25 Nov

Welcome back!

Today we don’t only have a blog post to share with you – we’re also releasing a smaller content patch. We will be showing some spoilers from it, so if you’d prefer to discover everything yourself we recommend you proceed with caution!

This particular patch features something we hope you’ll enjoy. ... Read more

24 Nov

It’s been a crazy year and we’re truly happy that so many people have been enjoying Valheim! Now it’s finally time for the Steam Awards, and we would be both honored and grateful if you would like to nominate us for Game of the Year! It’s ambitious, we know, but that only means every single nomination will mean even more to us. Thank you for this amazing year so far, we wouldn’t be here without you players! :steamhearteyes:

04 Nov

    IronLisa on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Hello! We are looking for new members for our moderation team :steamdance: If you're interested in this position please follow this link[] for more information and for the application.

We will be going through the applications the upcoming weeks, and you'll be contacted on Discord if we think you'd fit :steamhappy:

Thank you!

22 Oct

Hello everyone!

Time flies and it’s already been a little over a month since we released Hearth & Home. It’s been very inspiring to see how everyone is using the new building pieces to make even more creative things than before, and your reactions upon discovering the new stuff have been so much fun – especially the things we made into a bit of a surprise, like the lox riding .

Releasing Hearth & Home was a big milestone for us as it was our first big update, and it feels really nice to have finally gotten to share that with you. There are always more bug fixes and balance adjustments that can (and will) be made, but we have also begun looking at things for future updates, this time focusing more on adventure and exploration than on building.

Those of you who follow Richard on Twitter might have noticed that he’s experimenting with the terrain and textures for the Mistlands, which will be our next big biome update!... Read more

16 Sep

Where the grass grows underfoot,
And the sky is blue overhead.
There will always be a
Hearth & Home.

(Spoilers ahead! If you want to discover the rest of the content yourself, you might not want to read this post just yet.)

Another month has passed since we spoke to you last, and what a month it’s been. First of all, the feedback from our cinematic trailer was incredible, and it has been great to see so many excited comments ahead of the update!

But now the wait is finally over, Vikings – Hearth & Home releases today. We’re incredibly excited to bring our first major update to you all, as well as a new video to show off some new gameplay!

... Read more

01 Sep

    IronLisa on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
The meat you have collected will not be lost, but will be updated to raw boar meat. Your tamed animals will be the same as always, so no need to worry about them :steamhappy:

25 Aug


A month has passed since we spoke to you last, and we’ve got more exciting news to share. As many of you might have already seen, our Hearth & Home cinematic trailer debuted during Gamescom Opening Night Live, announcing that the update is going live on September 16th. It brings us joy to finally be able to share the trailer with you - here it is in case you haven’t seen it yet:

A million thanks to our awesome friends at animation studio {LINK REMOVED}Brikk for bringing the Viking purgatory to life - Bragi is surely smiling down on you.

From September 16th, we’ll be introd... Read more

16 Aug

    IronLisa on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Patrik worked with three musicians who played clarinet, viola, french horn and cello (Philippa Murphy-Haste, Michael Dixon and Jenean Lee).
Some of it is digital though, so the answe is both! :steamsunny:

31 Jul

    IronLisa on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Threads are being created asking whether the devs will implement Steam Achievements and Trading Cards.

The developers will decide on that and many other features for the game after the majority of the Roadmap is finished and the game is nearly in its 1.0 state.

In this thread you can express your endorsement, or in general make suggestions related to the topic, e.g. what Achievements you want to see.

27 Jul

    IronLisa on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Originally posted by Falaris: What struck me while walking through the meadows and dark forest is how much this game captures the feel of the forests I walked through in my youth. It gave a profound feeling of joy. And the creatures ... I am not sure if they are 'accurate' mythologically, but they fit the spirit perfectly. Not the trolls and draugr that everyone knows, but the strange grays you meet early on even more so.

It's a game that makes me glad. And that's priceless, in this day. Thank you.
Thank you! This makes us very happy to read :steamhearteyes:

03 Jun

    IronLisa on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Hello vikings!
We are looking to expand our moderator team here on Steam, and are on the search for passionate users that feel that they are up for the job! :steamhappy:

If you feel like this is something for you, please click the link below for more information and for the application.

We’ll contact you sometime the upcoming weeks if we think you’d be suitable for the team.

28 May

Time flies and summer is just around the corner. Here at Iron Gate, we’re still working from home, and we’re still looking for the perfect office. While those two things remain unchanged, exciting things are still happening within the company. The last couple of weeks we’ve been having interviews with several potential future coworkers, and we’re really excited to grow with more talent! While it may take a couple of weeks before the time comes, we’re really looking forward to introducing our new colleagues to you!

We have in a way already received a new team member, say hello to Valheim the horse! We collaborated with our friends at Skövde ryttarförening (Sköve riding club) to get them a new horse (technically pony) for their riding school. Isn’t she a beauty? You will definitely see more of her in the future. (This does not mean that we’ll introduce horses to the game, but it does mean that Iron Gate will take field trips to the stables to meet our four legged colleague)
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    IronLisa on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Hello vikings! :steamhearteyes:
We receive a lot of suggestions for adding the possibility to transport ore through portals. We appreciate the feedback you give us, but this is something we currently have no plans on changing. While we understand that it may be inconvenient for some, we’ve also seen that the limitation improves the gameplay as we’ve intended it to be, with more traveling, exploring and base building! :steamhappy:

23 Apr

We are once again here to give you a little insight to how the development of Valheim is going!

The Valheim community is still steadily growing, and reading the reviews, feedback and messages you send us warms our hearts. When we're not working, we’re sending each other pictures of amazing things that you’ve built, art you’ve painted and videos you’ve made. Knowing that Valheim has gathered such a wonderful and creative community feels amazing, and words can’t describe how grateful we are.

We are still working from home which is going well, but we would be lying if we said we didn’t miss each other’s company. As we expect Iron Gate to grow, we’re looking for a bigger office. Dreamy office spaces sadly don’t grow on trees, but it’s something that we’re really looking forward to so it is definitely worth the wait. Maybe we’ll even make an office tour when we’ve finally found the right place?

Tweaks and fixes to improve your gaming experiences a... Read more

19 Mar

Vikings! A little over six weeks has passed since the release of Valheim, and a lot has happened since. We have sold 6 million units and our community is steadily growing bigger and stronger, which is absolutely fantastic!

A lot of things are happening within Iron Gate too. We are still working from home, and although we miss our time together at the office, we’re not letting that slow us down! We are very honored to have gotten the opportunity to take part in several interviews, from podcasts and gaming newslets to Swedish television! It has been a hectic time, but worry not! We are of course still working on the game.

Our programmer has since launch worked hard (and still is) on high priority bugs and issues that have been reported by you players, for example networking issues and balance tweaks to our most evil bug, the Deathsquito! If you have any bugs to report, please do so here: {LINK REMOVED}... Read more

03 Mar


You’ve done it again! As you are reading this, the Valkyries have ferried more than FIVE MILLION souls to Valheim to uncover ancient treasures, sail savage seas and secure the tenth norse world.

During the little time you’ve spent in Valheim, all five million of you managed to:
  • Spend more than 15,000 years playing Valheim
  • Watch more than 35 million hours of gameplay Twitch
  • Pushed us to number 39 in the best user reviewed games on Steam of all time
  • Made our five-person strong team excited to come to work (virtually) each and every single day (that’s one person per million sales, by the way!)

We watch with pride and excitement, and struggle to find the right words to express our gratitude to you, the community. Exciting new milestones lie ahead, and we for one cannot wait to show you more of the game as we journey through our 2021 Roadmap.

May Frey bless you with... Read more

24 Feb


When Valheim first hit Steam Early Access just three weeks ago, we hoped that all the hard work our small team put into the game these past three years would get the attention it deserved.

Little did we know just how much Valheim would resonate with all four million of you.

That’s right! Three weeks into Early Access, and we’ve hit another milestone, four million brave souls embarking on the most dangerous feat in over a thousand years of Viking history - trying to make Odin proud.

Some of the latest:
  • This past weekend, we hit 500,000 concurrent players - this puts Valheim in the top 5 most played games in the history of Steam.
  • Valheim has already been played for a combined total of 10,000 years! That’s 3,649,980 more days than the 20 days it has been on Steam Early Access.
  • Still climbing the Steam’s Top 250 best reviewed games of all time, now sitting in 57th place!
  • ...
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19 Feb


This February has been truly wild! Less than three weeks into Early Access, we’ve already hit another milestone. Valheim has now been purchased by over three million brave Vikings looking to survive the 10th world of the Yggdrasil - or die trying - probably crushed by a falling tree.

To keep up with the old norse references, this is now equivalent to 74,319 longhouses stuffed with Vikings singing songs and celebrating victory with some great tasting mead, so.. SKÅL!

We’re also continuing to break records! Here’s what we’ve achieved together in the last week:
  • Over 60,000 ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ reviews
  • Officially entered the Steam’s Top 250 best reviewed games of all time (we’re 78th and climbing!)
  • Currently 7th most streamed game on twitch, surpassing CS:GO, Dota 2, Minecraft and Rust
  • Over 20 million hours of gameplay already watched - now help us find a Viking reference...
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15 Feb


We wanted to start by sharing a giant troll-sized thank you! In just 13 days Valheim has been purchased by over two million Vikings, and this weekend we reached a new peak concurrent player milestone of 360,000!

Forget longboats, we have now blown a 700+ year old record by boasting the largest Viking population in all of human history. For reference, the previous peak in Viking numbers was set in 1300 AD and was approximately 500,000.

Everyone at Iron Gate has really been appreciating all the messages, love, questions and thoughts from all of you, so please keep them coming! And again, a big thank you to all of you for helping us reach this ridiculous milestone in under two weeks of sailing onto Early Access.

We’re so excited to continue working with you all to reach Asgard together, and we’ll be sharing more soon on what’s next.

Praise Odin!

The Iron Gate Team
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10 Feb


This week may go down as the fastest, most powerful and biggest ever Viking invasion witnessed in human history. Why? Valheim has already surpassed one million sales in our first week on Steam Early Access. For measure, that is equivalent to roughly 8,333 Viking-crammed longboats heading to their next conquest!

Not only have we surpassed our first huge milestone together, but the way you have all rallied your weapons and embraced Valheim has been incredible. In just over two years what our small yet formidable studio has been able to achieve is mind blowing.

We really want to thank you for the incredible support you’ve already shown us, with 160,000 peak concurrent users and over 127,000 peak viewers on Twitch on our first week alone, and this is only the beginning!

Our inboxes are filled to the brims with fantastic feedback and suggestions and we are overjoyed to see how engaged our community is in Valheim’s development. We are curr... Read more