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Valheim Ashlands Update: Release Date, Patch Notes, & More

Posted on by justin
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The Valheim Ashlands update is jam-packed with tons of new content to shake the game up, including the new Ashlands biome, 30+ new weapons, and 10+ new creatures. Here, we'll break down everything you need to know about the update, including its release date and full patch notes!

Valheim Ashlands Update Release Date

Valheim Patch 0.218.9 – Ashlands The Valheim Ashlands update was released on May 14th, becoming playable after three weeks in the public test branch.

Ashlands Update: All New Content And Features

It's time to visit the Ashlands! With that, let's dive into the biggest new additions in its patch notes.

Valheim Ashlands Patch Notes (Highlights)

* New Biome – Ashlands * 30+ New weapons * New bombs and ammunitions * 3 New armour sets * 2 New capes * 10+ New creatures * 70+ New buildable items * 5 New crafting station upgrades * 30+ New crafting materials * 15+ New food items and potions * New locations * New music * New events * New mechanics The full Valheim Ashlands patch notes are absolutely massive, reflecting the scale of the new update and its additions. With that in mind, be prepared for a deep dive! You can find the full patch notes below.

Valheim Ashlands Patch Notes (Full)


* Beware the skies! Cinders rain down from above in the Ashlands, causing damage to those who are unprotected * Wooden build pieces can now catch fire in the Ashlands – and the fire spreads! * A new world modifier that allows fire to spread outside of the Ashlands as well (part of the immersive preset) * Deadly lava takes up large parts of the landscape; traverse it with your very own platforms * Lay claim to Charred Fortresses with two new Siege Machines * New plantable Ashvines will grow on the walls of your base * Combine your Flametal weapons with gems (Bloodstone, Iolite & Jade) in order to upgrade them to magical weapons (giving them blood, storm and nature based effects respectively) * The waters in and around the Ashlands are boiling hot, and only the sturdiest of ships can sail them


* Enemy: Fallen Valkyrie * Enemy: Charred Warrior * Enemy: Charred Archer * Enemy: Charred Warlock * Enemy: Charred Twitcher * Enemy Turret: Skugg * Enemy: Morgen * Enemy: Bonemaw Serpent * Enemy/creature: Asksvin (tameable & rideable) * Creature: Asksvin Calf * Enemy: Volture * Enemy: Lava Blob * NPC/Enemy: Redbeard Dvergr * Boss: Fader * Miniboss: Lord Reto * Spawner: Monument of Torment * Spawner: Effigy of Malice


* Material: Majestic Carapace (previously Queen Drop) * Material: Fader Relic (placeholder item) * Material: Asksvin Hide * Material: Asksvin Bladder * Material: Asksvin Tail * Material: Morgen Heart * Material: Morgen Sinew * Material: Celestial Feather * Material: Bonemaw Meat * Material: Bonemaw Tooth * Material: Volture Meat * Material: Volture Egg * Material: Charred Skull * Material: Charred Bone * Material: Pot Shard * Material: Bell Shard * Material: Dyrnwyn Fragments x3 * Material: Bloodstone * Material: Jade * Material: Iolite * Material: Flametal Ore (previous Flametal is now obsolete) * Material/craftable: Flametal (previous Flametal is now obsolete) * Material: Sulfur * Material: Ashwood * Material: Grausten * Material: Charcoal Resin * Material: Proustite Powder * Material: Asksvin Neck * Material: Asksvin Skull * Material: Asksvin Ribcage * Material: Asksvin Pelvis * Material: Charred Cogwheel * Material: Molten Core * Material/craftable: Ceramic Plate * Materia/craftable: Shield Core * Plantable: Ashvine Seeds * Artisan Table extension: Artisan Press * Galdr Table extension: Feathery Wreath * Cauldron extension: Rolling Pins and Cutting Boards * Black Forge extension: Metal Cutter * Black Forge extension: Gem Cutter * Craftable: Bell * Resource location: Lavaiathans * Misc: Asksvin Egg

Craftable Items

* Weapon: Dyrnwyn (sword) * Weapon: Slayer (greatsword) * Weapon: Brutal Slayer (greatsword) * Weapon: Scourging Slayer (greatsword) * Weapon: Primal Slayer (greatsword) * Weapon: Nidhögg (sword) * Weapon: Nidhögg the Bleeding (sword) * Weapon: Nidhögg the Thundering (sword) * Weapon: Nidhögg the Primal (sword) * Weapon: Flametal Mace * Weapon: Bloodgeon (mace) * Weapon: Storm Star (mace) * Weapon: Klossen (mace) * Weapon: Berserkir Axes * Weapon: Bleeding Berserkir Axes * Weapon: Thundering Berserkir Axes * Weapon: Primal Berserkir Axes * Weapon: Ash Fang (bow) * Weapon: Blood Fang (bow) * Weapon: Storm Fang (bow) * Weapon: Root Fang (bow) * Weapon: Ripper (crossbow) * Weapon: Wound Ripper (crossbow) * Weapon: Storm Ripper (crossbow) * Weapon: Root Ripper (crossbow) * Weapon: Splitnir (spear) * Weapon: Splitnir the Bleeding (spear) * Weapon: Splitnir the Storming (spear) * Weapon: Splitnir the Primal (spear) * Shield: Flametal Shield (with multiple styles!) * Shield: Flametal Tower Shield (with multiple styles!) * Weapon: Trollstav (blood magic) * Weapon: Staff of the Wild (elemental magic) * Weapon: Dundr (elemental magic) * Weapon: Staff of Fracturing (elemental magic) * Armour Set: Flametal Breastplate, Flametal Greaves, Flametal Helmet * Armour Set: Robes of Embla, Trousers of Embla, Hood of Embla * Armour Set: Breastplate of Ask, Trousers of Ask, Hood of Ask * Cape: Asksvin Cloak * Cape: Ashen Cape * Misc: Asksvin Saddle * Bomb: Basalt Bomb * Bomb: Smoke Bomb * Ammunition: Grausten Payload * Ammunition: Explosive Payload * Ammunition: Charred Arrow * Ammunition: Charred Bolt * Ammunition: Flametal Missile

Build Pieces & Furniture

* Building Pieces: 25 Ashwood Pieces (Ashwood Wall, Ashwood Half Wall, Ashwood Quarter Wall, Ashwood Arched Wall, Ashwood Decorative Wall, Ashwood Decorative Window, Ashwood Divider, Ashwood Floor 2x2, Ashwood Floor 1x1, Ashwood Decorative Floor, Ashwood Arch, Ashwood Beam 1m, Ashwood Beam 2m, Ashwood Pole 1m, Ashwood Pole 2m, Ashwood Beam 26°, Ashwood Roof Cross 26°, Ashwood Beam 45°, Ashwood Roof Cross 45°, Ashwood Wall 26°, Ashwood Wall 26° Inverted, Ashwood Wall 45°, Ashwood Wall 45° Inverted, Ashwood Stair, Ashwood Door) * Building Pieces: 26 Grausten Pieces (Grausten Steep Stairs, Grausten Stairs, Grausten Floor 1x1, Grausten Floor 2x2, Grausten Floor 4x4, Grausten Small Pillar, Grausten Medium Pillar, Grausten Tapered Pillar, Grausten Tapered Pillar Inverted, Grausten Small Beam, Grausten Medium Beam, Grausten Small Arch, Grausten Medium Arch, Grausten Wall Arch, Grausten Wall Arch Inverted, Grausten Wall 1x2, Grausten Wall 2x2, Grausten Wall 4x2, Grausten Window 2x2, Grausten Window 4x2, Grausten Roof, Grausten Roof Corner, Grausten Arched Roof (2), Grausten Arched Roof, Grausten Arched Roof Corner (2)) * Building Piece: Flametal Gate * Building Piece: Flametal Pillar * Building Piece: Flametal Beam * Defence: Ashwood Stakewall * Stack: Ashwood Stack * Stack: Grausten Pile * Stack: Pile of Skulls * Stack: Bone Stack * Furniture: Ashwood Bed * Furniture: Bone Throne * Furniture: Lava Lantern * Furniture: Asksvin Rug * Furniture: Straw * Furniture: Small Green Pot * Furniture: Medium Green Pot * Furniture: Large Green Pot * Furniture: Ashwood Bench * Furniture: Asksvin Skeleton * Siege Machine: Catapult * Siege Machine: Battering Ram * Ship: Drakkar * Misc: Shield Generator * Misc: Portal – Stone

Food & Potions

* Food: Cooked Volture Meat * Food: Cooked Bonemaw Meat * Food: Cooked Asksvin Tail * Food: Fiddlehead * Food: Fiery Svinstew * Food: Marinated Greens * Food: Mashed Meat * Food: Piquant Pie (cooked/uncooked) * Food: Roasted Crust Pie (cooked/uncooked) * Food: Scorching Medley * Food: Sizzling Berry Broth * Food: Smoke Puff * Food: Sparkling Shroomshake * Food: Spicy Marmalade * Food: Vineberry Cluster * Mead: Lingering Healing Mead * Mead: Lingering Eitr Mead


* Location: Ruins (multiple) * Location: Redbeard Dvergr Outposts * Location: Putrid Hole * Location: Charred Fortress * Event: “The undead army marches” * Event: “The dead have been summoned” * Lore: New stones * Lore: New dreams * Lore: New Munin dialogue * New music * New forsaken power * Terrain changes for Ashlands (Ashlands is now cut off from other biomes, only accessible by sea)

Bug Fixes & Improvements

* Fixed Major Healing Mead material * Fixed Minor Eitr Mead Material * Standardised texts throughout the game * Updated names for old Flametal items * The popup for unlocking new things is displayed longer * Disabled ESRAM usage on Xbox One to work around a Unity bug that caused some particle systems to have corrupt shadowmaps * Added console command ‘findtp’ to go to nearest found item * Added console command ‘setfuel’ to fill all nearby lights to specified fuel * Map is now closed after using debugmode teleport * There is now a toggle in Gamplay Settings for “Attack towards look direction”, if this is toggled off, attacks will instead be made in the direction the camera is facing * Modding: IMonoUpdater no longer requires to be inherited from and error messages removed If you're looking to get back into Valheim with the Ashlands update now live - you can get started with a dedicated server here!
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