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Valheim Patch Adds Frost Caves and Steam Deck Optimizations

Frost Caves have arrived in Valheim. The Coffee Stain Publishing and Iron Gate Studio developed title is has also been optimized for the Steam Deck with this update.

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Good things come to those who wait and for Valheim fans the wait is over for the Frost Caves. These new dungeons will only appear in unexplored mountain biome areas. In these caves players can finally discover where the strange nocturnal fenrings live during the day. Players who dare to venture into the Frost Caves might even learn a thing or two about these creatures.

Some new enemies have appeared in the realm of Valheim. The Ulv, Cultist and Bat are all new threats to the brave Viking warriors. New crafting materials of Red Jute, Fenring Hair, and Fenring Claw offer opportunities for a new armor set and the Flesh Rippers claw weapon. These materials can also be used to create new build pieces for one’s base or home in the form of a Red Jute Carpet, Red Jute Curtain, and Standing Brazier. Lastly there is a new event “You stirred the cauldron” which will offer a new challenge for players.

The update is full of quality of life improvements. Full controller support has arrived. Piece rotation is now indicated by a more subtle build marker. A new FPS limiter setting and option can reduce GPU usage when minimized. Menu FPS is capped to 60 FPS.

A more complete of changes in patch 0.207.0 can be found here.

Iron Gate Studio has also wrapped up the month-long celebration of Valheim’s one-year anniversary. During the celebration, the developer also released a Fireside Chat video that discussed the development of the game so far and where it is heading.

Valheim is available on PC for Windows and Linux through Humble Bundle and Steam for $19.99 USD. For more information about Valheim follow @Valheimgame on Twitter or visit the game’s website at

One Year of Valheim: Fireside Chat | Iron Gate Studio

Coffee Stain Studios (@Coffee_Stain Twitter) is made up of three teams: Coffee Stain Studios, Coffee Stain North, and Coffee Stain Publishing. Coffee Studios was founded in 2010 and is located in Skövde, Sweden. Coffee Stain North was founded in 2013 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Coffee Stain Publishing started in 2017 and is also working to publish games from other developers.

Iron Gate Studio is a new studio founded by industry veterans that have worked on Magicka 2, Leviathan: Warships, and the Titan Quest series. Based in Skövde, Sweden, the team has a track record for developing immersive worlds steeped in Norse mythology. Valheim is the studio’s first title.

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