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Valheim Mistlands: how to find the Mistlands biome and when it will be finished

Learn what might be found in the Mistlands of Valheim

When will the Mistlands be added to Valheim? The Mistlands is one of the most mysterious biomes in Valheim. Towering, foreboding, and seemingly empty, these forests are soon to become some of most dangerous areas in the game — but are currently quite an empty place. As of the game's release onto Game Pass in September 2022, the Mistlands biome has still yet to be fully implemented, but it remains the reported focus of the next major update. Here's everything you need to know about how to find the Mistlands and what enemies and bosses we can expect there in future updates.

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Ed and Liam recently interviewed the developers of Valheim about Mistlands within Valheim itself.Watch on YouTube

Valheim Mistlands release date

Iron Gate, the developers of Valheim, have confirmed that following the release of the Hearth & Home update in September 2021, Voyage to the Mistlands is their next content priority. That means that the Mistlands biome is expected to be fully implemented in the next major update, though an exact release date has not yet been confirmed.

How to find the Valheim Mistlands

The Mistlands is a currently unfinished biome in Valheim, but it is already part of the world generation, which means you can find the Mistlands in your own game right now.

Mistlands biomes don't appear close to the centre of the map, so you'll have to travel quite a bit to find one. It seems Mistlands start to appear from around the halfway point between the centre and the edge of the Valheim map. They can border any other biome and can be as large or small as any other biome in the game. If you really want to find the Mistlands quickly, you may wish to consult either our best Valheim seeds guide or our Valheim cheats and console commands guide to help you quickly explore the map in your own worlds.

The Mistlands itself is a dark place filled with very tall ancient trees, and the sun never shines in this biome. Perhaps more worryingly, the ground and the trees are all covered in gigantic cobwebs, which may hint at what is to come in future updates (more on this below). There are roots all over the ground, but while they can be targeted when you hover over them, they cannot currently be harvested with existing tools.

Future Mistlands enemies and features

As things stand, the Mistlands is an empty biome. It's part of your world, but what's there is more like a placeholder. However, the cobwebs dominating this biome do indicate that the Mistlands will eventually be home to spiders or other new arachnid enemy types.

I'd expect the Mistlands to be the sixth biome in Valheim's progression after the Plains (but before the other unfinished biomes, the Deep North and Ashlands), so don't expect these spiders to be a pushover either.

I'd also wager that the boss of the Mistlands is likely to be some sort of gigantic Shelob or Aragog-esque spider. We know that there will be a boss, thanks to the information provided by Henrik Törnqvist, co-founder of Iron Gate, in an interview with PC Gamer:

So it will be new enemies, new items, a new boss, new resources, everything, and that's what we have planned for this year [...] In the finished version of the game, there will be nine biomes with nine bosses. And then we're also exploring adding mini-bosses and stuff like that. So yeah, there will be more bosses coming.

It's unclear so far whether the cobwebs themselves will be purely cosmetic or whether they'll trap or slow players moving through them in the final Mistlands release. On the flipside, we can clearly expect new and powerful materials from this sixth biome, probably relating to spider parts and strong roots that might be used for some of the new best weapons and armor in Valheim.

Specific new features reportedly arriving with the fully implemented Mistlands so far include Black Marble (building material); Massive Ticks (hostile creatures); Hares (non-hostile creatures); Ancient Ruins and Caves blocked by golden cobwebs (map features and potential dungeon areas).

That's everything that's known so far about the mysterious Mistlands in Valheim. While we wait for the biome to be updated, why not check out our guide to building in Valheim?

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