How to Remove Server Cap in Valheim

Valheim fans have been wondering how to remove the server cap and have more than the designated maximum of ten players per server. There are several problems here. One of them is how to stop the game from running poorly with a large number of people playing simultaneously. The other one is the core issue, which is how to increase the number of people allowed on the same server. We’ll be answering both of these questions in our How to Remove Server Cap in Valheim guide.

how to remove server cap in valheim
How to Remove Server Cap in Valheim

How to Remove Valheim Server Cap

To remove the server cap in Valheim, you can technically edit the assembly_valheim.dll. You need to change the “m_serverPlayerLimit = 10;” line to “m_serverPlayerLimit = 20;” or whatever number you choose. Reminder, while you can invite however many people to a server you want, only up to ten people can play at the same time. Anyways, the editing of the .dll file is not the ideal solution. For one, you have to re-edit the line every time the server updates. Moreover, the game starts to chug when there’s five people playing simultaneously, let alone twenty.

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Basically, your best bet at getting rid of the Valheim server limitations are mods. For one, you can use this data rate modifier to unlock and use the full potential of the bandwidth of all players. This removes the limitations that the game places by default, and will stop it from chugging. Ideally, everyone on the server should have the mod, but even one player having it will make things better.

Next up, to truly remove the server cap in Valheim, you can install this max player modifier. As the name implies, it lets you change the maximum number of players freely, without having to go into the game’s files. It works best when used in conjunction with the above-linked data rate modifier. I mean, some of you might want to participate in massive Viking battles that play out like the slowest PowerPoint presentation in the world, but for those that prefer their game to run normally, you really should have both.

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