Developer Iron Gate finally announced during Gamescom Opening Night Live that Valheim’s Hearth & Home update will be launching on September 16th. This is the first major update for Valheim, and it adds a bit of new features and even reworks some systems like health and stamina.
in celebration of the launch date reveal, Iron gate debuted a new animated trailer during Opening Night Live, which you can check out below:
Iron Gate previously gave a sneak peek on the update, showing the big changes that would be coming to how food works. Currently, food allows for health and stamina to be restored when eaten. The update will make most food items restore only one of these elements. The food bar will be replaced with timers to give a more accurate indicator of when you need to eat again.
Players will now be able to prioritize one of these stats, making either a stamina-focused build for combat (which allows for more attacks), or a health-focused style for more defensive. Blocking power will be based on maximum health, so you’ll need to take that into account.