Valheim Update 0.214.2 Comes Packed With Much-Needed Fixes

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Valheim Update 0.214.2 Comes Packed With Much-Needed Fixes

While still in Early Access, Iron Gates’s brutal Viking survival game is proving to be quite a hit. Having already landed a mixture of Very Positive and Overwhelmingly Positive reviews on Steam alone. However, being early access means it’s not complete, so it’s in need of many improvements, and today’s update version 0.214.2 is packing a few nice features for players to enjoy.

What’s new in Valheim?

Iron Gate released the update, which sees some fixes for the Mistlands area, but the bulk of the update seems to be around the menu and UI. It should be much easier to navigate now, and for controller users, the D-Pad will work in all menus now too. Of course, there’s a good range of performance and bug fixes too, as you might expect. However, you can skim through the full changelog below for further details.

Valheim Patch 0.214.2 Release Notes

Gameplay & Balance:

  • Mistlands giant helmet and sword will now properly drop both iron and copper scrap as intended
  • Seeker soldier and ticks should now respawn correctly in dungeons, and ticks starred ticks chance increased from 10% to 20% as intended.

Fixes & Improvements:

  • Added Munin to Ribcage locations in Mistlands
  • Added saving icon to HUD and delayed the “bad connection icon” when saving
  • All game texts have been optimised for better clarity and performance
  • Reworked button prompts to a new visual style, added some missing buttons, etc.
  • Key hints are now displayed in a horizontal line rather than vertical list and visible in all needed contexts
  • Kicked players get a proper message
  • Menu selection markers should now be displayed correctly in all languages
  • Fixed several focus loss scenarios when using a gamepad
  • Haldor’s lines are now translated correctly
  • Build menu has been widened to avoid overlapping other interface items
  • D-Pad should now be usable in all menus
  • Controller and keyboard usage of menus improved
  • Skills menu should now work correctly with gamepad and show tooltips correctly
  • Mistlands boss should no longer escape her room during rare occasions (changes have been made to how ownership of objects work when transferred to another player; specifically checking the positions)
  • Fixed a bug that caused projectiles to sometimes miss even though it obviously should have connected
  • Durability bar on item in the inventory and action bar is now only visible if the item has been damaged
  • Fixed a visual bug that showed servers that were being pinged as offline
  • Thatch roof i-corner 45o can now support itself and will protect underlying beams from rain properly
  • Thatch & darkwood roof top 26o middle beam point fixed

Quality of Life:

  • Added alternative controller layout and changed layout to be more readable. Build snapping is a toggle in the alternative layout, and has an icon when active
  • Added manual save button to the pause menu that displays last save time
  • Crafting menus and quick use bar now have cycling navigation when using gamepad
  • You can now use the sticks to move to and from a container inventory from the player inventory directly rather than changing menu focus
  • Crafting station is now focused when opening a crafting station
  • Language can now be changed without restarting the game
  • If a server is unjoinable for version mismatch or other restriction this will shown when attempting to join a game from the server list immediately rather than having to wait for the game to load


  • Greatly increased performance of distant mountain shadows, and added a setting to turn off distant shadows completely. (This may increase performance significantly for players with older graphic cards)
  • Increased performance while in dungeons
  • Improved performance when using many map pins
  • Improved performance while using the inventory with many items
  • Network stability and performance improvements for crossplay
  • Improved cloud save performance on the Microsoft Store version.
  • Memory optimizations for textures and fonts

More about Valheim

You can check out the trailer for Valheim below. Of course, if you want to play it, you can find it on the Steam Store here. If you’re just wanting the update, let the client auto-update before you next launch the game.

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