A Bed is a buildable structure in Valheim.
It is possible to sleep in a bed after a player has claimed one. Sleeping skips the game clock to the next morning. The game will progress in fast-forward while the player sleeps, meaning that crafting stations that process materials will continue working. This can make sleeping advantageous if the player is attempting to refine a large volume of materials quickly.
It is only possible to sleep if:
- It is afternoon or night.
- There are no enemies nearby.
- The bed is sheltered.
- There is a fire nearby.
- The player is not wet.
There is a 10% chance for the player to dream while sleeping on a bed.
A bed can be claimed when it is under a roof and in an enclosed area. Press [E] while looking directly at a bed to claim it.
The most recent bed claimed by a player will serve as their respawn point. This can be used strategically by building small outposts outside of dungeons or other dangerous areas and placing a bed inside, allowing the player to quickly return and reattempt the area.
Once a bed has been claimed by a player, other players cannot override their claim unless the bed is destroyed and re-placed.
If your bed (spawn point) is destroyed and you die, you will respawn at the starting location.
How to Build
The bed needs to be built within the range of a Workbench.
- Select Hammer from your inventory or quick panel.
- Press [F] to switch to Furniture tab.
- Press [Q/E] to switch to Bed.
- Press [LMB] to place it in a house.