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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Feb 24, 2021, 12:25
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Feb 24, 2021, 12:25
 
That's crazy. I bought it when a bunch of friends bought it, but Nioh 2 has taken all my time, so I haven't played it. Good for them!
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Feb 24, 2021, 12:45
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Feb 24, 2021, 12:45
 
Guess I don't get this game. Got about 10 hours in, seems like completely standard early access open-world fare.
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Feb 24, 2021, 12:54
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Feb 24, 2021, 12:54
 
~33% total growth in a week? Those are impressive numbers, even with the hype wave that's driving it!
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Feb 24, 2021, 13:00
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Feb 24, 2021, 13:00
 
JohnnyRotten wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 12:45:
Guess I don't get this game. Got about 10 hours in, seems like completely standard early access open-world fare.

Have you played with someone? I'm playing with my friend and having a blast.
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Feb 24, 2021, 13:15
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 24, 2021, 13:15
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
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Feb 24, 2021, 14:01
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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

The only thing these two games have in common is that they are on Steam and have RPG elements.
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Feb 24, 2021, 14:05
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JohnnyRotten wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 12:45:
Guess I don't get this game. Got about 10 hours in, seems like completely standard early access open-world fare.

It reveals itself a little piece at a time and playing with others really speeds up that progress. I almost gave up on it playing by myself but then my old WoW group all got together on Discord and we're loving it.

If you need a multiplayer home I'm running a dedicated server, I'm rarely around due to work but the others are always welcoming to newcomers, shoot me a PM if interested.
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Feb 24, 2021, 14:35
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Feb 24, 2021, 14:35
 
So is MP necessary to get anywhere worthwhile or can you tweak your own personal server like in Conan Exiles to speed up gathering and such to make it sane for soloing.
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Feb 24, 2021, 14:45
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Citizen P wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 14:01:
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

The only thing these two games have in common is that they are on Steam and have RPG elements.

Which does not stop him from trolling CP2077.
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Feb 24, 2021, 15:05
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Cutter wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 14:35:
So is MP necessary to get anywhere worthwhile or can you tweak your own personal server like in Conan Exiles to speed up gathering and such to make it sane for soloing.

So far, you cant tweak anything in the server for that stuff, hoping that will change in time. but its not hat hard to get anything in the game. I'm running a dedicated server right now with 5 of us playing on it, room for a few more if you want in cutter, just pm me in steam.

Its a fun game, we love it. just got our base built and surrounded it with a fence to keep out the baddies. had a mass attack on our bask last night. that was fun. Found my first dungeon in the dark forest. lots of skeletons in there, got the cores you need to make a forge and smelter.

The game amazes me at all the small details this game has. Some really good stuff.
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Feb 24, 2021, 15:42
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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.
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Feb 24, 2021, 15:44
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Cutter wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 14:35:
So is MP necessary to get anywhere worthwhile or can you tweak your own personal server like in Conan Exiles to speed up gathering and such to make it sane for soloing.

There's no need for cheats or "tweaks" in this game, even the solo experience is fairly well balanced. The gameplay just lends itself more to multiplayer. I wasn't a big fan of playing it in singleplayer but some are so /shrug
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Feb 24, 2021, 16:15
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jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 15:42:
You can have sex in CP2077. You can't do that in Valheim. Therefore CP is better.

Cry CP2077 is better than real life Cry
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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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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.
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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, 17:41
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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, 17:44
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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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Feb 24, 2021, 18:17
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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, 18:22
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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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