Valheim Hearth And Home Update Will Have New Ingredients

Published: August 30, 2021 10:20 AM /


The player standing before tables covered in ingredients in the Valheim Hearth and Home update

Iron Gate has released a brand new Valheim Hearth and Home spotlight video. This time around, the video is showcasing some changes to food, ingredients, and the cooking system, so you'll need to re-learn some of those mechanics if you want to sate your Viking's hunger.

What's in the new Valheim Hearth and Home spotlight?

In the spotlight video, Iron Gate detailed upcoming changes it's made to how food and ingredients work in Valheim. First up, meat has been split into three distinct categories. Rather than simply being "cooked" and "raw", there are now three separate items for wolf meat, deer meat, and boar meat respectively. Naturally, they'll all cook into distinct items as well. You will also be able to plant onions, too, and when you combine this with the new meat types, there are lots of new recipes to try out. Time to spearhead a new revolution in Valheim cuisine!


The player planting onions in the new Valheim Hearth and Home update
As well as new distinct meat types, you'll soon be able to plant onions in Valheim.

Cooking and baking have also received an overhaul in the Valheim Hearth and Home update. You'll now need to upgrade your cooking cauldron with extensions, just like you do with other crafting stations. The Bread and Pie items will now need to be baked in an oven before eating them, adding an additional step to creating these mouthwatering recipes. If, for whatever reason, any of the stuff you cook in Valheim isn't to your taste, you'll now be able to eat a new berry item that forces you to vomit, getting rid of your current food buffs and giving you the opportunity to eat more. Truly, Valheim is a decadent realm.

When is the Valheim Hearth and Home release date?

You'll be able to try out these new food mechanics, plus lots more changes to the Valheim world, when the Hearth and Home update launches on September 16th. Other changes coming in the update include a combat overhaul and a buff to the way shields work. Iron Gate is also adding new items to help you store your treasure and keep your prisoners away from prying eyes. Hearth and Home is going to be a pretty big update, so we're excited to see what else it brings when it drops in just a couple of weeks.

The new coin stacking feature in the Valheim Hearth and Home update
The Valheim Hearth and Home update will also add new coin stacking and treasure storage features.

Right now, we don't know exactly what's next for Valheim after the Hearth and Home update. While a roadmap detailing upcoming updates was previously revealed, Iron Gate subsequently took down that roadmap after realizing it wouldn't be able to deliver on the promised four updates in 2021. We'll have to wait and see what the future holds for this Viking survive-'em-up. In the meantime, you can grab Valheim via Steam Early Access right now.


Are you excited for the Valheim Hearth and Home update? Let us know in the comments below!



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