Gather your friends and gear up, for it’s time to embark on 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.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has participated in the Public Test period for this update, as your feedback has been very helpful. Given that Valheim is in Early Access some things are still subject to change, of course, but right now we feel assured that the Mistlands update is stable and ready for all of you.
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 latest 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.
If you have managed to keep yourself from playing during the Public Test period we suspect you’re rather eager to dive into the game by now, so we won’t make this post particularly long. You’ll find the full patch notes behind the spoiler marker further down in this post, below the abbreviated version. You will also find the gameplay trailer, in case you want to take a peek at what the Mistlands will hold before you enter.
We do have one more treat for you though! You might remember the Viking trio from our Hearth & Home trailer last year, and you can now rest assured that their adventures aren’t over. See for yourself what their journey to the Mistlands looks like in this brand new animated trailer:
Abbreviated Patch Notes:
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
- Fishing update
- 12 new emotes
- 9 new hairstyles and 7 new beard styles
- Enabled Yule seasonal items (Yule tree, Yuleklapp, Yule wreath, Yule garland and Mistletoe)
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:
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.