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Explore, build, and conquer in the popular open-world Viking survival game.

Valheim is an open-world Viking-themed survival and sandbox game developed by Iron Gate Studio. Play solo in single player mode, or invite your friends for player vs. environment multiplayer mode. With challenging combat, numerous boss battles, and a creative building system that lets you craft things like halls, forts, and even imposing Viking warships, there’s always something to do. Explore, build, conquer, and survive. More challenging adventures await as you keep exploring.

Install Valheim on Linode with the Valheim Game Server Marketplace App to maximize your gaming experience.

Valheim Server Setup Demo Video by Linode Developer Advocate Gardiner Bryant on Linode’s YouTube Channel

Want to move your existing Valheim world to a dedicated server on Linode? Follow this Linode Community tutorial.

Valheim Options

You can configure your Valheim Game Server by providing values for the following fields:

Username to be used with ValheimYour Valheim Username. This is used to log in to Valheim. Required.
The server name to be used with ValheimYour Valheim server name. This is used to log in to Valheim. Required.

Linode Options

an Image
Debian 10 is currently the only image supported by the Valheim Marketplace App, and is pre-selected on the Linode creation page.
RegionThe region where you would like your Linode to reside. In general, it’s best to choose a location that’s closest to you. For more information on choosing a DC, review the How to Choose a Data Center guide. You can also generate MTR reports for a deeper look at the network routes between you and each of our data centers. Required.
Linode PlanYour Linode’s hardware resources. Valheim recommends 4 CPU cores and 2GB of RAM, so we suggest you deploy your Valheim Server on a 4GB Dedicated CPU Linode plan. If you decide that you need more or fewer hardware resources after you deploy your app, you can always resize your Linode to a different plan.
Linode LabelThe name for your Linode, which must be unique between all of the Linodes on your account. This name will be how you identify your server in the Cloud Manager’s Dashboard.
Root PasswordThe primary administrative password for your Linode instance. This password must be provided when you log in to your Linode via SSH. The password must meet the complexity strength validation requirements for a strong password. Your root password can be used to perform any action on your server, so make it long, complex, and unique.

Getting Started After Deployment

Access Your Valheim Game Server

After Valheim has finished installing, you can access your server with your Linode’s IPv4 address. Copy your Linode’s IPv4 address from the Linode Cloud Manager, and then connect to the server within the game using your Linode’s IPv4 address and port 2456.

For example:

For more on Valheim, check out the following resources:

The Valheim One-Click App was built by Linode. For support regarding app deployment, contact Linode Support via the information listed in the sidebar. For support regarding the tool or software itself, visit Valheim’s Official Website