Picture credit score: RastaGeckoo on Reddit
Co-op Viking survival recreation Valheim has blasted off like Thor taking a trip on the Bifrost. In only a week of Early Entry it is already cracked the 100,000 concurrent player count and the highest 10 record on Steam.
And as gamers construct forts, battle monsters, and sail additional into the world—often sailing a bit too far—they’re additionally making discoveries about what’s on the market on Valheim’s startling large map.
That features a few intriguing mysteries. A number of gamers have reported recognizing another person on the planet, a mysterious, shadowy determine that seems to be watching them. This character has been described as sporting a hood or a cloak, and seems to be holding a workers or a cane. (One player on Reddit described it as “Seems to be like Obi Wan from Star Wars, however with the workers from Gandalf.”) This mysterious determine has apparently been noticed within the Swamps biome, and rapidly vanishes when approached or attacked.
Theories abound! One participant thought it was the grim reaper, and mentioned the determine’s eyes have been glowing purple and it was holding a scythe. Others thought it is perhaps a wraith, a spectral enemy in Valheim (that additionally wears a darkish hood) that spawns within the Swamps biome—the identical area the hooded determine has been noticed.
The preferred principle is that the determine is, in truth, Odin, the Allfather. Principally the highest canine in Norse mythology. You understand. Thor’s dad.
And that appears fairly seemingly. In Valheim, gamers are slain Viking souls, despatched to purgatory to summon and defeat The Forsaken, Odin’s highly effective enemies. Absolutely, Odin may pop down from Asgard infrequently to see how they’re getting on with it.
Additionally, a number of gamers have mentioned (and one screenshot exhibits) the determine seems to have a single, glowing eye. (Odin gave up one in every of his eyes in alternate for gaining cosmic knowledge). Odin was additionally recognized for disguising himself as a traveler, depicted with a cloak, a hood or a hat, and a workers or a spear. Suits the invoice.
We’ll have to attend for extra sightings earlier than we all know for certain. Primarily, it is only a enjoyable little thriller, and it is not the only creepy blue-eyed man gamers have met in video games these days. I have not seen this shadowy determine but myself, however then I have not even made it to the Swamps biome but. Whether it is Odin, I suppose he is simply not serious about my quiet little carrot farm.