What you need to know
- Valheim is an indie, Norse-inspired survival game that lets players take on a variety of obstacles and threats as a Viking.
- A game built by a small team of developers, Valheim has surpassed all expectations and shattered milestone after milestone since its launch on Steam Early Access.
- In less than three weeks, Valheim has crossed three millions copies sold, broke into the top ten streamed games on Twitch, and more.
- Valheim shows no signs of stopping, and with each milestone crossed, reaches the next one even faster.
Valheim is the latest indie success in the video game world and continues to smash milestone after milestone in its Early Access period on Steam. Valheim recently crossed the two million copies sold threshold and now, only four days later, Valheim has already made three million sales on PC. Valheim continues to accelerate its growth with each success and shows absolutely no signs of slowing down or stopping.
Valheim also had some other successes to boast about, including officially becoming one of the Top 250 best-reviewed games on Steam (78 at time of announcement) with over 60,000 Overwhelmingly Positive reviews; and making it into the top ten most streamed games on Twitch (7 at time of announcement), even surpassing industry veterans like Minecraft, CS: GO, and more, with over 20 million hours of gameplay watched.
Valheim is a Norse-inspired survival game that sets players in a gorgeous procedurally-generated open world. Survive, craft, build, and battle your way through Valheim. Currently, Valheim is only available on PC through the Steam Early Access program, but Valheim coming to consoles in the distant future is far from an impossibility.
It's clear Valheim is here to stay, and is setting out to be one of the Best Survival Games on PC. If you want to get the most out of your Valheim experience, read up on our comprehensive guides like our tips & tricks for beginners in Valheim to help you survive the first few days and beyond. Finally, ensure you play at your very best in Valheim and any other PC game with one of the Best Gaming Keyboards for PC.
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Valheim works very well in its current state, and it's worth exploring its procedurally generated world. With more updates on the way, Valheim has the potential to be a hit.
Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer primarily focused on covering the latest news, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been with Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019. While originally brought on to write about all things Minecraft, Zachary has since expanded to write about practically everything that Windows Central covers. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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