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Valheim Celebrates 10 Million Players Since Its 2021 Early Access Launch, Talks Mistlands Update

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Since its release last year in Early Access, Viking survival title Valheim has seen 10 million Vikings enter the afterlife. Developer Iron Gate Studio took a look back on the year, as well as gave players a look ahead towards the upcoming Mistlands update.

Valheim took Steam by storm last year, shooting up the charts thanks to its unique atmosphere as well as its approach to the survival genre. The indie title sold millions within the first few months, and has only seen more and more players jump in to try their hand at the Viking afterlife.

Iron Gate Studios and publisher Coffee Stain are now celebrating 10 million players in Valheim this week, stating that they "never imagined" their title would be so huge.

Via today's press release:

“We never imagined Valheim would become so big, not even in our wildest dreams, and the past year flew by faster than we anticipated,” said Richard Svensson, CEO of Iron Gate Studio. “Our team has doubled since launch and knowing Valheim is enjoyed by millions of players around the world honours and humbles us at the same time. Our ambitions for the game have never been stronger and the development of Mistlands is well underway - we can’t wait to bring this new mysterious biome to the game.”

Development on the Mistlands update is coming along, and while we don't have an exact release date, the Valheim devs do say that players should see it this year. In recent weeks, the developers have given more insight into the new biome's update, which is hopefully a trend we'll see continue as we get closer to its eventual launch.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore