Valheim patch changes how dedicated servers work, causes some problems

By Sherif Saed
3 March 2021 09:55 GMT

Valheim’s newest patch was meant to enhance server latency, and nevertheless it created unexpected problems for some.

Valheim updates proceed, and the newest patch, model 0.147.3, launched a giant change to how dedicated servers work within the co-op survival sport. Valheim has shifted from utilizing Steam Datagram Relay (SDR) for its dedicated servers, to a direct connection (directIP) methodology.

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Developer Iron Gate stated this can make it doable for many gamers to have decrease latency when taking part in on dedicated servers. Private dedicated servers live on, and you’ll solely connect with them by coming into the server IP. The SDR system continues to be in place for non-dedicated servers, nevertheless, and Iron Gate famous that Valve is engaged on fixing lately reported SDR points, that are at present being examined in a Steam beta shopper.

Unfortunately, the change has not been with out problems. Following the patch’s launch, quite a lot of gamers have reported being unable to connect with newly-upgraded servers. The sport would try the connection, however fail a couple of seconds later with a ‘disconnected’ error. This has come up on the Steam forums, Reddit and elsewhere.

The Reddit person within the linked publish recommended uninstalling and reinstalling dedicated server recordsdata, and others stated re-forwarding ports is the way in which to get it working. But many have tried each options to no avail. It’s not but clear how widespread the issue is, although the difficulty has 100 votes on Valheim’s bug tracking board.

Beyond that, 0.147.3 additionally introduced quite a lot of numerous different fixes for community interpolation, the Bonemass puke-effect and decreased the variety of wolves by making them procreate much less. Head to Steam for the complete change log.

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