Development Blog: Rivals and Respites

January 24, 2024

Hello 2024!

We hope you’ve all had a lovely yuletide and that you’re ready for another year in the tenth world, because we sure are! As we mentioned last time, we are aiming to release the Ashlands update sometime during the first half of this year, and we’re already hard at work to ensure that it happens.

We want to kick off the year right away with another episode of our Walk & Talk series; it seemed like a lot of you really appreciated episode one, and we hope you’ll enjoy listening to us chat once again:

Just like last time, this episode shows off some things we haven’t revealed previously. One such thing is a twitcher spawner, which you will encounter a lot of in the Ashlands. You’ll have to check out the video to hear what we have to say about them, but we’ll give you a peek of what they look like right here:

Something else we want to show you is an updated visual of the fallen valkyrie. She really has come a long way from where we started out with her, and you’d better keep an eye on the sky if you want to avoid a swift death!

While most things in the Ashlands are indeed out to get you, there are still places where you might find some rest and refuge (at least for a precious moment or two). This temple is one such place, though you still need to be on your guard in case the charred dead decide to return to their place of worship…

Build of the Month

For the first Build of the Month this year we want to highlight this lakehouse by JosephMavridis! It was a very hard choice this month, so we suspect many of you have had some extra time to build over the holidays! If you want your creation to be featured in this section, use the hashtag #ValheimBotM on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Due to changes in the tagging system on Facebook and Instagram, please also send us a DM with a link to your entry as well as using the hashtag if you post there! You can view previous builds in this thread on Steam.

May your new year be prosperous!

/The Iron Gate Team

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