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Over 360,000 People Played Valheim Concurrently Over the Weekend

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Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Valheim continues to surge in popularity seeing over 360,000 concurrent players this weekend.

The data arrives via Steam Charts which has charted its player count since release. As of this writing, Valheim reached a peak of 364,629 players on Sunday. This followed a peak of over 345,000 on Saturday.

The game released on Steam Early Access on February 2 and has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. This is developer Iron Gate’s first game and sees players explore and survival the purgatory realm, Valheim.

We wrote up our impressions after a few days in the game, which you can read here. We really like the crafting system, the food mechanics, and the sheer exploration of the game. Be aware of a rare but pretty bad bug which sees character saves erased. It was tweeted out earlier by Iron Gate CEO Richard Svensson,

If you want to back up your files, navigate to your folder:

C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\LocalLow\IronGate\Valheim\

From there, simply copy/paste the items in there until the developers release a fix.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.