Part of the appeal of resource-gathering base-building games like Valheim is that every player world is randomized, allowing for a much more unique, tailored experience. Of course, with randomness you inherently get chaos and uncertainty, and while those have their own appeals, some folks aren’t down with living in chaos. If that describes you, then good news: you can mold the makeup of your world to your liking with a bit of know-how. Here are some of the best world seeds for Valheim.
Both in Valheim and pretty much any open-world game with randomized layouts, your world’s makeup is determined by a numerical code known as a “seed.” Whenever you start a new game and generate a new world, a seed code is created to denote your world’s layout and general quirks. A smarter person than me could probably determine how each character in these codes denotes particular world characteristics, but that’s a discussion for another time. For the moment, you can copy codes from somewhere else to generate a world with a very specific layout, which can afford you some little conveniences.
Best Valheim World Seeds
When starting a new game in Valheim, you should see a little “Seed” text box. If you copy a code into that box and start the game, you’ll get its associated layout. Here are a few seeds you can use for some early game advantages.
The Perfect Seed
- Seed: IX7JpLYpLd
Here’s a Valheim seed with all five biome bosses and a merchant in close proximity to the starting area. If sailing around for hours isn’t your thing, consider trying this one out. You can reference the map below to get your bearings.
Best Iron Seed
- Seed: t9n3WG6dFk
Here’s a great seed for collecting iron in the Swamp biome. There are lots of Sunken Crypts, along with several nodes you can locate using Wishbone. Refer to the images below for the route and iron locations. The approximate player position for the Iron is (2235, 5029, -361).
All-in-one Biome Seed
- Seed: imacheater
Finding all of the biomes in one convenient location is nearly impossible in Valheim. However, this seed is the exception to the rule. You’ll find all five main biomes on one of the pieces of land adjacent to the starting area.
Safe Meadows Biome
- Seed: CdjvRssbHZ
This seed starts you out on an isolated island in a Meadows biome. It’s big enough to build pretty much anything you want, while safely contained from nearby nasties.
Large Meadows and Swamp Biome
- Seed: nkkFzfrNPu
This seed cuts down the size of the Black Forest in favor of massive Meadows and Swamp biomes. The latter is especially helpful, as its increased size will give you more spots to hunt for scrap iron.
- Seed: 42069lolxd
This seed gives you easy access to Haldor the vendor. Just a hop, skip, and a jump along the southern coast from your starting point, and he’ll be there to buy and sell whatever you could want. It’s always nice to live close to a convenience store.
- Seed: nDB9WybzUw
This seed features two massive Mountain biomes in the dead center of the map. If you’re playing with friends and are looking to do a little PvP, this map can allow for some truly titanic battle settings.
- Seed: wVJCZahxX8
How to Reveal the World Map in Valheim
For those of you who want to forego the exploration part of the game, and just want to see what your world has to offer, you can reveal your entire world map with a console command. To reveal the world map in Valheim, type the following commands in console (F5).
- Type “imacheater”
- Type “exploremap”
After typing the two commands in your console, you can open up your map and see everything without the fog of war. In my opinion, exploring is part of the fun, but some of you may find this useful.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Best Seed in Valheim?
It largely depends on what you would like to do. If you’d like a seed that generates a world with all five biome bosses and a merchant in close proximity to the starting area, use this seed: IX7JpLYpLd. You can reference the map above to get a sneak peek into the world generated by this seed.
If you’d like a secondary seed that offers all five biomes near the starting area, use this seed: imacheater. You can reference the map above to get a sneak peek into the world generated by this seed.
Which Seeds are Good for Iron in Valheim?
If you’d like a seed that generates a world plentiful with iron, use this seed: t9n3WG6dFk. You can reference the maps above to get a sneak peek into the world generated by this seed.
Do Seeds Matter in Valheim?
Seeds matter in that they are the key to generating a world in Valheim. That said, if you do not have a specific seed, the game will randomly generate one for you, so there’s no inherent reason to use specific seeds unless you’d like to experiment with specific worlds or biomes. So, they only matter as much as they matter to each individual player.