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Valheim Player Recreates The Hornburg In Helm's Deep From Lord Of The Rings

The Horn of Helm Hammerhand Shall Sound In The Deep One Last Time

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Valheim players have astounded the internet with their builds ever since the critically acclaimed survival game launched in early access earlier this year. This time, a new build is making the rounds with a Valheim player recreating the fortress of the Hornburg in Helm's Deep from The Lord of the Rings.

The Hornburg, the fortress the Rohirrim and the Three Hunters (Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli) help defend during the pivotal moments of Tolkien's The Two Towers, is situated in the mouth of a gorge called Helm's Deep. Players in Valheim have created the fortress using Peter Jackson's trilogy for its inspiration.

While not exactly situated in a gorge like the Hornburg from the books, it's a careful recreation of the fortress, complete with the crescent-shaped ramp up to the keep, the Deeping Wall, which was wide enough to hold the defenders of the keep itself (though this wall isn't as wide), as well as the pinnacle tower of the stronghold which would have held the Horn of Helm Hammerhand.

It's an impressive structure, especially having been built into a vast mountain-side in Valheim. Player builds have been something keeping the survival experience in the minds of its players ever since its launch earlier this year, with players adding maps and locations from other fantasy locations, such as World of Warcraft's Northrend, as well as recreating other places from The Lord of the Rings, like Minas Tirith and Barad-dur.

Valheim is currently in early access with new updates slated to roll out this year to complete the work the small devteam has been building. Coming as part of the roadmap are more biomes, bosses and features, though the team has been somewhat slowed thanks to the popularity of the game


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