It may be unhappy to appreciate you have completed a sport you’re keen on. Or within the case of Valheim, a sandbox survival sport with no precise ending, to really feel such as you’re completed since you’ve crushed the ultimate boss.
Sometime there shall be extra biomes and executives added to Valheim (and as developer Iron Gate Studios advised us, probably even mini-bosses), however that does not provide help to out proper now. Generally even once you’ve crushed each baddie and conquered each continent, you simply need to carry on taking part in since you benefit from the world and love hanging out with your pals inside it.
For those who really feel such as you’re technically completed with Valheim however aren’t prepared to maneuver on to different video games, listed here are some solutions to assist maintain you going.
Begin over, however skip the bosses this time
It is perhaps onerous to bid adieu to your base and all of your loot, however beginning over from scratch has its enchantment, too. And this time round you can also make it more difficult: play via Valheim with out ever summoning a boss.
W0t3rdog on Reddit says they have been doing simply that, seeing how far they’ll get in a no-boss playthrough. At first it sounds easy: it’s a must to summon a boss to combat a boss, so merely do not summon one, proper. However bosses comprise assets you want for development. The primary boss, Eikthyr, drops substances for a pickaxe (antlers) that you’ll want to mine copper. Looks like a dead-end should you do not take down that rampaging electrical stag and make a pickaxe out of him.
However w0t3rdog discovered a means round that. Bait trolls within the Black Forest into smashing up these enormous copper deposits (and what would appear ever trickier, these tiny tin deposits), and you may ultimately collect sufficient steel ore to forge a bronze pickaxe. No have to awaken Eikthyr you probably have the persistence (and ability) to kite offended, log-swinging trolls round.
Skipping Valheim’s second boss, The Elder, means no swamp key, which makes issues even trickier since you want that key to enter crypts that comprise iron. So you will need to restrict your self to buying iron from random enemy drops and the uncommon muddy scrap pile protruding of the bottom. Silver mines, in the meantime, can typically be discovered within the mountains with out the metal-detecting wishbone you get from defeating Bonemass. In both case you are going to do a heck of a number of cautious looking, making for an especially difficult playthrough.
Sadly, that is about essentially the most progress you can also make, as a result of the fourth boss, Moder, drops an merchandise that is important for harvesting assets from the Plains, and there is no workaround for that. A minimum of not but.
Raise the fog out of your world. Utterly.
After about 80 hours of Valheim, I am nonetheless shocked after I zoom my map out and see how a lot of it’s nonetheless undiscovered. In my protection, Valheim’s worlds are completely large, your exploration radius is tiny once you’re out exploring, and I am an enormous coward when taking part in solo (which I do about half the time), making furtive journeys out into the world after which scurrying again to the security of my base.
However after I lastly take down the ultimate boss, I plan to get a lot bolder and sail to the perimeters of the map and on the very least uncover the perimeters of each single continent, if not their full inside. For those who’ve crushed the ultimate boss, why not hop on a ship and sail till you have seen and been in every single place in your total world? By the point you are performed, there needs to be extra updates to Valheim that give us extra to do.
Cling up each single a type of trophies
I do not find out about you, however I am going to hazard a guess that someplace in your fort you have received at the least a half-dozen chests, if no more, utterly full of trophies. Boar heads, greydwarf noggins, draugr faces—they actually stack up after just a few dozen hours. A number of can be utilized for crafting, however most are merely ornamental, and I simply save all of them just because I am afraid I’d want them sometime.
I submit for the approval of the Midnight Society — Boogstein Bridge, my resolution to extra trophies! from r/valheim
Effectively, a trophy would not impress anybody when it is gathering mud in a field, so this participant made a celebratory bridge with trophies mounted on each single beam. A bit grisly, positive, however in any other case they’re simply taking over area.
Construct a fort across the vendor
Valheim’s vendor may be tough to seek out, and whereas he sells just a few crucial gadgets, he is not somebody you’ll want to go to every day like in most RPGs. However nonetheless, slightly than simply constructing a teleporter outdoors his protecting bubble, I really like seeing that some gamers have constructed a whole base round him. It is not an actual city until you have received a vendor, proper?
Our personal. Private. Vendor. from r/valheim
It is not a necessity, however it’s kinda good. Valheim is an enormous, lonely world, and this manner you get to see its solely NPC each time you get away from bed within the morning. Sup, Haldor?
See how far you possibly can journey a deathsquito
Sing together with me to the tune of the Seaside Boy’s “Surfin’ USA”:
If everyone had a ‘squiiiiito… throughout the tenth Norse plains…
Then everyone can be surfiiiiin… above the barley grains…
Sure, deathsquitos are the normal sobering introduction to the Plains biome, these speedy backstabbing bastards. However should you block their assault after which bounce on their again, they’ll carry you into the air to who is aware of the place.
It is harmful, however driving deathsquitos has turn into a enjoyable pastime for gamers. Roll the cube and take a journey. You won’t survive, however it’s the journey that issues, not the vacation spot.
driving a loss of life quito from r/valheim
Let’s go surfin now, everyone’s studying how, bounce on a deathsquito with me
Wait, that is a wholly totally different browsing track by the Seaside Boys.
Construct an elaborate portal hub
We drool over large fortresses and sprawling Viking villages and artistic rock spire homes. However intricate shrines for Valheim portals have turn into one thing of a meme, beginning (probably) with this one, the place constructing a easy portal took the participant for much longer than anticipated due their creative ambitions.
Extra and extra elaborate portal hubs have popped up since, and so they’re hands-down my absolute favourite factor to see in Valheim. Whenever you’re all performed with the bosses, turning a easy circle of portals into an excellent shrine to teleportation may turn into your new time-consuming interest.
Play with true permadeath
You see this crop up in video games like Minecraft—together with streamer Philza who did it for 5 stable years—and it is all the time a enjoyable, tense, and sometimes heartbreaking experiment.
Attempt taking part in Valheim in true permadeath mode—should you die, your character is gone eternally. You delete the whole world and character and begin over contemporary. I do not personally have the nerve for a run like this, however it’ll add a high-stakes really feel to completely every little thing you do, irrespective of how minor, from chopping down timber to setting sail in your first ocean voyage.
Use mods for a extra conventional survival expertise
One of many issues we love about Valheim is that it makes just a few vital adjustments to a few of the conventional survival techniques. Meals, for instance, is extremely vital in Valheim, however you will by no means starve to loss of life should you do not eat. And repairing gadgets would not value you assets, which removes the drudgery of over-collecting simply to maintain your instruments and weapons in good condition.
However there’s positively one thing to be stated for a more difficult survival expertise, and some modders have been including extra strict techniques in, like hunger and restore prices, in addition to some extra lifelike fight techniques. For those who’re in search of a brand new approach to play, attempt upping the survival stakes and making the fundamentals that rather more tough.
Discover your good seed and quiet down
Since you possibly can carry your character and all their possessions to any Valheim world you need, you needn’t begin the sport over from scratch. You possibly can simply take your present Viking to an entire new world and carve out a brand new life.
This utility might help you discover the right Valheim world to retire to, in actual fact. Enter an present seed or look one up and random, and it will uncover the whole map, displaying you the place every little thing is from bosses to shipwrecks to burial chambers. Possibly you will discover one with a continent that has each single biome integrated into it, or a stunning distant island to construct on. No adventures wanted, simply discover the perfect world doable and construct an superior trip residence.