The extremely popular survival-based game has made a huge splash in the gaming industry ever since it came out. Ever since Valheim was released on February 2nd, it has been consistently outperforming itself. What could be the reason behind the uncannily good performance shown by the game?
Valheim is centered around the Viking culture and has you conquer, build and loot your way through it. What’s more, it’s only 1 GB in file size but has tons of things to achieve in-game. For a survival-based game, it also has an appreciable fighting system well equipped with parries and slashes.
There are also different tiers of equipment that help you defeat stronger and cooler enemies as you progress. Unfortunately, farming is a big factor in the game and requires you to mine a lot. This means that initially, a ton of your time will be used up just in procuring the materials to get upgrades.
What makes Valheim so different and more successful than other survival games?
Well, to start off, it is a really good game no doubt. The loot system and spawn rate of monsters are not very difficult to deal with as long as you play smartly. Check out our Tips & Tricks article for Valheim to get you started on the game like a pro!
Other than that, even though the game had seemingly lackluster marketing prior to launch, Iron Gate really nailed the timing of the launch. No other survival game was released during Valheim’s time of release and this sort of gave it free-reign over the market.
Also, due to the current social restrictions as well as it being winter rendered people stuck at home. This could have been a cause for a higher level of attention being paid to Valheim than normal.
Another perspective is that Valheim equipped a really good method of marketing with help of Twitch and Reddit. Loads of people have said that the game and verified its gameplay on Twitch and Reddit.
This might have played a pretty big role in the game’s success. Either way, it is a win-win for the gamers as the game’s success would hopefully motivate the developers to make the game a better experience overall.