Over the previous weekend, Viking survival game Valheim has crashed onto Steam with a whopping 360,000 concurrent player peak. On February 10th, just eight days after launch, indie developer Iron Gate announced that Valheim had already sold 1 million copies. Five days after that, Valheim reached 2 million sales.

Valheim is the latest trending survival game.

In this article, we would list out everything you need to know about this Viking-themed survival game. Currently, Valheim is available on Steam for a price of Rs 529.

1 - What is Valheim?

Valheim is a Co-op PvE survival game of 2-10 players. Your group of Viking heroes would step into a huge procedurally-generated world named Valheim, the tenth Norse realm.

Key features of the game:

  • Huge procedurally-generated world - explore and inhabit mystical lands, from mysterious forests to imposing snow-topped mountain ranges and stunning meadows, complete with their own creatures of legend to battle and wildlife to hunt.
  • Hardcore  combat system based on dodge & block with a wide range of weapons
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Playing Valheim requires essential survival skils.
  • Build & sail ships - from flimsy rafts to imposing warships, build legendary vessels to conquer the seas and discover new lands.
  • Summon and defeat bosses based on Norse myth and legend to collect trophies, which in turn can be used to progress and craft new items
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The game has eye catching graphics.
  • Flexible house and base building system - raise mead halls, farms, settlements outposts, castles and more.
  • Intuitive item crafting - you can craft weapons, armor, consumables... and more.
  • Dedicated server support - players can also run their own servers as well.

2 - Is Valheim the next PUBG?

It has reached second place on the "most played game on Steam" list at one point, surpasses even titans of the industry like PUBG or Dota 2, with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive being the only one that managed to top it. Currently, Valheim is comfortably sitting at number three.

Steam Charts Top Played Games
Top most played games by the number of players on Steam

Valheim has joined the top-ten record for concurrent players on Steam with roughly 392,000 knocking Grand Theft Auto V off the list.

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Valheim tops the most-sold games during Lunar New Year.

It topped the Steam Top Sellers list during Valve’s Steam Lunar New Year sale — despite having no discount whatsoever.

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