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This is a guide on the recommended computer specs for Valheim. Read on to know the minimum requirements and recommended specs of Valheim on all available platforms!

Minimum Requirements

Windows

OS Windows 7 or later
Processor 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
Memory 4 GB RAM
Graphics (GPU) GeForce GTX500 series or similar
DirectX ver. Version 11
Storage 1 GB available space

Older PCs can run Valheim

With these specs, you don't need a high end gaming PC in order to run Valheim at the lowest graphics. The minimum requirements listed means you can run the game on old gaming PCs that are almost 10 yrs old! You won't be able to play it on high graphics with lots of FPS, but its going to run!

Only 1GB Space is Needed

Valheim is a pretty small game when compared to other games today. With only 1GB required, you won't need to delete any files or other games if you wish to download and play this game!

SteamOS + Linux

OS Any up to date version
Processor 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
Memory 4 GB RAM
Graphics (GPU) GeForce GTX500 series or similar
Storage 1 GB available space

Recommended Specs

Windows

OS Windows 7 or later
Processor i5 3GHz or better
Memory 8 GB RAM
Graphics (GPU) GeForce GTX970 series or similar
DirectX ver. Version 11
Network Broadband Internet Connection
Storage 1 GB available space

You Don't Need Beefy PC

The recommended specs shows that you don't need the latest hardware to run Valheim optimally. Even older hardware a few years old can run this game. The developers has made sure that with it's art style and optimization, even 5 year old PCs can run this with no problem!

SteamOS + Linux

OS Any up to date version
Processor i5 3GHz or better
Memory 8 GB RAM
Graphics (GPU) GeForce GTX970 series or similar
Network Broadband Internet Connection
Storage 1 GB available space

How to Check your Specs

Open System Information on Windows

An easy and quick way to find your PCs specs on windows is to click Start > type in System Information. The system summary tab should show you everything you need to know besides the storage and GPU. If you want to check the GPU, then on the system information, open components > Display. You should now see your GPU.

Best Graphics Settings

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You can further customize the game's performance on your PC by tinkering with Valheim's Graphics settings. Simply select Settings from the game's start menu and click on the Graphics tab.

Learn how to get the best graphics settings for your PC by checking our guide below:
Best Graphics Settings

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Patch Notes

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List of Previous Patch Notes
0.150.3
0.148.7 0.148.6
0.147.3 0.146.8

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Update Schedule and Roadmap
Update 1:
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Update 2:
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Update 4:
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