Valheim Hearth and Home Update - Everything we know about it so far



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Iron Gate's Valheim has taken everyone by surprise - it really blew away expectations and quickly became everyone's new favourite survival game on Steam. Now, it looks like we're getting our first meaty expansion for Valheim with the Hearth and Home update. Here's everything you need to know about it...

UPDATE SPOTLIGHT - New Recipes & Food

Valheim's latest Hearth and Home spotlight video is all about food and recipes - The latest update is going to introduce more than just new furniture. There's also going to be new ingredients and recipes!

Raw Meat has been diversified alongside new plantable vegetables to introduce new ways to create in Valheim. In addition to this, things like Bread and Pie will both need to be baked in the Oven in order to be edible.

There are also berries that make you vomit so you can eat more... We're not sure about that one.

RECAP - Everything we found out at Gamescom 2021

First and foremost, we found out that Valheim's newest update - Hearth and Home - is going to be released on September 16th.

" After a long and harsh adventure, every Viking needs a warm and welcoming home to return to."

This update is going to introduce new furniture to the game alongside additional building mechanics and items, food options, and more. We don't have the full list of changes, but you can look over the initial DevBlog post about the update here and see the Cinematic Trailer that debuted at Gamescom 2021's Opening Night Live below:


There are so many changes coming to the game with the next update, here are just a handful of the most substantial we know of right now.

Tower Shield Buff

In their latest Hearth and Home Spotlight, the team shared some new changes coming to the blocking mechanic. Tower shields are being made more tanky, seeing big players use them to hold back even the biggest enemies.

This is an effort to make different playstyles viable from moment to moment.

Food and Stamina

In a previous spotlight, the team elaborated on the importance of food. If you want to play a more defensive Viking, you now have to stay well-stocked on food as it gives to boost to damage deflection.

The team want food to feel like a more integral part of the game and this is the first step in doing so.


In the new update, you will be able to present all your riches in designated piles or stacks. Mostly an aesthetic difference, this will make base building a little more interesting.

New Building Options

Perhaps the most substantial change made to the game will be in the game's building options. It pays particular attention to base building and gives players the option to do much more with their resources.

More little parts to slot together give a little more creative freedom to build whatever you would like.

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