The best Valheim mods and how to install them

All open world creation games like Valheim eventually reach a certain point of… uniqueness, let’s call it. That is, when enough people are playing the game at the same time, sharing tips and information, sooner or later all possible avenues for projects and entertainment will be exhausted. Of course, it takes a hot minute, but it finally comes. Fortunately, it’s for this reason that all of these games have thriving modding communities dedicated to extending their longevity with new features, handy tweaks, and the occasional bout of bullshit. In this guide, we take a look at some of the best Valheim mods and provide a quick tutorial on how to install them.

most of best Valheim mods do things like tweak the performance and operation of the game, make it easier to play and collaborate with friends, and just add some minor extra features that can improve your quality of life. Our list of the best Valheim mods includes:

Valheim PlusBuildshareWatch Plant All Fight Club Gear & Quick Slots Unrestricted Portals

Best Valheim mods:

Valheim Plus

With how ubiquitous it has become, it’s easy to forget that Valheim is still an Early Access game. There are still plenty of bugs, stutters, and other weird little hiccups, not to mention a few combat and build balance headaches. If you don’t feel like waiting for the game to finish properly, just use the Valheim Plus review power. This mod offers many useful tweaks, from production upgrades to combat rebalancing, and even includes a complete rework of the XYZ axis of the building system.

Buildshare

I’ve seen friends create really impressive builds in games like Valheim, but when it comes to doing things myself, I tend to get bored in the middle of my Space Battleship Yamato recreation. If you want to create a friend’s building, use Buildshare to copy a blueprint of your buildings and paste it elsewhere. This mod also has its own community of builders who trade blueprints, so you can see all kinds of cool creations from around the world.

Watch

How the heck did anyone do anything before the concept of telling time? I suppose I could just check the position of the sun, but the position of the sun doesn’t tell me when my popcorn is done cooking in the microwave. Valheim does not have any kind of built-in function that indicates time other than the sun, which cannot be seen in darker biomes. What you need to avoid going out after dark is a good antique watch. This simple Clock mod puts a nice and clear clock at the top of the screen to help you keep track of time. Now you will know precisely when it is no longer safe to be away from home (unless you like that).

Plant everything

For reasons beyond my understanding, many of the agricultural rewards of the Valheim forests cannot be reproduced in a controlled environment. Things like berry bushes, mushrooms, dandelions, and saplings only grow in the desert and cannot be replanted in their own farmland. If you’re like me and you think it’s silly, you’ll be interested in the Plant Everything mod. This mod allows you to plant and re-plant shrubs, mushrooms, saplings, and more where your little heart desires. Imagine having access to fresh blueberries whenever you want, instead of having to walk through the undergrowth to pick them.

Fight club

Yes, I know, the first rule of Fight Club is not to talk about it, but if I don’t talk about it, how are you going to know? Combat is a fundamental part of Valheim’s regular game cycle, but only between man and monster. If you and a friend get into a fight and one of you dies, you will lose a lot of skill points, and that’s not fun for anyone. With the Fight Club mod, you and your friends can safely enter a heist without worrying about death, losing skill points, or dropping items. Now you can hit your friends on the head without worrying!

Gear and Quick Slots

Your Viking avatar doesn’t have an infinite source of space in his pants, so inventory space in Valheim is a bit limited. Obviously, that’s part of the appeal of survival and creation games; carry things manually. But at least I think we can all agree that the things you’re wearing or carrying in your hand shouldn’t take up space, right? Enter, the Equipment & Quick Slots mod. This mod adds slots for each piece of armor that you can wear completely separate from your inventory, as well as three quick slots that you can assign things like potions and food to. With these slot machines, you don’t have to go to the bottom of your inventory to use something, you can just take them out right away.

Unrestricted portals

During the initial development of Valheim, the developers debated on one item in particular: whether or not they should allow players to carry ore through portals. While you can carry some items through the portals with you, many must be carried from place to place on foot, which is a major waste of time. If you can’t be bothered to carry a pack of glowing rocks over the hills yourself, you’ll want the Unrestricted Portals mod. This mod allows you to apply restrictions or access to the general portal to all elements of the game, although you can also individually modify the permissions of the element portal if you do not want to mess things up too much.

How to install mods in Valheim

To install mods in Valheim, you probably want a mod management program to make it easier. The most widely used Valheim mod management software is BepInExPack Valheim, so we will detail how to use it to install mods in Valheim.

Download BepInExPack Valheim. Extract the files and locate the BepInExPack_Valheim folder. Open the Valheim installation directory. Copy and paste the contents of the BepInExPack_Valheim folder into the main Valheim directory.

If you’re not sure how to find your Valheim installation directory, you can easily do so via Steam. Open Steam and go to your library. Find and right-click Valheim, go to Manage, and then click Browse Local Files. Doing this opens the directory in which you installed Valheim.

You can start downloading and installing mods after you have moved the files inside the BepInExPack_Valheim folder to your main Valheim directory. Each mod you download will be in the form of a zip file, and you need to locate the “.dll” file inside each mod’s zip file and move it to the Valheim BepInEx Plugins folder.

After placing each mod’s .dll file in the Valheim BepInEx directory, you can start Valheim and your mods will be active. Any update to Valheim may result in the mods becoming obsolete and no longer working. Make sure to verify that your modifications are completely up to date.

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