Best Mods to Download and Try in Valheim - Valheim Wiki Guide - IGN (2023)

Tired of waiting for those much-needed quality of life updates that Valheim so desperately needs? Well, you're in luck as the modding community over at Nexus Mods have been working hard to develop a number of Valheim mods that are set to change the way that you play the game.

So whether you're looking for general QoL improvements, custom texture packs, additional inventory slots, or even more, IGN has you covered with some of the best mods that are available to download for Valheim.


WARNING: Please use the following mods at your own risk as they have the potential to cause game crashes, item loss, and world corruption.

Best Valheim Mods to Download

Looking to improve your gameplay experience? We've got you covered with twelve quality Valheim mods below that we highly recommend downloading and trying out for yourself.

Valheim Plus

Valheim Plus is arguably one of the most talked-about mods in the community and is considered to be a must-have for anyone looking to improve their overall gameplay experience in Valheim.

Complete with several quality of life features, Valheim Plus allows you to tweak your stamina usage and regeneration, carry weight, fermenter speed, Workbench radius, structural integrity, and even more with just a few clicks of a button.

If you're looking to find the complete list of every feature that you can modify - it's A LOT - consider clicking the link below to visit the mod's official download page.

Craft Build Smelt Cook Fuel Pull From Containers

When it comes to game-changers, The Craft Build Smelt Cook Fuel Pull From Containers mod might just take the cake and is another must-have mod that we highly recommend downloading.

As the name suggests, the mod allows players the ability to use resources that are found within chests when crafting, building, smelting, refueling fires, and even cooking food. That's right, as long as you're within range of the required crafting structures, you'll be able to pull materials from chests without ever having to open them.

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Equipment and Quick Slots

This Valheim mod adds separate equipment slots, so you don't have to use your inventory space. As it saves a bit of room, you'll get three additional quick slots. Upon death, the equipment will be kept in a second gravestone, and you can enable an auto-equip function to recover it quickly.

If you want this simple but useful Valheim mod, use the link below to visit the download page.


Gungnir Console Enhancement Suite

Looking to go beyond just your standard console command cheats? Look no further than Gungnir Console Enhancement Suite, a console command mod that is designed to improve your gameplay experience by extending the current functionality of the console commands. It's similar to the popular SkToolbox mod, but works better with the latest updates.

The Gungnir mod allows you to use more commands, chain commands, view your command history, create custom names, and much more. To learn even more about the mod, click the link below.

Discard or Recycle Inventory Items

One of the most requested features that many players have been asking for since Valheim launched, is an option to discard or destroy items - whether this is on the ground or simply from your inventory.

While players can simply throw items on the ground, or craft an Obliterator, it's far easier (and far less messy) to use this handy mod.

The Discard Inventory Items mod also allows you the option to enable hotkeys to immediately and irrevocably, remove items from the game.

Custom Textures

Looking to spice things up? The Custom Textures mod allows you to replace the player, equipment, and world object textures in Valheim. While you will need to be on the more creative side in order to create your own custom textures, this is a great option for any players that are looking to make custom Valheim skins.

To learn even more about the mod, click the link below.

HD Valheim


If you don't want to go through the hassle of creating your own custom textures, you should use the HD Valheim mod instead. It does exactly what the name suggests: all textures are replaced by the creator's HD assets, giving you a more detailed, AAA-like experience.

Unrestricted Portals

Tired of not being able to transport ores and metal bars throughout your Portals? The Unrestricted Portals mod may just be what you're looking for as it allows players to take any kind of item through portals.

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You can even opt to customize the percentage of items that you can keep while traveling through the portal. So if you only want to be able to travel with 50% of your original quantity, that's also an option that's available for you to implement.

Quick Stack, Store, Sort, Trash, Restock

As the name suggests, this Quick Stack Valheim mod allows you to stack items from your inventory into a currently opened or nearby chest with a simple press of a button.

While it's similar to the original Quick Stack mod, this newer version also offers the ability to restock items from nearby chests, sort your inventory, and trash items you don't want.

Under the Radar

Have you ever passed by something and couldn't mark the map because you were being chased by hostile creatures? Then after a while, you came back to the general direction where the material was, only to find out that it wasn't actually in that direction?

Gone are the days when you'd struggle to find where to locate things around the map. Under the Radar solves this problem by highlighting items and locations around you within a specific range.



This Valheim mod allows you to customize your ship, inspired by survival game Raft. This means that instead of building a billion bases, you can focus on a single epic floating home. Yes, you can place furniture, crafting stations, and lots of chests on your customized longship.

To learn more about the 'Valheim meets Raft' mod, click the link below.

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