"Where the grass grows underfoot, and the sky is blue overhead. There will always be a Hearth & Home."
In addition to the spotlight videos Iron Gate has uploaded to its official YouTube channel, the developer took to the official Valheim Steam page to outline extra details on what players can expect from its new DLC: Hearth & Home. Below, we've explained some of these features in the most spoiler-free way we possibly could.
For those who want the entire post—spoilers included—we recommend checking out the release post.
Valheim Hearth & Home DLC Patch Notes Explained
Players should be aware that once they play a character in a world that features the Hearth & Home DLC, that character will no longer be compatible with older builds. Take this as you will.
Some new features shipping with Hearth & Home include the ability to share map data with other Vikings inhabiting the current world, plant more trees, and destroy those pesky unwanted items rather than just dropping them and hoping they disappear. The array of creatures that can be tamed has also been increased to include some surprising additions.
Without further ado, here are all the basic changes being shipped with Hearth & Home.
- Players can name their tamed pets
- Tamed pets fall under the friendly fire setting
- Graphic settings
- Auto-pickup toggle
- Unnamed improvements bug fixes
Item & Object Additions
- Type of wood building tiles
- Weapon and shield types
- Pet accessory
- Knife tool
- Trader item(s)
- Area and creatures
- Weapon rebalances are now live
- Blocking has been overhauled
- Food has recategorized
- Cooking has been expanded with extra upgrade stations
- 10 (actually 12?) different ways to eat have been added