Valheim, Guide: How to Get Iron

Valheim, Guide: How to Get Iron

Valheim, Guide

One of the most important materials of Valheim (the successful title of Iron Gate AB) is iron: through this material you can create weapons and armor, useful for facing the elements to which the game will expose you after the first few bars. At this point in the game, you have already defeated the boss 'The Elder' and created a foundry. Therefore, you just have to immerse yourself in the new biome of the game, that is the swamps. In this guide, we will explain how and where to find iron, and how to turn it into weapons and armor for your character!

Valheim: how to get iron

As specified in the paragraph above, you have already defeated The Elder and collected the 'swamp key', the object that will open the gates to the swampy biome. To find a swamp on your unique map, look out for the dark patches on it - it is probably swamps. In addition, it is also possible to find some interconnected to the black forests.

The submerged crypts

One of the structures in which it is easy to come across in the inhospitable biome is the submerged crypt. Scattered along the muddy waters, they are easy to spot thanks to the green torches on the tiny stone building. We recommend that you place a marker on your map before proceeding in case you need to return. Interact with the gate of the structure, with the key to the swamp in the inventory, and enter the dungeon.

Now, all you have to do is look for a 'muddy scrap pile', or more depending on the size of the crypt; a heap of slimy-looking mud. You just have to pick the object to get scrap iron. But the crypts are dangerous and hostile places: you will have to fight against the slime creatures, which will inflict poisoning damage, and also against very powerful draugr (even in the adjacent areas of the crypts). Have you collected the scrap iron and are you unharmed? Return to the foundry!

How to melt iron in Valheim

To melt the iron scrap collected in the crypts, you will need to feed the foundry with coal, obtainable through the furnace. Next, place the scrap iron in your foundry, wait a bit and you will get some splendid iron bars to create your weapons and armor. For those who have not yet created the furnace and the foundry, here is the procedure, hammer in hand:

Charcoal kiln (charcoal kiln): Equip yourself with 20 stones (stone) and 5 surtling cores (surtling core). Place the oven spout down and forward. After building it, you can put wood inside it (up to a maximum of 25) to obtain coal (1 piece of coal for each wood); Smelter: To build the smelter, you will need 20 stones and 5 surtling cores. Like the oven, this structure will also be directional; so place it with the slide facing you. Now, place the iron on the left side and the coal on the right side to start melting it. 2 pieces of charcoal will be needed for melting. In conclusion, to get iron weapons and armor, you will need tons of iron bars. So get ready to go back to the swamps over and over.

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'Valheim' Glitch Guide: Boat Disappeared? Devs Explain How This Happened

  • There is a bug in 'Valheim' that causes player-built boats to fly away and 'disappear' 
  •  A Twitch streamer claimed it was because birds were taking control of boats
  • Iron Gate clarified that the issue is caused by the game's misinterpretation of data
  • Bugs in an Early Access title are expected, and for all of the hype surrounding it, “Valheim” isn’t exempt from this. The smash-hit Viking survival game is particularly famous for its amazing level of polish upon its release, but this doesn’t mean that it is completely bug-free.

    The bugs and glitches in “Valheim” range from harmless to game-breaking. While most (if not all) of the save-corrupting and world-deleting bugs in the game have been addressed, there are many more less-serious issues that need tackling.

    The disappearing boat bug is one of the more frustrating ones in the game, yet it’s also one of the most hilarious things players can experience in “Valheim.” The boats don’t just despawn, they literally fly away.

    The Flying Dutchman - an absolute staple of Norse mythology. from r/valheim

    These Flying Dutchman incidents have been going on for the past month, and up until now, it’s still an issue. Twitch streamer GliitchWiitch tweeted that birds that land on boats were causing this bug, saying that ravens and seagulls were flying away with the players’ boats.

    However, an Iron Gate representative told Polygon that this was not the case. Apparently, the bug happens due to faults in the code that mix up the data between two objects.

    A player being chased by a Fuling and a Fuling Berserker across the Plains biome in Valheim

    A player being chased by a Fuling and a Fuling Berserker across the Plains biome in Valheim. Photo: Valheim

    “There was a glitch which saw one object get the data of another, so for the above example, a bird could have gotten the data of a ship, thus a player could’ve experienced a flying ship,” Iron Gate said.

    This may also mean that somewhere in a flying boat’s original vicinity, there is a bird that’s standing suspiciously still for extended periods of time.

    It’s only a matter of time before Iron Gate fixes this issue despite the ensuing hilarity of a flying Raft or Longship. The bug that launches harpooned players across long distances also got fixed, much to the dismay of fans who were enjoying the “Viking Space Program.”

    March marks the second month of “Valheim’s” stay in Early Access, and the devs have been releasing small weekly patches that address the game’s stability and network performance. More fixes are expected in the future before the eventual release of the first major content update dubbed “Hearth and Home.” 

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