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Valheim is a video game where up to 10 people can explore a Viking landscape, create structures, craft weapons and overcome enemies in order to survive. It includes moderate violence and is available on PC and Xbox.

A player can choose to play alone or collaborate with up to 10 other players (who they may not know personally). Players can set up their own server (a computer or device used to host games for other players to join) to play only with friends. They can send messages in the game, but to use voice chat, players will need to use an additional app such as Discord. There are currently no in-game purchasing opportunities.

Valheim is an ‘early access game’ which means it is not yet complete and is still in development. Players are encouraged to report bugs (mistakes in the game).

There are no parental controls on Valheim and limited safety settings are available. Parents can activate safety settings on the gaming platform used to play Valheim on e.g. Windows PC or Xbox.

Access parental controls
or safety settings here

Safety restrictions available

Harmful Content

Block or limit access to content that could be harmful to children e.g. videos that contain bad language or sexual, violent or discriminatory content.

In-game Purchasing

Disable option to buy extra content, goods or subscriptions when using apps e.g. buying TikTok Coins when using the social media app TikTok


Block a user’s ability to communicate privately with one person or a group of people e.g. send or receive direct messages

Time Limit

Decide when and for how long a user can access a piece of technology e.g. set a schedule on a broadband router so that internet access turns off after 8pm

Multi Player

Block a user's ability to play games with other players online