Valheim Update 0.209.8 Patch Notes – June 20, 2022

Valheim update 0.209.8 is now rolling out on PC (Steam). According to the official Valheim 0.209.8 patch notes, the latest update added Flower crowns, new banner colors, and enabled Maypole in the building menu. Apart from this, Valheim patch 0.209.8 also includes fixes for some issues regarding Steam Cloud saves.

Previously, a major update added plenty of new content to Valheim, expanding your gameplay options by introducing new mechanics, furniture, building pieces, food, weapons, optimizations, and more.

Unfortunately, players are still facing various issues with the game. Today’s Valheim game update 0.209.8 will address a few of these issues. Check out more details below.

Valheim 209.8 Changelog – June 20, 2022

New Content

  • Maypole now enabled in the building menu
  • Flower crowns!
  • New banner colours (Orange, white, yellow and purple)

Fixes & Improvements

  • Unity updated to version 2020.3.33 (should reduce crashes!)
  • Tamed animals now follow the player into Haldor’s forcefield
  • Tweaks to Yagluth’s hair so it no longer flies around in the air
  • Console command exclusivefullscreen is now toggleable

Mods can now set an isModded flag to let players and our support know the game is modded

  • Inventory keyboard UI hint fixed
  • Console server command ‘recall’ added (teleports other players to your position)

Steam Cloud

  • Cloud save files will now be stored in Steam/[YourIDNumber]/892970 instead of AppData

Local files will now be stored in “worlds_local” and “characters_local” under AppData and no longer be synced to cloud to avoid sync conflicts and dataloss when using multiple accounts on the same machine, and when using dedicated servers.

  • Files still in the old file structure will be moved to the Steam Cloud or new local folder when used and a backup will be kept
  • Worlds’ save files can now be renamed and will load correctly
  • Large worlds (300mb or bigger) should now sync correctly
  • Maximum Cloud storage for Valheim has increased greatly, thanks Valve!

Valheim Save Issue Fix

The bug with Steam Cloud saves would cause players to lose progress if they were playing on multiple accounts on the same PC. To solve this, we have done some changes to how the game saves:

From now on cloud saves are saved under the Steam userdata folder. Local save files for dedicated servers and multi account machines will be stored in a new “_local” folder next to the old save file location, and the old save file location will still be there but nothing new will be saved there. You will be able to see which characters and worlds are located on the Cloud and which ones are locally stored or not yet moved out of the old folders. When starting a local save with Cloud saves enabled in Steam, the file will be moved to the Steam Cloud and a local backup will be kept. Dedicated servers will still only use the local folder though, as this can be started outside of your steam login.

Download free Valheim game patch 0.209.8 on PC(Steam).

Jack Johnson
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