Valheim Dedicated Server Setup | Host a FREE private server

Playing Valheim, but want your own private server that runs all the time to play with your friends? Well, it’s super simple and FREE to set up on your own hardware. By the end of this video you should not only have a server set up but also have it set up in your firewall and port forwarded! This is the simplest crash course that you’ll find for this game.

[Optional] SteamCMD:

Other Valheim Videos:
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– Fix stuttering + More:
– Backup/Restore worlds:
– Fix Incompatible Version:
– BepInEx Install:

Valheim Server Videos:
– Item Drop Rate & Stack Size Mod:
– Valheim+ Mod Install:
– Server Setup Guide:
– Give admin & run commands:
– Import/Upload world to server:
– Fix server not showing up:
– Updating your Valheim Server (Vanilla & Modded):

00:00 – Explanation
00:34 – Download Valheim Dedicated Server (Steam)
01:01 – Download Valheim Dedicated Server (SteamCMD)
02:15 – Configuring your Valheim Dedicated Server
04:35 – Allow Velheim through Windows Firewall
06:13 – Port forwarding Valheim Dedicated Server
08:31 – How do friends connect?
09:07 – Joining your own server
10:43 – What if friends can’t connect?

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43 thoughts on “Valheim Dedicated Server Setup | Host a FREE private server

  1. For some reason my iPv4 address has ***.***.10.***, it has a 10 and not a 1 like in your video, and i dont know what to do, since my server doesnt work, and my friends cant connect to it.

  2. Thankyou your videos are understandable than any other videos out there, I'm sure I followed all your steps in to making but it seems that internet still can't find my publicip:port, but my localhost is working. Please help me Thankyou!

  3. Just want to say thank you for making this tutorial! It was easy to follow and directions were clear and concise! U earned my like and subscribe 🙂 !!

  4. Can I just leave the command prompt running so other players can play on my dedicated server or does the game have to be running at all times? It defeats the purpose of having a dedicated server if other players can't play on it without you.

  5. Hey My server was working for about 2 weeks and a new friend wanted to connect and he couldn't find the server anywhere and so i changed the port so maybe he could find it and he did but then when i letf the server everyone got kicked out and can't come back unless i go in the server and tried putting all the server setttings back to original settings but nothing works they can't join my server when im not there and sometimes it says its not connected when i look it up on steam please someone help

  6. Loved the video, I want to have Valheim dedicated sever running on a Raspberry Pi 4 (I think it can take it but would like to try), my question is that I will install the dedicated server on the Pi under my steam name, but will also play the game on my PC, can I have a dedicated server and play the game under one steam login?

  7. This is the most short and reliable server setup guide I've seen. It works really well. This guide can be applied similarly to setting up Minecraft private servers as well. Really well done. Thanks, you've helped me understand the Firewall and Port forwarding part.

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