Valheim Update Includes Gross Vomit Feature
If you're feeling a little queasy, you might want to turn back now. Iron Gate Studio hasn't even fully released Valheim yet, but that hasn't the ambitious Viking builder from delivering its first major update.
Although Valheim has just axed most of its 2021 DLCs due to the pandemic and a small team, the much-hyped Hearth and Home update is coming on September 16. Alongside a whole host of new ingredients and meals to cook, there's a gross feature that will let you vomit up all those delicacies. We're not sure why, but read on to find out more.
Why can you vomit in Valheim?
As Iron Gate unveiled what's on the way in Hearth and Home, the in-depth video ran through everything that's new. The biggest takeaways (well, you have to cook them) are new variants of meat. Instead of chomping through a generic slab of flesh, meat is now split into deer, boar, and even wolf meat.
A new plantable onion will let you mix up mealtime, with a variety of recipes sure to feed even the hungriest Viking. You can now upgrade your cauldron like you can with crafting stations, while edibles like bread and pie will need to be baked before you can tuck in. However, the real talking point is the "bukeberries" that let you chuck up your fodder if you aren't happy with your current intake.
More than Vikings politely going behind a bush to expel what they've chowed, they'll projectile vomit their meals in a yellowish spray of the stomach's contents. Because you can't just stacks foods forever, so it turns out vomiting has a pretty important purpose in Valheim.
Why would you want to vomit in Valheim?
Remember when your Sims would wee all over the floor, and we'd ask why - well, Valheim actually has a use for vomit. The Hearth and Home video explain that if you've eaten some basic foods that don't give much of a boost, then find you're about to face a Fuling Berserker, you'll likely want a full belly of meals that you can quickly get through and get a major boost to your health. Pop in a bukeberry, chuck it up, and off you go.
Elsewhere, food items now have their own category, with red giving mainly health, yellow stamina, and white and evenly split between both. The food bar is taken away, and instead, is replaced by a timer that shows how long you've got on each before you'll need more.
Still, it's vomiting Vikings that are getting all the attention from Hearth and Home. We imagine there's probably still a little part of the Iron Gate development team that are chuckling at the site of puking Vikings. We can only imagine the horrors of co-op when you'll be able to vomit a wolf meat sandwich all over your Viking buddies.