Iron Gate Details Valheim Updates Going Forward

Iron Gate has lifted the curtain a bit a month after Hearth & Home and has detailed what's happening with Valheim going forward

Published: October 22, 2021 10:19 AM /



Valheim is one of the biggest surprises of the year. Over half a year after its initial launch on Steam's Early Access program, it's still pulling in an average of 32,000 players at any given time. That's a level of success that many AAA games, let alone an indie title, would kill to have. Still, with Hearth & Home, the first major Valheim update, releasing just over a month ago, now it's time to talk about what's next for the indie hit.

What's the plan for Valheim updates going forward?

Interestingly, it looks like a new biome will be coming to Valheim sooner rather than later. The Mistlands terrain and textures are being experimented with now, and while it's not final and it's "likely to change quite a bit before we figure out just exactly what the Mistlands will look like", it looks pretty cool right now:

The current version of the Mistlands biome.

While the biome update is the biggest one that is currently in the works, but that doesn't mean that it's also the only update that's being worked on. Biome updates apparently take quite a while to pump out, so in the meantime, there will be smaller updates before players get the fleshed-out Mistlands. These updates include work on something to make the Mountains more interesting because if you see one mountain you've seen them all, I guess. 

Jokes aside, check out some concept art for what Iron Gate are targeting for the new and improved Mountains:

Mountain Biome
Some concept art of what the Mountains may look like.

There are also some Jack-o-turnips included in the game. While the Vikings didn't celebrate Halloween the way we do it, there are still some Jack-o-turnips to make the nights a little brighter for those who want them. 

There will also be an AMA on the Valheim subreddit "pretty soon". More info will come as it's released, so stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information. 

By the way, there's a lot of cool guides for Valheim on pretty much everything there is to know, so check them out if you're stuck! 

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Iron Gate
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