- Valheim’s new patch is out now and brings new fixes and improvements to the sandbox title.
- It mainly deals with the Xbox edition and is one of the many patches that will fix issues in the console version of the game.
Iron Gate Studio has just released a new patch for Valheim to deal with bugs on the Xbox version of the game. This update is just one of many that will sort out issues on consoles among other things. Do keep in mind that this patch doesn’t solve all of the problems on Xbox and it’ll take a few more patches to completely resolve the bugs. However, it is a start, and patch notes have come out to give us an in-depth look at the update.
A lot of fixes and improvements have come to Valheim through patch 0.215.2. First up, backups will no longer delete after getting restored in the game. Hence, you can restore the same backup as many times as you like from now on. World saves with missing “.fwl” files will show up in the Manage Saves menu after this update. Therefore, you can delete them without a hitch moving forwards.
Next up, the bug preventing the restoration of backups without the presence of “.fwl” in the main save file has been rectified. The patch has also fixed the issue that made world saves in cloud storage create a blank “.old” file when saving instead of no “.old” file. In addition, player and ship markers now appear correctly above map pins on the minimap in Valheim.
Update 0.215.2 has also made changes to the lighting effects in the sandbox game. From now on, lighting effects will reduce when using the “reduce flashing lights” setting. This is applicable for Eikthyr antlers, all boss spawning, guardian power, and boss stone activation. The network compatibility version is now displayed separately in the console and log file. Furthermore, each non-PC platform has a platform prefix in the text.
Some changes in this new Valheim patch are specific to consoles. The stability and performance of world-saving have improved to decrease the chances of save corruption. Hence, you won’t face this problem as frequently on the Microsoft store and Xbox from now on. In addition, save files corrupted because of incomplete file operations in cloud storage will get detected and can no longer start as empty worlds from now on.
Last but not least, the patch has overhauled a bug inaccurately labeling the time stamps of cloud saves. From now on, the cloud saves will appear in local time and not in UTC. These are all of the changes in the new Valheim patch which is out now on all platforms. Iron Gate Studio’s sandbox survival game has been a phenomenon since its release in early access 2 years ago.
Overall, it has sold over 10 million copies worldwide on Steam as of April 2022, being a massive triumph for the developer. It has also received universal acclaim and made its way to Xbox consoles just last month. The game is out now for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.
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