KEY POINTS

  • "Valheim" is the new action-adventure game from Iron Gate
  • It allows players to craft and build different structures
  • Players can start the process by placing floor pieces on their preferred spot 

Some "Valheim" players are having a hard time building structures in the game because of its somewhat complex building mechanics. While others are still grasping at straws on how to build above terrains, most players struggle with building structures like docks above water. For those looking for smart ways to build structures above water, this guide might come in handy.

Unlike building a structure on the ground, constructing a dock above water is a little more complicated if players are not familiar with the tricks on how to do it. Positioning floor pieces is challenging because players cannot place floors when they are in the water or when standing on the dock. Some players got creative and decided to raise the ground from the water instead of directly building above the water.

But, there is an easy way to do it. Players can start the process by placing floor pieces on the spot they want the dock is positioned. After that, they should slowly walk by the edge to add more pieces and expand the floor.

A Valheim player overlooks a fortified base in the middle of a lake A Valheim player overlooks a fortified base in the middle of a lake Photo: Valheim Steam Page

If players have created an area above the water covered with floors, they must reinforce it with some support. They can use a wooden pole and place it below the floors, ensuring that it touches the ground for support and structural integrity. When players come to a point where they could not put the poles directly on the water, they can just stand straight on the spot where they want to place the pole.

These are just the basic tricks, but it is very helpful, especially for "Valheim" players planning to build a shelter or other water structures. Players can come up with different designs to make their docks look better. Reddit user CrowSurname shares that he used doors as a dock gate to prevent his ships from sailing away. "Valheim" is a brutal action survival game from Iron Gate. It is currently available on Steam Early Access. The game is now considered the biggest ever Steam launch for a survival game with over 2 million copies already sold.