Valheim Update 0.150.3 Notes: New Terrain System For Faster Loading

The latest patch for the hit Norse RPG has arrived--see what's new and changed here.

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A new patch for the hit Norse multiplayer RPG Valheim is out now, and players should notice a smoother experience with faster load times. The patch adds a new terrain modification system, which the developers say took longer than expected. Because of that, the patch was delayed slightly, but now players can access it and enjoy the benefits.

"The new terrain modification system is made to reduce the number of network instances and make loading faster and smoother. Technically it's a pretty big change but hopefully you should not notice that much of a difference except some minor behavior changes to the hoe and pickaxe and of course much smoother loading of areas with a lot of terrain modifications," developer Iron Gate said in the patch notes.

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All terrain modification methods, whether that be using a hoe, pickaxe, or cultivator, will now make use of the new system.

"For existing areas where heavy terrain modifications have been made before this patch we have added a special console command 'optterrain' that basically converts all the old terrain modifications in the nearby area to the new system," the studio said.

Players can utilize this console command by adding "-console" as a launch argument for Valheim, the studio said.

Elsewhere, the new Valheim patch contains various fixes, while the amount of stone required to raise ground using the hoe has been lowered. You can see the full notes below, as shared on Steam.

Valheim has been a massive success, selling more than 6 million copies to date.

Vahlehim 0.150.3 Patch Notes

  • Swamp draugr spawner location fix to prevent draugrs from spawning inside stones
  • Lox pet-sfx fix
  • Torches in locations should no longer support constructions
  • Dolmen location stone size fix
  • New terrain modification system
  • Terrain-modification priority changed (Terrain modifications in an area should load before buildings, only applies to the new terrain modification system)
  • World loading tweaks (to fix issues with ships and buildings getting damaged while loading)
  • Stop server list download when leaving the start menu (to decrease network bandwidth usage)
  • Lowered the amount of stone required to Raise ground using the hoe
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