building system, and its combat gameplay. Players will have a myriad of PvE content at their fingertips.

More updates coming soon!

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