Valheim: All the common issues players can encounter and possible solutions

Here are all the common issues players can encounter in Valheim and possible solutions for crashing, connection issues, and more.

Valheim, the Nordic survival game took the internet by storm. Even though it is still on early access, Valheim’s developers Iron Gate Studio has managed to attract a player base that some big studios will strive to achieve. In the first two weeks of its release, Valheim has managed to get over 370,000 concurrent players on steam and sold over 2 million copies.

Even with its massive popularity, there are still some issues in the game that players are constantly encountering. A couple of days earlier Iron Gate was advising all players to back up their world and characters, as the “evil world-destroyer bug is still roaming free.”

And here are all the common issues players can encounter in Valheim and possible solutions by Iron Gate’s developer u/Unusual-Albatross:

How to backup Valheim game file

  • Backup the save file from here: C:\Users\Username\AppData\LocalLow\IronGate\Valheim\

Can’t find my server in the serverlist

  • Try looking through Steam’s own serverlist (view-> servers)
  • Add Favourite server- Type in ip and (according to some) port 2457 (depending on server configuration)

Camera and controls out of control

  • Disable gamepad.

Connection issue icon

  • Closing apps that are Optimizing Your Network might help.

Crashing

  • We don’t have a solution for this right now but we are working on it. Some players report that turning down in-game settings and have nvidia prioritize performance helps.

Synch issues on multiplayer servers

  • We don’t have a solution for this right now but we are working on it.
  • A player has reported that the Killer Network software (often found on MSI computers) causes sync issues. Uninstall the software (not the network drivers). To fully rid yourself of the sync issues, you may need to go to killernetworking.com and get their uninstaller.

Select world- load error

  • World file corrupted, no solution for this right now.
  • Could be related to how the game is closed, alt+f4 and shutting down the computer without properly closing the game appear to be common culprits.

Character gone

  • Character file corrupted, no solution for this right now.
  • Could be related to how the game is closed, alt+f4 and shutting down the computer without properly closing the game appear to be common culprits.

More solutions regarding Character gone in Valheim by u/daneelr_olivaw:

  • Make a backup of this folder (replace YourUserName with the user name):
  • C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\LocalLow\IronGate\Valheim
  • And save it every now and then.
  • You can also use this PowerShell command, copy it to notepad and save it with .ps1 extension to your Desktop and run it to save some time (replace YourUserName with the user name):
  • Copy-Item -Path C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\LocalLow\IronGate\Valheim -Destination “C:\Backup\Valheim-$(get-date -f yyyy-MM-dd-hh-mm-ss)” -recurse -Force
  • This will create a timestamped Valheim folder, so you won’t overwrite the corrupted world accidentally. You can also run this when the game is running.

Tombstone gone

  • We don’t have a solution for this right now but we are working on it.

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