[quote]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.[/quote]
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 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
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.