While it's disappointing that it's going to be a while before seeing the big Hearth & Home update for Valheim, the reasoning can't be argued with and we at least now know some of what will come.
Explaining what's going on in a fresh Steam update post, Iron Gate mentioned how they simply cannot launch all four updates this year. We kind of expected this, it was a bit overly optimistic with Hearth & Home now planned to be released in "Q3 2021". Being honest, they mentioned how they weren't prepared for so many players, and who can blame them? It was a great idea, with early builds very promising but no one could say it was going to be a hit like this. Iron Gate say it "highlighted a thousand new problems and bugs that needed to be fixed urgently" and their priority "has been to make the current experience as stable as possible and this has meant new content has taken a backseat".
Some of what's coming includes: Darkwood roofs and window hatches; new cooking station extensions like a spice rack, butcher table, pots and pans; tweaks to how stamina and health affect combat to allow for more playstyles; a bunch of new foods like Eyescream, Shocklate smoothie, various wolf meats, and more plus onions you can plant.
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They also be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask me anything) at 2:00PM CEST / 12:00 UTC on the Valheim subreddit tomorrow, Friday 11 June.