Thinking of travelling on foot, or taking a portal? According to Valheim players, that’s so last century, as the community has become obsessed with flying across the map using harpoons and ramps. Frankly it reminds me of the failed flying attempts in Chicken Run.
Over the past week, players have begun to post videos of their efforts to compete in a “Viking space race” to see how far they can launch their buddies through the cold 10th world air. The main method has largely remained the same, and requires two willing test subjects – one of whom must be impaled by an abyssal harpoon, and then flung up a ramp using the stored elastic energy. It’s basically slingshot physics.
Early pioneers quickly realised that their harpooned player needed a way to be pinned down before release, and opted for a chair in the middle of a field. Not a bad start, but could this be refined further?