You won’t always be out adventuring in the world of Valheim, and your character needs a proper home. Now that you’ve learned some starter tips for beginners and how to construct a Workbench, here’s our guide to help you when building your first base.
Note: Valheim is currently an Early Access title. As such, mechanics and content may change in due course. For more information, check out our Valheim guides and features hub.
Valheim building guide: Creating your first base and crafting home improvements
While playing Valheim, I was reminded of other titles such as Minecraft, Fallout 4, and The Survivalists. There’s an emphasis not just on survival and gathering materials, but also on constructing a base. Indeed, I’m reminded of Fallout 4‘s settlement building system and even some mods like Snap ‘N Build.
Anyway, Valheim‘s system is fairly lenient. I’ll discuss this in detail, and you can refer to the pages below for the parts that you need help with:
- The basics of base-building – General tips, the Workbench’s shed
- Structural integrity – Color-coding scheme and wear and tear
- Initial fixtures you want to craft
- The chimney or ventilation system