New Valheim Patch Lets Players Build The Maypole And Makes Monster AI More Aggressive

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A new Valheim patch has gone live which allows players to craft the Maypole and multiple monster AI fixes, which include making them more aggressive when they are unable to hit the player.

"Gameplay wise this patch mostly fixes AI issues, as we tried to make monsters slightly more aggressive and attack your buildings etc. When they are not able to attack you. It’s fun for the whole family! Also it's midsummer here in Sweden, so we celebrate by temporarily making the Maypole buildable." The Patch notes say.

The Maypole is an item that previously was only found within abandoned villages within the Meadows biome.


The item once placed, will provide 1 comfort to players, which applies to the rested bonus granting players extra health and stamina regeneration, and experience gain.

New Valheim Patch Lets Players Build The Maypole And Makes Monster AI More Aggressive

There are a few bugs and AI fixes going live with this patch but the largest of them all is a change to monster AI, making them more aggressive when unable to attack the player, resulting in them destroying structures around them.

The full list of patch notes are:

  • Random save bug-fix (Solves a very unusual case of world corruption caused when shutting down)
  • Monster AI tweaks (More aggressively attacking structures when unable to attack the player among other things)
  • Open container fix (Fixes issue where you had to click a container multiple times to open it in multiplayer)
  • Taught Greydwarfs to throw better
  • Event trigger tweaks (Wolf event only triggers after Bonemass has been killed, Moder army can trigger in mountains etc.)
  • Long forgotten Blob event enabled
  • SFX volume setting fix (Used wrong DB conversion)
  • Maypole enabled (Happy midsummer!)
  • AI flee behaviour tweaks (Bosses don’t run from you anymore)

It is uncertain how long the Maypole will be active in the game, as there is no date set for its removal.

Read more: Everything We Know about Valheim Hearth and Home.