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Valheim Is Officially 5 Million Vikings Strong

Valheim's popularity continues its extraordinary ascent, surprising no one.
Valheim's popularity continues its extraordinary ascent, surprising no one. | Iron Gate AB, Coffee Stain Publishing

Valheim's popularity continues its extraordinary ascent, surprising no one.

Iron Gate AB and Coffee Stain Publishing are likely feeling the gaze of the Allfather with a horde of now-5 million Vikings under their care. This comes only a week after their previous 4 million milestone—which, in turn, was just five days after hitting 3 million.

Valheim Hits 5 Million

For those keeping track at home, Valheim has reached this milestone in only 31 days since its Steam Early Access release on Feb. 2. They now have 1 million sales per development team member.

The team once again posted a letter to their fans on Mar. 3 to voice their gratitude for the influx of support.

"You’ve done it again!" They wrote, "As you are reading this, the Valkyries have ferried more than FIVE MILLION souls to Valheim to uncover ancient treasures, sail savage seas and secure the tenth norse world."

According to the note, Valheim players have collectively managed to:

  • Spend more than 15,000 years playing Valheim
  • Watch more than 35 million hours of gameplay Twitch
  • Pushed us to number 39 in the best user-reviewed games on Steam of all time

Additionally, all five million players have "Made our five-person strong team excited to come to work (virtually) each and every single day." In that same spirit, they decided to close the sentiment with a blessing and a bit of good advice.

"May Frey bless you with a plentiful harvest, and may Heimdall watch over your settlement." They wrote, "Oh, and if you see an oversized mosquito, run."

Praise Odin!