Valheim patch notes - 0.147.3 update on March 2

The March 2 update to Valheim includes improvements for dedicated servers - read the full patch notes here.

Valheim’s latest update may have excited Vikings eager for the next stage of content for the game, but don’t get yourself too excited for Hearth & Home early. The March 2 update 0.147.3 is a straightforward one for players, only making a few adjustments to dedicated servers and other features. If that sounds of interest to you, we’ve included the full Valheim patch notes for the 0.147.3 update on March 2 below.

Valheim patch notes - March 2

Valheim patch notes march 2 0.147.3 update
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The Valheim patch notes for March 2 come with an explanation from developer Iron Gate, explaining what the adjustments mean for dedicated servers. We’ve included that in full below.

Today's patch has some huge changes to dedicated servers. Dedicated servers now always use direct connections instead of using Steam Datagram Relay (SDR). This should result in much lower latency for most players. Private dedicated servers are enabled by adding "-public 0" to the server command line (See server manual PDF). You can only connect to private dedicated servers using the "Join IP"-button. I really hope this patch solves a lot of connection issues introduced in last week's patches ( due to switching socket backend ). In addition to these dedicated-server fixes, Valve are also working on fixes to the SDR system (used when connecting to non-dedicated servers) and I believe there is already a beta-steam-client available that fixes some of these issues. Thanks everyone!!

And here are the official changes:

  • Localization updates
  • Made Haldor head-turn smoother
  • Object network interpolation is skipped if object was far away, solved issue with network players flying through the air when entering dungeons & exiting portals etc
  • Added -public 1/0 flag to dedicated server again, Allows players to host local lan only servers
  • Join IP-button updated to allow for lan-connections (dedicated servers only) & added DNS support
  • Dedicated servers use directIP connection instead of SDR, solves issues with slow steam relays in some areas of the world
  • Bonemass puke-effect network fix
  • Updated Dedicated-server PDF manual
  • Prevent pickup items when entering portals
  • Lowered wolf procreation slightly
  • Lowered chance of boss trophy talking

Those were the full Valheim patch notes for the March 2, 0.147.3 update. It’s not quite Hearth & Home, but it’s good news for dedicated server owners! For more Valheim content, head on over to our hub page where you can find useful tips and tricks alongside fan creations.

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