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How To Build In Valheim

How To Build In Valheim
Building can be confusing at first but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This guide on How To Build In Valheim will tell you everything you need to know to get started with building your base by constructing various workbenches, campfires, and other vital areas you’ll need to expand.

The first thing you need to do is harvest enough materials to build a Hammer. You will need some Wood and some Stone. You can find Wood by getting an Axe and chopping down trees, or you can punch the smaller, thinner trees for less wood. Once you have all of the materials, construct a hammer and put it onto your hotbar. Then equip your character with the Hammer so that it is selected as the primary weapon.

How To Build In Valheim

How To Build In Valheim
Once the Hammer is in your hand, look in the lower right corner of the screen. There is an option here that reads “Build Menu”. It’s default button is Mouse 2, the right click on your mouse. Open the menu and you will see all of the different building recipes you have unlocked and learned so far.

You need to build the Workbench. Once it is constructed you will unlock a ton of recipes. Roof tiles, walls, flooring, once you have built the Workbench, you unlock everything you need to get started on building your first base.

  • Build a Hammer
  • Equip your Hammer as your primary weapon
  • Construct a Workbench
  • Once the Workbench is built, you will unlock all the basic building recipes
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