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Patch 0.218.16 (Public Test)

⚠️ Note: This update is for the Public Test branch of Valheim only, and may therefore be unstable!

Prior to launching this update to the Default version of the game, we want to have a chance to discover bugs and fine-tune the balancing to ensure the best game experience.

  • ACCESS: Right-click Valheim in your Steam library, then select ‘Properties’. In the new window, select ‘Betas’ and type in the code “yesimadebackups”. The Public Test branch should now be available for you to select. The PTB FAQ can be found here.

  • FEEDBACK: Please leave any feedback in the “#valheim-public-test” channel in our Discord or through the form on our website.
Please remember to be considerate towards players who are not participating in the Public Test, as some may prefer to avoid spoilers. As indicated by the access code, please ensure to create backups of your save files before playing.

It's time for a patch with some Ashlands fixes! There are tweaks to both weapons and building pieces, and there should now also be some improvements to the loading screen. Thank you for your continued feedback!

Detailed Patch Notes

Fixes & Improvements:
* Trollstav can no longer be used in dungeons
* Trollstav will now give a warning message when trying to spawn too many trolls
* Spawned trolls can now be attacked by bosses
* Smoke bombs can now be used to put out fire
* Stone portal is now able to be built on stone & black marble
* Shield generator no longer take damage from being built over lava
* Grausten arched roof pieces no longer display a gap between the top of two roof pieces
* Fixed an performance issue related to grausten building pieces
* Fader’s flame is no longer visible on longer distance than his body
* The catapult will no longer duplicate stacked items
* Magma fish is now interested in hot fishing bait
* Immobilized tooltip will no longer show unnecessary stats
* Loading screen will now freeze the window for a much shorter period.
* The intro will now start playing while loading to shorten the overall loading time when starting the game for the first time.
* You can now cycle through hints in the loading screen
* Localization tweaks