Valheim Hearth and Home Update Patch Notes

The developers of Valheim, Iron Gate AB, have released the patch notes for the upcoming update, Hearth and Home. Now, if you’re planning to go in knowing nothing about the new content, I recommend you don’t read any further. However, if you want to know what you’re getting yourself into, you should probably give them at least a quick glance. So, let’s get into the Valheim Hearth and Home update patch notes.

valheim hearth and home update patch notes
Valheim Hearth and Home Update Patch Notes

Hearth and Home Valheim Patch Notes

Below, you’ll see the full Valheim Hearth and Home update patch notes, as revealed by the developers. Once again, if you want to go into the new content completely blind, turn away now, because there will be some spoilers ahead. Still here? Awesome, let’s dive in!

  • General improvements
    • Weapons rebalanced (All weapons have been rebalanced to be more viable as main weapon and also have more unique playstyles)
    • Blocking system overhauled (Current maximum hp now greatly affects your ability to block attacks, stagger bar gui added)
    • Naming tamed creatures
    • Gamepad sensitivity settings
    • Auto-pickup toggle button added
    • Graphics settings (Active point lights & Active point light shadows)
    • Tamed creatures affected by friendly fire setting (i.e you can’t hurt a tamed creature unless you enable friendly fire or use the new Butcher knife item)
    • Various other improvements and bugfixes
  • Food
    • Food rebalance (Most food items now give mainly stamina or mainly health to make food choices more interesting)
    • Food GUI overhauled to work better with the rebalanced food
    • Over 10 new things to eat (Actually 12)
  • World
    • Tamed Lox now have a purpose
    • Slimy locations & creatures added to plains
    • New plantable seeds: Birch, Oak & Onions
  • Items
    • New weapons: Crystal battleaxe, Silver knife
    • New shields: Bone tower shield, Iron buckler
    • Butcher knife (Special weapon for butchering tamed animals)
    • Thunder stone (Sold by trader)
    • Lox accessory
  • Building
    • New Darkwood building pieces like shingle roofs, beams, decorations and more
    • New types of furniture, including but not limited to a mighty stone throne and a steamy viking hot tub
    • Crystal walls
    • New types of stacks to show off your treasure and resources
    • Cauldron improvements: Spice rack, Butcher’s table, Pots and pans
    • Cartography table (For sharing map-data with other players)
    • Oven added (For baking bread and pie)
    • Obliterator added (Items be gone)
    • Iron cooking station (Required to cook some types of meat)
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