A new Epic Loot mod is making waves in Valheim, expanding the loot system to mirror those found in iconic RPGs.
The mod was first uploaded by Nexus user RandyKnapp on March 9. Simply titled "Epic Loot," RandyKnapp explained that the main goal was to "add a loot drop experience to Valheim similar to Diablo or other RPGs." Its source code comes from GitHub where players are encouraged to leave feedback for the developer to address.
According to RandyKnapp, Epic Loot is in Early Access. "That means it’s not done!" They wrote. It was last updated on April 6 and is now on version 0.7.4.
Valheim Epic Loot Mod Improves Loot Drop System
As stated by RandyKnapp, Epic Loot is meant to rework the loot drop system in Valheim to make it closer to that found in RPGs.
"Monsters and chests can now drop Magic, Rare, Epic, or Legendary magic items." The developer explained, "Each magic item has a number of magic effects on it, that give bonuses to the item or your character when that magic item is equipped."
Essentially, players now have the chance to obtain magical weapons and armor after defeating the creatures and bosses that roam the wilds. Those partial to crypt crawling could potentially find them in chests. Items come in Rare, Epic, and Legendary quality, with each being an improvement on the last, respectively.
In addition to quality, some items may come with magical effects. These can be attributed in any amount and with any collection of conditions from damage to buffs.
Epic Loot is currently available on the Nexus site under the Valheim hub. It requires the companion mod, Thunderstore—also designed by RandyKnapp. Players have encountered conflicts with Better UI and Crafting with Containers.