Released five weeks ago, the Hearth & Home update brought new content and a number of weapon balance changes to Valheim. It was the biggest patch yet since the title's launch in Early Access on Steam on February 2, 2021. Delighted with how the community has embraced the new content, indie developers at Iron Gate have no intention of slowing down andreveals the first details about the next major update - Mistlands - in today's progress report.
It's supposed to "revive" the eponymous biome, which is currently only darkness, trees and spider webs. Some time ago, CEO Richard Svensson presented how the biome will look like after the changes.
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Developers' capacity is quite limited, so the work on Mistlands will take some time. Fans will not be left with nothing - in the meantime, smaller patches will appear, which will diversify the mountainous areas (Mountains biome) with caves, as well as introduce the ability to make turnip ornaments. The latter is to enable fans to celebrate Halloween. Vikings did not celebrate this holiday, but - as stated by the developers of Valheim - 'but it’s still nice to have something to brighten up the homestead when the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting darker… At least in our part of the world'.
Furthermore, the devs are preparing for another AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit, during which - as the name suggests - players will be able to ask them anything. Unfortunately, we do not know when Iron Gate is planning this event. Previous one took place in June.