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This page contains the update history for all past Valheim updates. See patch notes for all updates in Valheim, as well as upcoming update information, and how to update your game!

Latest Update Patch Notes

0.150.3

This was a long one! This patch has been taking extra long time to develop due to the new terrain-modification system. The new terrain modification system is made to reduce the number of network instances and make loading faster and smoother. Technically it’s a pretty big change but hopefully you should not notice that much of a difference except some minor behaviour changes to the hoe and pickaxe and of course much smoother loading of areas with a lot of terrain modifications. All terrain modifications after this patch (using the hoe, pickaxe or cultivator) will automatically use the new modification system. For existing areas where heavy terrain modifications have been made before this patch we have added a special console command “optterrain” that basically converts all the old terrain modifications in the nearby area to the new system. To use the “optterrain” console command, you first need to enable the ingame console by adding “-console” as a launch argument for the game.

General
  • Swamp draugr spawner location fix to prevent draugrs from spawning inside stones
  • Lox pet-sfx fix
  • Torches in locations should no longer support constructions
  • Dolmen location stone size fix
  • New terrain modification system
  • Terrain-modification priority changed (Terrain modifications in an area should load before buildings, only applies to the new terrain modification system)
  • World loading tweaks (to fix issues with ships and buildings getting damaged while loading)
  • Stop server list download when leaving the start menu (to decrease network bandwidth usage)
  • Lowered the amount of stone required to Raise ground using the hoe

Version 0.150.3 Update Patch Notes

Next Update

According to the official Valheim Roadmap, at least 4 major updates are planned for Valheim later this year, as well as several minor fixes and game patches. While there is no official word on when these updates are supposed to release, we can expect one to drop every two to three months, if not sooner!

Update Schedule 2021: Full Valheim Roadmap

Past Updates

Take note that once a character has been saved in the new version of Valheim, they can no longer be played on older versions.

0.148.7

0.148.7 (March 28, 2021)
General
  • Localization updates
  • Added separate walk-sneak snow footstep sfx
  • Music update ( fixed some sound glitches )
  • Credits updated ( Changed the look of the credits screen & added missing names )
  • Hammer,Hoe & Cultivator timing & input tweaks ( Slightly lower use delay & queued button presses for a smoother experience...just for you )

Version 0.148.7 Update Patch Notes

0.148.6

0.148.6 (March 22, 2021)

This small update came with a plethora of small features and fixes, a big one being the renaming of the imacheater command to devcommands and connection fixes.
General
  • Campfire,Bonfire & hearth take damage when dealing damage
  • Reinforced chest inventory space increased to 6x4
  • All boss drops can now float on water
  • Sunken crypt entrance tweaked (to stop tombstones from getting stuck)
  • Fixed rotation of Wood tower shield on item stands
  • Deathsquito & Drake trophy drop rate increased
  • 1 & 2 Star creature HP fix
  • Night-spawning wolves should be easier to tame now (should stop trying to run away & despawn after starting to tame)
  • Harpoon does not work on bosses anymore
  • Ingame console disabled by default (add launch argument "-console" to enable)
  • The console command for enabling developer/debug commands has been changed to “devcommands” from “imacheater” and a warning message has been added.
  • Improved enemy projectile reaction system
  • Battle axe tweaks (hits multiple enemies easier)
  • Player knockback force is affected by equipment speed modifiers (IE heavy gear will reduce the knockback from enemies)
  • Blackforest stone tower tweaks
  • Ward system fixes (You can no longer place a new ward where an enemy ward overlaps)
  • Comfort calculation fixed
  • "Failed to connect" error message fixed
  • Serpent trophy stack fix
  • Missing Moder spawn location in some worlds fixed (NOTE: For existing worlds "genloc" command needs to be run manually in a local game with dev commands enabled to generate new locations, this is only needed if your specific world has this issue, this is not very common)
  • Megingjord item-collider fix
  • Added a slight use-delay on Hammer, Hoe & Cultivator
  • Hammer remove auto-repeat added
  • Better network bandwidth handling (should work better on low bandwidth connections & also use higher data rate if possible)
  • Dolmen location fixes (Stop top stone from falling for no reason)
  • Fixed removing item from item-stand not always syncing item stats
  • Server list refresh button can be pressed before the entire list has been downloaded
  • Better bad connection detection
  • Fixed issue causing server to send more data the longer a client was connected
  • Localization updates

Version 0.148.6 Update Patch Notes

0.147.3

0.147.3 (March 2, 2021)
General
  • Localization updates
  • Made Haldor head-turn smoother
  • Object network interpolation is skipped if object was far away, solved issue with network players flying through the air when entering dungeons & exiting portals etc
  • Added -public 1/0 flag to dedicated server again, Allows players to host local lan only servers
  • Join IP-button updated to allow for lan-connections (dedicated servers only) & added DNS support
  • Dedicated servers use directIP connection instead of SDR, solves issues with slow steam relays in some areas of the world
  • Bonemass puke-effect network fix
  • Updated Dedicated-server PDF manual
  • Prevent pickup items when entering portals
  • Lowered wolf procreation slightly
  • Lowered chance of boss trophy talking

Version 0.147.3 Update Patch Notes

0.146.8

0.146.8 (Feb 25, 2021)
General
  • Crafting item-dupe bug fix
  • Harpooned player & ship bug fix
  • Fixed player ragdoll
  • Bonemass, Moder, Yagluth difficulty tweaks
  • Moder music updated
  • Tombstone bugfix (probably won't fix disappearing tombstones though)
  • Fixed world corruption caused by pressing ALT+F4 while logging out.
  • Deathsquitos have slightly longer audio range
  • Tweaked audio on blast-furnace & spinning wheel
  • Shared map position setting is saved per world
  • Updated network stats (F2)
  • Building destruction drop-fix
  • Vulkan support in windows builds
  • Network disconnection bugfix
  • Updated socket-backend

Version 0.146.8 Update Patch Notes

How to Update Valheim

Valheim should update automatically. If it doesn't do so, select it in your Steam Library, then there should be an update button where the Play button usually is. Alternatively you can right click it from the leftside bar and press Update.
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Simply click that, and you can find the progress in your Downloads tab by clicking the bar at the bottom of your steam window.

How to Set Steam to Automatically Update

If for some reason your game does not automatically update, go to the Steam Library and right-click it from the left bar, then click Properties.
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Click the Updates menu from the lefthand side of the window, and select the first gray box. Select Always keep this game updated, or if you want to be sure, choose the high priority option.

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Patch Notes

Update History and How to Update

List of Previous Patch Notes
0.150.3
0.148.7 0.148.6
0.147.3 0.146.8

Upcoming Updates

List of Planned Updates
Update Schedule and Roadmap
Update 1:
Hearth and Home
Update 2:
Cult of the Wolf
Update 3:
Ships and the Sea
Update 4:
Mistlands

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