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How to install BepInEx Valheim And Mod Your Game Server

Here's how to install BepInEx in Valheim so you can easily install and configure mods in your server by drag and dropping them.

September 16, 2021

Survival game Valheim just launched its first major update, The Hearth & Home patch, and you might be wondering how to mod your game server in an easy way, and without any risks, here’s how to install BepInEX.

The team behind Valheim, initially only made of five people, struck gold as the game now sold over 7 million copies as of August 2021, and the game has been incredibly popular worldwide. I’ve seen both French and Japanese friends playing and streaming Valheim for hours, and BepInEx is definitely a great way to enhance your experience with mods.

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What’s BepInEx and how to install and use it with Valheim

BepInEx lets you add or remove mods without having to close Valheim, simply by drag and dropping them in a folder. In order to use it, you need to already have launched Valheim at least once, so be sure to do that first if you’ve just bought the survival game on Steam.

Here are the steps to install BepInEx now. First, you need to actually download BepInEx on its official page through the manual download. After that, open your Valheim installation folder. If you don’t know where it’s located, you can open Steam, go to your library, right-click Valheim, go to properties, click local files, and then browse.

Next, open the BepInEx file you just downloaded, open its BepInEx_Valeim folder, and copy everything inside to your own Valheim game folder. Be sure to select “replace the files in the destination” to overwrite the original files. Now, if you launch Valheim again, you should see the BepInEx indicator at the top left of the screen.

Now, to use mods with BepInEx. Open your Valheim installation folder, then open the BepInEx folder, and lastly the plugins folder. Now, download the mod you want, and copy its .dll files into the plugins folder. Lastly, you can go back to your Valheim installation folder and go to the config folder to config the mod. And you’re done.

Valheim is still in development and available on Windows and Linux PC via Steam. A Mac version is under consideration, but for now, finishing the PC version is prioritized. The developers haven’t considered console releases yet but they might look into it in the future.

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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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