Valheim, the highly successful Viking-theme survival game currently in Steam Early Access, has received its latest patch bringing various improvements and fixes.
The team notes that they were holding off releasing the patch because they were waiting for a patch to the Steam socket API. To check if you received this update, check to see if your Steam updated to the “March 22, 2021” version. Additionally, be sure to update your game server.
As for this patch, tons of fixes and improvements are included. For example, all boss drops can now float on water which should making water-based panic-looting far less frustrating. Additionally, the entrance to sunken crypts have been tweaked to prevent tombstones from getting suck. Also, perhaps cathartically, Deathsquito and Drake trophy drop rate has increased.
The patch also brings a fix to the boss, Moder. Moder’s spawn was missing in some worlds, but this has now been fixed as of this patch. Some other patch notes include:
- 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)
Valheim has seen a string of success ever since it released into Early Access last month, quickly crossing over 5 million copies sold. And just recently, it was announced that the game cross the 6 million copies sold mark. If you’re on Switch, there may be some good news. Switch port house, Panic Button, recently expressed interest in bringing over Valheim to Nintendo Switch.