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Iron Gate Studios Releases Winter Holiday Patch for Valheim

Iron Gate Studios and Coffee Stain Publishing have launched a new patch in Valheim to celebrate the seasonal winter holidays this year.
Iron Gate Studios and Coffee Stain Publishing have launched a new patch in Valheim to celebrate the seasonal winter holidays this year. / Iron Gate Studios, Coffee Stain Publishing

Iron Gate Studios and Coffee Stain Publishing have launched a new patch in Valheim to celebrate the seasonal winter holidays this year.

Valheim players are getting their gifts early this year. The official notes were published to Valheim's Steam store events page earlier today, Tuesday, Dec. 14. According to a corresponding announcement tweet from the team, the patch includes "Valheim seasonal items and a brand new armor stand" among other things—those things being a handful of well-placed adjustments.

Here's what we've learned from the patch notes for holiday patch 0.206.5.

Valheim Winter Holiday Patch 0.206.5 Notes Explained

The development team has "concluded that you’ve all been on good behavior," so they've issued a few holiday gifts early this year. These include a set of new holiday items such as a brand new armor stand to display the best outfits in-game to go with a festive evergreen tree decked out in ornaments befitting a Viking Yule.

Fixes included in this patch are:

  • Location music tweaks
  • Abomination drop & spawn tweaks
  • Localization updates
  • Enabled clipping check when placing thrones

Items and bug fixes aside, the team had one more crucial tweak to gift players this year: some peace and quiet.

"To let you all get some peaceful rest, we have also taught tamed wolves to stop howling," they wrote.

Other adjustments include:

  • Troll animations overhauled
  • Tamed animals are no longer afraid of fire
  • Serverlist profanity filter

The team went on to wish everyone a "Merry Yule" in its News section.

The patch is currently live and ready for download at the time of writing.