Valheim Sales Pass One Million In First Week Of Release

02/10/2021 - 11:01 | By: Joseph Allen
Developer
Iron Gate
Release Date
February 2, 2021
Multiplayer modes
Co Op, Online, Online Features
Platforms
Linux, Mac, PC
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Steam
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Viking open-world survival game Valheim has passed one million sales on Steam in its first week on Early Access release. There's also a new update out for the game that fixes a pretty funny glitch and some other issues besides.

The remarkable success of Valheim

In a post on the official Valheim Steam community, developer Iron Gate thanks players for picking up Valheim. Rather amusingly, the team says that the game's player count is the equivalent of "roughly 8,333 Viking-crammed longboats" on their way to plunder and pillage. In addition to the huge sales milestone, Iron Gate says Valheim has had 160,000 peak concurrent users and over 127,000 peak viewers on Twitch.

A longboat sailing in Valheim
Valheim's mix of brutal combat and Viking-themed exploration has proven a hit with players.

Iron Gate says that its inboxes are "filled to the brim" with feedback and suggestions from Valheim players. The developer is currently working on a number of issues brought up by players, although the team is tight-lipped as to which issues these are. However, one thing's for sure: Iron Gate intends to bring Valheim players much more content, many more improvements, and more "ways to die", if the Steam post is anything to go by.

What's in the latest Valheim update?

Like the previous update, the latest Valheim update is a pretty minor one, but it does fix a pretty hilarious glitch. Update 0.143.5 adds enemy awareness indicator to enemy HUDs, fixes some issues with the game's AI, and implements fixes for a number of minor glitches and issues. Perhaps the most devastating inclusion is a fix for the teleporting cart bug, whereby carts would get flung into limbo or lodge themselves into walls when players attempted to drag them through portals.

 
 
A player walking through a portal in Valheim
Sadly, this Valheim portal will no longer make carts behave in hilarious ways.

Of course, it makes perfect sense that Iron Gate would want to fix this issue. Still, it's a shame, because watching it in action is funny. You can still see the glitch in all its glory right here, courtesy of Reddit user Hixles. We'll continue to bring you more on Valheim, including more inevitable milestones of success and more update info, so stay tuned for more on this one. You can pick up Valheim right now via Steam Early Access for just $19.99.

Are you playing Valheim? Have you experienced the cart glitch? Let us know in the comments below!


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