What is Valheim?

Your adventure begins as a battle-slain warrior sent to the tenth Norse realm in this new Viking-themed survival game. Prove your worth and slay Odin’s ancient rivals, securing yourself a place in Valhalla. Explore, harvest, craft, build, scavenge, hunt, fight, and discover this massive, procedurally-generated world with friends in your very own Valheim multiplayer server.

Robust Building System

The sky's the limit with Valheim’s flexible and robust base-building system. Build harbours, mead halls, trophy rooms, cookhouses, castles, and more!

Impactful Combat System

Be it swinging your black metal sword, blocking an attack, dodge-rolling from an enemy, or slamming the Stagbreaker—a massive two-handed war hammer—the combat system is tactical and uniquely satisfying.

BepInEx & Valheim+ Support

Enhance your Valheim experience with Valheim+. We support BepInEx so that you can install Valheim plugins, such as Valheim+, onto your server.

Engaging CO-OP

Enjoy a multiplayer experience with a Valheim online server — playing with up to 10 players.

our features

Our Features

Automatic Updates

Fully Configurable

Full FTP Access

100% Uptime

Automatic Backups

Low Latency

DDoS Protection

Instant Setup

Multicraft CP

24/7 Support

Server Console


Free Subdomain

Global Locations

And much more!

Game Server Hosting FAQ

Why should I choose Shockbyte as my Valheim host?

Shockbyte is the easiest way to start your own Valheim server. All servers are activated instantly and stay online 24/7. Shockbyte utilises far more powerful hardware than any of its competitors, ensuring the best possible performance for your Valheim server. Since 2013, Shockbyte has hosted more than half a million game servers for hundreds of thousands of customers. Shockbyte has built an incredibly strong reputation among the gaming server community over the past 9 years and is renowned for service quality and customer support.

We're so confident you'll be happy choosing to rent from us as your game server host that we offer a full money-back guarantee. If you wish to cancel your order for any reason, just contact our support team within 72 hours for a full refund. All we ask is that you let us know why so we can further improve our service.

If you’re still not sure, just take a look at the hundreds of positive reviews from our customers on Trustpilot.

Eikthyr Power used by player on Private Server
Bonfire besides Multiplayer Valheim Base

How do I create a Valheim multiplayer server?

Game server hosts such as Shockbyte allow you to easily launch your own multiplayer Valheim server. Upon purchase, you will automatically receive an email containing all of your server information and a login for the server control panel.

The server control panel allows you to modify all aspects of your server - giving you direct access to the configurations and all of the server files.

Shockbyte's support team is available 24/7 to assist with any questions you have regarding your Valheim server.

How to join a dedicated server in Valheim?

You can join a co-op server in Valheim with the steps below:

  1. In Valheim, select the "Join Game" tab.
  2. Select "Join IP" at the bottom of the window, then enter your Server IP.
  3. Enter the server password, then click connect.

Alternatively, you can add it to your Favorites list in Steam and connect to Valheim servers directly from there. At the top of your Steam window, click 'View', and then 'Servers' - on the 'Favorites' tab, click 'Add a Server' in the bottom right corner.

Why host a dedicated server for Valheim?

Setting up a Valheim dedicated server is recommended if you want to get the most powerful connection and the fastest ping when playing with friends.

A major benefit of a dedicated server over a local server is that it is online 24 hours a day. It will run for as long as you want it to, without the need for the host to be online and playing Valheim.

Hosting a server is resource-intensive and requires an extremely fast internet connection. Hosting your Valheim server in a dedicated data centre ensures the best connection for all players.

Shockbyte makes running a Valheim server much easier, with a 24/7 support team and tutorials covering virtually every topic in our knowledgebase and YouTube channel.