28 May 2021 6:59 PM +00:00

Everything We Know about Valheim Hearth and Home

Valheim sales recently surpassed six million copies, but Iron Gate is far from finished, as the Valheim Hearth and Home update is planned for sometime later in 2021.

It’s the first major Valheim update, slated to add new housing mechanics, creatures, and so much more to the Norse survival game.

We already know a bit about what to expect thanks to a few teasers Iron Gate dropped, but the developer also said before nailing down any of the content or release date, it has to focus on bug fixes first.

Still, there’s plenty to look forward to. Here’s everything we know about the Valheim Hearth and Home update.

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May 28 - New Item Teases

As is becoming Iron Gate's custom, the dev team shared a brief new update on Steam with two image teasers for Hearth and Home new items. Or materials. Or something?

It's pretty difficult to pick out what Iron Gate is actually showing here. The first part could be sand or maybe a new kind of covering stretched out on the tanning rack.

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The second is even more vague. It's a vertical wooden structure that could be some kind of lattice work or a new decorative window frame.

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Valheim Hearth and Home Release Date

Iron Gate promised Valheim Hearth and Home for sometime in 2021. However, as mentioned, bug fixes remain a priority for now.

It’s possible the Hearth and Home release date could get pushed back, depending on the volume of work Iron Gate has to deal with.

However, the Valheim 2021 roadmap (more on that in a bit) suggests we’ll see it sooner rather than later, and a whole lot more besides.

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Valheim Hearth and Home Teasers

Iron Gate has already teased multiple aspects of the update, without giving anything concrete away.

In March, for example, they shared an image of a raven, prompting speculating that Odin would make an appearance.

More recently, the team teased updates for trolls — though these will land sometime before the Hearth and Home update — plus what looks like a fancy chair of some kind… something else.

The second image Iron Gate shared is a bit more open-ended.

There’s water, what looks like minerals, and other building materials, and the developers said it’s an essential part of the update.

Valheim Hearth and Home New Building

We know Hearth and Home will focus on, well, the hearth and the home.

Cooking and house-related building will be a major part of the update, though as yet, we’re not quite sure how either will be implemented.

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Valheim Content Roadmap 2021

Iron Gate shared a content roadmap outlining plans for the remainder of the year.

After Hearth and Home, we can expect:

  • Cult of the Wolf (combat update)
  • Ships and Sea (a naval version of Hearth and Home)
  • Mistlands (a brand-new Valheim biome)

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