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Valheim is absolutely smashing it with 10 million copies sold

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Iron Gate has announced that their single-player and online co-op survival game Valheim has managed to hit a massive milestone of sales.

Writing on Twitter, their team announced:

#Valheim has sold over 10 million copies! Thank you to every single one of you who got us to this milestone – when we launched the game we could never in our wildest dreams have imagined this!

I'm not even remotely surprised by this, considering how absolutely enamoured by it I was when it first came out, spending every free moment running through the lands to explore. I think it certainly helped that they had quite an expansive free Alpha version available for quite a while before release, which pulled in quite a lot of eyes on it.

Valheim is quite a magical game really, which does things so differently to other survival game it's simply brilliant. The team at Iron Gate fully deserve all the sales they can possibly get, it's easily one of the best games I've played over the last few years.

Skål! - Picture credit: Iron Gate

Currently, the developers at Iron Gate are working away on the very exciting upcoming update for The Mistlands, which will bring another full biome to the game.

Valheim is available to buy on Humble Store or Steam. It's Steam Deck Verified and has an Overwhelmingly Positive review score on Steam.

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10 comments

fabertawe 25 Apr
My obligatory Valheim comment...

It's now surpassed Borderlands 2 as my second most played game. It's got a way to go to beat Mindustry but I wouldn't be surprised if it takes number one spot!

Still having a whale of a time in a newly generated world. I'm currently farming Surtlings
Termy 25 Apr
I really like Valheim - but the progress in development really is disappointing considering the massive success.
Me and my friends are waiting eagerly for enough new content to start another playthrough, but since our first playthrough right after release not too much has changed unfortunately...if you don't want to resort to heavy modding that is.

Hopefully the Mistlands update will arrive soon and will blow our minds :D
const 25 Apr
Quoting: TermyI really like Valheim - but the progress in development really is disappointing considering the massive success.
Me and my friends are waiting eagerly for enough new content to start another playthrough, but since our first playthrough right after release not too much has changed unfortunately...if you don't want to resort to heavy modding that is.

Hopefully the Mistlands update will arrive soon and will blow our minds :D

I fear I'll never even finish the content already included, anyway...
I'm more waiting for Valve to drop more nuanced synced frame limiters or them starting to optimize it enough to run at 60 FPS on deck, as that's my prefered way to play this game by now :D
dvd 25 Apr
I'm thinking about getting this game. Anyone here interested in playing coop on steam?
Anza 25 Apr
Quoting: TermyI really like Valheim - but the progress in development really is disappointing considering the massive success.
Me and my friends are waiting eagerly for enough new content to start another playthrough, but since our first playthrough right after release not too much has changed unfortunately...if you don't want to resort to heavy modding that is.

Hopefully the Mistlands update will arrive soon and will blow our minds :D

There have been new content though, only thing is missing is totally new biome.

Combat and food has been overhauled. Few new enemies have been added. Also caves have been added to mountains. As far as I know, caves are bigger than the troll caves and have new enemies. Which in turn have new drops that can be used for crafting. I have been on purpose trying to watch too many videos about the caves. I'm not yet sure if I have good enough armor to visit them.

I was also hesitant of starting new playthrough, but Valheim is still fun game, even when the changes have been bit more gradual.

But of course if you wait for Mistlands, you'll see all of these changes for the first time, so there will be more surprises.
Anza 25 Apr
Quoting: fabertaweMy obligatory Valheim comment...

It's now surpassed Borderlands 2 as my second most played game. It's got a way to go to beat Mindustry but I wouldn't be surprised if it takes number one spot!

Still having a whale of a time in a newly generated world. I'm currently farming Surtlings

We seem to have similar games in our top lists. For me Valheim is still number four though. For me it still needs more hours to beat Borderlands 2, but I think it it will get there. After that Factorio is not far, but beating Civ 5 needs lot more.

Mindustry is on sixth spot and could use some more hours. There has been at least one big overhaul since the last time I played it.
I'm on the 4th server world. Getting ready for the (current) final boss.

Base building in the plains is always interesting.

Shortage of this and that (currently need more iron again)

Still new things to do.

Never did the domesticate Lox before. (or pigs. still haven't done wolves yet)

Use the Iron Sledge to harvest barely. (weird, but works)

First time I ever bothered to plant the beech seeds. Good thing, as I needed to harvest them
for the current base. (and I'm gonna need to plant even more. Gets to be a bit of a run
to get to the other trees, as we've cleared a rather large area for the first base)

Still lots of world to explore. Only found 1 miserable cave. (that mountain had 21 silver nodes,
but only 1 stinkin cave!)

Tricks on the tar pools.

and yes, the time STILL gets away... "4 hrs already??" um... but I still have to ...

:)
fabertawe 28 Apr
Quoting: CanadianBlueBeer...Never did the domesticate Lox before. (or pigs. still haven't done wolves yet)...

Pigs and Lox are fairly easy but it's time consuming. Wolves were the hardest - I trapped a some in a pit I'd dug but something kept killing them. Tamed them eventually and then had to lead them right across the island to my base. I keep two inside and a load at the gates as "guard dogs".


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Anza 28 Apr
Quoting: fabertawe
Quoting: CanadianBlueBeer...Never did the domesticate Lox before. (or pigs. still haven't done wolves yet)...

Pigs and Lox are fairly easy but it's time consuming. Wolves were the hardest - I trapped a some in a pit I'd dug but something kept killing them. Tamed them eventually and then had to lead them right across the island to my base. I keep two inside and a load at the gates as "guard dogs".

Drakes at least can shoot at open pit. Also night wolves will disappear easily in the morning, you need to start taming process already at night.

As for being worth it, pigs do provide good meat source at the beginning. Getting one or two stars improve the meat to leather scraps ratio. In order get pigs multiply though, farming helps. Carrots will lose their usefulness first, so they can be fed to pigs.

Wolves also provide meat, which is not useful though before you get silver. Before that you can take few with you to keep annoyances away. I haven't yet transported them between islands, but it's doable if know how to prepare and avoid enemies at all costs (wolves will not be less aggressive in a boat...).

I have domesticated Lox also, but back then they were useful only tearing down trees and squashing graydwarves.
Quoting: AnzaI have domesticated Lox also, but back then they were useful only tearing down trees and squashing graydwarves.
Cuz you had no bagels or cream cheese?
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