Valheim is one of the biggest surprise hits of 2021, taking players on a brutal journey inspired by Viking culture. Dropped into the purgatory known as Valheim, you must learn the ways of the Viking as you hunt, build, and explore to survive. Each world is procedurally-generated to ensure each player has their own unique adventure.
You can choose to go it alone, or group up with up to nine other people for cooperative PvE fun. From the scenic views of the Meadows, to the ice-cold winds of the Mountains, Valheim takes you on a journey filled with surprises at every turn. Fill your base with all the essentials needed to get you through the day, including defensive structures to stop trolls from destroying your home, and a fermentation area to brew mead for your Viking friends.
A brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture. Battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage!
A Viking’s Life for Me
Upon first loading into a fresh server, or seed, your character wakes up in what’s known as the Meadows biome; one of five currently in the game. Further out into the surrounding lands, you’ll find the Swamp biome, as well as Mountains, Plains, and the Black Forest. The developer, Iron Gate Studio, has already announced plans for two more to be introduced by the end of 2021.
Each biome is populated with an ecosystem of plants, animals, weather and terrain that are unique to each area. They can be mixed and matched throughout the procedural world that gets built every time you host a new server. A server that can hold a maximum of 10 active players at any given time.
Valheim’s small story is told through Runestone rock shrines scattered throughout the world, as well as your character’s dreams. It’s a fairly bland tale of a Viking’s road toredemption to please Odin, the god of the afterlife you’re currently trapped in. It’s a Viking crafting game.