Setting up a Valheim dedicated server is recommended if you want to get godlike bandwidth and enter ping Valhalla when playing with friends. With over two million copies sold and hundreds of thousands of concurrent players on Steam in the weeks following launch, Valheim already has a huge following. Though you can enjoy Valheim solo, it's playing with others where the game comes into its own. If you're serious about being part of a group who want to come and go from a single world with better hosting, then a Valheim dedicated server setup might be for you. We'll run through why you might need a dedicated server in Valheim, what you need to get it up and running properly, the step-by-step setup process and how to join a dedicated server when it's all done. And, if that all sounds like a bit too much for now, a quick explainer on hosting a multiplayer session on your current PC too. If you're looking for more help, we have explainers for how to build a base in Valheim , finding flint and iron and getting a workbench. It's good to preface this article by saying that you can play Valheim fairly comfortably without going to all the effort of setting up a dedicated server. If you have a decent gaming rig and a reasonable internet connection and you just want to play the game intermittently with a few friends, you could host a game yourself with ease.
Why Host Your Own Dedicated Server?
Setting Up Your Server
Before you start you will need ports , , and forwarded. There are many port forwarding guides available on the Internet so we will not be going over that process. Below you will find a video that shows you exactly how to setup a Dedicated Mordhau Server using Linux, You need no experience with Linux to set this up just to follow this video below:.
Valheim dedicated servers explained: Why host a dedicated server in Valheim?
A Dedicated Server is a method of hosting an Unturned server that does not require the host to be an active player in the game. The host can choose to play on the server, or just leave it running in the background while others play on it. Unlike a Local Server , port forwarding is required. A Dedicated Server also allows for vastly increased versatility in configuration of the server. Many server options become available through the Commands. The deprecated shortcut method for creating servers only works for versions of the game prior to 3. Newer versions of the game should only be hosted through the Unturned Dedicated Server app.
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