Long-awaited major update for the Viking survival game, Valheim Hearth and Home comes to the game today. Know what's next
Coffee Stain Publishing and Iron Gate Studio have released Hearth & Home, Valheim's first major update that offers loads of new content for the Norse afterlife! Discover a plethora of new materials, recipes, building parts and other mysteries awaiting you in Valheim's first content update, available now! Experience the revamped power system, improved combat and new weapons.
Focusing on improving the foundational building system and survival mechanics of the critically acclaimed hardcore game with a strong co-op component, the Hearth & Home update gives players even more tools to create the home of their dreams and prepare a feast worthy of a Aesir. Vikings can sample the new features with an all-new gameplay video here.
While many features introduced in Hearth & Home have already been revealed by the development team on Steam and social media, not even Odin has seen some of the new additions with the update, including something dark and mysterious that seems to spread across the plains.
Builders and architects are sure to toast the gods, as a number of new wood and stone pieces will be available to players at launch. Whether it's wooden beams and posts decorated with Viking embellishments, a new type of roof and ornaments, or a stone throne for those who rule with an iron fist, Valheim's building system will now offer a wider selection of pieces to spark the imagination. players as they build their settlements.
Requested by the community, there are also some new features for our Lox friends. Now players can name their pets to strike fear into the hearts of their enemies! Other most requested features have also been added, including sharing maps, planting additional tree types, as well as an obliterating extension that can destroy items and finally deal with ocean pollution in Valheim!
What will come with the DLC from Valheim Hearth and Home
As the name suggests, the essence of the Hearth & Home content is the new kitchen and building features. All-new kitchen extensions, from spice racks, butcher tables to pots and pans, come with a new repertoire of recipes for Vikings to sink their teeth into. Venison, wolf and wild boar, jerk meat and skewers were introduced, along with muckshakes, onion and onion soup, players can now also refresh themselves after a hard day's adventure with a tasty eye cream!
The new recipes complement the new eating system that gives players more interesting choices, with an also improved health and stamina system that allows them to tweak their Viking diet to suit their playing style.
A new crystal axe, a bone tower shield, an iron buckler and a silver knife have also been added to the Vikings' arsenal, along with tweaking and balancing for bows and axes, which make different styles of play more viable and fun. Changes to shields and blocking mechanics add more depth to combat and will bring even more epic battles to life for Bragi's bards to create their songs!
Released on Steam Early Access in February of this year, Valheim became an instant hit, as players flocked to settle in the afterlife and fight together against the greatest creatures of Norse mythology. We're talking about a game initially developed by just five people, Valheim has sold over seven million copies in less than two months and peaked at over 500.000 simultaneous players, becoming the fifth game to reach that mark in the platform's history Steam.
"As the first major update, we wanted Hearth & Home to really expand the Valheim experience and make the core gameplay richer and more complex, while adding new content for players to come back to explore.” said Henrik Törnqvist, co-founder of Iron Gate.
"While it took a little longer than anticipated to ensure the expected quality, we listened to our community every step of the way and added some much-requested features. We are happy that players will finally be able to try out their requests in-game.” Albert Säfström, CEO of Coffee Stain Publishing added: “Much of Valheim's joy is the exploration and discovery of the world, and it's a great feeling to finally be able to show what the team has been working on.. "
“We also want to thank the community for their support and patience since launch. Skål!”
Valheim is available on Steam Early Access for R$37,99 for PC and Linux, and is currently with a 20% discount until Sunday, September 19, at 14:00 pm in Brazil.
Learn more about Coffee Stain
Coffee Stain is a game development studio, publisher and investor with offices in Skövde, Stockholm and Gothenburg. Founded in 2010, Coffee Stain Studios is responsible for the ridiculous worldwide Goat Simulator fever, the Sanctum games and the otherworldly factory building game Satisfactory, currently on Early Access.
Coffee Stain Publishing was founded in 2017 to find talented developers and give them the tools and time to make their dream games. Since launch, the publishing arm has handpicked a select number of projects to partner with and in 2020 launched Deep Rock Galactic, which sold over a million copies on Early Access, and the critically acclaimed retro comedy arcade platformer Huntdown .
In 2018, Coffee Stain launched Leveling the Playing Field (LTPF) to support gender equality in the gaming industry, which provides funding for smaller teams and development startups where at least half of employees are women. In 2020, the LTPF expanded by expanding its criteria to include underrepresented races and ethnicities. Read more at https://www.ltpfgroup.com/.
Iron Gate is a new studio founded by industry veterans, having worked on games such as the acclaimed Magicka 2, Leviathan: Warships, and the Titan Quest series. Based in Skövde, Sweden, the team has a track record for developing immersive worlds steeped in Norse mythology. Valheim, Iron Gate's first title, is a Viking-inspired multiplayer exploration and survival game that came out on Steam Early Access in February 2021.
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