December 04, 2023 Patch

From Valheim Wiki

Patch notes


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. Please leave any feedback you may have in the appropriate channel in our Discord, or in the appropriate forum on our website. 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.

Aside from some regular fixes and tweaks, this patch features two special things that we really hope you will appreciate! Firstly we have changed the seasonal items to be set to activate depending on the date. Since we're in December, that means the yuletide items will be available right now! And the second highly requested feature is that we have added keyboard/mouse support for Xbox, so that you can play the game however you prefer!

Abbreviated Patch Notes:

  • Settings menu revamped
  • Added automatic toggling of seasonal items
  • Multiple bug fixes
  • Xbox keyboard/mouse support added

Detailed Patch Notes:

Fixes & improvements:

  • Fixed blurry item counters in inventory
  • Fixed issue where player profile link in Player List would open multiple times
  • Fixed problem where text "None" was hard coded in the build HUD to instead use localized string
  • Enabled auto-size on BuildHUD amount text objects as they need to be sized down for some translations to fit
  • Alleviated issue with music stuttering when playing with low FPS
  • Added automatic toggling of seasonal items
  • Fixed issue where the skill value UI text wouldn't update properly for bonus levels
  • Added proper support for IME-input
  • Added NumPad support for the Hotbar
  • Fixed bug where key hints wouldn't display correctly on non-QWERTY keyboard layouts
  • Implemented a system to detect low local disk space when saving
  • Fixed an issue where admins couldn’t kick players via the player list UI on dedicated servers
  • Tweaked boss-spawning to prevent bosses from getting stuck
  • Fixed an issue where signs would be flashing with anti-aliasing on
  • Fixed a bug that could cause boats to take damage due to low FPS
  • Fixed bug where D-pad input was unresponsive in menus on Steam Deck

Settings menu revamped:

  • Split "Controls" tab into two: "Controller" and "Keyboard & Mouse"
  • New tabs "Gameplay" and "Accessibility" for PC and Linux version with according settings
  • some settings can be found on multiple tabs so they can be found more easily
  • Reordered some settings into other tabs
  • Tool-tips for some settings to clarify their functionality
  • Predefined graphic modes for PC and Linux: "Performance", "Quality", "Balanced" and "Very low"
  • Added a "Keyboard & Mouse" tab for Xbox
  • More graphic customization for Xbox versions
  • Separate settings to invert the camera for controller and mouse
  • Fixed overlapping of controller button labels


  • Added Keyboard/Mouse support for Xbox