Unveiling the Mysteries of the Forthcoming 'Ashlands' Expansion in Valheim
Iron Gate Studio has revealed exciting details about the seventh biome in its upcoming Ashlands expansion, destined to be a fiery challenge for intrepid Viking adventurers. Discussed in a recent blog post, the Ashlands offers an infernal world accessible exclusively by water, boasting new bosses, pinals and tuning options introduced in the recent mini-update, Hildir's Request.
In the post, the developers talked about their quest to find a balance between the vertiginous cliffs of the Mistlands biome and the smoother terrain of the Plains. The team has evidently achieved this balance, specifying, "The terrain generation has focused on the various levels of elevation in the biome itself. We want it to feel just right - different from the large flats of the Plains or the craggy hills and valleys of the Mistlands."
However, the Ashlands are not purely a realm of fire, lava and sulphur; its diverse landscape also includes scorched, ash-strewn forests. The team revealed that trees coated in ash and thicker layers of ash are expected to be more prevalent near the coast, while further inland, there will be an increase in lava.
The blog post also released a pair of evocative visuals, giving players a glimpse of the perilous yet mesmerising world that awaits them in the Ashlands.