On the one year anniversary since the early access launch of Valheim, Iron Gate Studios has released a new community blog post that informs players of what to expect from the next few updates.
First off, Iron Gate extended the game’s Lunar New Year sale on Steam, but also grazed on the Mountain biome update. The studio confirmed it’s putting the finishing touches on the update before its scheduled release timeframe of “early 2022.”
The Mountain update was announced last year and will feature new caves in the region and an underground temple. Alongside the Mountain update, Iron Gate has been working on Mistlands–another new biome that will include new resources, new enemies, a new boss, and more.
“The phase of nailing down the core concept is done, and we know what kind of inhabitants we want the biome to have,” the developer explained. “This means we’re now working on a bunch of new build pieces and enemies, as well as defining more of the new mechanics we will be introducing (though we’d like to keep those secret for a while longer).”
Iron Gate also spoke about the upcoming release of the Steam Deck, stating it would like Valheim to run smoothly on the device once it launches, which it’s working on right now.