The lack of official support didn't stop crafty players from sharing modifications that add small but welcome changes and tweaks to how the base game works. Read on below for our list of the best Valheim mods.
The Best Valheim Mods
- Valheim Plus
- Super Jump
- Torch Mod
- Pull From Containers
- Loot Multiplier
- First person view
- Improved Build HUD
- Equipment and Quick Slots
- Better Archery
- Mount Up
- Unrestricted Portals
- Hearth and Home Old Food Stats
The keyword, currently, is customization, although that's likely bound to change as time passes and the game gets new features and tools for modders to use. More Valheim mods will surely launch over the coming months and going into its full launch, and we'll highlight the best ones in this here article. At the same time, it's worth keeping in mind that content updates can make some of our picks not work until their creators get around to ensuring they're compatible again with the base game.
Valheim Plus lets players customize various aspects of their survival experience, like increasing the production rates of Fermenters, Furnaces, and Kilns. It also allows you to change weight values, the maximum number of players on a server, and remove building deterioration resulting from weather. Players can also change their field of view and share their map position as well as how much of it they've explored. It's one of the bigger entries on this list and you can get it from Nexus Mods.
In contrast to the mod above, Super Jump is a more focused offering. It essentially allows you to set the number of jumps your character can perform while in mid-air. You can opt for the traditional double jump, go higher, or even set it to infinite. Get it from Nexus Mods.
If you're looking to tweak the color, range, intensity, and shadow strength or torches and fire pits, the Torch mod has you covered. You can make them more efficient at piercing through the darkness or simply look prettier, depending on what your Viking tastes dictate.
Craft Build Smelt Cook Fuel Pull From Containers
Some of us do more crafting than others and it can be a pain to constantly rummage through containers for the right amount of resources. Thankfully, aedenthorn's entry on our list of the best Valheim mods makes it so that resources from nearby containers are automatically pulled towards you when crafting or upgrading items. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Survival games can be quite harsh with the loot they dole out as you keep pushing forward. If Valheim feels like it's a bit on the punishing side, the Loot Multiplier mod lets you customize the amount of stuff you get when you destroy, kill, or pick up something. Simple yet effective.
First person view
It's only a matter of time before modders figure out a way to make a first-person mod for third-person games and Valheim's didn't take its time. Although it's very much a work in progress at the moment, you can zoom in and play as if you were inhabiting the possibly cozy skull of your Viking warrior.
Improved Build HUD
Valheim's Improved Build HUD mod lets you easily see the maximum amount of items you can build alongside how many relevant resources you've stocked up.
Equipment and Quick Slots
The Equipment and Quick Slots mod is worth giving a shot if you're looking to assign your equipped items their own dedicated inventory slots. It also adds three more hotkeyable quick slots for easier access.
Getting to grips with new UIs isn't always easy and, while Valheim's isn't the most cumbersome one out there, modder Masa thought it could use some subtle changes that make it easier to understand. The BetterUI mod comes with a suite of small additions that do make a difference, including colors to show durability, custom tooltips, and a colorblind mode. Get it from Nexus Mods.
The Better Archery mod, as its name suggests, is one for players who favor ranged combat in Valheim. It adds a new quiver system, improves aiming, and makes arrow physics more realistic. If the RNG gods will it, there's also a chance that you can retrieve used arrows. Grab it from Nexus Mods.
Valheim's Necromancy mod is one cool way of getting some company when your friends can't play and you're not particularly keen on calling upon strangers to help. It introduces a new Convoking Wand that lets you summon up to eight skeleton buddies which follow you around. You can freely swap between warrior and archer skeletons, instantly teleport them to your location, heal, and execute them. Keep in mind that most of the minion-related abilities consume health rather than stamina. Find it on Nexus Mods.
The Mount Up mod lets you ride tamed loxen, boars, and wolves and show off your Viking strength. You can either control them yourself or jump on a mount that already has a rider, lay back and take in the view, at the cost of not being able to control the creature. There's also an experimental feature that lets you jump on a player's back and have them take you wherever they wish. You can try it out by visiting Nexus Mods.
Unrestricted Portals makes its way on our list of the best Valheim mods thanks to how it allows players to take any item through portals, bringing more flexibility to the game's already ruthless world. On top of making it easier to lug around all the resources you can harvest it's also customizable, letting you set restrictions or multiplies to what goes through portals. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Hearth and Home Old Food Stats
The Hearth & Home update breathed new life into Valheim but also changed a couple of its core systems in ways that may not immediately appeal to everyone. If you're one of those players who enjoyed the game's food system prior to its recent rework, the Old Food Stats mod lets you turn back time and, if you're feeling particularly adventurous, even customize the parameters of your viking's food. Grab it from Nexus Mods.
Non-essential Valheim Mods
- Clock mod
- Passive Powers
- Skills Give More Carry Weight
- Automatic Map Markers - Ship and Cart
- Bigger Chests
- Instant Monster Loot Drop
We wouldn't be surprised to see more Valheim mods pop up as the survival game's stay in Early Access continues, and we'll feature the more interesting ones in this article. In the meantime, check out the 2021 roadmap to see what's coming in future updates.
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