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Valheim mod adds VR support to the popular Viking survival game

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Valheim (Image credit: Iron Gate Studio)

What you need to know

  • A Valheim modder has developed a mod that enables VR support for the game, and it's available to download and try out now.
  • The mod currently doesn't support motion controls for gameplay, but the mod author says that it's coming in the future. Also, you can play with other players with the mod active.
  • You'll need a SteamVR-compatible headset for the mod to work successfully.

While the Viking-themed survival game Valheim is only playable from a fixed third-person perspective in the vanilla game, a new mod has been released by modder Brandon Mousseau that allows players to enjoy the game in VR. At the moment the mod doesn't support motion controls, but one of Mousseau's colleagues has confirmed that motion control functionality will be coming in a future update. You can view gameplay of the mod below.

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The mod is completely free to download, which you can do here. It's important to note that you'll need a SteamVR-compatible headset and a considerably powerful PC in order to play Valheim in VR. Additionally, you can play with your friends (regardless of whether they're also using the mod or not) while using this mod, as it's designed to be completely co-op compatible.

Are you interested in trying out Valheim in VR? Will you be downloading the mod to give it a shot? Let me know. Valheim is available for $20 on Steam through Early Access. If you haven't yet, I highly recommend getting it as it's one of the best survival games for PC right now. If you do pick up the game, don't miss our beginner's guide to your first days and beyond in Valheim. Also, if you're looking for more awesome Valheim mods, check out our roundup of all the best Valheim mods available.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.