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Valheim: How to Fix Incompatible Version Error

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Valheim: How to Fix Incompatible Version Error

Although Valheim has proven to be extremely popular since launching on Steam, it’s in early access and therefore will have a few kinks and issues that need ironing out. One of the most common issues that players are encountering tells players that the version they’re playing on is incompatible. If that’s something you’re coming across, here’s everything you need to know about how to fix the Incompatible Version Error in Valheim.

The error will appear when your game client is on a different update to the the server you have installed. You’ll often come across the error when updating one or the other, but it can crop up at other times too.

How to Fix Incompatible Version Error in Valheim

The first thing you’re going to want to do is make sure that your game is up to date. Head to your Steam library, right click on Valheim, and select Properties. Then, select Updates and download one if there is one available.

If you’re still encountering the incompatible version error, you’ll need to update the server specifically, which is a little more complex. We’ve listed what you need to do, step by step, down below.

  • First, make sure you’ve backed up your save game data by copying the whole ‘Valheim/savedata’ folder and saving it somewhere else on your system.
  • Then, you’ll need to install SteamCMD to update the server.
  • Create a folder for the server and a file called “update.bat” in it, and then open up the file in Notepad.
  • You’ll then need to paste the right info into the file, which is: C:\SteamCMD\steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir C:\Valheim +app_update 896660 validate +exit
  • Save what you just created and run it to update the server.
  • You’ll then be able to bring the savedata folder back to the Valheim folder and start the game up. The server and game should then be compatible again.

That should be the Incompatible Version Error fixed and you’ll be able to carry on with your adventure.

That’s everything you need to know about how to fix the Incompatible Version Error in Valheim. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to check out our wiki guide or search for Twinfinite.

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