Anyone who is considering huge construction projects in Valheim and making large-scale changes to the terrain with a pickaxe and the like could think about the latest update looking forward. The extremely successful Viking survival game is getting a new terrain system to improve performance.
Gamers know it: The more we build, change and accumulate in the completely persistent game world, the greater the burden on the PC, which has to calculate all the adjustments. The FPS number therefore often kneels near one’s own base, while higher numbers often prevail in unchanged areas.
This is still in the Valheim update
A change to the hoe (hoe) reads very sensibly in the patch notes: Fewer stones are now needed to raise the ground. It felt like you needed too many of the resources, which could be annoying, especially with larger terrain changes.
The patch notes on Steam for the said Valheim update 0.150.3 are otherwise rather unspectacular and are limited to bug fixes and balance changes.
For example, one point is supposed to prevent Draugr from spawning in the swamp within rocks – a problem that occurred again and again with the Early Access title. It should also no longer be possible to misuse torches as support struts for buildings.
You can read the complete patch notes in Europe below. What the GameStar editorial team most desires in Valheim can be found here:
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Valheim: Patch Notes Update 0.150.3
- Fixed swamp draugr spaawner position to prevent them from spawning in rocks.
- Fixed Lox pet sound effects.
- Torches in places should no longer support constructions.
- Correction of stone size for dolmen locations.
- New system for terrain modifications integrated.
- Terrain modification priority changed (terrain modifications in an area should be loaded in front of buildings, only applies to the new terrain modification system).
- Made optimizations when loading the world (fixed issues with ships and buildings damaged while loading).
- The game stops downloading the server list when you exit the start menu (to reduce the network bandwidth).
- The amount of stones required to lift the ground with the hoe has been reduced.
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