Valheim Player Recreates Helm's Deep and Hornburg

A player in Valheim is building an in-game version of Helm's Deep and Hornburg, two major locations from the Lord of the Rings.

Published: March 3, 2021 1:19 PM /


A screenshot of Helm's Deep from a Valheim player's video.

Valheim, the popular open-world survival game based on Viking myth, is a game that gives players plenty of opportunities to flex their creative muscles with their architectural prowess. One player, who goes by PepsiDrinker on YouTube, is undertaking a particularly ambitious project where they're re-creating Helm's Deep and the Hornburg from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Released yesterday on YouTube, PepsiDrinker's three-minute video shows an in-progress version of the Hornburg, a fortress situated in the valley of Helm's Deep within the White Mountains. Tolkien fans will recall that this fortress is where one of the movie's/book climactic battles took place where the orcish armies of Saruman battled against the armies of man, most notably the Rohirrim under King Théoden. The video shows off the fortress with a variety of sweeping shots and close-up shots that show the interiors of the fortress. This version of Helm's Deep and Hornburg doesn't include the city surrounding it, and there's no word on if that part will be added, or if this project will only include the fortress.

What we've seen of PepsiDrinker's fortress is a very impressive build. In the video's comments, PepsiDrinker says that he used the mod 'Forever Build' from Nexus Mods, which removes the usual restrictions on buildings, such as height and support requirements. PepsiDrinker also added that the most difficult part of building this was the half-circles of the keep. They needed to be rebuilt twice and PepsiDrinker might rebuild the outer part one more time.

Valheim is available for purchase on Steam for $19.99. Meanwhile, the Forever Build mod, which was used to build this, can be found here on Nexus Mods.

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