Valheim: How to Set Up a Dedicated Server

Valheim: How to Set Up a Dedicated Server There are many ways to play Valheim, but a private server that serves as a home for a thriving community is one of the best ways to survive.

Valheim, puts players in the shoes of a dead Viking, trying to survive in purgatory and prove their worth to enter Valhalla. However, players don't have to go it alone and can join friends to explore and survive together. One of the best ways to do this is to use a dedicated server. Players won't even need to rent a server to take advantage of this option, making it an even more attractive venture.

Valheim: How to Set Up a Dedicated Server

Valheim provides everything players need to set up their own private servers, creates a permanent world that can log in at any time, lets friends in and out whenever it suits them, and no one loses any progress in their journey. Valhalla. As long as the computer on which the server is installed is running, players can enter and exit whenever they want.

To set up a dedicated Valheim server, carefully follow the steps below.

  • Make sure you have Steam installed on the computer, which will act as a private server.
  • Go to the Tools section of Steam and type “Valheim” in the search bar. This will bring up the Valheim Dedicated Server tool that all players get when purchasing the game.
  • Install the Valheim Dedicated Server tool.
  • Open the Valheim Dedicated Server installation folder.
  • Players do not need to create a world to play if they plan to play Valheim on the same computer that will host the server. If the host is different, navigate to C:\Users\YORNAME\AppData\LocalLow\IronGate\Valheim\worlds on the computer used to play the game and copy the files to the same folder on the host.
  • Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steamteamapps\common\Valheim Dedicated Server on the host and right click on a batch file named “start_headless_server” and select Edit.
  • Change the -name tag from "My Server" to something else, but don't give it the same name as the world name and the quotes should be preserved, e.g. “ValhallaFriends”
  • Change the -world tag from “Dedicated” to something else, but the name should not conflict with the server name.
  • -Change the password tag from “Hidden” to the desired password, once again so that it does not conflict with previous logins.
  • If players want the server to be listed as public, they can set the number after "public" to "1". Otherwise, leave it as “0”.
  • The ports will need to be opened to allow a direct connection to the computer. Forward TCP/UDP ports 2456-2458 using the router software or documentation.
  • Double-click the "start_headless_server" file to start the server. This will start the server and open a window for server logs and another window to make it easy to stop the server. It can take up to 15 minutes for the server to be recognized by the game client on Steam.
  • The server IP address is the host's IP address and the appendix: 2457.


Players can then join the server using the server IP address, forwarded ports and password set in the batch file via the community server list in the game. Server performance is determined by the capabilities of the host, but it should be noted that server hosting is more CPU than GPU intensive. Gamers who have trouble achieving good frame rates can take some basic steps to increase FPS and improve performance.

Now players can join their friends in Valheim and take on bosses, build settlements, explore the vast map and try to figure out who the mysterious cloaked figure is as a group, which should make the difficulty level a little more manageable.



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