‘Valheim’ continues its epic run with over 1 million copies sold on Steam in the first week of early access

Well played, Early Axers!


Just a couple of days ago, I wrote about the growing popularity of Steam Darling Valheim. Now, in its first week of Early Access, the PC game has already sold over 1 million copies. At around $ 20 each, currently, that’s a fair amount of change for Iron Gate AB and Coffee Stain Publishing to play, probably dumping a lot of it into the game to keep fires burning and trolls at bay.


Many people have thrown themselves into the procedurally generated Viking-themed survival game, and whether they go solo or on group adventures, the community aspect of First Axers It is one of the most important attractions of the game. Iron Gate wisely celebrated strong sales and stronger community in a blog post that he remembered his last week of great success. Expect the million mark to be just the first of many milestones for this promising new title.

This is what you will get Valheim, courtesy of the game’s Steam page:

A warrior slain in battle, the Valkyries have transported your soul to Valheim, the 10th Norse world. Besieged by creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods, you are the newest custodian of primordial purgatory, tasked with slaying Odin’s former rivals and bringing order to Valheim. Your trials begin in the unarmed and peaceful center of Valheim, but the gods reward the brave and glory awaits. Venture through towering forests and snow-capped mountains, explore and collect more valuable materials to craft more deadly weapons, tougher armor, Viking fortresses and outposts. Build a mighty drakkar and sail across the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be careful sailing too far …

Image via Iron Gate, Coffee Stain Publishing

Key features:

  • Huge procedurally generated world – Explore and inhabit mystical lands, from mysterious forests to towering snow-capped mountain ranges and stunning meadows, with your own legendary creatures to fight and wildlife to hunt.

  • Co-op PvE (2-10 Players) – – Whether you want to challenge the lands alone or venture out with trusted allies, Valheim supports standalone player-hosted servers and unlimited world creation. We recommend playing cooperative mode with 3-5 players.

  • Punishing the dodge and block based combat system with a wide range of weapons

  • Build and sail ships, from flimsy rafts to towering warships, build legendary ships to conquer the seas and discover new lands.

  • Summon and defeat vengeful primordial bosses from myth and legend, and collect trophies to progress and create powerful new items.

  • Flexible house and foundation construction system – build mead corridors, farms, settlements, castles and more.

  • Intuitive Item Crafting – Forge the best weapons and armor, and craft food and mead.

  • Dedicated server: for gamers who want to run a persistent server. If you prefer not to run a server on your PC, consider renting a server from G-Portal.

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