Valheim has a short Character Creation mechanic so players can jump right into the action.
Iron Gate AB’s Viking-themed survival title, Valheim, sets players in the boots of a battle-slain warrior ordained by Odin, himself, to explore and bring order to the mythical tenth realm of Yggdrasil known as Valheim. Loosely translating to “home of the slain” as opposed to Valhalla’s “hall of the slain,” Valheim is a large world with multiple biomes and a variety of enemies marked for death by the Allfather.
The first step, of course, is to create the lucky individual chosen for such a task. Then, it’s right on toward an epic adventure. Be warned, however, that there is no way to change a character’s appearance in Valheim once they leave the selection screen.
Valheim Character Creator Guide
While simple, Valheim’s character creator contains all the necessary components needed to make a unique warrior players will have a great time playing. There are several facets of character customization, including sex, skin color, and even the style of one’s potential beard.
To create a new character, players need to hit the “New” button on the “Select Character” screen. It should be the rightmost button on the bottom bar.
The first option is to choose the character’s sex, opting between preset male and female models.
From there, players can adjust the slider corresponding to their preferred skin tone with shades progressing from paler to darker the further right they slide.
There are four options to control the type of hair a new warrior will sport, including:
- Hair Style
- Beard Style
- Hair Tone
- Hair Blondness
Players can cycle through both hair and beard types using the arrows on either side while Hair Tone and Hair Blondness are adjustable via sliders. Much like Skin Tones, these also feature darker shades to the right and lighter shades toward the left.
The final step is to simply give the newly customized character a name and click “Done.”
Valheim is currently available to play in Early Access on Windows and Linux machines via Steam for $19.99 USD.