If you have played this game enough and want to experiment with different settings, here are the best mods for Valheim and how to install them on your PC.
What are the Best Mods for Valheim?
Although the game doesn’t support modding, this hasn’t stopped the Valheim community from making their own mods to alter the game and enjoy the gameplay even more. Now, if you’re like every other player and want to experience the game in a new way without tinkering with the game’s console commands, these mods most likely have everything according to your desires. However, It’s important to note that each mod listed in this guide can be used only on dedicated Valheim Servers.
This might be the most popular mod in Valheim by far. You can customize the game anyway you want with the help of this mod. You are able to remove any or all building restrictions, Modify the time Smelter takes and so on.
This mod allows the shared map feature for players in the same group, making map exploration much easier and faster. ValheimPlus is for all the players that wanted to play the game according to their will but were bound by the games restriction.
This mod helps you save multiple hours worth of trips by allowing you to bring metal ores through the portals. The decision to allow players to bring metal ores through the portal was pretty controversial among the developers of Valheim, but eventually every developer agreed. But with Unrestricted Portals mod, the power to make that decision is in your hands.
Heart and Home Old Food Stats:
The Heart and Home update made some pretty big changes to the way the food system used to work. It changed the value of almost all the meals in the game. A lot of people were unhappy with these changes as the meals either provided health or stamina. These changes can be pretty annoying if you worked hard to acquire rare items, only for them to be useless due to the recent update. However, the Heart and Home Old Food Stats mod is the solution to this, as it provides a player with the old stats of meal, giving both health and stamina at the same time.
Valheim is a bit different survival game as compared to others because it forces players to craft their own weapons and armor as they progress through the game. Now, the Epic Loot mod adds magical items into the loot pool to brighten the game up.
This mod helps you get magical armor and weapons from chests, slain enemies, and boss fights. The loot comes in different rarities (rare, epic, and legendary), and the magical loot is randomly spawned to create a unique experience. By default, the magical items rarely drop, as their spawn percentage is very low. But when you do find one, the magical item emits a colorful beam to help you easily find it.
With Fight Club mod, you can fight your friends safely without. Fighting your friends without this mod causes them to lose all their loot and skill points. A player would have to go back to their death spot to regain all the lost loot. This mod makes fighting a duel with your friend very convenient as none of the players has to die hence, no risk of losing any loot or skill points.
Valheim World Generator:
Exploring the Valheim world as a solo player can be very time taking and frustrating. However, the Valheim World Generator mod is really helpful with this issue. This mod allows you to see your whole world map with every location of boss mobs and items. The Valheim World Generator is easily accessible through your web browser so you don’t have to download any software.
The simplicity of Valheim’s UI helps keep the view clean and open. However, it does come with a downside of difficulty to read. The Better UI mod aims to observe the standards of the game while making it easier to understand your surroundings at a glimpse. For instance, if you’re not paying enough attention to your equipment, its depletion will be hard to keep track of. This issue can be solved by Better UI as it colorizes the durability of each piece of equipment, making it much clearer.
First Person View:
The First Person View mod adds a new camera option to the game. Although Valheim does allow you to zoom in and out in third person view, there can be some situations in which first person view can be really helpful. Whether it be for hunting a deer with bow and arrows or gazing at the ocean while fishing, first person view can be helpful in all situations.
If you have ever been so impressed by someone’s build that you wished to recreate it without any flaw, BuildShare mod is the perfect mod for you. With this mod, players can save or load any kind of build at their own will. If a highly skilled player has built something that you like and want, you can share it with the Valheim community. Likewise, if you have built something great and want it all over the map, you can easily copy and paste the structure across the map however you like.
In Valheim you don’t have a lot of options in terms of farming if you want to live off your land only. Whether it be planting different kinds of plants or avoiding meat in-game, this mod should make your life a lot easier. With the Plant Everything mod, you can plant a number of tree saplings, berry bushes and mushroom spawns all around your farm and create a perfect farm according to your imagination.
In Valheim, it can be pretty difficult to keep track of time especially when you’re fighting in a biome where the sun isn’t visible. But, with the Clock mod you can easily fight anytime anywhere and reach your camp before sun down as it keeps an accurate track of time. This mod might not seem very cool and all but it can be really useful if you don’t wanna get attacked by enemies at night.
How to Install Valheim Mods on Your PC?
Backing up your saved data is a good idea before proceeding with the installation of any Valheim mod. Unfortunately, if something does go wrong, you might not be able to transfer a character from modded Valheim to the genuine game.
Some mods may have a unique way of installing them, but luckily majority of these mods use BepInEx. It is a modding framework for the Unity Game Engine.
Installing mods using BepInEx is pretty simple once you have copied the files into the Valheim’s folder. Now, just drag the mod files into the BepInEx plugin folder and that’s it. Note that not every mod can be installed like this, so be sure to double check the mod installation instruction before trying anything.
That is all for the guide on mods of Valheim. Hopefully this guide was helpful for you. Thanks for reading and Have Fun!