Valheim: Where To Build Base

Here's where to build your first base in Valheim.

In the 10th world Valheim, you will start your adventures in the Meadows biome. This is the most secure and easy biome to survive. But even the nights in this biome can be dangerous. You need flight both the beasts of the night and even the environment’s crude cruel cold. The only way to escape this is to build a base and a fireplace inside to protect you from both the creatures and the cold. So let’s look at how and where to build a base building in Valheim.

Valheim: Where to Build First Base?

Even though the world of Valheim is procedurally generated there are a set of rules guarding the rules. All the biomes and the entire map are coded to generate circularly. As you can see in the below map, the Meadows and the Black Forest are concentrated in the center of the map. This is to assist your gameplay in the early gameplay. Further out you will get Swamps in the same circular fashion, then some patches of mountains, and so on. At the extreme north and south you and see some new biomes, Deep North & Ashland. These biomes are still being worked on as per the roadmap from Developers.

Where build base in Valheim

Considering all of this, the best place to build your base is the exact center island of the map. We suggest you place it overlooking the water or even on a cliff near a forest to gather wood easily. This will make your base look aesthetically better. But even you build on open ground, you can always plant trees to harvest and to improve the aesthetics. That said, if are need help to build your first building, let’s now look at how to build your first base-building now.

How to Build First Base Building in Valheim?
Where to Build Base Valheim

To build your first house in Valheim you need to find an abandoned building near you. They will already have a majority of their structural integrity, so all you need to do is repair and complete the rest of the building by using your hammer. You need to place your first workbench, bed, chest, and campfire inside. Make sure to build a chimney to let the smoke out, as you might damage if you are engulfed in smoke inside. But if you are planning to build your base from the ground up then we have a step-by-step guide here in How to Build a Shelter in Valheim.

That’s everything you need to know about where to build your first base in Valheim. While you’re here, get more hidden secrets in our Valheim Wiki Guide. Also, check out more tips & tricks that will help you level up your gameplay in our Valheim guides.