Valheim is a game about exploring a huge fantasy world inspired by Norse mythology and Viking culture. You start your adventure at the relatively peaceful center of Valheim. The further from the center you travel, the more challenging the world becomes. But you will also find more valuable materials that you can use to craft deadlier weapons and sturdier armor. You will also build your own Viking strongholds and outposts all over the world. Eventually, you will build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands -- but be wary of sailing too far.
Its vast, rich world allows you to battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage! This brutal exploration and survival game can be played by 1-10 players at a time.
You can buy Valheim on Steam to get in early and help influence the game's development.
Valheim is a complex game with tons of features. If you're just starting out as an adventurer, we have you covered! Start with our summary of the lore of the game, and then check out our FAQ and quick start guide. You can also visit our overview of in-game events.
When you're ready, you can move on to more specific aspects of the game.
Check out these major elements of the game that you'll contend with almost every time you play.
Each time you reload this page, you'll get a new bit of advice to help you play smarter:
Learn more about these critical items and more.
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