There's a bit of bad news for Vikings around the world — the Valheim Hearth & Home Update has been delayed to later this year and Iron Gate has changed its plans for the Valheim roadmap.
Valheim is an open-world Viking survival game that's been pretty darn successful — it's sold millions of copies and was a major contributor towards the Embracer Group having an excellent financial year. There are millions of players looking forward to new content, starting with the Hearth & Home Update that was expected to arrive sometime in the first half of 2021.
What's New in the Valheim Hearth & Home Update?
Although we're going to have to wait a bit longer for the Valheim Hearth & Home Update, there are some positives: Iron Gate decided to reveal some of the new content that's going to debut in this update.
Let's start with new build pieces: Darkwood roofs and Window Hatches will let you make your buildings look a little nicer. If you weren't a fan of thatched roofs and holes in the wall, you'll soon have some more options to mix things up.
The Cooking Station is getting add-ons similar to how the other Workbenches behave; a Spice Rack, Butcher Table, and Pots & Pans were among the items mentioned as making their debut in the first major Valheim update. That's not the only new thing in terms of food — plantable onions and more than 10 new recipes including Eyescream, Shocklate smoothies, wolf meat, and more will also be arriving as part of this update.
When is the New Valheim Hearth & Home Update Release Date?
A look at all of this cool new content was certainly nice, but it also came with some bad news: the Valheim Hearth & Home Update release date has been delayed to sometime in Q3 2021. That means that this update is now expected to arrive sometime between July and September 2021.
"As we’re sure lots of you suspected, we won’t be able to deliver four updates this year," read a Steam Community news post from the developers. "Instead, we’re now planning to launch Hearth & Home in Q3 2021, and we’re temporarily taking down the roadmap whilst we make some changes. We are sorry it’s taken us so long to update you.
"We weren’t prepared for such a large influx of players, and this highlighted a thousand new problems and bugs that needed to be fixed urgently. Our priority has been to make the current experience as stable as possible and this has meant new content has taken a backseat. To put it clearly; we haven’t been able to focus all of our resources on Hearth & Home until May."
As part of the Valheim Hearth & Home Update release date delay, Iron Gate has also made the decision to change its roadmap — it will immediately focus on getting the Mistlands Update out to players, putting the other smaller pieces of content (such as the wolf cut and the sea update) aside for now. You can check out a Valheim developer AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on the Valheim subreddit starting tomorrow, June 11, at 8:00 AM Eastern time.
What do you think of the Valheim Hearth & Home Update release date delay? Are you disappointed that you'll have to wait a few months longer for new content? Let us know in the comments below!