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Valheim | Does ore respawn?

Crafting quality gear to survive in Valheim isn’t always easy. Players require metal ores to make weapons and armor, yet they’re often difficult to locate and can quickly be exhausted. But, does ore respawn in Valheim over time? Here’s the need-to-know on whether tin, copper, silver, and flametal ores come back in the popular PC survival game.

Do ores respawn in Valheim?

Valheim does ore respawn

Like most survival titles, Valheim has in-depth crafting mechanics that are vital to staying alive. Many of the best Valheim crafting recipes require the use of metal ore, in one of its many available forms. The resource is in high demand, though it’s hard to supply due to its rarity. Since the scales are out of balance, it’s no wonder that players are hoping the game will throw them a bone in the form of regenerating ore veins.

In Valheim, deposits containing tin ore gradually respawn over time. Deposits of copper, silver, and flametal ores do not regenerate when the player waits for them to come back. After mining all of the metal ore from any one of these veins, users must seek out a new source location.

Valheim is currently in Steam Early Access and is not content complete, so it’s possible that ore spawns could be tweaked in the future.

Having trouble locating the rarer ores that don’t return? In that case, it’s possible to spawn them using console commands. It’s cheating, sure, but it also removes any unnecessary headaches. Check out how to summon items (and more), though, in case it doesn’t work, also take note of the broken console commands solution.

Before resorting to cheats, it might also be worth trying the first-person mode mod. Getting a closer view of the landscape will make pesky Valheim ore veins easier to spot and, thus, harder to miss.