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How to turn your current world into a dedicated server
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Valheim has taken the survival game space by storm recently, breaking new concurrent player records every few days. A lot of the appeal comes down to how easily you can set up your own Valheim dedicated server and play together with your friends. This Valheim dedicated server hosting walkthrough will explain how to turn your current world into a dedicated server, how to port-forward and allow ports through your firewall, how to make yourself admin, and how your friends can join your game once it's set up. To turn your current Valheim world into a dedicated server, there are a couple of extra steps to take at the beginning of the setup process. In the worlds folder you'll see several files for each of your worlds. Make a note of the exact name of the world you wish to use for your dedicated server, because you'll need to input that name exactly next to the "-world" tag in the above section. If you're going to run the server on a different machine , then you need to copy all of the files related to your desired world, and paste it into the same worlds folder on that machine. In order for players who aren't in your own house to start playing on your dedicated server, you need to do two more things:.
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The following requirements are unofficial , but are the general consensus amongst official Helpers in the Valheim Discord. You may still be able to run a dedicated server using less than the listed requirements. This is just a guided starting point. Note that the more players you have, the higher these requirements will need to be to sustain performance. To allow other players to connect to your server from the internet you will need to set up port forwarding. This is usually configured on your router so consult its documentation or read a guide to find the steps on how to do this. The port numbers you need to forward are