Iron Gate Studios provided a sneak peek of some change that will be coming to Valheim as part of the upcoming Hearth & Home update. This update is changing the food system, which is meant to balance health vs stamina to allow players to be more versatile with their playstyles.
Right now, eating food provides the same amount of stamina and health. However, when the Hearth & Home update rolls out, food will be spilt into three categories based on if that piece of food with restore health or stamina. A red icon means that piece of food will replenish mostly health, while yellow signals stamina recovery. A white icon indicates both heath and stamina will replenish evenly.
The food bar will be replaced with timers so that you can accurately see how much time you have left before you need to eat more. Food icons will blink when they’re halfway depleted.
Later on, Iron Gate will go more in-depth about how this new food system will affect the gameplay. It should be obvious that if you’re looking to build a base and terraform, you’ll want to eat food that will provide enough stamina to do so. Of course, building can lead to accidental falls, so health is a must to survive an unexpected plunge. Health and stamina will also be necessary, depending on your style of combat.