Viking survival game Valheim is off to a good start on Steam, having secured an Overwhelmingly Positive rating three days after launching into Early Access. With tens of thousands of players exploring its procedurally generated world, the team behind the title has put together a 2021 roadmap, highlighting its plans for the remainder of the year.
Valheim's 2021 roadmap reveals four planned updates aiming to improve different aspects of the game, alongside a series of other changes that will arrive "if Odin wills it." Specific details about each update have yet to be provided, but will likely be shared near release, when everything is locked in place.
Update 1, titled Hearth and Home, will likely flesh out player housing and base-building, as they're both important parts of its core gameplay loop. After a day of slaughtering beasts and chopping down wood, even the fiercest viking warrior needs a place to rest.
It will be followed by a second update called Cult of the Wolf, then a third one named Ships and the Sea. Although sailing is already a part of Valheim, its third update will improve existing features and add others to make for a richer experience while away from land.
Update 4 will introduce the Mistlands, a new biome that sound fairly creepy. Other features that will arrive if development permits include:
- Multiplayer Interactions
- Combat Improvements
- Moon Phases
- Tar Pits
- Vendor Inventory Expansion
- Svartalfr Brigands
- More Unique Locations
Valheim's 2021 roadmap looks promising but it's worth keeping in mind that development may impact the features on it in unexpected ways. While we wait for more details, check out our guides on finding the pickaxe and flint, tools, and weapons.
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