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Valheim rockets to 5 million copies sold in just a month

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What you need to know

  • Valheim developer Iron Gate Studio has announced that the game has officially sold 5 million copies since its February 2, 2021 launch.
  • Since the game's launch, the Valheim community has spent 15,000 years playing the game and 35 million hours watching the game on Twitch streams.
  • Valheim has also reached number 39 on the highest user-reviewed games on Steam list.

In a new update post, Iron Gate Studio, the developer behind the viking-themed survival game Valheim, announced that the game has officially sold 5 million copies on Steam as of March 3, 2021. Considering the game launched on February 2, this means that Valheim has reached this extraordinary milestone in a month's time.

The developers also included some other interesting stats about how fans have interacted with Valheim. In particular, players have collectively spent 15,000 years playing the game, 35 million hours of gameplay have been watched on Twitch, and Valheim has officially reached number 39 on the highest user-reviewed games on Steam list.

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In the post, the developers took some time to reflect on this crazy achievement. "We watch with pride and excitement, and struggle to find the right words to express our gratitude to you, the community," said Iron Gate. "Exciting new milestones lie ahead, and we for one cannot wait to show you more of the game as we journey through our 2021 Roadmap. May Frey bless you with a plentiful harvest, and may Heimdall watch over your settlement. Oh, and if you see an oversized mosquito, run."

Valheim is available for $20 on Steam. 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.

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.