By Wyld1 , December 14, in Server Administration. I purchased ARK about a month ago along with both of my sons. We have 3 copies of the game. On my machine I set up a dedicated server using. The server worked great. The boys and I have played on several occasions. I start up the server from a shortcut on my desktop and all is well. Until this weekend.
Valheim Dedicated Server: How to set up
How to set up a local server in Valheim
A Dedicated Server is a method of hosting an Unturned server that does not require the host to be an active player in the game. The host can choose to play on the server, or just leave it running in the background while others play on it. Unlike a Local Server , port forwarding is required.
Do not have an account yet? Click here to join us! Password forgotten? Click here to define a new one. Your username is how other community members will see you. Ever dreamt of being called JohnWick? Now is the time. Valheim from Iron Gate is taking the survival genre by storm on Steam, and for many, it is best played with friends. If you prefer multiplayer co-op with friends instead of going out in the world of Valheim alone, then you need to either set up a local server or a dedicated server. Setting up a local server in Valheim is much easier than a dedicated server, so we will start with this option to play multiplayer co-op with friends.
Looking to start up a Valheim dedicated server? Valheim has enjoyed huge success since it hit Early Access at the beginning of February—and for good reason. In a market that feels more than a little saturated with the survival genre, Iron Gate's take has proved to be one of the most exciting new survival game in years. One of the many factors that has no doubt contributed to its success—aside from the need to build the perfect base —is the ability to play solo or with up to 10 players. If you're keen to take the multiplayer route, a dedicated Valheim server is one option—especially with the latest update that improved dedicated server latency. But if you don't want the added hassle of setting up your own private server, hosting a game locally on your PC is also an option. There are clearly pros and cons to each—while hosting a game locally only requires a couple of extra clicks to set up, a dedicated server will mean the world is always online so the host won't need to be present in order for friends to play. If you're unsure which option is best for you, this guide details everything you need to know about Valheim multiplayer, as well as a breakdown of how to set up a dedicated server for you and your clan of Vikings.