14 days ago - IronMontilyet - Direct link
This update is for the Public Test branch of Valheim, and may therefore be unstable. Before we launch this update to the Default version of the game, we want to make sure to have a chance to discover bugs and adjust the balancing, to give you the best game experience possible.
Access the Public Test branch by right clicking Valheim in your Steam library, and then select ‘Properties’. In the new window, select ‘Betas’ and type in the code “yesimadebackups”. The Public Test branch should now be available for you to choose from.
Be aware that there might be some minor offsets between the Steam version and the Game Pass version, but that we are aiming to keep the two as consistent as possible.
Please leave any feedback you may have in the appropriate channel in our Discord, or in the subforum here on Steam.
As always, remember to be considerate towards players not partaking in the Public Test, in case they want to avoid spoilers.
As the password indicates, please make sure to make backups of your save files before playing.



At long last it’s finally here – the voyage to the Mistlands! We have worked hard on this update for the past nine months now, and we’re so happy to finally be able to share it with all of you.

Please keep in mind that this is still the Public Test version, and that there will possibly be several patches to fix bugs and improve the balance of the game before this update is released to the Live version of the game. Your feedback during this testing period is highly appreciated, so please tell us what you think!

An important thing to note is that the Mistlands biome will only generate in areas you have not yet discovered. Therefore, if you have explored a lot of your world, you might be better off starting a new one in order to actually be able to travel to the Mistlands. As per usual, mods will also most likely cause the game not to launch, as they are only compatible with the Live version of the game. If you have mods, you will either need to remove them or wait for the mod to be updated before you can play.

We’re guessing you want to dive straight into the game now, so we won’t make this post any longer. You’ll find the full patch notes behind the spoiler marker further down in this post, below the abbreviated version. Please be extra mindful of flagging your spoilers this time, for the sake of those who haven’t had the chance to play yet and want to discover things on their own. Other than that, we just want to give you this gameplay trailer to show you what you can expect – lots of spoilers ahead, obviously:



Abbreviated Patch Notes: New content: New biome – Mistlands:
* New mechanics
* 9 new creatures + Mistlands boss
* More than 20 new crafting materials
* 2 new crafting stations, 3 crafting station extensions, and 3 other resource/crafting constructions
* 15 new food items
* 3 new potions
* More than 25 new craftable items (weapons, armours & tools)
* More than 35 new building/furniture pieces for building, decorating and defending your base
* New type of dungeon
* New lore stones
* New dreams
* New music

Misc:
* Fishing update
* 12 new emotes
* 9 new hairstyles and 7 new beard styles

Fixes & Improvements: * Various console command improvements
* Multiple animations have been updated and improved
* Multiple VFX have been updated and improved
* Various other tweaks


Detailed Patch Notes: New content: New mechanics:
* Wisplight (Move the mist out of your way using stationary wisplights or one that follows you wherever you go)
* Magic! (Eat foods with Eitr in order to use magic staves, and develop the new skills Elemental Magic and Blood Magic)
* Mushroom farming (The new Mistlands mushrooms can be grown from the comfort of your own home)
* Poultry (Get eggs, hatch and raise chickens, take care of your hens and get more eggs!)
* Friendly/unfriendly NPCs (They’re on your side as long as you don’t upset them!)

New creatures:
* Enemy: Seeker
* Enemy: Seeker Brood
* Enemy: Seeker Brute
* Enemy: Gjall
* Enemy: Tick
* Creature: Hare
* Creature: Hen (and Chick)
* NPC/Enemy: Dvergr (Rogue and Mage)
* NPC: Munin – raven of lore
* Boss: The Queen

Crafting:
* Material: Black marble
* Material: Yggdrasil wood
* Material: Blood clot
* Material: Soft tissue
* Material: Refined eitr
* Material: Sap
* Material: Royal jelly
* Material: Magecap
* Material: Jotun puffs
* Material: Egg (can be purchased from Haldor, or lain by hens)
* Material: Raw chicken meat
* Material: Raw seeker meat
* Material: Raw hare meat
* Material: Scale hide
* Material: Carapace
* Material: Mandible
* Material: Bilebag
* Material: Mechanical spring
* Material: Black core
* Material: Dvergr extractor
* Material: Wisp
* Material: Sealbreaker fragment
* Workstation: Black forge
* Black forge extension: Black forge cooler
* Workstation: Galdr table
* Galdr table extension: Rune table
* Cauldron extension: Mortar and pestle
* Crafting construction: Eitr refinery
* Misc: Wisp fountain
* Misc: Sap extractor
* Resource location: Giant Remains
* Resource location: Ancient roots
* Tree type: Yggdrasil shoot


New food items and potions:
* Food: Cooked egg
* Food: Cooked chicken meat
* Food: Cooked seeker meat
* Food: Cooked hare meat
* Food: Magecap
* Food: Jotun puffs
* Food: Misthare supreme
* Food: Meat platter
* Food: Mushroom omelette
* Food: Yggdrasil porridge
* Food: Seeker aspic
* Food: Salad
* Food: Fish n’ bread
* Food: Honey glazed chicken
* Food: Stuffed mushroom
* Potion: Major health mead
* Potion: Lingering stamina mead
* Potion: Minor eitr mead

New craftable items:
* Tool: Wisplight
* Tool: Black metal pickaxe
* Tool: Dvergr lantern
* Key: Sealbreaker
* Weapon: Mistwalker (sword)
* Weapon: Jotun bane (axe)
* Weapon: Demolisher (sledge)
* Weapon: Carapace spear
* Weapon: Himmin afl (atgeir)
* Weapon: Spine snap (bow)
* Arrows: Carapace arrow
* Weapon: Krom (two-handed sword)
* Weapon: Skoll and Hati (dual-wielded knives)
* Weapon: Arbalest (crossbow – new skill!)
* Bolts: Iron Bolt, Bone Bolt, Black Metal Bolt, Carapace Bolt
* Weapon: Staff of frost (elemental magic – new skill!)
* Weapon: Staff of protection (blood magic – new skill!)
* Weapon: Dead raiser (blood magic – new skill!)
* Weapon: Staff of embers (elemental magic – new skill!)
* Bomb: Bile bomb
* Ballista ammunition: Black metal missile, Wooden missile
* Shield: Carapace shield
* Shield: Carapace buckler
* Armour set: Carapace breastplate, Carapace greaves, Carapace helmet
* Armour set: Eitr-weave robe, Eitr-weave trousers, Eitr-weave hood
* Cape: Feather cape (New status effect: Feather fall)

New building and furniture pieces:
* Building pieces: 14 Black marble pieces (1m square block, 2m square block, 2m rectangle, arch, plinth, plinth corner, wide column, small column, floor, triangle floor, cornice, cornice corner, stairs & quarter spire)
* Building pieces: 2 Angled Darkwood beams (26o & 45o)
* Building pieces: 2 Angled Iron beams (26o & 45o)
* Building piece: 2 Spiral stairs (left & right)
* Building piece: Dvergr metal wall
* Furniture: Hare rug
* Furniture: Black marble bench
* Furniture: Black marble throne
* Furniture: Black marble table
* Furniture: Wisp torch
* Furniture: Blue jute drapes
* Furniture: Blue jute curtain
* Furniture: Blue jute carpet
* Furniture: Dvergr wall lantern
* Furniture: Dvergr lantern pole
* Stack: Yggdrasil wood
* Stack: Black marble
* Defence: Dvergr stake wall
* Defence: Dvergr sharp stakes
* Defence: Ballista
* Defence: Trap

Misc:
* New music (Mistlands, Mistlands boss, Mistlands locations, other locations & Haldor)
* New dreams
* New lore stones
* New locations (Various Dvergr outposts, Dvergr ruins and more)
* New dungeons (Infested mines)
* New hair styles (Curls 1, Curls 2, Gathered braids, Neat braids, Pulled back curls, Royal braids, Short curls, Single bun & Twin buns) and beard styles (Braided 4, Braided 5, Royal 1, Royal 2, Short 4, Stonedweller & Thick 2)
* New emotes (Blow kiss, Bow, Cower, Cry, Dance, Despair, Flex, Come here, Headbang, Kneel, Roar & Shrug)
* New events (“What’s up gjall?” & “They sought you out”)
* yagluth_thing is now Torn Spirit
* New Forsaken power
* Haldor’s stock will update depending on boss progression
* Terrain generation change, to increase the amount of Mistlands on the map

Fishing:
* New fish types (Trollfish, Giant herring, Tetra, Grouper, Anglerfish, Pufferfish, Magmafish, Northern salmon & Coral cod) and craftable baits for each biome (Mossy, Sticky, Cold, Stingy, Misty, Hot, Frosty & Heavy)
* Fishing is now a skill that improves stamina use and pull speed
* Fish can now be picked up and mounted on item stands, or can be made into raw fish at the cooking station instead
* Fish can now be different sizes that give more raw fish
* Fish now follow the waves’ movement
* Fish can now jump over the water, and flop around on land
* Fish now appear in ice caves
* Correct key hints will be shown when fishing

Fixes & Improvements: Console command improvements:
* There will now be a proper error message if commands aren’t entered correctly
* ‘nocost’, ‘god’ and ‘ghost’ can optionally be specified to on or off
* ‘location’ can now optionally specify ‘save’ to not disable world save
* ‘spawn’ can now specify ‘i’ to only spawn an object if it’s not already in your inventory
* ‘recall’ (makes a server wide recall of all or named players, to your position)
* ‘aggravate’ (aggravates all nearby neutrals)
* ‘restartparty’ (resets PlayFab network when on crossplay, can be used by both host and client)
* ‘killall’ replaced with ‘killenemies’ and ‘killtamed’

Misc:
* Multiple animations have been updated and improved
* Multiple VFX have been updated and improved
* Stamina level is now saved on logout
* Removed stamina usage multiplier when running uphill
* Reorganised building GUI
* Rugs no longer flicker when placed on top of each other
* Reworked knockback mechanics
* Map icons can no longer be deleted or crossed when hidden
* Holstering while dodging will no longer lock the weapon holstered
* The durability should now always be shown correctly
* Biome music will now be played correctly when continuous music is disabled
* Deadspeak fixed for Bonemass, Moder and Yagluth
* Disabled Jack-o-turnip seasonal item


Once again, please remember that you need to visit unexplored areas in order to actually find the new Mistlands content. If you have already discovered an area, it will not generate the updated biome. If you cannot find any unexplored Mistlands, you might need to start a new world. If your game doesn’t start, please make sure you don’t have any mods installed.
14 days ago - /u/ - Direct link
A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page here.