How to Play the Hildir's Request Beta Update on your Valheim Server

As of the 16th of June, 2023 Iron Gate Studio has released the much-anticipated beta update for Hildir's Request!

Features included are the new Hildir the Merchant NPC, the new mini-bosses, new locations, and much more.

Details of the patch notes can be found here.

Enabling the Steam Beta

Using your, you can update to the Hildir's Request Beta on your dedicated server.

  1. Access your control panel and Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  3. Open Valheim Server Settings.
  4. You will be required to edit the following options:
    1. World- Enter a new world name to generate a fresh world.
    2. steam_beta - Enter public-test to load the Hildir's Request Beta.
    3. enableBepInEx- Set as Disabled to disable BepInEx as it's not currently up-to-date to support the Steam Beta.
  5. Save and Start your server.

Setting up your Client

It's important to make sure your Valheim client also matches the server client otherwise you will be unable to join.

  1. Launch Steam, and go to your Game Library.
  2. Locate Valheim, right-click it and navigate to Properties > Betas.
  3. Enter the code yesimadebackups, and click Check Code.
  4. You'll receive a message saying it was a success, and in the dropdown, you can select the beta public-test.
  5. Steam will download the beta, and will have renamed to Valheim [public-test].

To learn more about Valheim server hosting, check out our library of Knowledgebase articles found here.

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