Valheim System Requirements

Last updated: 20 October 2021

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Valheim Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Valheim system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7
OS
Windows 7
Processor
Processor
2.6 GHz Quad Core or similar
Processor
i5 3GHz or Ryzen 5 3GHz
Memory
Memory
8 GB
Memory
16 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
DirectX
DirectX
Version 11
DirectX
Version 11
Storage
Storage
1 GB
Storage
1 GB
Network
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection

Valheim minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7 operating system. Your processor should be 2.6 GHz Quad Core or similar or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 8 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7970. You also have to have 1 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Valheim for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 7. Recommended CPU would be i5 3GHz or Ryzen 5 3GHz CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 16 GB or more. And video card — GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 580.

Valheim Mac Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Valheim system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
OS
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Processor
Processor
2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
Processor
i5 3GHz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Storage
Storage
1 GB
Storage
1 GB
Network
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection

As for Mac OS, Valheim requirements here start with OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system. Processor needs to be at least 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar. 4 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be GeForce GTX 500 series or similar. Finally, the game needs 1 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is OS X 10.9 Mavericks. i5 3GHz processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be GeForce GTX 970 series or similar.

Valheim Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Valheim system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Any up to date version
OS
Any up to date version
Processor
Processor
2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
Processor
i5 3GHz or Ryzen 5 3GHz
Memory
Memory
8 GB
Memory
16 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Storage
Storage
1 GB
Storage
1 GB
Network
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Any up to date version. Processor should be 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar or higher. For RAM you need 8 GB or more. Graphics card should be GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7970 or better. 1 GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Any up to date version. As for the processor/CPU, use i5 3GHz or Ryzen 5 3GHz or equivalent. Add 16 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 580 graphics card.

Game Details

A brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture. Battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage!

Release date
2 February, 2021
OpenCritic Score
85.83/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op, Online Co-op
Genres
Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG
Supported languages
English, French, German, Spanish - Spain, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Turkish, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese - Brazil, Polish, Ukrainian
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Iron Gate AB
Publishers
Coffee Stain Publishing
Official website
valheimgame.com
Support website
[email protected]
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Valheim?

You would be able to run Valheim on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

Can I play Valheim with 6 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Valheim. The minimum RAM is 8 GB.

Can I play Valheim with 8 GB of RAM?

Yes, Valheim can run with 8 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Valheim need?

You need at least 8 GB of RAM to run Valheim on PC, but 16 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 8 GB minimum, and 16 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Valheim?

2.6 GHz Quad Core or similar is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Valheim.

How many GB is Valheim?

At least 1 GB of disk space is required to install Valheim on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Valheim?

You need GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7970 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Valheim?

Windows 7 or newer.

Does Valheim require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, Valheim needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run Valheim?

Version 11 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Valheim on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Valheim on my Mac?

Yes, Valheim supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

Can I run Valheim on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Valheim on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Valheim release date?

Valheim release date is 2 February, 2021.

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