Valheim is getting crossplay with an update now in testing

Iron Gate have announced that Valheim is set for crossplay, with an update now obtainable in testing to make sure you can play with mates wherever. This is nice, as Valheim is coming to consoles subsequent 12 months.

They’ve been working with a workforce from Piktiv, to “be certain the sport appears and feels the identical no matter what platform you’re utilizing”. For Steam gamers, nothing a lot adjustments however it does imply it is possible for you to to play with others elsewhere when the time comes. For devoted servers, the large change is that it’ll have an choice to assist crossplay however it stays optionally available and it is possible for you to to make use of both an IP deal with or a particular server-specific code.

Main adjustments:

  • Crossplay assist added.
  • ‘Manage saves’ GUI added in order that it’s simpler for gamers to revive/take away saves & backups.
  • Minor community optimization for in-game internet hosting (Less demanding for the host when different gamers are in the sport on the similar time).
  • ‘Join Game’ tab has been up to date. Players can now add favorite servers, and see if a server is working, and in the event that they assist crossplay or not.
  • Players can now use the parameter ‘-crossplay’ whereas working Dedicated servers to assist crossplay. When utilizing this parameter, the backend will probably be working Playfab as an alternative of Steamworks. (A ‘Join code’ will seem whenever you be a part of a Dedicated server supporting crossplay. Players can use this code to affix the server).

The update is in the Public Test department of Valheim, and should due to this fact be unstable. To entry it you want a password which is in the announcement.

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