Valheim Adds Manual Save Button in Beta Patch 0.214.4

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Valheim is a brutal exploration and survival game that is well-received by the community. If you are one of those who enjoy playing this title, you might want to hop on the game’s public test branch to try out the new features added in Beta Patch 0.214.2.

One of the main highlights of this update is the addition of a manual save button. This feature lets you save your progress deliberately, so you no longer have to worry if your progress was autosaved.

Another feature implemented is that crafting menus and the quick-use bar now have cycling navigation when using a controller.

If you’re using an older graphics card to play Valheim, you will be excited to know that a new setting is added to let you turn off distant shadows completely. Doing so may drastically improve performance.


  • Mistlands giant helmet and sword will now properly drop both iron and copper scrap as intended
  • Seeker soldier and ticks should now respawn correctly in dungeons, and ticks starred ticks chance increased from 10% to 20% as intended.
  • Added alternative controller layout and changed layout to be more readable. Build snapping is a toggle in the alternative layout, and has an icon when active
  • You can now use the sticks to move to and from a container inventory from the player inventory directly rather than changing menu focus
  • Crafting station is now focused when opening a crafting station
  • If a server is unjoinable for version mismatch or other restriction this will shown when attempting to join a game from the server list immediately rather than having to wait for the game to load
  • Performance increased while in dungeons
  • Performance improved when using many map pins
  • Performance improved while using the inventory with many items
  • Network stability and performance improvements for crossplay
  • Improved cloud save performance on Microsoft Store version.
  • Memory optimizations for textures and fonts
  • Added Munin to Ribcage locations in Mistlands
  • Added saving icon to HUD and delayed the "bad connection icon" when saving
  • All game texts have been optimized for better clarity and performance
  • Reworked button prompts to a new visual style, added some missing buttons, etc.
  • Kicked players get a proper message
  • D-Pad should now be usable in all menus
  • Controller and keyboard usage of menus improved
  • Skills menu should now work correctly with gamepad and show tooltips correctly
  • Mistlands boss should no longer escape her room during rare occasions (changes have been made to how ownership of objects work when transferred to another player; specifically checking the positions)

So, what can you say about the new features introduced in Valheim Beta Patch 0.214.4?

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