Valheim developer Iron Gate Studio has released a development news post regarding the future update and roadmap for the game. This only adds to the excitement with Valheim’s overnight success and ever-growing fanbase.

Below is the full Development News Post. You can also view it on Valheim ‘s Steam page here.

Valheim Update

Development news 23/04/21 Greetings!
We are once again here to give you a little insight to how the development of Valheim is going!

The Valheim community is still steadily growing, and reading the reviews, feedback, and messages you send us warms our hearts. When we’re not working, we’re sending each other pictures of amazing things that you’ve built, art you’ve painted, and videos you’ve made. Knowing that Valheim has gathered such a wonderful and creative community feels amazing, and words can’t describe how grateful we are.

We are still working from home, which is going well, but we would be lying if we said we didn’t miss each other’s company. As we expect Iron Gate to grow, we’re looking for a bigger office. Dreamy office spaces sadly don’t grow on trees, but it’s something that we’re really looking forward to, so it is definitely worth the wait. Maybe we’ll even make an office tour when we’ve finally found the right place?

Tweaks and fixes to improve your gaming experiences are still being made. For example, this week, we released a patch that included a new terrain modification system and a bugfix that hinders draugrs from spawning inside stones (draugrs shouldn’t be smart enough to use camouflage). Please up-vote or report new bugs that you find here:

Some other things that we have worked on are graphical updates to the troll, the second boss, and the third boss to give their old models some new fresh looks, and have their designs better fall in line with how we envision the enemies of Valheim. We won’t spoil the bosses, but here’s the updated troll!

More hair, nails, and more defined muscles, what do you think of its updated look? These enemy updates will be available in the next patch!

This does, of course, not mean that we’ve forgotten about our next big update, Hearth and Home. The Hearth and Home development are moving forward, and we are working on new mechanics and new items that we can’t wait to show off! Below are two little sneak peeks of what we’re currently working on for Hearth and Home:

Can you see what’s new in this picture, and what could it be part of?

This last picture will be a pretty big part of the update, with many new items. Can you guess what it is?

Valheim was a labor of love, and we didn’t decide on a release date before we knew it would be in a state we were happy to release it in, and we are doing the same for this update. Instead of rushing it, we want to let it take the time it needs to get in a state that we’re happy with. We know that you’re all very eager for the update to release (as are we), so we thank you so much for the patience you’re showing! We’re on an exciting journey, and we’re happy to be on it with you.

My Thoughts

I love that they are using their expanded budget to revisit textures and models. It shows that the team is passionate about the game and is immersed in what they’ve created.

Hearth and Home Update will focus on base building and making comfy houses. While I love Valheim ‘s combat, I am a sucker for sandbox building, so I have no issues with this.

Wrapping Up

Valheim is easily one of my favorite indie games to come out in 2021. I am stoked to see where the developers take the game with their newfound success and love to see announcements like this.

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