Development Blog: Heavy Hitters
October 27, 2023
It’s time for another monthly check-in! As you may have noticed, there is currently a patch out on the Public Test Branch, which we as always invite you to play! It features an engine update – but also some seasonal content like the Jack-O-Turnip and a brand new witch hat!
Since our last blog post, we have also announced the winners of the Trial of Tyr, and we have teased you a little bit about our internal Ashlands playtesting on social media. After that playtesting post, we got a lot of questions about whether or not you will need to start a new world when the Ashlands update is eventually released. The answer to that is that it won’t be strictly necessary to get the new content, but it will be something we strongly recommend in order for you to get the best experience. The same has been true for previous large updates as well, and will most likely be the case for the rest of Valheim’s Early Access period. You can of course still bring your current characters with you into your new worlds!
But now on to the teasers, which we know you are all waiting for! First off, we want to go ahead and show you a small selection of the new weapons you’ll be able to craft in the Ashlands. Pictured below is a greatsword, a regular sword, a mace and yes, dual wielding axes.
We also want to show you this mysterious contraption… It looks a bit like the Obliterator, but it does something quite different. What do you think this might be used for?
We’ve previously shown you a bit of the Ashlands and what they look like where you will first set foot. But let’s also take a new peek at what they’re like further inland, where the lava can dominate pretty large areas! Crossing these lakes of molten rock will be a challenge of its own, we assure you…
Build of the Month
Since it’s properly autumn now, we couldn’t not choose this Swamps based stave church by splash_opain for this Build of the Month! Nicely done! 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.
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