Valheim Troll Update

Updates for Valheim, the massively successful survival crafting sim from developer Iron Gate, usually change some game mechanic. The last update for the game for instance, changed its terrain generation mechanics. Valheim‘s latest update isn’t as gameplay focused though, instead revamping the look of the game’s trolls by sending them to the gym. Now when you encounter one of these creatures in the game, they’ll be more muscular, and sport well-defined hair and nails.

The latest update for Valheim isn’t just giving trolls a makeover though. The game’s second and third bosses also received some fresh looks. According to an update post from Iron Gate, their designs now “better fall in line with how we envision the enemies of Valheim,” according to an update post from Iron Gate.


Iron Gate’s post also teased a couple of the features arriving in Valheim‘s Hearth and Home update. Two extremely cropped pictures show sneak peeks of what’s being worked on for the update. The first shows a pair of shoes, while the second is… Well, your guess is as good as mine. Either way, you can take a look at those pictures here.

Iron Gate grows with Valheim’s success

Besides touching on the new swole troll in Valheim, today’s update also gave us some insight into how Iron Gate itself is changing. According to the post, the company of five developers is still working from home. However, it will be moving into a space suitable for a much larger development team when that changes. “As we expect Iron Gate to grow, we’re looking for a bigger office. Dreamy office spaces sadly don’t grow on trees, but it’s something that we’re really looking forward to so it is definitely worth the wait.”

Swole Troll

Valheim’s brand new swole troll

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Iron Gate is looking to grow soon. Valheim‘s massive popularity, having already sold six million copies, has created a need for a team of more than five people to patch out bugs while updating the game.

Otto Kratky
Otto is a games journalist with a few different homes. When he's not writing news, he's likely hundreds of hours into some massive RPG, playing punk on his beat-up guitar, or nose deep in a new Batman comic book.

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