Another day, another Valheim record!
The Viking survival simulation has only been available to play in Early Access for about a month. That short span of time represents a whopping more than 5 million copies sold. Valheim It still ranks # 3 among concurrent players on Steam and has a long way to go to surpass the titles that rank above it in the all-time player base, but the seemingly overnight success of the game keeps the development team happy, hopeful. and humble.
Here’s what the Iron Gate team said in its last update:
You’ve done it again! As you read this, the Valkyries have transported over FIVE MILLION souls to Valheim to discover ancient treasures, navigate wild seas, and secure the 10th Norse world.
During the short time they spent in Valheim, the five million achieved:
Spend over 15,000 years playing Valheim
Watch over 35 million hours of gameplay on Twitch
It pushed us to number 39 on the best user-reviewed games on Steam of all time.
It made our strong five-person team excited to come to work (virtually) every day (that’s one person per million sales, by the way!)
We watch with pride and enthusiasm, and we struggle to find the right words to express our appreciation to you, the community. Exciting new milestones are coming and, for example, we can’t wait to show you more of the game as we progress through our 2021 Roadmap.
May Frey bless you with a bountiful harvest and may Heimdall watch over your settlement. Oh, and if you see a large mosquito, run.
The Iron Gate team
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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 longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be careful not to sail too far …
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 mighty 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 rooms, 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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