Iron Gate Studios and Coffee Stain Publishing announced the release date of the highly anticipated Valheim DLC, Hearth and Home.
Fans who tuned into the Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live got a special treat during the Valheim segment. To announce the release date for its first-ever DLC, Hearth and Home, the studio debuted an animated trailer created by Brikk, a studio in Stockholm, Sweden. It opens with a Viking warrior slaying a drake at the top of a snowy mountain, and follows his journey home down the mountain, across the sea, and through the woods to a tiny cottage where his friends are enjoying a meal. The drake's head is mounted on the wall behind the fireplace soon after.
Valheim Hearth and Home DLC Release Date Confirmed
Hearth and Home will launch on Sept. 16.
The development team updated its audience with a news post on the official Valheim Steam listing later that day. They recounted the month since their last update and reiterated the release date as well as linked the trailer with "a million thanks" to the studio. They continued by drawing attention to the spotlights they've been publishing on their social media accounts—including the recent shield and blocking video on their YouTube channel.
"We’ll be introducing new content that will expand your gameplay options, including new furniture, building pieces, food and more!" The team wrote, "We know you’re eager to see the new content as soon as possible - do not fret, children of the Allfather!"
As with its past news posts on Steam, the developers went on to unveil two new additions to the game: a wooden wolf's head flair to add to the top of important buildings and what appears to be an oven. Behind the wolf's head are intricate knotwork panels, as well, hinting at the possibility of artistic building tiles in the future.
The post closed with the team announcing that this could be their last reveal of new additions coming to Hearth and Home. According to the post, they "think it’s best if you discover these yourselves."
"We cannot wait for you to dive into the game and discover the content update for yourselves." They wrote.