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Are you worthy of entering Valhalla? You have been sent to Valheim, the 10th Norse world. Only by defeating the mighty beasts of these lands will you win the favor of the gods. This quest will take you to the far reaches of this world from the deepest forest to the highest mountain peak. You will craft powerful weapons and build unyielding strongholds. You will ride mighty steeds across the open fields and sail longships towards the horizon.


Valheim is a game about exploring a huge fantasy world inspired by norse mythology and viking culture. You start your adventure at the relatively peaceful center of Valheim. The further from the center you travel, the more challenging the world becomes. But you will also find more valuable materials that you can use to craft deadlier weapons and sturdier armor. You will also build your own viking strongholds and outposts all over the world. Eventually you will build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far...


  • Huge procedurally generated world with different biomes.
  • Block and dodge based combat system with a variety of different weapons and combat styles.
  • Build bases, portals and outposts using an intuitive building system.
  • Craft weapons, armors and tools using crafting stations.
  • Cut down trees, mine for minerals etc.
  • Defeat powerful enemies and huge bosses.
  • Build and sail ships on the open ocean.
  • Multiplayer (client-server based)

Planned features (not in game yet)

  • Upgradable crafting stations.
  • Collectable trophies from monsters and bosses. 
  • Female player model.
  • More crafting recipies.
  • More biomes, enemies and materials.
  • More BOSSES.
  • More Music.


Twitter: Dvoid , Valheim

Discord: Valheim Discord

Web: https://valheimgame.tumblr.com/

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/valheim/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valheimgame


This early alpha version of Valheim is free to download but i gladly accept donations. A nonfree version of the game will hopefully be released on steam later this year. So just to make it clear, donating money is not the same as buying the game.

Published 32 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Tagscoop, Exploration, Fantasy, Forest, Multiplayer, Norse, viking
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
MultiplayerServer-based networked multiplayer


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anyone know how to fix the game quitting right after selecting resolution and graphics quality on startup? i'm running on lubuntu, thanks

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just letting you know that your game is really catchy even to those who havent downloaded it yet!

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I believe in the huge potential of your game. My friend and I have decided to invest and set up a dedicated server which we have named "EUROPA (24/7)". Keep up the good work!

I checked out this server and was very friendly amd casual. Glad users like you are showing your support.

How do i write in the chat while i am playing the game?


Your game is awesome! Just wondering if there is somewhere with a list of all the creatures in the game? Or a Wiki about it? Also do you plan on adding things like Dragons by chance? Or waverns? Also do you plan on adding actual magic spells to the game?  Spell books perhaps? Also are you going to make the game moddable? Also any ideas about duo wielding weapons? Like swords and stuff? Also Sneaking? Being able to sneak past things or up on things would be awesome. Either way looking forward to new updates to the game. And hope that this game becomes very popular. Great Job indeed.

Night Hawk

I love this game <3

But......where is my world ????

I would play again, the character is there but my world is gone ????

There´s no savegame ??!!

Please help me :( :( :(

I've never felt more Swedish. 

Im %100 this is going to be my favourite game already, oh man.

Low grapichs, for my complete crap computer,

Open world game,

Vikings n shit !

If i wasn't poor, I would of course support you.

Really fun game already! I went in expecting less than turned out to be in the game, tbh! I like the portals a lot and jumping towards an enemy while swinging your torch down on them feels pretty awesome! I made two videos about it already of which I just uploaded the first!

Amazing game

Amazing start for this game! 

Playing on low resolutions causes inability to play:/

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(english below)

Wenn Skyrim ein Survival-Game mit größeren Pixeln wäre und Terraria Einfluss hätte...

First Impression Video:

- für eine frühe Alpha sehr gepolished
- solides Bausystem
- Ressourcen-Grind hält sich in Grenzen

- kein Tutorial oder anfängliche Führung
- nur 2 Musikstücke (Neuer Tag und Kampfmusik)
- Respawn-Rate von Feinden etwas zu hoch/schnell

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If Skyrim would be a survival game with bigger pixels, influenced by Terraria...

- very polished feel for an early alpha
- solid building-mechanics
- ressource grind is on a minimum

- no tutorial or something to get you started
- only 2 pieces of music (new day and battle)
- enemy respawn-rate is a little too high/fast

this looks AMAZING!!! are we able to build a clan?? :O finally! FINALLY a viking game and it looks awesome!!! i've searched for one for ages! but only ever found overhead strategies blah

hey are you still on the game


Snow/Mountain Freezing question

I was reading the comments to see if I could find an answer to see how to keep from freezing and the latest post I seen was craft the troll armor to keep from freezing but, I have that and I still freeze and get hurt I don't really want to go through tons of potions or food to heal and I don't want to have to constantly build a structure to keep warm cause I don't want to keep mats on me kind of defeats the purpose of exploring and looting if you have no room for the loot so how does one get iron and if you cant go into the cold without dieng besides finding it in random chests I'm kind of at an impass right now cause I need Iron to proceed and all the loot I can access at the moment that I know of I have tons of and don't need,  yes I do know its in development and stuff may not be added but, was kind of wondering if I'm stuck looting a million different chests or if there was a way?

In the desert bioms there are fallen comets/asteroids to loot lots of iron from but protected by monsters. The fire ones.

how do i start a fire in the cooking station?

You make a fire place first and place the cooking station over i.

Got the game running properly. I added onto an existing cabin. There are some issues with the snapping in of building materials. Especially posts. Some of the posts on my building cant be added to. I some cases I have to be in specific spots to snap in parts of the building but in this case I cant seem to find the right spot to do so.

Great game though and has a lot of potential.

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The game looks interesting. But is the slow descent to the ground intentional?  haha

It is very nice to watch the scenery as I get closer to the ground. I just hit the ground and sunk into a swamp. The music started playing but I cant move and the enemy attacking me does not damage. Definitely a bug. I will reload. Game looks great though.

Is it intended to be online only or both on and offline?

Very fun game. Loving the environment and atmosphere. Whether by possible mods or just expansions, in the future - what about developing a version of 'haljo or 'hel' where it's more dark and only certain items can be obtained. Access via portal or ritual? I know it's a bit Minecraft but it worked well there and its a common cultural meme.

Enjoyed playing with friends, however there's a terrain generation oversight that caused one of our worlds to place spawn on top of a tree, with no way to get down without dying.  please fix.

How much will this game be on steam?

I tried running your game but it did not work. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with a cybertron i5 1050 ti machine

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└──╼ $ldd valheim.x86_64   

    linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007fff2cbaf000)
    libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007fe447a7f000)
    libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007fe447861000)
    librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007fe447659000)
    libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007fe4472d8000)
    libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007fe446f45000)
    libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007fe446d2d000)
    libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007fe446973000)
    /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007fe447c83000)

Quite strange, I run on parrot OS(debian dist) without problems.

from LDD I see that not many libs are needed. You should check. Maybe something is broken.
What kind of error you get?

I use laptop i7-4600MQ, quite oldy CPU and no graphic card at all.

immediately after unity spalshcreen, an error says the program is unresponsive, force kill or wait. waiting causes the error message immediately.

Nice game! u can pick some music from here: 


really cool game! love it. unfortunately I am caught in a portal-loop, because I built both stations too close to a wall. - Anyone knows a way to reset the loop? /killmyself doesn't work either ...


I love the game so far, the style and overall feel is good. Since it's in early developement, I understand that there is not too much in it yet - but what is, feels and looks nice.

Multiplayer works good for LAN, too.
Looking forward to the developement!

EPIC game.. tho the building asspect is a bit.... weird... like i was trying to destroy some roofs.. but i destroyed half my walls in the process.... and also the stamina bar is a bit small..... i punch an anemy a few time with my bat and BOOM gotta walk a few secs before attacking it doe snot help when there are many ennemies about....... and again EPIC GAME and i hope you can make it a succesefull game

this game is simply fantastic. There are some things that I would love to though in order to make me a future buyer. First of all, the monsters tend to spawn quite a bit, especially the wood dwarf things. I would like to see them not spawn during the day. Also, i think the day an night cycle should be slowed alot. One more thing, the throwing spears are a bit hard to throw, in terms of knowing where they are going to land. It would be nice to see them go a bit further. Keep up the good work!

Me and a friend of mine would love to stream this game. It is a wonderful Viking game and I have seen none other like it. Us two are Swedish and love our heritage! Anyways is it okay to stream this game??


I would really like the decay of your structures to be slowed down just a tad its a little much, I like building structures but to have to keep the repair up cause of rain or whatever it is all the time and really a lot before you get roofs on is my only gripe about the game so far I might of thought it was acid rain and I would understand the decay part but then it would eat through the roofs and hurt everything so the rate of decay that your structures takes is to fast I don't want it taken out just slowed down other then that I love to see where this game goes I love it.


Yes, the decay in the rain is ridiculous!
I must repair a lot at the construction stage, even having a lot of materials and a good plan in my head. Besides, I wish to build structures without roofs, e.g.: custom railings, fences, passages and even bare stairs, etc.

I  keep getting what I would call a blackout bug, you can see it for yourself here:

on the video link here:

My PC Specs are:

2nd PC (Now the Main PC):
Home Built:
Windows 7 Pro SP1 64Bit
Motherboard: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard (small problem with initial start-up - USB's don't work, but after reboot they do?)
CPU: Intel Core I7-6700K Processor (4 GHz, 8 M Cache, LGA1151)
Heatsink: Noctua NH-U14S Ultra-Quiet Slim CPU Cooler with NF-A15 Fan (Sticks out of the case by 5mm, unable to close PC case)
RAM: 32GB DDR4 3000MHZ Corsair Vengeance
PageFile: 64GB
GPU: Sapphire Radeon NITRO R9 390 OC Gaming GPU 8GB
1st HD: 240GB Radeon SSD
4th HD: 240GB Kingston SSD
Optical Drive: Pioneer BD-RW BDR-209
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Zx
PSU (Power Supply): Corsair RM1000i RMi Series 1000 Watt Fully Modular Power Supply

Monitor: (1st): IIYama 28" G-Master GB2888UHSU Monitor (3840 x 2160 Max DPI)
Mouse:Tecknet 6D Gaming Mouse (Cheep but still a good mouse)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30

Dude I love this game. Thanks so much for developing this <33

why i can't take elder heart after kill elder boss ?

How many times have you killed him? I think there is a limit on how many times you can kill him, you can join the Discord server if you got more questions there


FIRE IS MY SAVIOR! | Valheim | Part 2

i am really really enjoying this game!! just discovered some new enemies and got rid of some :D fantastic job on this game!!

great game, I've spent dozens of hours playing and despite the occasional bug which is to be expected at this stage the game is very addictive.

The only quible I have is with building decay. I have a lot of trouble getting roofs to snap correctly so parts of the building decay and vanish (even stone walls).

Has anyone put together a howto or building hints yet?

Join the Discord to get help: https://t.co/YHTxHAfEFR

There is a limit of how much you can built in this game, though I've already experience to build a tall large structure which means that the poles, beams, roof support, stone support or any thing that can strengthen your house will be easily destroyed due to decaying and no stability for the house. Mixing both  stone/ wood will lessen the decaying. But since you're talking about the roof support, the game currently have two roof support which is a cross one and the side one. You can strengthen them by using poles and beams. Sorry for long comment

How do I get Metal like iron and copper other than finding it in broken houses

Check out our wiki for information about the game: https://valheim.wikia.com/wiki/Valheim_Wiki
Also check out our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/valheim/new/
You may come and join us on Discord too:  https://discordapp.com/invite/44qXMJH

will do keep up the good work


please make a leveling system and make the reward for leveling up points that you can put into archery or weapons or health it would make the game easier and more appealing to new players this game is awesome I'm looking forward for the next update

Unfortunately, leveling system is still not decided by the Dev himself. Though he talked about getting some Pets/Mounts/Companions which will help during exploration. I hope this make things clear also you can join the Discord server or join the subreddit Valheim subreddit to post your suggestions

Are there any plans to add an indicator on the map to make locating your "tombstone" easier?  It is incredibly frustrating to have so much accumulated, die, and then spend quite a bit of time searching for that exact location.    If that isn't in the works, map coords would make it a bit easier to locate.

I do not believe that is in the works.
I've never personally had issues with finding my death point, take a peak at your map every so often when traveling.

I agree with you, if you make the game to simple then where is the challenge? I have died several times and lost my stuff and yes I was a little irked but then it made me pay attention to where I was. I have little to complain about towards this game, it is unique  and fun. Sure rains a lot though :)

You can pinpoint in the map of where you exactly died, pin points are very useful when it comes to exploring. Join the Discord server if you still have questions left or join the Subreddit if you have any suggestions to post. You can also find useful stuff there :)

Question.. What is the minimum performance a computer needs to run this?

This hasn't been determined yet as we are in the alpha stage of the game.
But I run with 8gb of ram, the game only uses 1gb at most, and your system should take between 2 and 2.5, so I'd say 4GB of ram minimum.
The game is quite CPU heavy, you'll need a fairly recent one.
And as far as GPUs are concerned, I'd say anything with 2gb or more of VRAM should do the trick.

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When im losing health my screen go black. Is this hud bug in gam e or only Linux version. How to fight if you not see anything. Testing about 15 minutes in game.  The keypad does not always react to keypress printing properly. When I want to stop the character  keep going. This will issue is maybe all Unity versions. I've noticed this other game developers games (Rust).

Testing: Ubuntu 16.04 lts, Nvidia gtx770

im on Manjaro (Arch) with amd rx 580

while 15h gameplay i got the black screen 2 time but only for a half second then it go back too normal.

no problem with the input, but i use the Steam controller.
which input you use (xinput or libinput)?
im using libinput
sory for my bad english xd

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