Valheim Passes 4 Million Players

A post on Steam announces the meteoric success of Iron Gate's Viking survival game continues, as Valheim has now surpassed four million players just 22 days following its launch. Here's word:
When Valheim first hit Steam Early Access just three weeks ago, we hoped that all the hard work our small team put into the game these past three years would get the attention it deserved.

Little did we know just how much Valheim would resonate with all four million of you.

That’s right! Three weeks into Early Access, and we’ve hit another milestone, four million brave souls embarking on the most dangerous feat in over a thousand years of Viking history - trying to make Odin proud.

Some of the latest:

  • This past weekend, we hit 500,000 concurrent players - this puts Valheim in the top 5 most played games in the history of Steam.
  • Valheim has already been played for a combined total of 10,000 years! That’s 3,649,980 more days than the 20 days it has been on Steam Early Access.
  • Still climbing the Steam’s Top 250 best reviewed games of all time, now sitting in 57th place!
  • 81,000+ Overwhelmingly Positive reviews

For the fourth (and surely not final) time - thank you!!! We couldn’t have wished for a more engaged, passionate and supportive community, and all of your amazing creations and ideas are keeping us motivated to deliver the Valheim you all deserve.

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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 26, 2021, 23:59
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 26, 2021, 23:59
Feb 26, 2021, 23:59
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 26, 2021, 23:26:
Razumen wrote on Feb 26, 2021, 00:54:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 22:50:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 03:22:
Razumen wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 00:48:
This game is the GameStop of video games.

This comment doesn't make an iota of sense.

Psh, you know most of these people buying aren't actually playing it, right? They're going to wait it out for almost two weeks and really stick it to the man with a mass refund!

I was talking about how fast it brings in players. It's meteoric rise. The analogy isn't rocket science.

Except the game actually has real value.

You're right though, it's not a rocket science analogy, more like a short bus one.

I wasn't comparing its value to that of GameStop. I was referring to its sudden rise from all the people joining in to play it, like those who joined the GameStop frenzy. Goodness, gracious!

Re: "more like a short bus one" <= this comment doesn't make an iota of sense.

If you have to clarify that your analogy isn't analogous, it's not a good analogy.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 26, 2021, 23:26
Kxmode
 
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 26, 2021, 23:26
Feb 26, 2021, 23:26
 Kxmode
 
Razumen wrote on Feb 26, 2021, 00:54:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 22:50:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 03:22:
Razumen wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 00:48:
This game is the GameStop of video games.

This comment doesn't make an iota of sense.

Psh, you know most of these people buying aren't actually playing it, right? They're going to wait it out for almost two weeks and really stick it to the man with a mass refund!

I was talking about how fast it brings in players. It's meteoric rise. The analogy isn't rocket science.

Except the game actually has real value.

You're right though, it's not a rocket science analogy, more like a short bus one.

I wasn't comparing its value to that of GameStop. I was referring to its sudden rise from all the people joining in to play it, like those who joined the GameStop frenzy. Goodness, gracious!

Re: "more like a short bus one" <= this comment doesn't make an iota of sense.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 26, 2021, 00:54
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 26, 2021, 00:54
Feb 26, 2021, 00:54
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 22:50:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 03:22:
Razumen wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 00:48:
This game is the GameStop of video games.

This comment doesn't make an iota of sense.

Psh, you know most of these people buying aren't actually playing it, right? They're going to wait it out for almost two weeks and really stick it to the man with a mass refund!

I was talking about how fast it brings in players. It's meteoric rise. The analogy isn't rocket science.

Except the game actually has real value.

You're right though, it's not a rocket science analogy, more like a short bus one.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 22:56
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 22:56
Feb 25, 2021, 22:56
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 11:10:
and while she's wearing dominatrix outfit, she has tape on her tittes?!?"

You say that like it's a bad thing.

"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 22:52
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 22:52
Feb 25, 2021, 22:52
 
Numinar wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 06:29:
I'm all in on this, solo ATM. Hoping they bring it to Xbox so I can get the kid in.
The graphics seem horrid at first but like Sea of Theives, the technical art is world class and the whole style grows on you and gels so quickly, for me it's one of the most beuitiful things I think I've ever played. The way lighting, fog, shadows all interact is better than anything I've seen before. Those stroms are wild! Nighttime in the forest? Goosebumps! The fog over the depressions, the eyes of the tree zombies in the dark, the 30 meter high troll getting pissed at the racket you are making at that coal deposit? Frightening! The dungeons are simple but channel that classic Morrowind vibe in a way I've missed since 2002. I think it does mood and ambiance better than SoT and RDR2. But the expeditions are actually scary, fun and profitable on land unlike SoT.

Really good stuff. Might be the first actual minecraft killer for me. Only took over a decade!

I agree with all of this. Really love the art and feel of this game.
Some of the most real feeling forests I've been in, with the mossy logs, tree variety, even the trees growing at extreme leans!
I love the little moguls and big old dead stumps, the valleys, the rivers. It's very nice and looks right.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 22:50
Kxmode
 
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 22:50
Feb 25, 2021, 22:50
 Kxmode
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 03:22:
Razumen wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 00:48:
This game is the GameStop of video games.

This comment doesn't make an iota of sense.

Psh, you know most of these people buying aren't actually playing it, right? They're going to wait it out for almost two weeks and really stick it to the man with a mass refund!

I was talking about how fast it brings in players. It's meteoric rise. The analogy isn't rocket science.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 11:10
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 11:10
Feb 25, 2021, 11:10
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 17:34:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 15:42:
jamiedj99 wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 13:15:
This game is like 100x better then cyberpunk with little to no tech game companies need to get in touch with reality and focus on making fun gameplay not the latest pretty tech demo

You can have sex in CP2077. You can't do that in Valheim. Therefore CP is better.

Good as any metric, sold.

BAD METRIC.... BAAAAAAAD. If you think sex is good in CP2077... oh lord we need to introduce you to internet porn and hand lotion. "Oh look I'm having sex with that corpo bitch that helped me get the robot from the Metalheads.. and while she's wearing dominatrix outfit, she has tape on her tittes?!?"
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 06:29
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 06:29
Feb 25, 2021, 06:29
 
I'm all in on this, solo ATM. Hoping they bring it to Xbox so I can get the kid in.
The graphics seem horrid at first but like Sea of Theives, the technical art is world class and the whole style grows on you and gels so quickly, for me it's one of the most beuitiful things I think I've ever played. The way lighting, fog, shadows all interact is better than anything I've seen before. Those stroms are wild! Nighttime in the forest? Goosebumps! The fog over the depressions, the eyes of the tree zombies in the dark, the 30 meter high troll getting pissed at the racket you are making at that coal deposit? Frightening! The dungeons are simple but channel that classic Morrowind vibe in a way I've missed since 2002. I think it does mood and ambiance better than SoT and RDR2. But the expeditions are actually scary, fun and profitable on land unlike SoT.

Really good stuff. Might be the first actual minecraft killer for me. Only took over a decade!
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 03:22
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 03:22
Feb 25, 2021, 03:22
 
Razumen wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 00:48:
This game is the GameStop of video games.

This comment doesn't make an iota of sense.

Psh, you know most of these people buying aren't actually playing it, right? They're going to wait it out for almost two weeks and really stick it to the man with a mass refund!
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 01:24
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 01:24
Feb 25, 2021, 01:24
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 00:48:
This game is the GameStop of video games.

This comment doesn't make an iota of sense.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 00:48
Kxmode
 
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 00:48
Feb 25, 2021, 00:48
 Kxmode
 
This game is the GameStop of video games.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 24, 2021, 23:18
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 24, 2021, 23:18
Feb 24, 2021, 23:18
 
I think one of the biggest draws to the game is something most people don't really even notice, the more realistic building experience. You actually have to be aware of strains on building materials, even in inclement weather. You can build pretty much anything, but you have to be cognizant of integrity of the material you use and maximize the space without totally sapping your available resources.

I mean, most of my circle of friends I play this with are all pretty much focusing on building ala Minecraft/Sims style. Building some of the most lavish structures I've seen while trying to keep things from getting higher than yellow on stress. I even have one who is currently on a treehouse kick.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 24, 2021, 19:24
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Feb 24, 2021, 19:24
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 17:44:
Lol, 4 million players, still in early access? That's the death knell for this game ever being finished correctly, right?

Lol. no.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 24, 2021, 18:22
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 24, 2021, 18:22
Feb 24, 2021, 18:22
 
This game looks great and priced surprisingly low, trying to convince my crew to get it then I'll grab it. Hopefully by the time that happens a couple updates will be out.
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Feb 24, 2021, 18:17
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 24, 2021, 18:17
Feb 24, 2021, 18:17
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 17:44:
Lol, 4 million players, still in early access? That's the death knell for this game ever being finished correctly, right?

Unfortunately it's already infected pretty much my entire coop crew and even PC gamers at work, it's ridiculous how popular this game is with my age group. Inexplicable! I am probably going to be forced to get it at some point.

Ehhh, if their publisher, Coffee Stain, has any rub-off effect, they’ll add a surprising amount of content before calling it done.

As for having to get it because your friends did, what’s where I’m at. I’m the last one in, and it’s OK. It’s not amazing. The artwork is meh and a lot of the animations are just plain awful. The gameplay is fun enough, and is very much geared toward playing co-op.

It’s never incredible, but it’s good fun with friends.
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Feb 24, 2021, 17:44
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 24, 2021, 17:44
Feb 24, 2021, 17:44
 
Lol, 4 million players, still in early access? That's the death knell for this game ever being finished correctly, right?

Unfortunately it's already infected pretty much my entire coop crew and even PC gamers at work, it's ridiculous how popular this game is with my age group. Inexplicable! I am probably going to be forced to get it at some point.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 24, 2021, 17:41
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Feb 24, 2021, 17:41
 
Scholander wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 16:26:
>Guess I don't get this game. Got about 10 hours in, seems like completely standard early access open-world fare.

I mean, that's what it is, so yeah, but what sets it apart is execution. It's just extremely well done, and accessible. A lot of these kinds of games are fairly punishing, and Valheim just isn't. It's not innovative. It's just extremely solid - especially as Early Access for $20. If this is the kind of game you're after, it's probably the best choice on Steam, atm.

There are so manygames and so many have deep options, I think many aren't punishing. I'm going to get this, but more patches, busy now with other things. But the general the basic building/survival part seems normal standards. I think the combat/enemy encounters make it special in its own way, perhaps it's staple.
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Feb 24, 2021, 17:34
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 24, 2021, 17:34
Feb 24, 2021, 17:34
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 15:42:
jamiedj99 wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 13:15:
This game is like 100x better then cyberpunk with little to no tech game companies need to get in touch with reality and focus on making fun gameplay not the latest pretty tech demo

You can have sex in CP2077. You can't do that in Valheim. Therefore CP is better.

Good as any metric, sold.
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Feb 24, 2021, 16:30
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Feb 24, 2021, 16:30
 
Good to hear, thanks for the replies. Right now I'm trying to polish off RDR2 and Cy2077 and then I think I'll give Ubi+ a rent for a month after that to play Valhalla, then I may get down on this.

One thing I have to credit the AAA titles for is all the little things that bring the games to life. A week or so back when I was trudging through the swamp in RDR2 maybe 50 feet away from me a boar is drinking from the water then a gator explodes out of the water and grabs him, starts wrestling him into the water with the poor little piggy squealing away. Scared the sheisse out of me. And yes, the gator did manage to drag him under.

The other night in Cy I was out in the Badlands when these two goons from Miltech has this woman stopped on the side of the road for whatever reason. She yells 'Fuck you!' and starts to run away and the one goon yells 'You fuckin' gonk!', aims his rifle and drops her. I must have been laughing at that for a good hour. Whoever delivered that line, it was perfect. Love the little things like that.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 24, 2021, 16:26
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Feb 24, 2021, 16:26
 
>Guess I don't get this game. Got about 10 hours in, seems like completely standard early access open-world fare.

I mean, that's what it is, so yeah, but what sets it apart is execution. It's just extremely well done, and accessible. A lot of these kinds of games are fairly punishing, and Valheim just isn't. It's not innovative. It's just extremely solid - especially as Early Access for $20. If this is the kind of game you're after, it's probably the best choice on Steam, atm.
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