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Valheim is getting a hardcore mode along with customizable difficulty

You’re getting six preset difficulty options. Valheimis about to get a bit harder, if you want it to, thanks to a new hardcore difficulty mode. When this mode is used, and the death slider is maxed, you will lose all progress and items forever should you die. Also, not only is combat harder, but monsters will raid your base more often, and you won’t have a map and can’t use portals. Hardcore indeed. Valheim Xbox Launch Trailer Hardcore is mostly about losing progress, but you can scale things to however you like now, such as easy, casual, or even very…

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Valheim Xbox release set for March

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. You knew it was coming in spring, but now you know the month. Iron Gate’s early access darling Valheim is coming to Xbox systems in March, according to Embracer Group’s latest financial report. The developer announced in June 2022 the Viking survival game would arrive on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in spring 2023. Valheim: Mistlands Gameplay Trailer – may contain spoilers The game is already available through Steam Early Access and PC Game Pass with full cross-play support…

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Valheim’s next biome update will be the Ashlands, a volcanic land of the dead

The mists of the Mistlands have settled, so viking survive ’em up Valheim developers Iron Gate have decided it’s time to start cracking on their next biome update. They’re now chiselling away at the Ashlands, a volcanic “land of the dead” packed with skeletal horrors. It’ll be a while before all the horrors are ready, but a smaller update with clothes and haircuts is on the way soon. Read more

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Valheim Mistlands Preview: A truly magical update packed with fresh ideas

The biggest update to the game in a while, Mistlands hopes to appeal to all players with a brand new zone. I’m decked out top to bottom in swanky gear. With a hefty hammer in my hands, a wisp light above my head and bags filled with food. We scale a stone spire above oppressive mists only to see a vast landscape of clashing dangers and sparse safe spots. With just a limited opportunity to experience Valheim’s Mistlands update, I’m faced with something truly refreshing. That was my main takeaway, anyway. Valheim exploded onto the indie scene back in 2021,…

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Viking survival game Valheim is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in spring 2023

It is also releasing this fall through PC Game Pass and the Microsoft Store. Coffee Stain and Iron Gate have announced Viking survival game Valheim will be arriving on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in spring 2023. It will also be coming to Xbox Game Pass. The game will also come to Xbox’s PC Game Pass catalog, alongside a launch on the Microsoft Store this fall. The news was announced during the Xbox Games Showcase Extended showcase. Both the upcoming Microsoft Store and Xbox console releases will have full crossplay support at release, allowing you to play with friends…

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Inscryption wins the IGF Grand Prize and GDC Game Of The Year Award 2022

Last night, RPS’ Bestest Best game of 2021 Inscryption won the Seumus McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival Awards, confirming that once again, we are correct about everything. If that wasn’t enough, though, an hour later, Inscryption then won the Game Of The Year award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. It’s the first time a game has ever won both awards in the same year, which is a stonking achievement. Clearly, our Advent Calendar made some pretty big waves this year. Just saying. Read more

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Valheim’s Mountain update is live alongside controller support and pause feature in single-player

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The patch also optimizes the game for the Steam Deck. Iron Gate has released the Mountains update for Valheim which introduces caves to the game. Now you can finally discover the frozen caves where the fenrings’ brethren reside. This update also comes with a new event involving one of the new creatures. In this patch, the game has also been optimized the game for Steam Deck. It also includes full controller support for PC, and a pause feature in single…

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Valheim’s frost caves are now open for spelunking

Viking survival saga Valheim gets even chillier today as players gain access to some mysterious ice caves up in the mountains. Apparently, there’s something howling out there? Probably a friendly dog trying to say hello and absolutely nothing to worry about. The patch also optimises for Steam Deck and controller support, perfect for when you want to get cosy in your bed before spelunking into the frosty depths searching for your definitely friendly new companion. Read more

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Valheim celebrates first birthday with info on caves and the Mistlands

Somehow, it has been one full year since Valheim entered early access. Seems unlikely. I’d buy six months, I’d buy two years, but one year? I don’t think so. Still, the makers are quite insistent, so let’s humour their charade and hear what they have to say about their future plans for the base-building Norse mythology survival game. Steam Deck support, caves in the Mountains biome, a pretty moth in the Mistlands… okay, sure. Read more

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Valheim celebrates anniversary by teasing the Mountain update

You’ll be heading into the mountains with the next update. Iron Gate is celebrating the first anniversary of Valheim with a couple of teaser images for the Mountain update, which is slated for release in early 2022. Today, February 2, marks an entire year since Valheim first launched, and as part of the celebration, the game has been discounted through the Steam Lunar Sale. Instead of the usual $19.99, it’s on sale for 25% off at $14.99 now and through the weekend. The studio also announced it is bringing the game to Steam Deck and is working on ensuring it…

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Cyberpunk 2077 manages to be a top seller on Steam in 2021

A terrible beginning didn’t stop the RPG from CD Projekt Red from ultimately being successful. Kotaku reported some interesting tidbits from Valve’s recent stat dump for Steam, most notably that Cyberpunk 2077 quietly became a top seller in 2021. This might come as a surprise to many, as CD Projekt Red’s game has been controversial for being buggy and unfinished. That might be turning around, though. While the very top of the charts are populated by games like New World, Valheim, and Naraka: Bladepoint that generate revenue continuously even after someone starts the game, Cyberpunk managed to make the Silver…

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Resident Evil Village, Metroid Dread are the most finished games of 2021

At least, according to the data from HowLongToBeat. Resident Evil Village may just be the most completed game of the year if game time tracking website HowLongToBeat is accurate. As reported by Axios (via Kotaku), the site listed off the most completed games of the year, with Village leading the list, followed closely by Metroid Dread. Rounding out the top 5 are Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, It Takes Two, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Also interesting is the most “retired” (read: abandoned) games, with Valheim topping the list, with 12 Minutes, Loop Hero, The Ascent, and…

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How to craft Valheim cartography table and what it does

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The Valheim cartography table is a new addition in the Hearth and Home update that brings with it a long-awaited update. You’ll need plenty of materials to craft it, but thankfully, they’re items you can gather fairly early in your adventure. That’s extra handy if you followed Iron Gate’s advice and restarted your Valheim game before downloading Hearth and Home. Valheim cartography table | What does the cartography table do Valheim’s new cartography table lets you share your map with…

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Valheim’s final Hearth & Home preview details axe buffs and bow nerfs

After plenty of previews and much ado, the major Hearth & Home update for viking crafting adventure Valheim is nearly here. Iron Gate have shown off the new hunger system, new foods, new ways to expel that food, and have now posted their last preview for the update. This one goes into some quick details on how the battleaxe and bow are changing. They say they’re making the bow less overpowered but really, it sounds like an upgrade for me personally. Study up on all these changes before the big update hits next week. Read more