Valheim Patch 0.215.2: Backup Issues Fixed, Player and Ship Markers Improved

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Valheim, the survival sandbox game by Iron Gate Studio, received an important update today for both PC and Xbox. While Patch 0.215.2 doesn’t bring any new content, it squashes several annoying bugs.

Moving forward, restoring backups works a bit differently. Previously, backups will be deleted once the player restores them. Now, players can restore the same backup several times. Markers for both player and ship now show correctly above map pins on the minimap, and chances of saves being corrupted on Microsoft Store and Xbox have been reduced.

Fixes and Improvements
  • Backups are no longer deleted after being restored, so the same backup can now be restored multiple times.
  • World saves with missing .fwl files now show up in the Manage Saves menu so that they can be deleted.
  • Fixed a bug where backups couldn't be restored if the main save file was missing its .fwl file.
  • Fixed a bug that made world saves in cloud storage create a blank .old file when saving, instead of no .old file.
  • Player and ship markers are now shown correctly above map pins on the minimap
  • Lighting effects reduced when using “reduce flashing lights” setting for Eikthyr antlers, all boss spawning, guardian power and boss stone activation
  • Network compatibility version is now displayed separately in the console and log file and each non-pc platform has a platform prefix in the version text
  • Improved stability and performance of world saving to decrease chance of saves being corrupted on microsoft store and xbox
  • Save files that were corrupted as a result of incomplete file operations in cloud storage are detected and can no longer be started as empty worlds
  • Fixed a bug where the time stamps of cloud saves were retrieved as UTC instead of local time.

You can visit Steam to read the complete patch notes. Valheim can also be purchased from there for only $19.99. Do keep in mind that the game is in early access, so expect some bugs here and there.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing Valheim recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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