Valheim developer Iron Gate Studios has released a new minor patch to help improve stability and performance.
Patch 0.153.2 was released via Steam early on Wednesday, May 12. It features more "behind the scenes" changes than things that will directly affect players. Physics fine-tuning appears to be at the top of the list alongside notable bug fixes. According to Iron Gate, this patch will also give some older creatures in the game "sparkling visual updates."
Valheim 0.153.2 Patch Notes
This patch is small, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's insignificant. The most important change is that to the harpoon weapon.
Harpoons are used to skewer enemies and bring them closer to the player. While Iron Gate neglected to detail exactly how the harpoon would function from this point onward, they did mention it should at least feel less bounce-y.
"We also made some changes to the harpoon mechanics to make it less rubberband-y and more rope-y," they wrote.
Other minor changes include:
- Smelter fix when revisited after a long leave of abscence
- Stone stair and Troll body physics improvements
- Crafting stations won't break while in use
- Updated game credits
- Localization improvements
- Troll, The Elder, Bonemass, Draugr Archer visual update
Players likely won't see new content or items in Valheim for a bit. Despite its immense popularity and impressive launch, it appears the team is much more concerned with creating a stable experience over funneling new things through.