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Valheim’s new ‘Ashlands’ update is live

by: Elliot -
More On: Valheim

 Do you feel as if you have mastered the perils of purgatory? Well, Valheim’s new biome plans on raising the temperature on you. Those strong enough to claim what is theirs by right of might can now lay siege to Ashlands and its dreadful master. An inferno of new enemies, weapons, crafting recipes and resources await for those brave enough to enter.“After conquering the Mistlands and learning how to wield magic, you will now have to fight tooth and nail to establish a foothold in the Ashlands. Treacherous cliffs and slithering dangers await in the boiling waters that only the sturdiest ships can navigate, and even arrival to the new biome will prove to be a challenge.”

The Ashlands biome is unrelenting and redefines what difficulty means in Valheim. While a large portion of the enemy forces consists of the reanimated dead known as Charred, even more lethal foes await. Aside from the Fallen Valkyrie and Morgen, the new biome is filled with other foes such as the new kind of Necks called the Asksvin or the winged Voltures that lie in wait to ambush. Worry not a horde of new enemies calls for a plethora of new weapons to combat foes. New weapons, such as the Slayer greatsword, Splitnir spear and Ripper crossbow can further be enhanced by upgrading them.

“We didn’t want to just release another biome but with fire instead of mist,” said Andreas Tomasson, Valheim producer. “Ashlands is supposed to feel like a struggle, and players should expect a challenge. Every inch of territory you claim has to be earned, and every outpost has to be reinforced before you venture deeper. We’re entering endgame territory here, and players need to be ready for what comes in the Deep North.”

You can play Ashlands right now. If you feel the need to read about every change that has recently come to Valheim you can head over here and check out the press kit for Ashlands. There you can read about Mistlands and Hildir’s Request, the previous updates that are live.