Valheim is currently one of Steam’s most played games, despite only being in Early Access. The Viking based survival game hit a peak of 364,629 concurrent players in just two weeks.
According to SteamCharts, the game is currently more popular than giants like PUBG, Apex Legends, and Grand Theft Auto 5. That’s quite an achievement for a game that launched barely two weeks ago, and without much hype. It even reached over 75,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch. This is quite similar to how Rust went on a Twitch viewership and concurrent player count record breaking streak, all in one month.
Valheim has been quite a wrecking ball, coming out of nowhere and disrupting the concurrent players charts. But that’s not it, the game also surpassed one million sales less than a week after entering Steam Early Access. “Valheim has already surpassed one million sales in our first week on Steam Early Access. For measure, that is equivalent to roughly 8,333 Viking-crammed longboats heading to their next conquest,” read the announcement on Steam. “We are super excited to continue working together throughout 2021, as we bring you tons of cool new content, improvements and … ways to die, through the early access and beyond.”
However, this early success hit a bump when some players started losing all their progress due to a game breaking bug. Iron Gate CEO, Richard Svensson, warned players about this rare bug, and suggested that they should back up their data. “If you are playing Valheim this weekend, please backup your world and characters. The evil world-destroyer bug is still roaming free,” tweeted Scensson. It seems that the rare bug appears if you exit the game via ALT + F4.
Valheim is “a brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture. Battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage,” reads the Steam synopsis. With more biomes, crafting, a Sandbox mode, and combat mechanics promised via its 2021 roadmap, players are going to have a lot to look forward to.
If you’re having trouble finding or crafting resources in Valheim, you should check out our guides that explain where to find and how to use Surtling Cores, Tin, Copper, and Flint.
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