The subsequent Valheim update ought to stop gamers from shedding progress thanks to a pesky bug with Steam Cloud saving. Patch 0.208.5, which is now accessible on the Viking game’s public check department, provides a workaround and failsafe system to hold your save information secure, even whenever you’re taking part in a number of Valheim accounts on the identical PC. The patch additionally introduces some festive new Midsummer content material, so begin weaving some flower crowns now.

Developer Iron Gate explains that gamers – particularly gamers who have been utilizing a number of accounts on a single PC – have run into points with shedding progress thanks to a bug with Steam Cloud saves. To deal with this, the devs say they’re creating some new folders for Cloud and native save information.

Once this new patch arrives on the primary department, cloud saves can be saved in Steam’s userdata folder. Save information for devoted servers and multi-account PCs have a brand new save file location: folder labelled ‘_local’ that’s subsequent to the previous save file folder. Old saves will stay in that previous save folder, however no new saves can be saved there. Iron Gate says that whenever you begin an previous native save with cloud saving enabled any further, the previous native file can be moved to the cloud, and an area backup can be created.

With Midsummer developing, Iron Gate can also be including Maypoles, flower crowns, and new summery banner colors to Valheim.

The patch additionally features a Unity model update that ought to cut back crashing, and tamed animals will now comply with you into Haldor’s forcefield.

You can learn the complete patch notes on Steam. The patch will little doubt hit the primary department quickly, however for now you possibly can attempt it out early by opening Valheim’s Steam settings, clicking ‘properties,’ and deciding on Betas. Type the code ‘yesimadebackups‘ (without the inverted commas) into the field there, and you’ll give you the chance to choose the Public Test Branch from the record of choices within the menu. Once the game has up to date, you’ll give you the chance to take the subsequent patch out for a check drive.

As the code suggests, Iron Gate says that whereas this patch is supposed to fix save information, you’ll need to manually create a backup of any present save information earlier than opting into the beta.