Valheim Hearth And Home Release Was Pushed Back To Q3 2021, And Roadmap Has Been Updated
Valheim Hearth And Home Release Was Pushed Back To Q3 2021, And Roadmap Has Been Updated.
MMOBEEP found out that Valheim is getting brand new content this autumn, getting its first significant update named Hearth & Home. The update was initially planned to release in the first half of 2021 but has been postponed to the third quarter.
Valheim Hearth And Home will bring brand new building additions, consisting of brand new window hatches and dark wood roofs. Cooking Stations will also be revamped with pots and pans and selections to add a butcher table or a spice rack.
On the topic of cooking, the Valheim Hearth And Home update will include a brand new food system that will let players choose which meals will serve their playstyle by having specific foods boost health or boost stamina, etc. As a portion of the brand new food system, the devs will also alter how stamina and health sway players in combat.
“If you want to play a tanky, defensive Viking, you should now stock up on health since this will boost your ability to deflect incoming hits and mitigate damage,” said developer Iron Gate.
The update will also add brand new recipes and plantable onions. Iron Gate also discussed the absence of brand new content added to the game, revealing that they were surprised with the number of players that engulfed the game in its early access state.
“We weren’t prepared for such a large influx of players, and this highlighted a thousand new problems and bugs that needed to be fixed urgently,” they explained. “Our priority has been to make the current experience as stable as possible, and this has meant new content has taken a backseat. To put it clearly, we haven’t been able to focus all of our resources on Hearth & Home until May.”
The studio had also removed the development roadmap they published in April and supplanted it with a much smaller roadmap that concentrates on more general content updates.
“We don’t want to launch an update that we’re not confident in, and that isn’t deserving of your time. With that in mind, the new roadmap will be much smaller, but we’ve decided to focus on the big Mistlands update directly after we’re done with Hearth & Home, putting aside the smaller updates for now…”
“7+ million customers put a lot of pressure on us to live up to our standards of what one should reasonably come to expect from the game in terms of quality in both content and gameplay,” added Iron Gate Co-Founder Henrik Törnqvist in a recent AMA on Reddit. “In hindsight, putting out the roadmap with four updates for the first year was (obviously) not a good decision, as this only exacerbated the pressure with the days going by without us being able to work on those promised updates.”