Whether you like a challenge or just want to get creative, the next Valheim update will get both sides of the coin excited.
Lead Designer Jonathan Smårs of Iron Gate Studios, the developer behind the survival game, posted on Twitter a preview of two new game mode options: Hardcore and Hammer.
Are your ready for hardcore mode in #Valheim? ☠️
..or do you prefer something more chill?
— Jonathan Smårs (@jsmars) April 17, 2023
Hardcore mode features harder combat and more ferocious monsters, as they will raid your base more often. Also, all items and skills are gone forever upon death. Moreover, there is no map available to players, nor portals.
On the other hand, hammer mode is pretty much the exact opposite. All buildings may be built for free and there will be no raids on bases. Monsters won’t even attack if unprovoked. (Everything else is normal though, in regards to difficulty.)
The team is also adding an immersive mode that will feature no maps or portals but also a difficulty slider. When players are faced with an impossible challenge, they may make things easier via the menu. Combat difficulty, loot loss when dying, monster raid frequency, and resource rates can all be adjusted on the fly.
No release date for this patch was confirmed yet, but it's likely soon…maybe even the very next update.
About the Author
Matthew “dinofries” D'Onofrio is a writer, content creator, podcaster and — most importantly — a gamer. With such a strong passion for video games and a severe case of FOMO, it's no surprise he always has his finger on the pulse of the gaming world. On the rare occasion Matt's away from a screen, you'll find him strumming away on his acoustic guitar or taking care of his cat Totoro.
The Light Weaver, Ix Chel Arrives In Smite, As Do The Joes
The new update also includes the G.I. Joe CrossoverBy QuintLyn Bowers - 5 months ago
You May Enjoy
TGS 2023: Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls Online Coming To Consoles In Japan And Fallout 76 Getting Two Part Update
Japanese players can look forward to fully localized ESO.By Troy Blackburn - 4 days ago
EVE Online’s Project Discovery Is Expanding To Cancer Research
CCP is introducing a mobile app as well.By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 days ago
Here's What You Need To Know About The Deceive Inc. Private Lobby Beta Update
Besides lobbies that support up to 12 players, the patch fixes various issues too.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 4 days ago
Leaks Were True: New Character Coming To SMITE: Mage Assassin Maman Brigitte
She excels in the jungle with her damage-over-time abilities.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 6 days ago
Get a Look At Tarisland's SilverLit, The Airborne City, In A New Preview
We all float up here.By Troy Blackburn - 1 week ago
New World Teams Up With Content Creators For A "New And Returning" Player Guide
Now's a great time to jump into New World.By Troy Blackburn - 5 days ago