After launching into Steam Early Access earlier this month, Valheim has quickly climbed up the Steam Charts. The indie Viking survival game sold over 1 million units within its first week and peaked at over 160,000 concurrent users on Steam and 127,000 viewers on Twitch.
Valheim continues its meteoric rise in popularity two weeks after its launch with over 2 million copies sold to date. The new multiplayer survival game also broke its concurrent user record just yesterday, peaking at over 391,000 users and making it the fourth most played game on Steam just below PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Twitch viewership also remains steady with a 24-hour peak of just over 115,000 viewers according to SteamDB.
Meanwhile, developer Iron Gate Studios warned players to backup their game saves on Friday following the discovery of a game-breaking bug. “If you are playing Valheim this weekend, please backup your world and characters. The evil world-destroyer bug is still roaming free,” tweeted the devs.
“It’s an evil bug, that we have yet to be able to reproduce even once. It seems to occur more often if you exit the game by ALT+F4, so try to use menu -> exit instead,” they explained.
The save files can be found in C:UsersUsernameAppDataLocalLowIronGateValheim. Simply copy the contents and keep the copies on a different folder or drive just in case.
If you are playing Valheim this weekend, please backup your world and characters. The evil world-destroyer bug is still roaming free =( #valheim
— Richard Svensson (@dvoidis) February 12, 2021