Gaming

What is Valheim? Content roadmap revealed for 2021 trending game

Published: 12/Feb/2021 16:42

by Alex Garton

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The new early access survival game Valheim has garnered a huge amount of popularity recently, with over a million players picking up the title on Steam. Here’s everything you need to know about the game and why it may be time you gave it a go.

Despite only being released on February 2, in under two weeks, Valheim has already hit the top of the Steam charts. The Viking inspired survival game has drawn in hundreds of thousands of players and has got them exploring its beautifully crafted and stylized world.

But why has this early access title suddenly blown up and taken the PC gaming world by storm? Let’s check out why everyone’s playing Valheim and what plans the developers have for the game’s future.

What is Valheim?

Valheim Settlement
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The world in Valheim is procedurally generated.

Valheim is an open-world survival sandbox game that can be played solo or in a group of up to 10 players on a dedicated server. Set in a Viking inspired world that’s procedurally generated, players are tasked with surviving, exploring, and building using the resources around them.

Beginning with clubs and basic tools, players can, over time, develop settlements and discover everything the game’s expansive world has to offer. From humongous trolls to gods from Norse mythology, players have the chance to take on a variety of creatures that can be found roaming the landscape.

In a genre where most games are overcomplicated or overly punishing, Valheim offers a touch of simplicity and charm. The game’s stylized world is gorgeous to look at and it houses plenty of hidden treasures, which encourages players to explore every nook and cranny. As well as this, the title has a great crafting system and allows players to build-up settlements with members of their group.

Although none of these features are revolutionary in the survival game genre, seeing them packaged all up into one single title is perhaps what has made Valheim such an overwhelming success.

What’s the future for Valheim?

Valheim roadmap

As with any early access title, the developers of Valheim have a lot of new and extra features they want to add to the game before its full release. Luckily for us, they’ve released a roadmap of future updates, which is shown in the image above.

Although the names of these updates are the only information we have to go on so far. We can assume Hearth and Home will be a content update for player housing and settlements. On top of this, the Ships and the Sea update is rather self-explanatory, while the new biome – Mistlands will give players a whole new set of areas to explore.

Which streamers are playing Valheim?

If you’re looking for some streamers to watch that have been spotted playing Valheim since its release, these are the channels you need to check out:

These are just a few of the hundreds of streamers playing Valheim at the moments, Check out the game’s Twitch page here for the full list of personalities that are online right now.

Where can I buy Valheim?

Valheim
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Valheim has already sold over a million copies.

Valheim is currently available to purchase on Steam for $19.99/£15.45 at the time of writing. All you have to do to get started is purchase the game, download it on the Steam client, and you’re ready to go!

Keep in mind this game is in early access, so there may be performance issues at times and certain features missing.


Hopefully, you now have a better idea of what Valheim is and why the game has blown up in popularity. If it looks likes it’s for you, jump into game and check out what all the hype is about for yourself.

FIFA

Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos FIFA 21 Flashback SBC: How to complete

Published: 23/Feb/2021 19:01

by Bill Cooney

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A new Flashback SBC is now live in FIFA 21, with Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos getting a boosted card. Here’s what you need to know. 

Flashbacks are always a fun addition to Ultimate Team, as they let you grab powerful throwback cards for players that take them back to a special moment or a prime time during their career.

This latest standalone SBC celebrates Kroos’s prolific 2017-2018 LaLiga season playing for Real Madrid with a very nice 93 OVR card that could definitely beef up your midfield lineup.

Toni Kroos in FIFA 21
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Kroos (center) is one of the best midfielders in FIFA 21 already, and this card just makes him better.

Toni Kroos Flashback SBC requirements & price

There are three total squads all with their own sets of requirements to knock out in order to complete this SBC, and on top of unlocking Kroos’s powered-up card at the end, you’ll also get a pack reward for each set of challenges.

To grab the German midfielder for yourself you’ll need to build one Bundesliga-themed squad, one La Liga-themed one, and finally, a Top Form challenge to wrap it all up.

The catch is that all three require fairly high ratings: 83 for Bundesliga, 84 for LaLiga, and 85 for Top Form, which just might be where the high price tag is coming from.

Bundesliga

  • Number of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Mixed Players Pack

La Liga

  • Number of players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Electrum Players Pack

Top Form

  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Premium Gold Players Pack

Toni Kroos Flashback SBC cost & cheap solutions

Altogether, this SBC should run you around 332,000 to 370,000 FUT Coins to get it all done. Be sure to check back soon as we’ll be posting the cheapest solutions, that don’t require any loyalty or position change cards, right here as they become available.


If you want to make Kroos’s powerful new card your own, you have three weeks (21 days) until March 16 to get everything all wrapped up.

Additionally, if you do pick him up, be sure to let us know how the veteran midfielder gets on in-game by tweeting us over on Twitter – UltimateTeamUK.