‘Tis the time to feast and celebrate! Coffee Stain and Iron Gate Studio have just revealed Valheim’s first content update, titled Hearth & Home, which will be launching on September 16th, 2021!
Coffee Stain Publishing and Iron Gate Studio are delighted to announce that Hearth & Home, Valheim’s first major update, will launch on September 16th with a feast of new features, by the will of the Allfather. Revealed with an animated trailer that aired during Gamescom Opening Night Live, the critically-acclaimed open-world co-op survival game will be getting its first major update to bring a hoard of new content to the Norse afterlife.
The new trailer follows the solitary journey of a bold Viking who has single-handedly slain the mighty Moder and now journeys back home. Upon his arrival, a lush feast awaits in the grand hall, giving fans a cinematic taste of one of the themes in the new Hearth & Home update: food! While players will have to wait until September 16th, 2021 to find and experience all the new content first-hand, Valheim’s first major update focuses on enhancing the core base building and survival mechanics. Hearth & Home aims to give Vikings even more tools to create the longhouse of their dreams and cook up a feast fit for an Aesir.
Several features introduced in Hearth & Home have already been revealed by the development team on Steam and social media, including brand-new cooking extensions to introduce spice racks, butcher tables, and pots and pans. The new tools complement the reworked food system that has not only introduced new recipes but now gives players more interesting choices with an improved health and stamina system.
The improved food system will have a significant impact on the core combat experience for players, allowing them to finely balance their Viking diet to suit their playstyle, while further changes to shields and blocking mechanics will give players even more epic battles for Bragi’s skalds to sing about.
A treasure trove of new build pieces will also be added, including a literal treasure chest for Vikings to store their hard-earned gold – treasure inside a chest made out of treasure, by the Gods! Brand new window hatches and dark wood materials have also been previously revealed.