Insane Valheim Mod Gives the Title a Massive 4K+ Upgrade

Published 03/26/2021, 2:28 PM EDT


Mods for Iron Gate Studio’s survival title, Valheim, has taken over the internet. The latest 4k mod for the title has certainly grabbed everyone’s attention. The community modder had carefully added amazing features and upgrades that could accurately depict Viking culture. It contains massive visual upgrades that revamped the appearance of the stone inside the game. The creator has also added a much-needed fade-away feature to the stone, which can accurately depict the walls of Viking civilization.

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The modder has also added the beautiful 4k upgrade into the mix, giving the game a complete facelift.

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Image source: Peanut

Valheim developers should apply similar upgrades

The title indeed felt clunky on average PC builds, and it seemed like it could also use a complete visual overhaul for strong PC builds. The community modder Peanut felt the same, and he came with a bright idea to give the game a complete visual upgrade. He shared his thoughts within the overview of the mod, elaborately explaining his thoughts behind everything.

“These textures are actually above the normal resolution one would generally consider 4k. Your typical 4k image has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels for a total pixel count of 8,294,400 pixels. these textures, however, are 4000 x 4000 pixels for a total pixel count of 16,000,000 pixels. Hence, the “+” after the term “4k” in the brief overview of the mod.

Why is this mod realistic? For 2 reasons:

(1) According to my research, Vikings typically did not use such large stones to construct their hillforts. (A quick google search will show you what I mean) Some stones used for construction in Valheim are almost the size of a Buick! Vikings generally used smaller, more manageable stones for construction.  

(2) Stones fade in color while exposed to the elements for long periods of time. This may be just my personal preference, but I like my castles to look like they’ve stood the test of time. Having a castle with stones that have a dark, almost blueish tint doesn’t have that realistic feel. That is why the stones in these textures are somewhat faded and have an earthy tone to them.

(Required Mods)
1. BepInEx (Installation instructions are on the website through this link)
2. Custom Textures (to install this just put it into <Steam Location>\steamapps\common\Valheim\BepInEx\plugins folder. Then Create a file called, “CustomTextures” within the plugins folder)

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(Installation)
Simply copy and paste all of the .PNG files from this mod into the “CustomTextures” folder that you created. (Note: If you have other texture mods downloaded or are planning on adding others, install these files AFTER you do so.)

I will hopefully be creating more 4k+ textures soon and may indeed tweak some of the textures that I have already made.”

Follow the aforementioned steps and install each mod, and you can play the game at 4k. Developers should look into this mod, and maybe come up with similar upgrades for the same. The titles hold the massive potential to become one of the most attractive looking pieces of the modern era of gaming.

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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