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Top 3 Changes We Want to See in Valheim

The team behind Valheim is doing everything they can to keep up with the expansion of their game and demand from players.
The team behind Valheim is doing everything they can to keep up with the expansion of their game and demand from players. | Iron Gate AB, Coffee Stain Publishing

The team behind Valheim is doing everything they can to keep up with the expansion of their game and demand from players—so we decided to pitch in with a few ideas of our own.

Below, we've outline three of the best changes we would like to see come to Valheim in a future patch.

We've decided to keep this short and simple for the time being. This isn't to degrade Valheim or Iron Gate's capability, but rather to allow the greatest ease of implementation while it's still working through some hitches in Early Access.

Top 3 Best Changes to Valheim

1. Choosing What to Repair

This is a simple one: let players choose which specific item they want to repair. It isn't a glaring issue in Valheim, sure. Repairing isn't particularly expensive—nor is it a tasking experience—but this is a base-level tweak that would make the process that much better.

2. Further Customization

Again, a smaller addition, considering the game is still relatively new—despite its godlike rise to fame. Even similarly-styled games like Runescape give players a vast amount of hairstyles, colors, and base clothing. Something as simple as a scar or two would suffice since players are meant to be battle-slain warriors. Fortunately, the game already allows for a wide range of unique appearances on longboats, shields, and more.

3. Taming More Animals

Wolves are typically the first animal NPC players will come by in open-world titles like Valheim. This means that they also have the opportunity to be the most useful—whether as a pet or source of crafting materials. However, what happens when a warrior outgrows the need for their canine companion, but still wants a four-legged friend to join their adventures?

Who wouldn't want to rush into battle with a great grizzly bear in true "bear-shirt" berserker fashion?

Valheim is currently available in Early Access on Windows and Linux machines for $19.99 USD via Steam.