5 Best Valheim Mods to Download and Install So Far

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Valheim has been a blockbuster release, boasting over 5 million copies sold in record-breaking time and, for being a title in Early Access, has a great amount of polish with minimal issues, bugs, or glitches. With that said, there's still plenty of room for improvement and while the development team is working hard on the game's roadmap, that hasn't gone unnoticed by the modding community, who have made a number of important, even game-changing, Valheim mods.

In this slideshow, we're taking a look at five mods that give Valheim that extra sumthin' sumthin' you might not have known you wanted. These all come from Nexus Mods mod manager since the game doesn't yet have native support on Steam. Alongside these, you can find texture pack after texture pack to make your world seed look exactly like you want it, though we won't be including those here. 

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First Person View

Sometimes all we really need is a change of perspective. In this case, modder Kailen_ decided Valheim could do with some first-person action a la Skyrim. This mod does exactly what it says on the box, while also allowing you to zoom the view all the way in for a Viking's eye view of the beautiful world around you.  

It's helpful for hunting deer and boar in the dense underbrush in the Meadows and Black Forest biomes. It's also useful for surveying new biomes for hazards and enemies before you enter them. 

Get it from Nexus Mods

Equipment & Quick Slots

Having separate slots for equipped armor is such a standard practice that it's surprising such functionality wasn't already integrated into Valheim, and it seems that modder Randyknapp felt the same way. This mod integrates so seamlessly with Valheim, making splitting stacks and deleting items less mandatory, that it wouldn't be surprising if the devs reach out to make it a core addition to the game. 

With equipment slots for all your bronze armor pieces (or any other armor), as well as three quick slots to keep your food, mead, or healing potions ready for use at a moment's notice, this is a must-have Valheim mod. 

Get it from Nexus Mods

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Craft from Containers

Craft from Containers is one of those useful quality of life mods that lets you pull from nearby containers to craft, build, smelt, cook, and fuel the various crafting stations and workbenches in the game.

Made by Aedenthorn, this mod is great for when you're building out your hall and have stacks and stacks of stone and lumber that would otherwise have you massively over-encumbered. Hundreds of trips to your various chests are a thing of the past!

Get it from Nexus Mods

Map Sync

This is a must-have Valheim mod if you're playing the Viking survival game co-op, allowing you and your cadre to split up and explore the map while sharing your findings with each other.

It's worth noting that Benocs' map sync mod is client-side, not server-side, so all players are going to have to have it installed on their game file. If you're wondering how to place map markers otherwise, we have a nifty guide on just that. 

Get it from Nexus Mods

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Valheim Plus

Last but not least is Valheim Plus, a large collection of quality of life modification options. This one is so expansive that it covers much of the same ground as other individual mods, making it the go-to Valheim mod right now. 

Valheim Plus lets you configure things like stamina usage and regeneration, the speed of processing resources like iron ore in the smelter, carry weight, and even the radius of the workbench. Additionally, it adds more options when it comes to building out your base, whether with wood or with stone, and general game difficulty. If you're looking for a highly customizable Valheim experience, then this is the mod for it.

It's highly recommended that you read the mod page in its entirety before installing this mod, as the instructions are rather extensive.

Get it from Nexus Mods

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That's our list of the best Valheim mods so far. While there are far more modifications available on Nexus Mods, Valheim Plus includes many of them. Are there others we missed that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

Published Mar. 6th 2021

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