Throughout Valheim, players will have to travel very long distances. In this tutorial, you will learn if the game has quick moves and how to create a portal in Valheim.
One of the first things players are likely to realize as they play Valheim is that the world in which they are trying to survive is absolutely enormous. There are several different biomes that the player will be able to explore, and each of them has a huge number of resources and interesting places that the player can visit. It can be a bit overwhelming at times–exploring such a wide-open space is not easy.
It will take players a long time to explore the entire world in Valheim, but one way to make the whole experience much easier is to create portals. These portals will function as fast travel gateways that allow the player to move quickly and easily between them once the player has set them up. This guide shows players how to create these portals, as well as how to use them.
How to create a portal in Valheim
Portals are very important for players who want to travel the world as quickly as possible. This becomes more important later in the game when the player needs to move further and further away from his starting island to progress in the game. By placing Portals around the world, the player can ensure that he will have an easier time progressing through Valheim.
To create Portals, however, players must first obtain a forge and bronze ingots. This will allow them to create a bronze axe that can chop stronger trees such as oak and birch. These trees will provide players with beautiful wood, which is an important resource for creating portals. Players will need to acquire 20 valuable woods, which will require them to cut down several birch trees or a large oak tree.
After that, players will also need to obtain ten Greywarf Eyes and two Surtling Cores. Most likely, players will already have quite a few Greidwarf Eyes if they keep everything they collect, but if not all the player has to do is go and kill the Greidwarfs to collect them. Surtling cores are a bit less common, as players will need to explore the Burial Caves to collect them. These can be found in and around the Black Forest.
With all of these resources at the player’s disposal, all they have to do is be near the workbench to create a portal. Then they will need to get all the same resources again, go to the area where they want to set up the fast travel point, and then build a new portal. Once this is done, the player will need to interact with both portals and create a “tag”. This is simply the name of the path to the portal, so players will want to call them the same name to connect them together. For example, if a player has a Portal in their home and another one next to a Merchant, they can add a “Merchant” tag to both Portals to set up the path.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind when working with Portals: First, the tags are case-sensitive. Make sure that everything is written in the same case and spelled correctly to link them together. Also, there are certain types of items that cannot be moved through portals. Players will not be able to carry any ore or metal ingot through a portal, so leave them at home when traveling.
Finally, tags can be changed at any time, so a player can have six portals scattered around the world, but only one at their home base, where they change the tag to move between the other five. This should greatly reduce the cost of portal construction.