Connect to PDQA Valheim Dedicated Server

This quick guide will show you how to connect to the PDQA Valheim dedicated server.

Getting Setup

Connecting in Game

In game, you can now join a server by entering the IP. As I'm hosting this at home the IP could change randomly, so these steps may not work until updated after my IP changes. Also, it doesn't appear to save this so you'd need to enter the IP every time. That said, it's quite easy to connect quickly.

Open the game, create or select a character, and click START. It will let you create or join a local world on the Start Game tab, but we want to use the Join Game tab to connect to a remote world. From there, click the Join IP button. Enter 72.202.24.27:2456. It will prompt you for a password, provided below.

Connecting from in game

Adding to Steam Servers List

For a more permanent solution, we'll need to add the Valheim server to our Steam favorite servers list. On the very top of the Steam window, select View in the menu, and then select Servers.

Steam -> View -> Servers

In the window that opens, select the Favorites tab. If you've Favorited servers in games you play via Steam there may be a lot of servers listed here. I cleared mine out to reduce confusion for the sake of this document, but you can use the CHANGE FILTERS button on the bottom right to filter for specific games in the future. For now we're just adding another by clicking the ADD A SERVER button on the bottom right.

Favorites -> Add a Server

In the new window that opens, you'll want to enter the following then click ADD THIS ADDRESS TO FAVO... (This information may change at a later date, but for now this is the address.)

home.jppowers.me:2457

Enter server info

Once added you'll be returned to the second screenshot above. Steam will resolve the hostname to my current public IP address. Since it's resolving it, if my IP address changes you'll need to readd it, but the subdomain provided here will always point to my home IP.

Connecting

Simply double click the entry or select it and click connect on the bottom right and you'll be prompted for a password by Steam. This password can be anything, the actual password prompt will be in game.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Right now there is a bug with either Valheim's server code or Steam, where the list will show the server information for a moment then suddenly display <not responding>. This is sadly outside of my control to do anything about, but this is still the easiest way to connect. To work around the bug, simply hit refresh on the bottom and as quickly as you can double click the server entry. If you are prompted for a password, you'll be able to connect.

When connecting, Valheim will load directly to the character select screen. Pick your character, then when Valheim itself starts to connect to the server it will prompt for the password again. The password to connect to the server is PDQAVikingcraft.

This article was updated on 21/02/19 15:41:08