Valheim Wiki
Advertisement

There is no Roadmap available right now.

Currently, the Developers are working on the Mistlands as their primary focus, but content-wise, Moutain Caves aimed to release early 2022.

While with the Early Access release Valheim had a long term Roadmap published[1], it was revoked in favor of prioritising fixes and updates and only focusing on the next significant addition. This practice is more in-line with Steam's Early Access Rules, where Developers should only communicate the current state and customers should be buying the game based on its current state, not on promises of a future that may or may not be realized.

What is being worked on?

Currently, the Development Team primarily focuses on the next biome, the Mistlands. However, some minor things have been released and will potentially release alongside their primary focus.

Mountain Caves: Aimed Release Early 2022

In the November Development News[2] the developers shared that the Team is working on updates regarding the Mountain biome, specifically adding a new dungeon to that area. There is not much information about this yet outside of developers teasing that the new place “may or may not have some lupine inhabitants…”.

While no exact date is known, Iron Gate aims for an early 2022 release.[3]

Mistlands

After Hearth & Home was released, it was announced[4] that the next big update will be the Mistlands biome. There is nothing much known at this point outside of a few teaser images that show that the Team is currently reworking the terrain generation on that area.


FAQ

Why are updates taking so long?

Due to a large number of players at Valheim's release, the Developers had to prioritise bug fixing, balance, and optimisation issues. This meant that they could not put all of their energy into content updates until later than expected.[5]

Do I need a new world with an update?

The Developers do not know this for sure; However, the progress you already have should remain working. Ideally, you can keep playing on your existing world, but you may need to create a new world to access the new content.[6] Generally, it is recommended to not explore areas where content is still missing (in development). Because of Valheim's Map Generation, the places you never visited are not actually created, so new content will appear once you visit them. On the other hand, this means new content is only added to areas that you have not visited before. If you have explored the vast majority of your world, you need to venture to uncharted locations to enjoy new content.

Will there ever be buildable caves in Valheim?

No. This is not a feature that the Developers want in the game. It would also require a complete overhaul of the game terrain system.[7]

When will the updates be released?

In compliance with Steam's Early Access Rules, exact dates are only announced when an update is ready to be shipped.


References

Advertisement