What is Valheim
Three million copies is what Valheim has managed to sell in just three weeks like early access on Steam. A Survival game developed by the study Iron Gate AB and that is managing to hook a multitude of users through a proposal that is quite addictive. But let's take it easy.
As described by its own creators, this is Valheim:
A brutal multiplayer exploration and survival game, set in a procedurally generated purgatory inspired by Viking culture. Fight, build and conquer your journey in a saga worthy of Odin's blessing!
This description might not tell you much, after all there are many similar titles inspired both by the vikigan culture and with survival as the main element of its mechanics. However, the first interesting point of this title is that allows you to play with up to 10 people in the same game.
That is to say, you can play Valheim alone, but the best time you will have is surrounded by up to nine more friends with whom you can diversify tasks and face each of the challenges with a higher percentage of success. So, at the very least, what you'll get is a better chance of being able to carry it alive the next day.
Because staying alive in the 10th Nordic world will not be easy. Creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods await you. But you will have to prove as the youngest guardian in purgatory that you are ready to kill Odin's rivals and bring order.
How to play Valheim
One of the first things you should know is that Valheim worlds are procedurally generated. That means that no two games will ever be the same, which brings interesting variety to those who don't like repeating.
The second thing, as we already indicated, is that you can play it alone or with friends. Obviously the multiplayer option is the most attractive of all, but you will not miss anything beyond laughs and the help that they can carry if you decide to play individually.
Knowing this, what is the first thing you have to do. Well, once the game has started, you will appear on the screen that starts the new world. Once you have created it you will go directly to the starting point and from there you have to take into account three key aspects: progress, goals and penalties.
Each of the actions that you carry out in the new world will mark and increase your progress bar. This is what would allow you to improve your abilities when building new objects and face the challenges that little by little the game will pose you.
The first of the great challenges will be to fight against Eikthyrnir, a mythological deer that will not make survival easy for you. So don't be in a rush to confront him. Only do it when you're really ready and save this tip for the rest of the game.
Because the penalties go there. When you die you will lose part of the progress made with all that work previously done. What's more, you will appear at another point and you will have to run to the place where you lost your life if you want to get back the equipment you had.
Basically this is the essential thing that you should know when playing Valheim, although little by little you will discover that you can build a wide variety of objects that will range from weapons to even ships. After all, one of the virtues of the game is that it maintains a very good balance in terms of how it introduces new mechanics into the game. This is neither slow for those who are experienced nor overwhelming for those facing something like this for the first time.
So little by little it is how you learn to build new objects, how do you have to do to stay safe or get those weapons that will be used for fighting. Fights that are also easy to assimilate since they are based on dodging and blocking to attack when your opponent drops his guard.
As we say, Valheim is a game accessible to practically everyone and with aspects that mimic The Legends of Zelda Breath of the Wild a bit. So it is capable of keeping most users hooked.
Helps for Valheim
If you get lost in your first steps through Valheim, know that you can find guides that will help you with the first challenges which you will have to face. In addition, they will also serve to know what to do in case of something lost.
However, it is important that you know that in Valheim there is a command console that you can open to enter different codes and tricks.
To open the Valheim command console you just have to do the following
1. Press the F5 key
2. Then write imacheater
3. This will activate the console and from there you can use different commands that provide advantages
4. When you want to stop using these tricks, type again imacheater
Here is a list of some commands that can help you. Of course, these commands only work for the mode singleplayer. If you are playing with other players you will not be able to use them.
The first is the command you have to enter to achieve the effect / action described after the colon.
- god: activate God mode
- killall– Eliminate all enemies close to your character
- removedrops: remove all objects from the area
- take me: used to tame all the animals that are nearby
- raiseskill : increases the level of a skill
- debugmode: Creative mode, with it you can press Z to enter flight mode, K to kill enemies in the area and B to create or repair objects without the need for a workbench
- pos: shows the current coordinates of the character
- goto : teleports the character to the indicated coordinates
- exploremap: makes it easy to navigate the map
- resetmap: reset the map browsing
- location: choose where to respawn
- freefly: activate photo mode
- event : start a specific event
- stopevent: stop the current event
- resetcharacter: reset player data
- save: force a save of the world.
Requirements and where to download Valheim
Now that you know what Valheim is about, the next thing is to know the requirements of the title and platforms for which it is available. The game can be played on Windows and Linux computers. In all of them the requirements are not very high that we say, although the better hardware, greater fluidity and better gaming experience.
Basically you need Windows 7 or later or later and Linux in any of its 64-bit versions. Regarding processor, an Intel Dual Core or similar to 2.6 Ghz is enough. It is also enough to have 4 GB of RAM and 1 GB of storage disk space.
To download Valheim you just have to go to the Steam website and there you will find the option to access in advance. The price of the game, yes, is 16.79 euros.
The future of Valheim
With the success already reaped by Valheim, it is normal for its developers to talk about the future of the title. So to begin with they have confirmed that during this year 2021 four major updates will arrive that will improve aspects such as combat, construction systems, transport and even final bosses.
The first of all these updates will be Hearth and Home and basically it will serve to improve the construction of houses, an important element to protect our characters from certain external threats. In addition to adding new mechanics for the interior of the same and the activities that can be carried out there.
Later they will arrive Cult of the wolf, focused on exploration and combat; Ships and the Sea, with new content at the level of ships and exploration of seas and oceans: and Mistlands it will be the last and will add a new biome to the game.
So, as you can see, this is not only the currently fashionable title, it is one where its creators place high hopes that it will continue to be the same or even more attractive as its development progresses and with it the options increase. All this without forgetting the improvements to problems that are detected.
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