Valheim players now don’t have to worry so much about logging out, since their character and/or world won’t be corrupted anymore. Developer Iron Gate Studio released a new update for PC which addressed some rather irritating save issues.
Previous to this fix, CEO Richard Svensson tweeted in Februray 2021 of the “world-destroying bug,” and he urged players to back-up data in the appropriate Valheim folder. According to Svensson, the bug happened when players exited the game by pressing ALT+F4, which caused entire characters and worlds to be erased.
This has been resolved with this patch, and players don’t have to divert to the roundabout methods to preserve save data–but it’s still recommended.
Of course the update also brought several changes, including monster AI adjustments and containers you no longer have to click several times to open. Greydwarfs also got better aim, so watch out. You can check out the full patch notes below.
Valheim Update 0.155.7 Patch Notes
- Random save bug-fix (Solves a very unusual case of world corruption caused when shutting down).
- Monster AI tweaks (More aggressively attacking structures when unable to attack the player among other things).
- Open container fix (Fixes issue where you had to click a container multiple times to open it in multiplayer).
- Taught Greydwarfs to throw better.
- Event trigger tweaks (Wolf event only triggers after Bonemass has been killed, Moder army can trigger in mountains etc.).
- Long forgotten Blob event enabled.
- SFX volume setting fix (Used wrong DB conversion).
- Maypole enabled (Happy midsummer!).
- AI flee behavior tweaks (Bosses don’t run from you anymore).
Iron Gate Studio recently delayed the upcoming Hearth and Home update, stating issues “needed to be fixed urgently,” over getting this update out.