For scripts that you can run on your own dedicated server, see Dedicated server scripts. The server has been tested on Ubuntu Memory requirements increase as the number of connected players increases.
Setting up a Dedicated Server
Why Host Your Own Dedicated Server?
Setting up a Valheim dedicated server is recommended if you want to get godlike bandwidth and enter ping Valhalla when playing with friends. With over two million copies sold and hundreds of thousands of concurrent players on Steam in the weeks following launch, Valheim already has a huge following. Though you can enjoy Valheim solo, it's playing with others where the game comes into its own. If you're serious about being part of a group who want to come and go from a single world with better hosting, then a Valheim dedicated server setup might be for you. We'll run through why you might need a dedicated server in Valheim, what you need to get it up and running properly, the step-by-step setup process and how to join a dedicated server when it's all done. And, if that all sounds like a bit too much for now, a quick explainer on hosting a multiplayer session on your current PC too.
Optional server add-ons:
A dedicated server is a physical server located in one of our data centres. Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are technically managed by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for the administration of your dedicated server. This guide will help you with the first steps of managing your dedicated server.
Looking to start up a Valheim dedicated server? Valheim has enjoyed huge success since it hit Early Access at the beginning of February—and for good reason. In a market that feels more than a little saturated with the survival genre, Iron Gate's take has proved to be one of the most exciting new survival game in years. One of the many factors that has no doubt contributed to its success—aside from the need to build the perfect base —is the ability to play solo or with up to 10 players. If you're keen to take the multiplayer route, a dedicated Valheim server is one option—especially with the latest update that improved dedicated server latency. But if you don't want the added hassle of setting up your own private server, hosting a game locally on your PC is also an option. There are clearly pros and cons to each—while hosting a game locally only requires a couple of extra clicks to set up, a dedicated server will mean the world is always online so the host won't need to be present in order for friends to play. If you're unsure which option is best for you, this guide details everything you need to know about Valheim multiplayer, as well as a breakdown of how to set up a dedicated server for you and your clan of Vikings. To lay down some basics, this is how multiplayer in Valheim works: You can take any character and their inventory from one game to another.