Valheim Mistlands Update Available Now Via Public Test Branch

Published: November 22, 2022 10:18 AM /


A Viking sorcerer standing on a ruin and looking out over a misty landscape in the Valheim Mistlands update

The Valheim Mistlands update is available right now on the game's public test branch. A full release is also scheduled before Christmas, according to developer Iron Gate, although we still don't have a full release date for the update yet.

Back in September, Iron Gate said it wasn't ready to set a specific release date for Mistlands, and that still seems to be the case now. However, the update is available via the public test branch, so you can give it a try. If you want to access it, here's how to do it.

  • Steam: Right-click Valheim in library, then head to Properties, then Betas. Enter the code "yesimadebackups".
  • PC Game Pass: In the Xbox Insider Hub app, find Previews, then Valheim Public Test, then select Join. Install the new app.

As well as releasing the update via public test branch, Iron Gate has also unveiled a new gameplay trailer for Mistlands, showing off some of the new creatures and some of the sights you can expect from the Mistlands biome. You can watch that new trailer here if you want to get an impression of what Mistlands has in store for you.

Speaking via Reddit, Iron Gate developer Jonathan Smårs also confirmed that the Mistlands update will launch for everyone before Christmas. If you're not eager to try out the slightly buggier and more unfinished version on the public test branch, it shouldn't be too long before you can play it in full.

You can check out a full list of all the changes to Valheim coming as part of Mistlands right here. The official game site will also tell you how to access the new biome, but beware: the description is spoiler-tastic, so if you're not far enough along in your Valheim adventure to unlock Mistlands yet, you may want to hold off.

Valheim is available right now for PC via Steam or PC Game Pass. The game is also making its way to Xbox consoles next year, although we don't know if it'll be coming to PlayStation or Switch yet. Stay tuned for more info on this. In the meantime, why not take a look at our Valheim guides to make your time in this realm just a bit easier?


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Game Page Valheim
Iron Gate
Release Date
February 2, 2021 (Calendar)
Survival, RPG, Indie
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